Talk Radio (XM)

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Talk Radio
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Broadcast area United States
Branding Talk Radio
Frequency XM channel 246
First air date 2001
Format Talk radio
Former frequencies XM channel 165 (2001–11)
XM channel 168 (2011–13)
XM channel 246 (2013)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
IRN/USA Radio Network
Owner Clear Channel Communications

Talk Radio was a talk radio channel available on XM Satellite Radio. Owned by Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc., Talk featured terrestrial radio show simulcasts and tape delay broadcasts from across the United States. Advertising sales are handled by Premiere Networks.

From 2001 to 2013, Talk Radio was one of eleven Clear Channel stations broadcast over XM Satellite Radio. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, Clear Channel sold off its ownership stake in Sirius XM Radio. As a result of the sale, nine of Clear Channel's eleven XM stations, including Talk Radio, ceased broadcast over XM Satellite Radio on October 18, 2013.[1]

Ask! (2001-2006)[edit]

Ask! had always been an oddball in the XM talk lineup, trying to cater to the advice shows out there while at the same time not having enough of said subgenre of talk radio and having an overabundance of the other. While Ask! did carry plenty of experts/advice related shows like Dave Ramsey, Dr. Dean Edell, Coast to Coast AM, and Bruce Williams, other shows on the lineup like Paul Finebaum, G. Gordon Liddy's show and The Ed Schultz Show have never meshed too well with the rest of the lineup. Previously, XM channel 167 only carried part of The Ed Schultz Show and part of The Randi Rhodes Show, but to make room so that both left-wing shows could enjoy a full live show with only one liberal talk channel on the platform, Ask!'s Dr. Laura was moved over to America Right, despite not being a real right wing talk show, and was replaced with Ed Schultz on Ask!. For roughly a year, Ask! was often referred to in promos as Clear Channel 165. Eventually, the company realized that the name Ask! was becoming more irrelevant to the channel's content, and the name was changed.

Talk Radio (2006-)[edit]

On April 17, 2006, Ask! changed its name to Talk Radio, and there was a significant lineup change the following month. Glenn Beck was swapped with G. Gordon Liddy on America Right. Minor weekend shows were swapped and shuffled.Tomorrow with Dave Graveline moved over to America Right, but Matt Drudge's program came over to Talk Radio. The channel also debuted a live morning show, The War Room with Quinn and Rose, which replaced the Coast to Coast AM replay. Dr. Dean Edell was moved to weekends on Extreme XM, while Finebaum was dropped from XM altogether. In place of Edell, XM 165 welcomed Ian Punnett's edition of Coast to Coast AM. Punnett made his channel debut broadcasting from the XM Satellite Radio studios in Washington, D.C. that weekend.

In mid-August 2006, Dave Ramsey finally got an afternoon drive timeslot, moving Ed Schultz to Extreme XM. Some people even switched to Sirius to hear the show live, which didn't last when Sirius removed their Sirius Advice channel. Ramsey's old timeslot was filled by a replay of the recently syndicated Mike McConnell. In the same month, Jesse Jackson and Bill Handel's weekend syndicated programs moved to Extreme XM. Weekends also welcomed Bob Costas' new program, Costas on the Radio, which began in September 2006. Beginning Monday October 2, 2006, USA Radio Network had their news coverage dropped in favor of news from 700 WLW and Fox Sports Radio's "Fox Sports Report." The :30 news portions are produced by Clear Channel Worldwide News.

In May 2007, XM received a cease and decist over comments made on The War Room with Quinn and Rose regarding comments attributed to Howard Dean. The Democratic National Committee asserted that the conversation quoted on the program did not occur, and that the reporting was defamatory.[2] XM responded to the cease and desist order saying that they are not responsible for content on channels programmed by Clear Channel, and that further issues should be taken up with the show and Clear Channel.

On November 19, 2007, Bruce Williams and Quinn and Rose were moved off of Talk Radio 165, and went to a new talk channel, America's Talk on XM 158. In their places came reruns of the Mike McConnell show and Coast to Coast AM respectively. This was the first time Coast to Coast has had a complete morning replay on 165 since May 2006.

2009[edit]

March 2009 brought in a very large schedule overhaul. Mike McConnell's weekday program was erased from the schedule, and the weekend program tape-delayed to Sunday. The weekday lineup included Glenn Beck, Dave Ramsey, the recently syndicated Jason Lewis, Dr. Dean Edell, and 11 hours of Coast to Coast AM. Ramsey's show was moved to mid-days, with another program segment moved to America's Talk afternoons 3-6, splitting the live program between two channels. Weekends added The Capital Hill Blues, a show exiled from Sirius XM's P.O.T.U.S. after the merger, Real Estate Today, Glenn Beck's weekend program, and John Batchelor. The Group Room and Ron Wilson's gardening program were both moved to America's Talk, with Group Room on a delayed basis.

