NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SiriusXM's Progress channel 127 announced a new programming collaboration with news website Shareblue Media. The two progressive brands will team up starting Saturday, December 16th.
Shareblue Media is a rapidly growing American Media company owned by journalist and activist David Brock, and features original reporting by top political writers, with SiriusXM host Jess McIntosh serving as Executive Editor. Shareblue Media reports a reach of over 140 million people a month across platforms.
The relationship between the two companies will expand off the success of the Saturday morning show Signal Boost, which premiered on the Progress channel earlier this year. Starting this Saturday, the third hour of the program will transform into "Signal Boost, powered by Shareblue Media" and feature reporters from the news site breaking down the key political stories of the day.
"SiriusXM Progress is home to some of the most important voices in our movement right now, so a collaboration is an especially exciting opportunity for Shareblue Media as we continue to grow at breakneck speed," said Jess McIntosh, Executive Editor, Shareblue Media. "The hosts’ thoughtful and resonant commentary complements the vital role that Shareblue Media plays with our original political reporting. We're thrilled to bring these important communities together to stand up for our American values, cut through the noise with honesty and optimism, and provide unapologetically progressive content to embolden the resistance."
"The election of Donald Trump has energized the Progressive base like never before," said Zerlina Maxwell, SiriusXM's Director of Progressive Programming. "We're proud to team up with Shareblue Media and share their crucial voice with SiriusXM's vast audience. Together we will provide fellow progressives with not only information, but marching orders on how to push back against the Trump administration's agenda."
Signal Boost launched on SiriusXM in June 2017, hosted by Maxwell and McIntosh, both former staffers for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Since Maxwell joined SiriusXM in February as the Director of Progressive Programming, she has reshaped the Progress channel's coverage and positioned it as "The Home of the Resistance."
Maxwell has also added the Dean Obeidallah Show and The Young Turks to the primetime weeknight lineup, in addition to Signal Boost on Saturday mornings, and WokeAF, hosted by Danielle Moodie-Mills, on Sunday mornings. The new voices joined Progress veterans and outspoken activists Mark Thompson and Michelangelo Signorile, each the hosts of popular weekday programs on the channel.
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