Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on SiriusXM, Pandora and Stitcher

May 03, 2022

Tune in during the month of May for special programming, new stations, podcast episodes and exclusive commentary spotlighting the AAPI community

NEW YORK, May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of May's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM), SiriusXM, Pandora and Stitcher are spotlighting special programming, new stations, podcast episodes, and exclusive commentary that celebrates the rich AAPI culture, traditions, and history.

SiriusXM will spotlight special programming throughout AAPI Month on K-Pop Radio, Steve Aoki's Remix Radio, Raw Dog Comedy, Comedy Central Radio, Disney Hits and 88rising Radio:

K-Pop Radio will take over channel 104 beginning May 18th through May 24th and highlight the genre's global superstars, including BTS, BLACKPINK, IU, SEVENTEEN, ITZY, (G)I-DLE, Big Bang, Girls Generation, Red Velvet and more.  K-Pop Radio is also available throughout the year on the SXM App.

Steve Aoki's Remix Radio will air on channel 104 beginning May 25th through May 31st and will include a new exclusive mix from Aoki featuring all Asian artists MONSTA X, BTS, Lay Zhang, WARZ, Ghost & ZUSHI and more, along with guest DJ appearances from Elephante, JVNA, and more to be announced. The channel will feature music from influential electronic artists from the AAPI community, including ZHU, Autograf, BEAUZ, DRUU, Florian Picasso, Henry Fong, LICK, Qrion, Wax Motif, and others. Fans can also tune in for an encore presentation of Aoki's conversation with SOSUPERSAM from 88rising Radio. Steve Aoki's Remix Radio is also available throughout the year on the SXM App.

Disney Hits (ch. 302) has tapped Topher Ngo of 4*Town, the breakout boy band from Disney Pixar's acclaimed family film Turning Red, to host a special AAPI Extra Magic Hour. The show will focus on songs from Disney's rich catalog of AAPI animated films, including Moana, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and more. The episode premieres on Monday, May 9th at 12 pm EST and repeats throughout the week.

88rising Radio (ch. 305), the first ever all-Asian music radio station, has invited all-star talent from all corners of the AAPI including Stephanie Poetri, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Tiffany Day to take over the channel and run the entire month. Guest hosts will spread love, offer wisdom, and select songs to celebrate AAPIHM and inspire the next generation of Asian creators.

SiriusXM's comedy channels will celebrate the month with stand-up from comedians including Aziz Ansari, Steve Byrne, Margaret Cho, Joy Koy, Russell Peters, Ali Wong, and more. The special programming will air on SiriusXM Raw Dog Comedy (ch. 99) on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2pm and 10pm ET throughout the month, and on Comedy Central Radio (ch. 95) at 5pm ET throughout the week of May 16th.

On May 1st, Pandora launched a new station, Pan-Asian United, that showcases and elevates the influence and impact that the AAPI community has on popular music. Pan-Asian United will feature a range of genres, spotlighting tracks from Asian-American and Pacific Islander artists such as Raveena, Steve Aoki, Kolohe Kai, Mitski, Dominic Fike, and H.E.R.. Rounding out the sound will be hits by international artists including BTS, BLACKPINK, Fiji, Stray Kids, Tesher, and Sons of Zion. Listen to Pan-Asian United on Pandora here.

Stitcher will celebrate AAPI Heritage Month by featuring a playlist on its app that highlights several AAPI-centric and AAPI-hosted podcasts. The shows cover a wide range of interests, from pop culture and comedy, to news and history, including Hidden Brain, in which host Shankar Vedantam uses science and storytelling to reveal the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships. The full collection of shows is available by clicking here.

SiriusXM is available to subscribers in their car, on their phone and connected devices at home with the SXM App. Streaming access is included for most subscribers. Go to https://www.siriusxm.com/ways-to-listen to learn more.

About SiriusXM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM's platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Stitcher, Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company's advertising sales arm, SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization, and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and the timing of events to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements:  we have been, and may continue to be, adversely affected by supply chain issues as a result of the global semiconductor supply shortage; the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has introduced significant uncertainty to our business; we face substantial competition and that competition is likely to increase over time; if our efforts to attract and retain subscribers and listeners, or convert listeners into subscribers, are not successful, our business will be adversely affected; we engage in extensive marketing efforts and the continued effectiveness of those efforts is an important part of our business; we rely on third parties for the operation of our business, and the failure of third parties to perform could adversely affect our business; we may not realize the benefits of acquisitions and other strategic investments and initiatives; a substantial number of our Sirius XM service subscribers periodically cancel their subscriptions and we cannot predict how successful we will be at retaining customers; our ability to profitably attract and retain subscribers to our Sirius XM service as our marketing efforts reach more price-sensitive consumers is uncertain; our business depends in part on the auto industry; failure of our satellites would significantly damage our business; our Sirius XM service may experience harmful interference from wireless operations; our Pandora ad-supported business has suffered a substantial and consistent loss of monthly active users, which may adversely affect our Pandora business; our failure to convince advertisers of the benefits of our Pandora ad-supported service could harm our business; if we are unable to maintain revenue growth from our advertising products our results of operations will be adversely affected; changes in mobile operating systems and browsers may hinder our ability to sell advertising and market our services; if we fail to accurately predict and play music, comedy or other content that our Pandora listeners enjoy, we may fail to retain existing and attract new listeners; privacy and data security laws and regulations may hinder our ability to market our services, sell advertising and impose legal liabilities; consumer protection laws and our failure to comply with them could damage our business; failure to comply with FCC requirements could damage our business; if we fail to protect the security of personal information about our customers, we could be subject to costly government enforcement actions and private litigation and our reputation could suffer; interruption or failure of our information technology and communications systems could impair the delivery of our service and harm our business; the market for music rights is changing and is subject to significant uncertainties; our Pandora services depend upon maintaining complex licenses with copyright owners, and these licenses contain onerous terms; the rates we must pay for "mechanical rights" to use musical works on our Pandora service have increased substantially and these new rates may adversely affect our business; failure to protect our intellectual property or actions by third parties to enforce their intellectual property rights could substantially harm our business and operating results; some of our services and technologies may use "open source" software, which may restrict how we use or distribute our services or require that we release the source code subject to those licenses; rapid technological and industry changes and new entrants could adversely impact our services; we have a significant amount of indebtedness, and our debt contains certain covenants that restrict our operations; we are a "controlled company" within the meaning of the NASDAQ listing rules and, as a result, qualify for, and rely on, exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements; while we currently pay a quarterly cash dividend to holders of our common stock, we may change our dividend policy at any time; our principal stockholder has significant influence, including over actions requiring stockholder approval, and its interests may differ from the interests of other holders of our common stock; if we are unable to attract and retain qualified personnel, our business could be harmed; our facilities could be damaged by natural catastrophes or terrorist activities; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation could have an adverse impact on our operations and financial condition; we may be exposed to liabilities that other entertainment service providers would not customarily be subject to; and our business and prospects depend on the strength of our brands. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

Source: SiriusXM

Media contact: 
Heidi Anne-Noel 
Hanne-noel@pandora.com

Cision View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/celebrate-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month-on-siriusxm-pandora-and-stitcher-301537888.html

SOURCE Sirius XM Holdings Inc.