Sirius Launches Catholic Channel
September 21, 2006 at 6:27 AM (PT)
THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK and SIRIUS will debut THE CATHOLIC CHANNEL on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. The 24/7 channel will feature contemporary talk and live daily Mass from SAINT PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL in NEW YORK, as well as human-interest stories and inspirational themes, reflections on scripture, church history, sacred music, shows offering spiritual guidance, and football and basketball games from the UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME.
His Eminence EDWARD CARDINAL EGAN, Archbishop of NEW YORK, will be a prominent contributor to the channel, making frequent appearances to address what is happening in the Archdiocese of NEW YORK and other significant issues in the Church. In addition, Cardinal EGAN will be a regular celebrant and homilist for the Masses broadcast from SAINT PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL.
Other on-air talent will include: GUS LLOYD, a former host on SPIRIT-FM/TAMPA, whose morning show on SIRIUS will set the tone for the day with an overview of news and current events with scripture reflection and compelling interviews; FATHER EDWARD BECK, a Passionist priest, native NEW YORKER and noted author; and BOB DUNNING, a veteran broadcaster, journalist and attorney from SACRAMENTO.
THE CATHOLIC CHANNEL will air on SIRIUS Channel 159.