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SiriusXM Announces Leased Channel Operators

SiriusXM has announced that it has selected 5 groups to lease 7 channels as required by its merger agreement. These channels will serve minority and niche audiences. The operators and planned programming are as follows:

Howard University (licensee of WHUR-FM and WHUT-TV Washington, DC)
One channel each on Sirius and XM – Music and talk programming for the African American community
One channel each on Sirius and XM – Music and talk programming for the African American community, with programs from Historically Black Colleges and Universities

BYU Radio (licensee of KBYU-FM and KBYU-TV Salt Lake City)
One channel each on Sirius and XM – Music and talk programming for the Mormon community

Eventus/National Latino Broadcasting
One channel each on Sirius and XM – Spanish language talk programming One channel each on Sirius XM – Spanish language music programming

WorldBand Media
One channel each on Sirius and XM – Spanish language talk programming

KTV Radio
One channel on XM – Korean language music and talk programming

SiriusXM has not announced channel locations or start dates for these new channels.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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