While it leaked out over the Thanksgiving Holiday via a recalled AP story, today (11/29) Sirius XM made it official: it will be the exclusive home to Dr. Laura, the live, daily call-in show hosted by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, America’s # 1 female talk radio show host.
Beginning Monday, January 3, Dr. Laura will air live Monday – Friday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm ET on SIRIUS XM Stars (SIRIUS channel 102 and XM channel 155), on SIRIUS Internet Radio, XM Radio Online and through the SIRIUS XM App for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and many BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphone devices. It will replay later each day and on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more than 30 years, millions of listeners across the country have tuned in to Dr. Laura for her no-nonsense advice on a wide variety of personal, work and family issues, earning her one of the biggest audiences in radio and making her the most listened to female host in the medium since 1994.
“Coming to SIRIUS XM is an amazingly freeing transition from terrestrial radio for me. Satellite radio is a forum where a diverse group of people get to speak their minds without fear,” said Dr. Laura. “I can’t wait to preach, teach and nag about morals, values, ethics and principles. My brain is buzzing with new ideas for my program’s content, direction and expansion, including guest interviews with people who intrigue and inspire me. I couldn’t be more giggly if you tickled me!”
“On SIRIUS XM, Dr. Laura will have a strong, national platform to do what she does best,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. “As the new home to one of the most popular shows in radio today, SIRIUS XM once again delivers to subscribers content that cannot be found elsewhere. We welcome Dr. Laura into our diverse, compelling and thought-provoking lineup.”
Dr. Laura’s syndicated show has been simulcasting on SIRIUS or XM since January 2005.