Posted: March 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm
Entertainment Weekly Radio to provide unparalleled access to Hollywood’s most creative minds and fascinating stars
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Entertainment Weekly announced today that they will launch Entertainment Weekly Radio, creating a groundbreaking national radio channel dedicated to the “best (and worst) of entertainment.”
Entertainment Weekly Radio will serve America’s fascination with pop culture, celebrities and entertainment with unique expertise and insider information on a new 24/7 channel that will feature the latest in pop culture news, reviews, insider scoops and interviews with Hollywood’s most creative minds and fascinating stars. Entertainment Weekly, the leading entertainment magazine and website, will be putting microphones in front of its top editors and writers who, with their trusted sharp and insightful opinions, and humorous sensibility will provide SiriusXM listeners access to first-hand and behind-the-scenes accounts of the best and worst in movies, TV, music, books and more.
Entertainment Weekly Radio will include live, original shows hosted by Entertainment Weekly and EW.com editors and contributors featuring breaking entertainment news, opinions, interviews, and more, as well as in-depth coverage of the biggest entertainment events of the year.
A daily morning radio show hosted by Entertainment Weekly assistant managing editor Dalton Ross will include a forum for listeners to dish during recaps of last night’s TV shows as they drive to work; a weekly show hosted by Jess Cagle, the Editor of Entertainment Weekly, will showcase the most interesting news in the world of entertainment; additional shows will include “What’s Hot Today,” “The Must List,” and a radio version of the always biting and hilarious Entertainment Weekly “Bullseye.”
Listeners will have a chance to interact with Entertainment Weekly’s editors and writers and speak with them about current events in pop culture, the biggest stories in entertainment and get their perspectives on the next big thing.
“Jess Cagle and his team at Entertainment Weekly are the undisputed leaders in reporting on, talking about, and recommending the best and latest in entertainment. We are very excited to bring the experience, savvy, and insight of Entertainment Weekly’s writers and editors to our national audience,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Subscribers will be able to have a daily conversation with Entertainment Weekly staff about the movies, TV and celebrities that fascinate them the most, and to discover their next favorites. The channel will be a gateway for subscribers to hear the inside scoop from the entertainment world. Entertainment Weekly Radio will quickly become a must-listen.”
“We are thrilled that we will be able to expose Entertainment Weekly’s trusted voice and sharp insight to SiriusXM’s passionate and devoted audience,” said Jess Cagle, Editor, Entertainment Weekly. “SiriusXM’s line-up contains some of the best brands in the world and we are excited to be among them. Entertainment Weekly Radio is the latest way in which we’re expanding our brand to engage our fans wherever they are and whenever they want us.”
Entertainment Weekly Radio will launch on SiriusXM in the Spring of 2013.