August 13, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before finding a new mantra. The Skinny: Thanks to the Time Warner Cable-CBS blackout, I'm now totally behind in "Under the Dome. " Did they get out yet? Do they have cable in the dome? I'm in the dark here! Tuesday's headlines include a new home for radio personality Eddie Sotelo and some new approaches to fighting piracy. Also, new cast members aren't the only thing new in "Kick-Ass 2. " Daily Dose: Every day Al Jazeera America announces new hires for its channel that launches next Tuesday.
August 12, 2013 |
Spanish-language radio star Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo is borrowing a page from Howard Stern. Three weeks after severing ties with Univision Radio, Sotelo has made a deal to bounce to SiriusXM satellite radio. This fall, Sotelo will launch a Spanish-language entertainment channel on the subscription service called Piolín Radio, which will be anchored by a live four-hour morning program that Sotelo will broadcast from Los Angeles. "I am honored SiriusXM believes in me," Sotelo, whose nickname means "Tweety Bird," said in a statement.
July 16, 2013 |
Satellite radio company Sirius XM Radio Inc. is launching a rebranded political talk channel for left-leaning audiences next week called "SiriusXM Progress. " The channel, formerly known as "SiriusXM Left," will debut Monday and feature an afternoon call-in show hosted by Michelangelo Signorile, an editor at large for Huffington Post Gay Voices. Media Matters senior fellow Ari Rabin-Havt will host a new morning show, and longtime civil rights activist Mark Thompson will continue his early evening show "Make It Plain.
April 3, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Longtime “Breakfast With the Beatles” host Chris Carter will expand the musical scope of his weekly Sirius XM satellite radio presence with a new show, “Chris Carter's British Invasion,” drawing from a half century of British rock and pop beginning Sunday, April 7. The three-hour show will continue airing on Little Steven's Underground Garage Channel 21, created and produced by...
December 25, 2012 |
The music in any Quentin Tarantino film is an adventure unto itself, a tradition that continues with “Django Unchained,” Tarantino's movie opening on Christmas Day. The soundtrack album was released a week ahead of the film itself, and Tarantino took time to walk listeners through the music in a Sirius XM satellite radio special, “Quentin Tarantino Unleashed,” that aired Dec. 14 on Little Steven's Underground Garage show, which Tarantino...
December 19, 2012 |
Sirius XM Radio has tapped James Meyer as its interim chief executive officer while the search for a permanent replacement for Mel Karmazin continues. Meyer, currently president of sales and operations, has been with the satellite radio broadcaster since 2004. He will also take Karmazin's spot on the Sirius XM board of directors. Karmazin, who announced his plans to resign earlier this fall, had said he would stay with Sirius XM until February. However, with the appointment of Meyer, Karmazin's resignation as CEO and board member takes effect immediately.