By Demian Russian
Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced today that Sirius XM Radio host and stand-up comedian Pete Dominick will host a new daily morning drive call-in show – Stand Up! with Pete Dominick.
“Pete is a great entertainer and fearless thinker, unwilling to accept conventional wisdom and challenging people to think for themselves. There’s nothing else like this, and we look forward to giving our national audience a place to gather for smart, motivational and entertaining conversation where no idea is off limits.”
– Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM Radio
Inspired by his fascination with politics, public policy and social issues, Pete Dominick approaches everything with his unique and legendary wit, challenging listeners to take a stand, but keep an open mind. On his new morning show, Dominick will explore everything from foreign policy and economics to parenting and education, as well as the day’s top stories, along with expert guests and satellite radio listeners nationwide. Dominick will interview a wide range of guests—from policymakers to authors to celebrities to filmmakers to veterans and beyond—inviting them to tell their stories without agendas, scripts, or time limits.
“I don’t pretend to have all the answers. I’m proud to say I learn from my listeners instead of lecturing at them. My perspective as a stand-up comic and father of two girls is why I relate to and have a truly authentic connection with my listeners from all backgrounds. I’ll leave celebrity gossip and voyeurism to others while I explore more important issues with my listeners and the experts that can speak to them best.”
– Pete Dominick
Pete Dominick joined Sirius XM Radio in August 2006 as a host on Raw Dog Comedy. He launched Stand Up! on Sirius XM’s non-partisan political talk channel P.O.T.U.S. in February 2008, and the show quickly became a can’t-miss stop for experts and newsmakers. Dominick also made news himself in September 2010 with his interview with then-CNN host Rick Sanchez sparked a controversy when Sanchez made comments viewed as anti-Semitic that led to his being fired. For the last six years, Dominick has also had the sought-after job of opening for Stephen Colbert on “The Colbert Report,” a job he’ll leave to focus on his new Sirius XM radio show.
Beginning February 11th, Stand Up! with Pete Dominick will air live weekdays from 6:00 – 9:00 am ET, replaying from 6:00 – 9:00 am PT, on Indie (SiriusXM channel 104).
Stand Up! with Pete Dominick will also be made available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening online at SiriusXM.com or via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices.
SiriusXM’s Indie channel, formerly SiriusXM Stars Too, features daily shows hosted by Dominick, Covino & Rich and Jay Thomas, plus shows from Rotten Tomatoes, BuzzFeed, Neil Strauss and others.
Disclosure: Long SIRI
Contact the author: DemianRussian@SatelliteRadioPlayground.com