SiriusXM's John Fugelsang To Broadcast Live From Ocean Submersible, August 9th
August 3, 2016 at 1:44 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM's JOHN FUGELSANG will host “Deep Dive Radio,” a one-hour broadcast from a submersible deep in the ocean off the coast of BERMUDA, that aims to set the world record for the deepest underwater live radio show and bring attention to protecting the deep ocean.
FUGELSANG, host of SIRIUSXM’s "Tell Me Everything," will be joining a research team launched by NEKTON, a UK-based scientific research charity formed by scientists from a dozen marine research institutes, to help raise awareness of the health and resilience of EARTH’s least-explored and largest ecosystem.
“Deep Dive Radio” will air live on TUESDAY, AUGUST 9th, at 2p (ET) on SIRIUSXM INSIGHT channel 121. The show will also be available on SIRIUSXM ON DEMAND for subscribers listening via smartphones and other connected devices or online at www.siriusxm.com. It will replay AUGUST 9th at 4p (ET); WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th at 3p (ET); and THURSDAY, AUGUST 11th at 4p (ET).
SIRIUSXM VP/GM Talk Programming DAVE GORAB: “We are pleased to partner with NEKTON for ‘Deep Dive Radio’ and help raise awareness about our oceans in a fun and unique way."
NEKTON Mission Director/Founder OLIVER STEEDS, a critically acclaimed investigative journalist, will be piloting the submersible and joining FUGELSANG during the broadcast to discuss the current state of the oceans and its effects on land, and to take calls from celebrities. The collaboration follows STEEDS’ recent interview on FUGELSANG’s "Tell Me Everything" show on SIRIUSXM.
Celebrity callers expected to participate in the record-setting broadcast will include MARK HAMILL, DAVID CROSBY, JAMES CAMERON, LEWIS BLACK and ROD RODDENBERRY. In addition, world renowned ocean scientists and conservationists CELINE COUSTEAU, DAVID GRUBER, PATRICK LAHEY, NAINOA THOMPSON and JOE McINNIS -- the Father Of The Oceans -- will also be joining in the conversation.
For fun, FUGELSANG and STEEDS will also take a few scenes from some of the most popular ocean-themed movies – including "Jaws," "The Little Mermaid" and "Finding Nemo" -- and act them out under the sea.
SiriusXM listeners across the country can follow along as FUGELSANG plunges deep into the ocean for his broadcast via NEKTON’s dedicated YOUTUBE channel, NEKTON MISSION.