SIRIUS XM's Book Radio Channel Takes Its Microphones to 'BookExpo America'

America's only radio channel dedicated 24/7 to books and authors

Book Radio brings listeners inside major publishing event with on-site interviews with authors and industry insiders, publishing news and views and more

Channel features wide variety of programming including author interviews, call-in shows, audio books daily, and slam poetry

NEW YORK, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that Book Radio, its newly expanded 24/7 channel devoted to all sides of the book world, will be on site at the 2009 BookExpo America, the internationally renowned annual convergence of publishers, authors, booksellers, agents, editors and others. Book Radio hosts Pia Lindstrom, Maggie Linton and Kim Alexander will bring listeners inside this major publishing event and conduct interviews with a wide-range of authors and industry insiders.

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The BookExpo America interviews will air beginning the week of June 2 exclusively on Book Radio, SIRIUS channel 117 and XM channel 163, across all of Book Radio's original interview programs -- Cover to Cover Live, Pia Lindstrom Presents, This is Audible, and Fiction Nation. At the end of this summer Book Radio will broadcast a BookExpo America special featuring the best interviews and highlights. The full programming schedule will be posted at and

Book Radio is a 24/7 channel that explores all sides of the book world with a wide and varied programming lineup featuring author interviews, daily broadcasts of audio books including "drive time bestsellers," radio theater and more. Book Radio's deep audio library covers the spectrum--fiction; non-fiction; biographies; self-help; comedy; young adult; literary fiction; thrillers; short stories; fantasy; mystery; suspense; and more, including Harlequin Romance Radio's sultry plots; original and inventive slam poetry and the classic works and characters of Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Tolstoy.

Book Radio recently expanded its programming lineup with the launch of Pia Lindstrom Presents, a weekly interview show hosted by the veteran movie and theater critic on which she talks to authors, film directors, producers, literary insiders, movie critics, slam poets, lyricists and others. Book Radio has also launched its first live weekly call-in show, Cover to Cover Live, on which hosts Maggie Linton and Kim Alexander connect listeners with the authors they love.

Lindstrom worked in television journalism for three decades in California and New York. She received two Emmy(R) Awards and the New York Associated Press Broadcasters Award for news reporting. She worked at WCBS-TV as a News Correspondent and for 23 years at WNBC-TV as a News Reporter, Co-Anchor and Arts Editor. Maggie Linton and Kim Alexander have a combined total of over 60 years of broadcasting experience. Linton is the Program Director of Book Radio and hosts her own show. Alexander is the host of Fiction Nation, a weekly conversation with writers, actors, editors and librarians, and This is Audible, a program that explores the spoken word in all its forms through conversations with authors, voice talents, reviews, and interviews as well as a weekly countdown of the hottest titles.

SIRIUS XM's Book Radio will be at Booth # 4684 at BookExpo America.

For the complete Book Radio programming lineup and the complete list of books and authors currently airing on the channel please visit and

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