XM Talk Changes Include Dropping Of WLW
March 9, 2009 at 11:16 AM (PT)
XM SATELLITE RADIO has dropped carriage of CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WLW-A/CINCINNATI and NATIONAL LAMPOON COMEDY RADIO as part of a revamp of XM's Talk programming. WLW says that the discontinuation of the station's carriage on XM was due to "circumstances beyond our control." The overnight "AMERICA'S TRUCKIN' NETWORK WITH STEVE SOMMERS AND BUBBA BO" will continue on XM EXTREME, channel 152.
Among other changes, XM TALK RADIO channel 165 has added PREMIERE's JASON LEWIS and DR. DEAN EDELL, the new "REAL ESTATE TODAY" syndicated show, JOHN BATCHELOR"s weekend show, "THE CAPITOL HILL BLUES," and "SCIENCE FANTASTIC." XM AMERICA'S TALK 158 adds RADIO AMERICA's ROGER HEDGECOCK, SYNDICATED SOLUTIONS INC.'s RICK AND BUBBA and PETER GREENBERG, "NEWSWEEK ON-AIR," PREMIERE's JESSE JACKSON, and "VOICE TO AMERICA."
ALL ACCESS also hears that up to five staffers were let go from the news department at SIRIUS and the "emergency channel" was pared back, although the SIRIUS XM communications department has not responded to a request for comment.