The Dial-Global-syndicated Philadelphia-based talker is in more than 80 markets right now, but that’s soon to change. Smerconish said Wednesday he will move his three-hour program now originating from CBS Radio’s WPHT-AM to SiriusXM on 4/15, airing weekdays at 9 a.m. ET with a repeat at 6 p.m. ET.
The Michael Smerconish Program will cease broadcasting on terrestrial radio and start on SiriusXM in an expanded format that builds on Smerconish’s spirited discussions of government, politics, and current events without predictable left/right bias. The show will expand Smerconish’s depth and breadth of topics beyond the restrictions of local radio formats. The show will be a forum where listeners are encouraged to debate and challenge opinions without being shut down, on which guests from every political party are welcome, and where subjects can be surprising and entertaining.
“I am ecstatic to join SiriusXM, which I see as the dynamic future of radio broadcasting,” said Michael Smerconish. “I look forward to talking with SiriusXM’s diverse, national audience, delivering a program that transcends the polarization that exists not only in Washington but in the media and country at large. It’s time to take the national conversation to a higher plane, and I invite listeners nationwide with views that don’t stack up neatly in any ideological box the way we’re told they should to join.”
“Michael Smerconish is one of the most compelling, entertaining and powerful voices in talk radio who places personal conviction over political agenda and we welcome him to satellite radio,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Now, on SiriusXM, we can’t wait to see what he does with the freedom of our unrestricted, uncensored, truly national platform and our engaged audience. We welcome his many current fans and look forward to new fans discovering Michael on SiriusXM.”
Smerconish’s show will appear on the service’s P.O.T.U.S. political channel.