NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 — SiriusXM today announced that it will launch a new exclusive radio channel headlined by Joel Osteen, world-renowned spiritual and inspirational figure, and Senior Pastor ofLakewood Church, America’s largest Christian congregation.
“Joel Osteen Radio” will debut this fall and bring Osteen’s message to SiriusXM listeners nationwide, showcasing exclusive weekly call-in shows hosted by both Joel Osteen and Joel’s wife, Victoria Osteen, co-pastor of Lakewood Church. In addition, listeners will hear Osteen’s weekly Sunday message alongside the catalog of his inspirational and motivational sermons past and present. The launch date for “Joel Osteen Radio,” as well as additional programming elements on the channel, will be announced at a later date.
SiriusXM is proud to launch this important programming initiative with the live, exclusive radio broadcast of “America’s Night of Hope” – this Saturday (June 7) from New York City’s iconic Yankee Stadium. SiriusXM Stars, channel 106, will broadcast this one-night only event live beginning at 7 PM ET – promising timely inspiration for our nation through worship, music, and a positive message about moving forward and realizing great things in life.
“Victoria and I are excited about this new venture with SiriusXM,” Osteen said. “We are humbled and appreciative to bring our message to the millions of SiriusXM listeners every day – and equally excited to get to know them personally through our call-in radio programs. We truly cannot wait to get started!”
“Millions of people are drawn to Joel Osteen’s words and uplifting message every week,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “We’re honored to work with Joel and Victoria to create a new SiriusXM channel that will give people around the country access to the Osteens in a way that has never been done before. With their weekly call-in shows and Joel’s positive message and spirit, Joel Osteen Radio will be both interactive and inspiring.”
About Joel Osteen
Known worldwide as the Voice of Hope, Joel Osteen is considered by many as the leading inspirational figure of our time. As the senior pastor of America’s largest church, Joel reaches millions across the globe through his weekly television and radio broadcasts, his numerous #1 New York Times bestselling books, his perennial top 10 podcasts, and through his Night of Hope events where he has spoken to sold-out stadiums across the United States, Europe, Africa, and Australia. The New York Times has cited Osteen as one of the top three most influential personalities on Twitter, and in 2006, he was named as one of Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People.” He resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Victoria, and their children.
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