NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it will broadcast unprecedented live coverage of Election Night 2012 on November 6 across a wide range of channels, offering a variety of perspectives spanning news, opinion and humor on the biggest night in American politics.
"Our listeners have heard our coverage of the long road to the White House, and on this important night we will bring them a one-of-a-kind, special slate of programming that spans all perspectives," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "From the leading voices ranging across politics to pop culture, and from traditional to social media, SiriusXM's unparalleled coverage of Election 2012 is as diverse as our more than forty-four million listeners across the country."
SiriusXM's Election Night 2012 and related programming lineup below, visit www.siriusxm.com/Election2012 for more information:
SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. (Non-partisan/Channel 124) SiriusXM's 24/7 non-partisan channel dedicated to the "Politics of the United States" kicks off non-stop coverage at 12:00 pm ET on election day, checking in with reporters, election officials, and listeners around the country as America votes. Then, real-time results of the Presidential race, Senate and House races around the country, live updates from campaign headquarters, live broadcasts of the key victory and concession speeches, plus analysis and comments from special guests. SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. hosts Tim Farley and Julie Mason will co-anchor election coverage, with reports from Pete Dominick, Pamela Kirkland at Obama Campaign headquarters and Jared Rizzi at Romney headquarters.
"Election Night Powered by Twitter" Channel (Sirius 123/XM 130) As election returns come in from around the country and the key battleground states, SiriusXM's special "Election Night Powered by Twitter" channel will capture the immediate raw reaction that has made Twitter the social media destination of choice for entertainers, politicians, journalists and American voters throughout the election year. Hosted by Lee Brenner and Slade Sohmer of SiriusXM's daily Politics Powered by Twitter show, "Election Night Powered by Twitter" will bring listeners the latest election results, up-to-the-minute Twitter trends, the best tweets from celebrities and political insiders, recommendations on who to follow and the overall story of election night through the eyes of Twitter (Beginning at 8:00 pm ET).
SiriusXM Left (Progressive Politics/Channel 127) Make it Plain host Mark Thompson will talk to leading civil rights organizations throughout the night and report on state-specific voter experiences good and bad, from casting their vote to getting their ballots counted (6:00 pm ET). Next, listeners will be invited inside the war room at Media Matters in Washington, D.C. for a special edition of The Agenda hosted by Media Matters' Ari Rabin-Havt, who will be joined by notable pundits, activists and journalists as he scans coverage of all the major news outlets fact checking conservative misinformation and analyzing election returns (9:00 pm ET). Coverage continues overnight with David Goodfriend, host of Left Jab, who will talk to the people who don't go to sleep on election night—activists, insiders and campaigners from the Presidential, Senate and House races nationwide (November 7 beginning at 1:00 am ET).
SiriusXM Patriot (Conservative Politics/Channel 125) David Webb anchors live coverage—providing up-to-the-minute analysis and results throughout the night, joined by top-level Romney campaign surrogates, Republican National Committee leaders, activists, pollsters and political analysts from across the country—from New York City's Langan's Bar & Restaurant. SiriusXM Patriot hosts Mike Church, Andrew Wilkow, Cam & Company from NRA News.com and Tom Rose will contribute throughout the night (9:00 pm ET).
The Power (African-American Talk/Channel 128) On election night, hosts including Joe Madison and Armstrong Williams will take the pulse of the African-American community, interview notable political figures, report on results and updates from key races and talk to listeners across the country (8:00 pm ET).
SiriusXM OutQ (America's Gay Radio Station/Channel 108) In an historic year for LGBT rights that includes the possible re-election of the first president to support marriage equality, SiriusXM's 24/7 LGBT channel offers extensive election night coverage hosted by Michelangelo Signorile beginning at 8:00 pm ET. Signorile will take calls and discuss key issues including the four states—Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state—that have gay marriage on the ballot; Tammy Baldwin's run to become the first openly gay or lesbian member of the U.S. Senate and the record number of congressional races featuring openly gay candidates.
The Catholic Channel (News/talk from the Catholic perspective/Channel 129) Father Dave Dwyer, CSP hosts a special edition of his nightly program The Busted Halo Show from 7:00 - 9:00 pm ET, featuring election updates and insight from SiriusXM's political hosts. From 9:00 pm – midnight ET Catholic Channel program director Father Jonathan Morris, joined by leading Catholic voices from across the country, offers insight on what the returns mean for the Catholic Church.
