Memorial Day is the time we pay tribute to the men and women who have served to keep our rights secure and our country free. If you find yourself with a little personal time this long weekend and want another reminder of why we have an extra day off, check out some of the special radio programming dedicated to the military. There are Old Time Radio shows with lots of laughs from the likes of Bob Hope on USO tours to serious discussions about veterans on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Read more
The current scandal involving the IRS targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status is a chilling reminder of how easily the government can infringe upon your rights. There are some other ramifications to this scandal which affect radio listeners because the ability to speak freely is just as important as the ability to listen freely. Read more
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Comedy Central is launching a 24/7 channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio which will feature contemporary comedians you know and up-and-coming comics who are hot on the comedy circuit. In addition, the new Comedy Central Radio will offer selected archived audio from the Comedy Central library. Tom Petty is also getting his own 24/7 Internet stream based on his weekly SiriusXM show, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure
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SiriusXM Satellite Radio seems to have pioneered the idea of "limited Run" radio formats. Launching today is Tom Petty Radio
which will be heard on Channel 111 until May 30. Expect to hear Petty's music as well as The Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch, his first band. (Photo: Tom Petty in Concert 2010, by MusicIsEntropy, Creative Commons License)
Then, beginning on June 1, SiriusXM will roll out Tom Petty's Buried Treasure to be heard 24/7 channel on SiriusXM.com, channel 714 and connected devices that stream SiriusXM Internet Radio.
Tom Petty's Buried Treasures has been previously heard as a weekly show on the service.
For more information, visit TomPetty.com.