NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Randi Zuckerberg, media executive and New York Times best-selling author, will host "Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg." This new weekly one-hour show launches on Wednesday, July 23rd, exclusively on SiriusXM's Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School channel, which features some of the most successful and creative leaders of the business world.
Broadcasting from the Wharton School's studio in San Francisco each week, Zuckerberg will offer listeners advice on real ways to help untangle their modern tech lives, and how to find a new normal with technology as a true asset and helper, not a burden or distraction. Drawing on years of experience in the tech sector as an entrepreneur and mother, Zuckerberg will also provide a forum to explore how technology and social media overwhelms, and sometimes controls, peoples' lives. "Dot Complicated" will also delve into the latest high tech innovations for kids, parents and even pets, examining what is new in technology that can be incorporated into their daily lives. Randi and her guests will serve as expert guides to gadgets, technology and media and whether they warrant a "Like or Dislike."
With its call-in format and Zuckerberg's dose of humor and irreverence, "Dot Complicated" will also address questions catered to adults and parents including "how young is too young for technology and social media," "have we allowed technology to take over our lives, "can we afford to keep up with the newest gadgets at any cost" and "do you really need a purse that charges your phone (answer is yes)."
"In this world of devices, multiple screens, and constant interruptions via email, text, and video, it's a rare privilege for me to connect with my audience via audio - one of the few remaining mediums where you can still get someone's undivided attention," says host Randi Zuckerberg. "I am thrilled to launch my own talk radio show with Sirius XM to discuss how all the newest websites, gadgets, apps, and inventions are affecting our daily lives, in a way that is lively, fun and entertaining. Listeners may even forget they are learning in the process! I'll arm the audience with all the latest info, they will definitely become the in-the-know, early adopter among their friends."
"Randi Zuckerberg is a new media pioneer and multi-talented entrepreneur, and we are very excited to bring her voice and spirit to SiriusXM listeners with her own show on our Business Radio channel," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "With a combination of experience, knowledge and humor, Randi will bring SiriusXM listeners a personal and approachable view of technology and the tech world. For all the parents out there that struggle to balance checking their work email while also telling their kids to put the smartphone away at the dinner table, this show has your answers."
"Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg" will air each week on Wednesday at from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET on Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, SiriusXM channel 111, and via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. Subscribers will also be able to listen to the show via SiriusXM On Demand through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices and online at siriusxm.com.
Randi Zuckerberg is the New York Times best-selling author of "Dot Complicated" and children's book "Dot", founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and Editor in Chief of the digital lifestyle site Dot Complicated. Randi is also a television producer and appears regularly on CNBC, NBC's TODAY and KATIE. As an early executive at Facebook, Randi created and ran the social media pioneer's marketing programs. She led the company's U.S. election and international politics strategy and created Facebook's live streaming video capability during the 2008 Presidential Inauguration. Randi was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the 2010 mid-term elections that integrated online and TV coverage in unique formats. Since starting Zuckerberg Media, Randi has produced shows and digital content for PayPal, the Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, The United Nations, Bravo and Condé Nast, with many other projects in the works.
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About the Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 92,000 graduates.
About Randi Zuckerberg
Randi Zuckerberg is a New York Times best-selling Author, the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, a media and production company, and Editor-in-Chief of Dot Complicated, an online community helping us navigate and "untangle" our wired, wonderful lives. Randi recently released her first books with HarperCollins, The New York Times best-seller, Dot Complicated, which addresses the multifaceted complications of our socially transparent world, and a children's picture book, titled Dot. As an early executive at Facebook, Randi created and ran the social media pioneer's marketing programs and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2011 for her innovative coverage of the 2010 mid-term elections. Since starting Zuckerberg Media, Randi has produced shows and digital content for PayPal, the Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, The United Nations, Bravo and Conde Nast, with many other projects in the works.
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