The Power (XM)
|Broadcast area||United States|
|First air date||2001|
|Class||Satellite Radio Station|
Sporting News Radio
Public Radio International
|Owner||XM Satellite Radio|
The channel was originally programmed by Radio One, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based company specializing in African American and urban radio formats. Radio One originally programmed four other music channels for XM, but XM has since taken control of those channels and removed all commercials.
In August 2007, Radio One overhauled The Power's daytime programming by affiliating it with its Syndication One subsidiary, the company's syndication arm. Radio programs Keeping it Real with Rev. Al Sharpton, 2 Live Stews, and The Warren Ballentine Show were added to the scheduled on 2007-08-13. We Ourselves, Studio B, and Make it Plain are no longer heard on XM Radio.
A couple months later, Syndication One announced that it would be folding its unit, and several of their programs would be canceled. One of these, the 2 Live Stews, was signed by Sporting News Radio.
On January 1, 2008, XM Satellite Radio gained full control of The Power from Radio One, Inc.. On January 7, 2008, GW on the Hill, Spirit, and Digital Spin are no longer heard on The Power. Also, all weekend programming and programming after 4 PM ET on weekdays has been suspended. Since this event, XM has added many shows specifically targeted to African-Americans from commercial and public radio.
As of February 2013, The Power has been renamed Urban View and as of May 9,2013, Urban View is now on channel 110.
The following shows air on The Power.
- "XM Channel Lineup". 2011-05-04. Retrieved 2011-05-02.
- Redding Jr., Robert (2007-10-07). "More changes, Radio One to pull the plug on Syndication One". Redding News Review. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
- Redding Jr., Robert (2008-01-01). "Radio One to sever ties with XM". Redding News Review. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
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