SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. The company recently granted Howard University with a lease to create two channels on the satellite radio system.
One of the new channels, H.U.R Voices will offer educational and entertaining original programming that examines and explores issues that affect people of color, including a unique mixture of talk radio, local and national news, and music.
The channel will feature Howard’s stations, WHUR and WHUR-WORLD signature programs like the Daily Drum, a weekday public affairs program that will expand to one-hour; the Dr. Audrey Chapman Show, with the relationship guru; and the Sighlent Storm, the only radio show devoted to the issue of domestic violence.
New programs include People Money Life, The Traveling Eye and He Said She Said. H.U.R. Voices plans to embody the mission of Howard University – to serve “America and the Global Community.”
H.U.R Voices will launch Dec. 1 and the other channel, HBCU, is set to launch May 2012 and will provide music and talk programming from historically black colleges and universities.
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