In late April, Premiere Radio announced the hiring of Randi Rhodes, a popular liberal talk show host who left her previous syndicator Nova M Radio, which ceased operations shortly afterwards. Randi's program was added to Talk Radio, in place of the existing Glenn Beck replay, on May 11. Randi's show has broadcast on XM for years on their liberal talk channel, America Left, which now runs Thom Hartmann's program in her old slot.

2013: Clear Channel sells stake[edit]

Talk Radio was one of eleven channels produced by Clear Channel for broadcast on XM Satelllite Radio. Other Clear Channel XM stations included: America's Talk, Extreme Talk, ReachMD, and Sixx Sense; as well as simulcasts of Fox Sports Radio, KIIS-FM, WGCI-FM, WHTZ, WLTW, and WSIX-FM. During the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, Clear Channel sold off its ownership stake in Sirius XM Radio. As a result of the sale, nearly all of Clear Channel's XM stations, including Talk Radio, ceased broadcast over XM Satellite Radio on October 18, 2013. Only KIIS-FM and WHTZ continued on through their respective simulcasts, while also expanding to the Sirius Satellite Radio service. According to Radio Insight, all of Clear Channel's other XM stations were originally scheduled to depart the satellite service on August 28, 2013. However, the online newsletter Tom Taylor Now speculated these other stations were to remain on XM until "sometime in October" due to commitments to advertisers.[1][3]

Personalities[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

Programming Lineup[edit]

Weekdays[edit]

ET PT Show Network Notes
5 a.m. 2 a.m. Coast to Coast AM with George Noory Premiere Radio Networks Replay
9 a.m. 6 a.m. Glenn Beck Premiere Radio Networks Live
12 p.m. 9 a.m. Dave Ramsey The Dave Ramsey Show Tape, hours 2-3
2 p.m. 11 a.m. Live, hour 1.
3 p.m. 12 p.m. Randi Rhodes Premiere Radio Networks Live
6 p.m. 3 p.m. America Now with Andy Dean Premiere Radio Networks Live
9 p.m. 6 p.m. Brett Winterble Brandon D'Amore Networks Live
10 p.m. 7 p.m. Coast to Coast AM with George Noory Premiere Radio Networks "Early Edition" Refeed
1 a.m. 10 p.m. Live

Saturdays (as of 2012-06-23)[edit]

ET PT Show Network Notes
5 a.m. 2 a.m. Coast to Coast AM with George Noory Premiere Radio Networks Replay
9 a.m. 6 a.m. At Home with Gary Sullivan Premiere Radio Networks Live.
The fourth hour is not syndicated,
and is exclusive to 55KRC.
12 p.m. 9 a.m. The Weekend Premiere Radio Networks Live
3 p.m. 12 p.m. Rich Dad Radio with Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad/
Premiere Satellite Radio
Pre-recorded
4 p.m. 1 p.m. Both Sides Now with Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin Lifestyle TalkRadio Network Pre-recorded
3 p.m. 12 p.m. The Moll Anderson Show Premiere Satellite Radio Pre-recorded
6 p.m. 3 p.m. David Essel Alive! Premiere Satellite Radio Live
9 p.m. 6 p.m. Somewhere in Time with Art Bell Premiere Radio Networks Art Bell archive shows
1 a.m. 10 p.m. Coast to Coast AM with John B. Wells Premiere Radio Networks Live

Sundays (as of 2012-06-24)[edit]

ET PT Show Network Notes
5 a.m. 2 a.m. Coast to Coast AM with Ian Punnett Premiere Radio Networks Replay
9 a.m. 6 a.m. At Home with Gary Sullivan Premiere Radio Networks Live
12 p.m. 9 a.m. The Financial Physician with Lou Scatigna TheFinancialPhysician.com/
Premiere Satellite Radio
Live
1 p.m. 10 a.m. Real Estate Today Media Syndication Services /
Premiere Radio Networks
Pre-recorded
3 p.m. 12 p.m. Glenn Beck Weekend Premiere Radio Networks Best-of
5 p.m. 2 p.m. The Jack Abramoff Radio Show Premiere Satellite Radio Live
7 p.m. 4 p.m. Coast to Coast AM: The Best of George Noory Premiere Radio Networks Best-of
10 p.m. 7 p.m. Bill Cunningham Premiere Radio Networks Live
1 a.m. 10 p.m. Coast to Coast AM Sunday edition Premiere Radio Networks Live

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/84485/clear-channel-sells-siriusxm-stake-stations-to-leave-service/
  2. ^ Huffington Post: Cease & Desist to XM over Quinn & Rose. May 11, 2007.
  3. ^ http://kurthanson.com/news/siriusxm-will-reportedly-drop-clear-channel-stations-soon