By Demian Russian
Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced today that it will launch Dirty Pop with Lance Bass, a new daily show hosted by pop music star and LGBT rights advocate Lance Bass. Dirty Pop with Lance Bass will offer satellite radio listeners across the country an insider’s guide to pop culture.
“Lance Bass has proven himself as a top recording artist, performer, and producer, as well as extended his reach through social media. Now, millions of fans can connect personally with Lance every day, as he rides home with them leading a radio celebration of what is most interesting in pop culture. Lance’s Dirty Pop will quickly prove to be a must-listen for our large, growing, adventurous group of subscribers and listeners.”
– Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM Radio
The new daily evening-drive live call-in show will feature host Lance Bass combining his passion for music with his unique take on the pop culture news of the day, his insider access and experience, and his sense of humor and fun. Bass will regularly be joined by in-studio celebrity guests, along with a regular crew of his closest friends. Lance Bass’ friends and fans will also play an important role in the show via live calls to the show and contributions from Facebook and Twitter (@DirtyPop108). Lance will be hosting his new SiriusXM show from New York City and Los Angeles.
Dirty Pop with Lance Bass will launch Thursday, September 13th with a star-studded, surprise-filled premiere at Sirius XM Radio’s New York City studios.
“I can’t wait to launch my daily show, Dirty Pop. It will be so much fun to do and I’m excited to spend more time with our audience. Starting September 13, whether you’re getting off work or getting ready to go out, you’ll have the very latest in pop culture broken down by me and my Dirty Pop Peanuts. And the best part is that anything can happen on my show. Last week we had Mike “Boogie” from Big Brother in the studio talking game strategy when my assistant tells me, ‘Kato Kaelin – yes that Kato Kaelin – is in the hall. Should we bring him in?’ I said, ‘Absolutely,’ and the next thing I know we’re all having this great conversation about Clint Eastwood’s speech at the RNC. It was completely surreal. And I couldn’t get enough of it! Like I said, I can’t wait to go daily.”
– Lance Bass
Starting September 13th, Dirty Pop with Lance Bass will air live weeknights from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Eastern on SiriusXM OutQ (Sirius Radio and XM Radio channel 108). Encore presentations of the daily show will air weeknights from 11:00 pm – 1:00 am Eastern. A weekend version of the show will also air on Cosmopolitan magazine’s Cosmo Radio (Sirius Radio and XM Radio channel 109).
Lance Bass first began at Sirius XM Radio in July 2011 with his weekly show, The Pop Ten with Lance Bass.
Lance Bass was born and raised in Mississippi, eventually rising to fame as the bass singer for the multi-million selling pop group ‘NSYNC. After revealing in a July 2006 People magazine cover story that he is gay, Bass was awarded the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award in October 2006. Bass subsequently released his New York Times best-selling autobiography, Out of Sync, in 2007. His LGBT activist activities have included fundraising for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and producing the documentary Mississippi I Am, which is earning rave reviews on the film festival circuit.
Lance Bass was also a contestant on the 7th season of Dancing with the Stars, on which he and dance partner Lacey Schwimmer finished in third place. In addition, Bass also has a successful career as a film and television producer, serving at the helm of the romantic comedy feature On the Line, as well as for the upcoming television reality show with the working title My Famous Yard Sale, which is based on his soon to be released ecommerce site www.FamousYardSale.com where celebrities and their fans throw virtual yard sales to raise money for their favorite charities.
For more information and to view a video of Lance Bass talking about his new Sirius XM Radio show, visit www.siriusxm.com/outq.
Disclosure: Long SIRI
Contact the author: DemianRussian@SatelliteRadioPlayground.com