Friday, January 30, 2009

Going On to XM on Monday

"The Michelangelo Signorile Show" and all of the shows on OutQ will begin airing on XM this Monday, February 2, in addition to Sirius. OutQ will air on Sirius 109 and on XM 98. Combined, we will be available to more than 19 million satellite radio subscribers.

For those who are confused: Though the two satellite radio companies merged last fall and became Sirius XM, they have remained as two separate services. Each service will continue to offer distinct channels as well as some channels which will air on both services.

OutQ, I'm happy to say, will be one of those channels aired on both services, as part of basic service, which means XM subscribers will not pay any extra charge to receive it.

So, what does this mean? When I began at Sirius Satellite Radio five years ago we had 30,000 subscribers. It's been quite an experience to see that grow to 8.3 million subscribers as of January 4, 2009. But on Monday, airing on XM in addition to Sirius, we will go to more than double that number of subscribers, to more than 19 million subscribers.