12 Apr, 2012, 10:19 ET
NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Parents magazine today announced the launch of "Parents Radio," a limited-run six week series featuring top editors from Parents as well as a wide range of experts discussing thought-provoking parenting news, tackling common parenthood problems and offering expert advice on health, child behavior and family relationships. The show will include calls from parents across the country and listeners can also ask questions interactively via Facebook and Twitter.
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"Parents Radio" will launch Saturday, April 14 at 10:00 am ET and air every Saturday through May 19 from 10:00 - 11:00 am ET on SiriusXM Stars channel 107.
Each week Parents Editor-in-Chief Dana Points and Deputy Editor Diane Debrovner will be joined by fellow mom, host and radio veteran Wesley Weissberg. Together, the three hosts have six kids worth of parenting experience to share via hilarious stories, honest and entertaining commiserating and "it worked for me" advice. Many of the show's topics will come directly from the pages of Parents, which reaches 15 million readers each month and another 4.5 million unique monthly visitors via Parents.com.
The hosts will be joined by leading doctors, authors, psychologists and bloggers to discuss everything from eating healthy as a family to avoiding baby-naming regret. Expert guests will include Dr. Michael Thompson, bestselling author of Raising Cain, Jenny Rosenstrach, food blogger and author of Dinner: A Love Story and Pamela Redmond Satran, baby naming expert behind the popular website Nameberry.
"We are thrilled to bring the Parents brand to life on SiriusXM and expand the real-time discussion with our audience that is already vigorous on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest," says Carey Witmer, Executive Vice President, President, Meredith Parents Network. "Listeners will be able to connect with our editors and guest experts to discuss the day's hottest parenthood topics, ask questions and offer their own mom-to-mom solutions. Millennial moms expect to access a brand on all platforms, and 'Parents Radio' is another opportunity for us to engage and inspire them with trusted content wherever they go."
"We are very excited to bring the invaluable information and expertise from Parents magazine directly to our listeners," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Just in time for Mother's Day, the experts of 'Parents Radio' will share authoritative, candid, helpful and entertaining dialogue with parents across the country."
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About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.
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Parents, published monthly by Meredith Corporation, has been America's #1 family magazine for more than 85 years. The magazine helps parents understand the issues and challenges that are important to them. Parents makes it a priority to answer their questions, address their concerns, advocate their causes and celebrate the joys of parenthood. Each month, we harness the power of our readers to advocate continuously and tirelessly for children, so that all kids can grow up in a healthy, safe, and loving environment. Currently, the magazine is a powerful community of nearly 15 million readers, 613,475 Facebook Fans and 400,000 Twitter followers devoted to supporting the efforts of parents, educators and other citizens who strive to make the world a better place for our children. For more information visit Parents at www.parents.com.
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