NEW YORK, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SiriusXM announced that P.O.T.U.S. channel 124 will transform into "Convention Radio" during the Republican National Convention. With the world's attention focused on Cleveland, Ohio, SiriusXM will be live from the convention floor to deliver full coverage and analysis of all the breaking news – including uninterrupted reporting of convention business beginning Monday, July 18th.
In anticipation of the opening gavel of this year's Republican National Convention, SiriusXM's P.O.T.U.S. channel also presents "Prelude to The Convention" on Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th. This special weekend of programming will feature historic moments from past conventions, expert analysis on convention rules and protocol, a preview of the week ahead, and special panel discussions.
"SiriusXM Convention Radio is offering our subscribers an insider's perspective to history," said Dave Gorab, SiriusXM's Vice President and General Manager, Talk Programming. "The world will turn its eyes towards the Republican National Convention, and SiriusXM's team of experts will be at the heart of this history-making event. Our listeners won't miss a moment of the action."
"SiriusXM's coverage of the 2016 campaign has been diverse and extensive," said Sean Spicer, Chief Strategist and Communications Director, Republican National Committee. "Starting at last summer's RNC Annual Meeting and continuing throughout the primary season, SiriusXM has welcomed our candidates across multiple channels for wide-ranging conversations on issues important to all voters. As Cleveland approaches, Convention Radio is an idea we enthusiastically embrace as listeners nationwide will be able to hear every minute of our robust, exciting convention program on SiriusXM."
In addition to the wall-to-wall broadcast of the convention, the SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. team – including Michael Smerconish, Tim Farley, and Julie Mason – will be on the frontlines throughout the convention, interviewing the week's biggest newsmakers and providing expert analysis. Throughout the week, they'll sit down with the nation's top political journalists as well as convention delegates, politicians, and power players. Truly offering the full RNC experience, Convention Radio will also present more light-hearted content focusing on everything from convention food to convention music, fashion, and more.
"We're very excited to have SiriusXM here bringing every moment of the 2016 Republican National Convention to listeners across the United States and around the world," said Committee on Arrangements Communications Director Kirsten Kukowski. "Convention Radio will highlight the fair and transparent process taking place here in Cleveland as our delegates come together to select a nominee for President of the United States."
Details of SiriusXM's additional coverage of both the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention – with content on multiple channels – will be announced in the coming weeks.
SiriusXM subscribers will also be able to listen to Convention Radio channel 124 via SiriusXM On Demand, through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at www.siriusxm.com/player.
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