NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will offer listeners an uncensored platform to say whatever they want on "The Phone Show." The show will invite listeners to be featured live on SiriusXM's Raw Dog Comedy channel, where the mission is to entertain or be hung up on. Hosted by Raw Dog Comedy's Steve Sturniolo, "The Phone Show" will launch with a special week-long premiere event Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24.
From political rants and expletive-filled complaints to jokes, songs, or a description of that day's breakfast, there is no limit to what callers can talk about on "The Phone Show," but they will be cut off the second Sturniolo finds the conversation boring.
"With a tip of the hat to Speakers' Corner in London and a dash of Chuck Barris, 'The Phone Show' will be part soap box, part train wreck, part circus – and one hour of frenetic user-generated content," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "We are excited to give callers a completely open and uncensored forum to speak their minds, and to hear the good, the bad, the ugly and the great on SiriusXM's 'The Phone Show' – only the brave should apply."
Phone lines will be open during the "practice rounds" of "The Phone Show," from 1:00 –2:00 pm ET beginning Monday, June 20 through Wednesday, June 22 on Raw Dog Comedy, channel 99, for SiriusXM listeners to call in.
On Thursday, June 23, listeners are invited to call in between 1:00 and 2:00 pm ET to compete during "The Phone Show" competition. Callers will be judged on creativity, relevance and entertainment value by "The Phone Show" judges for a chance to win the $5,000 prize. See Official Rules for complete details www.siriusxm.com.
"The Phone Show" winner will be announced during the finale of "The Phone Show" after SiriusXM listeners are invited to call in to offer their assessments of the five finalists, on Friday, June 24 at 1:00 pm ET.
Listeners are invited to call 877-456-2888 to participate in "The Phone Show."
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SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com as well as retail locations nationwide.
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