NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced that John Fugelsang will host "Deep Dive Radio," a one-hour broadcast from a submersible deep in the ocean off the coast of Bermuda, that aims to set the world record for the deepest underwater live radio show and bring attention to protecting the deep ocean.
Fugelsang, host of SiriusXM's Tell Me Everything, will be joining a research team launched by Nekton, a UK-based scientific research charity formed by scientists from a dozen marine research institutes, to help raise awareness of the health and resilience of Earth's least-explored and largest ecosystem.
"Deep Dive Radio" will air live on Tuesday, August 9, at 2:00 pm ET 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 www.siriusxm.com. It will replay August 9 at 4:00 pm; Wednesday, August 10 at 3:00 pm; and Thursday, August 11 at 4:00 pm. All times are ET.
"We are pleased to partner with Nekton for 'Deep Dive Radio' and help raise awareness about our oceans in a fun and unique way," said Dave Gorab, Vice President and General Manager of Talk Programming, SiriusXM.
Oliver Steeds, Nekton's Mission Director and Founder and a critically-acclaimed investigative journalist, will be piloting the submersible and joining Fugelsang during the special SiriusXM broadcast to discuss the current state of the oceans and its effects on land, and to take calls from celebrities. The collaboration follows Steeds' recent interview on Fugelsang's Tell Me Everything show on SiriusXM.
Celebrity callers expected to participate in the record-setting broadcast will include Mark Hamill, David Crosby, James Cameron, Lewis Black, and Rod Roddenberry. In addition, world renowned ocean scientists and conservationists Celine Cousteau, David Gruber, Patrick Lahey, Nainoa Thompson, and Joe McInnis – the Father of the Oceans - will also be joining in the conversation.
For fun, Fugelsang and Steeds will also take a few scenes from some of the most popular ocean-themed movies – including Jaws, The Little Mermaid, and Finding Nemo - and act them out under the sea.
SiriusXM listeners across the country can follow along as Fugelsang plunges deep into the ocean for his broadcast via Nekton's dedicated YouTube channel, Nekton Mission.
SiriusXM Insight broadcasts news, information, and entertainment offering listeners intelligent conversations with a sense of humor. Designed to reach fans that enjoy the eclectic subject matter of public radio, SiriusXM Insight features an array of fresh, diverse voices addressing a new era of issues in a lively, smart, and sometimes humorous approach, including shows hosted by Pete Dominick, John Fugelsang, Dean Obeidallah, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Karen Hunter and more.
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Nekton's objective is to maximize the global impact of its expeditions to motivate everyone from world leaders to schoolchildren to protect the deep ocean before it's too late. The scientific research program ongoing in the Northwest Atlantic will create a new standardized methodology to be used by marine biologists for measuring physical, chemical and biological indicators to assess the function, health and resilience of the deep ocean. The scientific findings will be released as part of the XL Catlin Deep Ocean Survey later this year.
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