SiriusXM To Air 'Richard Pryor Radio'
June 5, 2013 at 1:40 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM RADIO will launch "RICHARD PRYOR Radio,"a three-day channel devoted to the barrier-breaking comedian and entertainer beginning FRIDAY, JUNE 7th at 1P ET on The Foxxhole, JAMIE FOXX’s channel 96, and ending at 3a ET on MONDAY, JUNE 10th. "RICHARD PRYOR Radio" will feature uninterrupted material by the comedian spanning from 1966 through 2005. JAMIE FOXX will introduce legendary concerts including Live on the Sunset Strip.
"RICHARD PRYOR -- one of my greatest inspirations and influences -- revolutionized the way we perform and listen to comedy," JAMIE FOXX said. "I am honored to transform The Foxxhole into ‘RICHARD PRYOR Radio’ and invite listeners across the country to join me in paying tribute to a true entertainment icon."
"It’s a rare treat to present ‘RICHARD PRYOR Radio’ since JAMIE FOXX and many of the comedians on SIRIUSXM were inspired by PRYOR himself," SIRIUSXM Pres./Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN said. "The genius of RICHARD PRYOR and his incredible body of work will come to life during this special takeover by one of comedy’s true pioneers."