SiriusXM is making it easier for listeners to access their programming like “The Howard Stern Show” and its more than 400 other channels of music, news, sports, and other content.
The Verge relayed the information that the SiriusXM app has been incorporated into Comcast’s Xfinity X1 pay-TV system, Flex streaming video bundle, and XClass smart TVs.
“With today’s launch across X1, Flex, and XClass TV, our customers can now enjoy all their favorite music channels, podcasts, live news, and more from SiriusXM on the biggest screen in their home, seamlessly integrated alongside all their other entertainment,” Sudhir Muralidhar, Comcast’s vice president of app ecosystems, said in a statement.
SiriusXM is offering new subscribers a free three-month trial for its most expensive Streaming Platinum tier, but they’ll have to pay the $10.99 / month price once the free trial has expired.
Joe Verbrugge, Chief Commercial Officer at SiriusXM, states that the partnership between the two companies is a “perfect atmosphere for our subscribers when they are at home.”
The integration of SiriusXM’s app by Comcast follows identical decisions over the last few years with Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, YouTube, and many other services.
Megyn Kelly: Fox News Might Never Recover From Reputation Hit
Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly is set to co-moderate the fourth Republican presidential debate on NewsNation Wednesday. Ahead of the debate, Kelly has shared her opinions on credibility, and how Fox News has seen a hit in that department.
“That was a serious reputational wound that they took in connection with those [Dominion and Smartmatic false voter fraud] stories – up and down the line, in connection with all of those stories. They haven’t recovered from it,” Kelly told Semafor’s Max Tani. “Their audience isn’t what it used to be — in comparison to MSNBC and CNN, it’s fine. But their reputation in the industry hasn’t recovered. And I don’t know that it will.”
Kelly has been critical of her former employer in many aspects since she departed Fox News in 2017. She was a vocal critic of the network after it removed Tucker Carlson earlier this year.
As she prepares to moderate Wednesday’s event alongside NewsNation’s Elizabeth Vargas and Washington Free Beacon’s Eliana Johnson, Megyn Kelly was critical of moderators of the previous debate, especially NBC’s Kristen Welker.
“I know how to do it, and it’s frustrating for me to watch others do it and not have my own try at it,” she said. “They had this opportunity certainly at the last debate, and the one before that as well, but they just didn’t take it. Huge frustration of mine watching the earlier debates, especially the NBC one. This is not an interview. This is not a chance for Kristen Welker to ask a question of the candidate and hear whatever answers are interesting to her. No one cares. They can watch Meet the Press for that. We need to watch them debate each other so we can see what the differences are.”
KUGN 590 in Eugene Shuffles Daily Lineup
The biggest change to the station’s lineup is the move of The Sean Hannity Show.
KUGN 590 in Eugene, Oregon has announced a new daily lineup under the direction of new Program Director Jerry Petuck, who took over in October.
The station will continue to air the syndicated Armstrong & Getty in morning drive. The Chris Plante Show will now reduce from its full three-hour show to airing from 10 AM-Noon.
The biggest change to the station’s lineup is the move of The Sean Hannity Show. Previously, the show aired from 7-10 PM. Now, it will be heard from 12-3 PM. The Mark Levin Show will continue to be heard from 3-6 PM.
The Ben Shapiro Show, which was previously aired from 1-2 PM, will now be heard from 6-7 PM.
KUGN 590 is the flagship home of the University of Oregon Ducks athletics teams, and the station will now air Duck Insider from sister station 95.3 The Score from 7-8 PM.
In addition to The Ben Shapiro Show, the station will also air the other two syndicated offerings from The Daily Wire, with The Matt Walsh Show airing from 8-9 PM, with the one-hour Michael Knowles Show following from 9-10 PM.
Sean Hannity: Being a Debate Moderator ‘Harder Than You Think’
“It is harder than you think, the amount of work, research, fact-checking that goes on behind the scenes.”
Last week, Fox News host Sean Hannity moderated a made-for-TV debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA). He took to his radio show to discuss the fallout from the event.
On The Sean Hannity Show Friday, the longtime syndicated radio host said the role of debate moderator wasn’t as easy as critics believe.
“It is harder than you think,” Hannity said, “the amount of work, research, fact-checking that goes on behind the scenes. I’ve been working hard on this for a couple of weeks. We got every single fact right as a basis to every question.”
Some pundits questioned Hannity’s political bias against Newsom during the debate. However, the Fox News host was unconcerned with the reaction to his performance.
“As far as the noise that is going on as far as people complaining? I don’t really care because I know the truth and I have evidence of the truth if need be. The funny thing was Gavin Newsom was fine with it,” claimed Hannity. “Here’s the challenge if you’re a moderator: if you put out a question and the candidate does not want to answer that question, they’re not going to.”
Hannity was insistent he did the best he could to stay out of the way and let the two governors debate each other rather than converse with and argue against the moderator.