Charlie Daniels joins Sirius as voice of Road Dog Trucking

| 4/26/2006

Sirius Satellite Radio has named music legend Charlie Daniels to be the voice of Road Dog Trucking.

Road Dog Trucking, Sirius Channel 147, is a 24-hour channel geared toward professional drivers and is devoted entirely to the trucking culture. It features news, information, entertainment, music and original talk shows.

Daniels’ classic driving song “Road Dogs” will be the official theme song of the channel, and Daniels will make personal appearances throughout the year at various trucking industry events. He appeared April 24 as the first guest on the debut Sirius broadcast of his longtime friend Carl P. Mayfield’s program, “Carl P. Mayfield and the P-Team featuring Bubba Skynyrd.”

“Carl P. and me go way back and have made some wonderful memories together. It’s gonna be a hoot to share a microphone with him and talk to our truck driving buddies across America,” Daniels said.

“Carl P. Mayfield & the P-Team” will air weekdays in the evening drive time slot from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT. Mayfield is a Nashville broadcasting legend who has been a fixture on the radio, on WKDF and WSIX, for more than 25 years.

Another new show on the channel, “Hammerdown Radio with DJ RigRocker,” also launched on April 24 and airs weekdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. The show is a two-hour block of road music, presented by Road Dog Trucking program director Jeremy Tepper, aka DJ RigRocker.