NEW YORK, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --SiriusXM announced today that Andy Cohen is sending his "Radio Andy" channel to broadcast live from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions with a special series of shows for SiriusXM listeners. The Radio Andy channel, with content curated by Andy Cohen and a focus on celebrities, entertainers, reality TV stars, and all-around pop culture, heads to the conventions in a move that will be as unpredictable as the Presidential campaigns themselves.
Reporting for Radio Andy is veteran journalist and news anchor Dan Rather. who will be on the ground at both the RNC and DNC with special reports and interviews. Listeners can hear Dan Rather's America exclusively on Radio Andy during the RNC on Tuesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 21, and during the DNC on Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 28, starting at 7:00 am ET and PT. Also on Radio Andy will be renowned political journalist and former Newsweek editor Jonathan Alter, who will join in the convention fun with analysis and special guests discussing the remarkable political landscape. Alter, star of Radio Andy's Alter Family Politics, will broadcast daily from the RNC starting Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21, and at the DNC starting Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28, starting at 6:00 pm ET.
"Having spent 10 years at CBS News, it's a full-circle moment for me having Dan Rather lend his iconic voice to the Radio Andy stable at such a turning point in American politics," said Andy Cohen. "I'm amazed and awestruck that Dan has agreed to do this and can't wait to hear what he has to say. And our listeners can count on Jonathan Alter too, for his wise and insightful analysis during this year's election."
"I am grateful and honored to be working with Andy Cohen and the SiriusXM team at the conventions," said Dan Rather. "My hope is to offer news, analysis and commentary that will be worthy of their audience."
Radio Andy airs on channel 102 and is also available via SiriusXM On Demand on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at www.siriusxm.com.
Radio Andy is the 24/7 SiriusXM channel produced and curated by Andy Cohen, and features the latest in pop culture, celebrities, lifestyle, relationships and more. The channel features programs hosted by Sandra Bernhard, Bevy Smith, John Benjamin Hickey, Bethenny Frankel, Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen, Nigel Barker, Jonathan Alter, Amy Phillips and more.
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