Inspirate! (Inspirational Hispanic Talk/Channel 145) Will Latinos elect the next President? AARPVIVA's special series "Viva las elecciones con AARP" will broadcast extended coverage on November 6 with news and analysis focusing on the Hispanic vote and its potential unprecedented impact on this year's election. Hosts Gabriela Zabalua-Goddard and Jose Lopez Zamorano will report on Latino get-out-the-vote campaigns, critical issues to Hispanic families such as education, jobs, Medicare and Social Security, and how the Latino vote in swing states could sway the election. (6:00 am, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm ET).
BYU Radio (Brigham Young University, Channel 143) Election day results and news from the unique perspective of BYU Radio includes exclusive live local and national coverage of high profile Utah races featuring Republican Mia Love challenging incumbent Democrat Congressman Jim Matheson; Senator Orrin Hatch vs. newcomer Scott Howell and the showdown between President Barack Obama and BYU Alumnus Mitt Romney (8:00 pm ET).
HUR Voices (Howard University Radio, Channel 141) Marc Clarc and Troy Johnson host a special election night edition of their hip, interactive daily show The Hang Suite. Plus, special reports from the HUR news team (8:00 pm ET).
Upright Citizens Brigade Election Extravaganza (Raw Dog Comedy Uncensored, Channel 99 and UCB Radio, Channel 406 on SiriusXM.com) Election Night 2012 returns covered live from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, hosted by UCB comedians Anthony Atamanuik and Ryan Karels—each in character playing a television pundit, one liberal and one conservative. The show will also feature more than fifteen additional UCB performers who will transform themselves into campaign insiders, notable political figures and experts from the political world (8:00 pm ET).
Playboy Playmates Election Night Special (Playboy Radio, Channel 102) Playboy Playmates Miriam Gonzalez and Heather Rae Young host Playboy Radio's live election night special, joined by guests including political experts, SNL alumni Victoria Jackson, Pauly Shore and Mary Carey, the adult film star/former candidate for Governor of California (8:00 pm ET).
BuzzFeed Radio (SiriusXM Stars Too/Channel 104) BuzzFeed Senior Editor Whitney Jefferson and Sports Editor Jack Moore—co-hosts of SiriusXM's live, weekly BuzzFeed Radio show—will discuss ridiculous and all-around classic moments from the year in politics, including highlights from the conventions, debates and campaign trail (6:00 pm ET).
Rotten Tomatoes™ Radio (Stars Too, Channel 104) Hollywood meets Capitol Hill on the election night edition of Rotten Tomatoes™ Radio, the live, weekly show from the web's most popular movie review destination. Rotten Tomatoes Editor in Chief Matt Atchity and co-host/Rotten Tomatoes Senior Editor Grae Drake will cast a vote for their list of the best (and worst) political movies of all time, inviting listeners to call in with their pick (7:00 pm ET).
"The Schoolhouse Rockin' Political Party" (Kids Place Live, Channel 78) Legendary Schoolhouse Rock songster Bob Dorough performs his classic election-themed tunes including "I'm Just a Bill" and catches up with host Absolutely Mindy in front of a studio audience at SiriusXM on this one-hour special aimed at helping kids understand and celebrate the electoral process. (November 2 at 9:00 pm, November 3 at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, November 4 at 12:00 pm, November 6 at 5:00 pm/all times ET).
Cosmo Radio (Fun, Fearless Female perspective/Channel 109) Cosmo Radio's Taylor Strecker hosts a live, one-hour, call-in election special geared towards Cosmo Radio and Cosmopolitan's audience of young women, many who may be voting in their first presidential election. Veteran White House reporter Julie Mason, host of The Press Pool on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S., will join Taylor for the hour to answer listener's questions about where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to them (October 30 at 11:00 am ET).
SiriusXM's Road Dog Trucking Radio (Talk/news/entertainment for commercial drivers/Channel 106) Mark Reddig, the host of Road Dog's Land Line Now, gets behind the mic on November 1 to host a live, three-hour call-in special dedicated to America's professional drivers and the issues that matter to them most this election year and the road ahead. Reddig will be joined by special guests including U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, Republican member of the House T&I Committee and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the ranking Democrat on the House Highway Subcommittee—as well Todd Spencer, Executive Vice President, OOIDA (4:00 pm ET).
SiriusXM News Channels SiriusXM listeners can choose from the top names in broadcast news to hear up to the minute election news/results, including: BBC World Service (Channel 118), Bloomberg Radio (Channel 113), CNBC (Channel 112), CNN (Channel 115), CNN en Espanol (Channel 148), C-SPAN (Channel 119 on XM only), FOX News (Channel 114), FOX News Talk (Channel 126), HLN (Channel 116), MSNBC (channel 117) and NPR Now (Channel 122).
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