NEW YORK, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced that SiriusXM host and human rights activist Joe Madison's special broadcast of his show, Joe Madison The Black Eagle, aired live today from Cuba in the first national American radio talk broadcast from the island country in more than 50 years.
The SiriusXM host's live broadcast from Cuba aired earlier today, Thursday, June 11, at 7:00 am ET on SiriusXM Urban View channel 126. It will re-air on Thursday, June 11 at 9:00 pm and 11:00pm.
The broadcast, from the Taino studios in Havana, included guests spanning the worlds of academia, culture, entertainment, and social activism including Professor Arnaldo Coro, Cuban radio host, radio aficionado, and professor at the University of Havana and DeWayne Wickham, USA Today columnist and veteran print journalist.
The live broadcast is part of SiriusXM host Joe Madison's 7-day visit to Cuba for meetings with government officials, tours of landmarks, and previews of new tourist construction sites in preparation of the predicted waves of American tourists that some believe will flood the country.
During his weeklong stay in the Caribbean country, Joe Madison is scheduled to meet with and interview legislative leaders; artists; journalists; and black leaders in Cuba including Dr. Esteban Morales, Gloria Rolando, and Gisela Arandia. A weeklong documentary of highlights, which will also focus on the role Afro-Cubans in Cuban society and offer a glimpse at the history of shared interests with African Americans, will air on SiriusXM Urban View channel 126 beginning Monday, July 6, 2015.
"Broadcasting from Cuba is a historic moment and I am thrilled to share it with SiriusXM listeners. At this crucial point in a new era for Cuba, and in its relations with our country, it's exciting to hear directly from the voices of Cuba for the first time in decades," said Joe Madison, SiriusXM host.
Award-winning humanitarian and civil rights activist Joe Madison broadcasts his daily show on SiriusXM Urban View channel 126 from the SiriusXM studios in Washington, D.C. A constant participant in the political and national debate, Madison is one of the top African-American radio broadcasters in the nation today most recently breaking the world record following a 52-hour broadcast to raise money for the construction of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the final museum planned to be built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The host also recently took to the airways to lead the funding efforts to get actor and comedian Dick Gregory a most deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Madison has interviewed the President of the United States and the First Lady on multiple occasions and is in constant conversation with politicians, activists and the most prominent and respected African American stars.
SiriusXM Urban View features conversation, information, inspiration, empowerment, motivation and companionship from the African-American perspective.
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