NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced the launch of "In the Driver's Seat," an all-new show about cars and all things auto-related hosted by veteran automotive journalist, Doron Levin. Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer of General Motors, will be the first guest of the inaugural episode of "In the Driver's Seat."
"In the Driver's Seat" will premiere on August 29, at 12:00 pm ET, and will be broadcast Saturdays at noon from Detroit, home of the global automotive industry, with an encore broadcast Sundays at 9:00 am ET.
A prominent award-winning journalist, Levin has covered the auto industry from Detroit since 1984 for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Detroit Free Press, Bloomberg, and Fortune. He has also written two influential books about the industry, "Irreconcilable Differences; Ross Perot vs. GM" and "Behind the Wheel at Chrysler: The Iacocca Legacy."
"SiriusXM is opening an exciting portal for listeners who are attracted to subjects as varied as autonomous driving, traffic safety and fuel efficiency—as well as for those who are just crazy about cars, old and new," said Levin. "I'm thrilled and honored to collaborate with the pioneers of satellite radio."
"If you love cars or are just thinking about what to buy, you'll want to listen to Doron Levin," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "Doron's remarkable insight and experience as a journalist and commentator will deliver to SiriusXM listeners and car buyers revealing conversations with the car world's top executives, as well as top drivers, designers, engineers, collectors and journalists."
From ride-hailing startups and the research labs in Silicon Valley to what's new from around the world from Detroit to Germany and Japan, "In the Driver's Seat" will give listeners an exclusive peek at what's new in the auto industry each week as well as in-depth conversation with designers, executives, engineers and classic car collectors. The show will address the latest automotive trends and controversies with leaders of the global auto industry. "In the Driver's Seat" will air from Detroit as well as from other global automaking capitals, taking calls from listeners across the country to discuss topics of importance and interest from the automotive world.
"In the Driver's Seat" will air exclusively on SiriusXM Insight channel 121. The show will also be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via smartphones and other connected devices or online at siriusxm.com.
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