NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SiriusXM and the Breitbart News Network announced the launch of Breitbart News Daily, an exclusive, conservative news and talk show that will broadcast live 6:00-9:00am ET on SiriusXM's Patriot channel (125). The program will be hosted by Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and co-hosted by Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, and will feature interviews with major newsmakers, listener phone calls and interaction, and Breitbart reporters throughout the country and around the world breaking stories on events of the day.
Breitbart News Daily represents an expansion of the Breitbart political brand on SiriusXM, where Breitbart News Saturday and Sunday programs (also hosted by Bannon and Marlow) have aired since 2013, featuring conversations with newsmakers ranging from presidential candidates to influential Members of Congress. The Breitbart News Saturday and Sunday editions will continue, making Breitbart News the first national, seven-day-a-week, live conservative radio program.
"We intend to make Breitbart News Daily the national conservative morning show of record," said Dave Gorab, Vice President and General Manager, Talk Programming for SiriusXM. "Breitbart.com is a news-making juggernaut and a must-read every morning for conservatives around the country. With his deep knowledge of the inner-workings of national politics and his connections with major figures throughout the party and beyond, Stephen K. Bannon will be a trusted resource and sounding board for our Patriot audience throughout the 2016 campaign."
With more than 22 million unique visitors and 110 million page views per month, Breitbart.com is one of the most-trafficked news websites in America according to web analytics firm Alexa. Breitbart extends its influence even further via social media. Amongst English language news sites worldwide, social media analytics firm NewsWhip recently reported that Breitbart News ranks #15 in Facebook publishers, #6 for most Facebook comments, #8 for most shared content on Facebook, and #23 for Twitter publishers.
"From stories at Breitbart.com to our social media pages, we are seeing more and more engagement and passion from our audience. In the heat of a 2016 election cycle that's changed all the rules, it makes sense for us to team with SiriusXM for a daily program," said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow.
Breitbart News CEO Larry Solov added, "The success and growth of Breitbart.com paved the way for the success of Breitbart News Saturday and Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot. Our entire brand is about listening to our audience and giving them more of what they want, making this the perfect time to expand our relationship with SiriusXM and give our combined audience another platform to help drive the national political and cultural conversation."
"SiriusXM has been a terrific partner in helping us build and grow the weekend shows," said Bannon. "This will be an expansion of that concept – a news and information centric program that is also based on audience participation, a key element in today's political news landscape."
SiriusXM Patriot channel 125 features the true voices of conservative talk radio, including Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Andrew Wilkow, David Webb, Glenn Beck, and more. In addition to airing on Patriot, SiriusXM subscribers will also be able to listen to Breitbart News Daily via SiriusXM On Demand, through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
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