Mark Thompson Added To Sirius Talk Lineup
October 9, 2007 at 11:23 AM (PT)
Former RADIO ONE Talk WOL-A/WASHINGTON-WOLB-A/BALTIMORE and XM SATELLITE RADIO THE POWER host MARK THOMPSON joins SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, bringing his long-running "MAKE IT PLAIN" daily show to the SIRIUS lineup. THOMPSON, also known by his African name MATSIMELA MAPFUMO, exited THE POWER in JULY. The daily three-hour show's channel, time and launch date are yet to be disclosed.
"'MAKE IT PLAIN' has served as a national talk forum and platform for politicians, newsmakers and entertainers for many years, and SIRIUS is thrilled to enrich our diverse programming lineup with the addition of this respected show," said SIRIUS' President, Entertainment and Sports SCOTT GREENSTEIN. "We welcome MARK THOMPSON and his ability to empower listeners."
"At this hour of increased anxiety amongst America's diverse cultures, SIRIUS’ thoughtful decision to air 'MAKE IT PLAIN' should leave no doubt about its commitment to informing and empowering all of its listeners," said THOMPSON. "'MAKE IT PLAIN' will continue to expose the injustices in places like JENA, to celebrate our joys, and even break some fresh ground in no better home than one so impressively creative and unbound as SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO."