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Celebrate Asian Heritage Month on SiriusXM Canada

Tune in during the month of May for programming across music, entertainment, politics and sports spotlighting the Asian Canadian and Asian American and Pacific Islander community

TORONTO, April 30, 2021 /CNW/ - In honour of May's Asian Heritage Month, SiriusXM will feature a range of programming across entertainment, politics and sports that celebrates the rich Asian Canadian and Asian American and Pacific Islander (APPI) culture, traditions and history, while spotlighting leaders and change-makers within the community.

88rising Radio, the first all-Asian, multi-genre music radio channel available across the U.S. and Canada launched last year as a collaboration between SiriusXM and 88rising, the pioneering Asian-focused music and media company.  During Asian Heritage Month, the channel will continue to elevate the conversation around the Asian-American experience, explore Asian culture and amplify Asian-American artists, celebrities and members of the community. New specialty programming for the month of May on 88rising Radio includes: 

For more information on 88rising Radio, please visit HERE.

Steve Aoki's Remix Radio will feature a vast array of genre-bending DJ mixes from well-respected, globally known electronic artists from the AAPI community including Steve Aoki, ZHU, Autograf, BEAUZ, DRUU, Elephante, Florian Picasso, Henry Fong, LICK, Qrion, Wax Motif, JVNA, with more guest artists announced soon. For more information on the channel please visit HERE.

Disney Hits will feature a special edition of The Extra Magic Hour on the week of May 17 to highlight AAPI month. The special themed hour airing daily at 12:00 p.m. ET and PT for the entire week, will feature songs from Moana, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch and more. 

During the last weekend in May, Progress (ch. 127) will continue their "Pass the Mic" series. Inspired by the #sharethemicnow movement that took over Instagram last summer where prominent figures handed over their accounts to young and inspiring individuals, SiriusXM Progress will "pass the mic," giving over an hour of programming to underrepresented AAPI voices.

Throughout the month, Raw Dog Comedy (ch. 99), Comedy Central Radio (ch.95) and Laugh USA (ch. 98) will feature comedy blocks with favourite AAPI comedians, including Ronny Chieng, Jo Koy, Aparna Nancherla, Russell Peters, and more.

Filipino Canadian comic Ron Josol will be taking over Comic Stripped for the month of May on Just For Laughs Canada (ch. 168). Ron will be interviewing other comics of Asian heritage and will be popping in throughout the month to spin tracks from those same comedians. Check it out Saturdays and Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET, with a replay Tuesdays at 12:00 a.m.

Doctor Radio (ch.110) will also feature AAPI health coverage throughout the month with shows focused on dermatology, nutrition, health, and more. As anti-Asian attacks across the country continue, the need for mental health resources is greater than ever and SiriusXM and NYU Langone Health remain dedicated in the fight against anti-Asian racism. A new show, "Health Equity Now" is focused on addressing the health needs of minority populations and will air an AAPI special on Monday, May 10 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Canada Talks (ch.167) will feature long-form interviews all month long with Asian Canadians of note, and several of SiriusXM's sports talk channels will air feature segments and vignette spotlights throughout the month highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of the AAPI and Asian Canadian community to the world of sports. 

Stitcher's Earwolf comedy network welcomes comedian Jenny Yang (May 11) and Top Chef's Katsuji Tanabe (May 25) on their beloved show Spanish Aqui Presents.

Listeners can also explore podcast content on the SiriusXM app that highlights leaders in the Asian Canadian and AAPI community and elevates the conversation around recent issues and beyond.

Subscribers can listen on SiriusXM radios, online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM app, and with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or however they stream at home. Go to www.siriusxm.ca/ways-to-listen to learn more. 

About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country's leading audio entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers ad-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; podcasts; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.ca.

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides ad-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada's Best Managed Companies 11 years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member.

SOURCE Sirius XM Canada Inc.

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