NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced the launch of The Wiggles Radio Show, an exclusive daily show for preschoolers, featuring the group's kid-friendly tunes and brand new adventures beginning Monday, November 26, 2012 on Kids Place Live, channel 78.
The Wiggles Radio Show will include music and new, fun segments created by the original performers Greg, Murray, Jeff, and Anthony, as well as the new Wiggles Emma, Lachlan and Simon, set to debut in 2013. Kids all across America will hear their favorite Wiggles play DJ and introduce their favorite songs, as well as hear the Kids Place Live library of preschool tunes and today's brightest Pre-k and "kindie" rock stars. Young listeners will also hear all of the Wiggles' character friends and "Radio Theater" pieces, exclusively created for SiriusXM Kids Place.
The Wiggles Radio Show will air every weekday, Monday through Friday, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Kids Place Live channel 78 starting Monday, November 26, 2012.
"The Wiggles are the legendary rock stars of the kids' world. With over 20 years in the business, they have the creativity and expertise to do some amazing radio for kids and families; we are looking forward to turning them loose on SiriusXM," said Kenny Curtis, Senior Director of Kids and Entertainment Programming, SiriusXM.
"We're quite excited to have our own show on SiriusXM," says founder and Blue Wiggle Anthony Field. "It's been so much fun recording the fresh material and we can't wait for our fans to hear it. Kids Place Live listeners will be happy to know that they will get a mix of their favorite Wiggles songs as well as stories and adventures they have never heard before... with plenty of surprises along the way!"
Founded in Australia, The Wiggles are the world's #1 preschool entertainers. Members Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt and Greg Page created the group as a way to incorporate children's music into their Early Childhood studies. Today, they have sold over 23 million DVDs and 7 million albums worldwide. After 21 years, original Wiggles Murray Cook, Greg Page and Jeff Fatt will retire from the group to take on behind-the-scenes roles, including writing songs and developing content. Blue Wiggle Anthony Field will be joined by a new generation of Wiggles in 2013. Simon Pryce, Lachlan Gillespie, and the first-ever female Wiggle, Emma Watkins, will wear the group's signature red, purple, and yellow jerseys while continuing to produce quality children's music for families across the globe.
The Wiggles Radio Show will be available on SiriusXM On Demand after it airs on for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices, or online at SiriusXM.com. Visit siriusxm.com/ondemand for more information.
SiriusXM Kids Place Live is a 24/7 interactive talk and music channel featuring music and talk shows for kids! With live in-house "Rumpus Room" concert events from the biggest names in kids' music, live hosts standing by to take your song requests, and fun, on-air games, Kids Place Live allows young listeners to play along and celebrate what it means to be a kid.
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