XM new home to ‘Midnight Trucking Radio Network’ show

| 10/1/2007

XM Satellite Radio announced Monday it is now the home to the “Midnight Trucking Radio Network” program, hosted by Eric Harley and Gary McNamara.

The program featuring news and entertainment for truckers can be heard from 1 to 6 a.m. Eastern time, seven days a week, on XM’s Open Road Channel 171, beginning Monday, Oct. 8.

Award-winning hosts Eric Harley and Gary McNamara carry on a 38-year tradition of the “Midnight Trucking Radio Network” program. On the show, the duo engages callers with the major issues of the day including current events, legislation, popular culture, family issues, trucker news and information, detailed national weather forecasts, safety tips and interviews with trucking industry leaders.

Also on Oct. 8, the popular weekend program “ATBS Trucking Business & Beyond with Kevin Rutherford” will be expanding to seven days a week. In addition to its regular weekend time slot, Saturdays and Sundays, 4-7p.m. Eastern time, the program will also be heard nightly from midnight to 1 a.m. Eastern time.

Open Road Channel 171 is XM’s 24/7 full-service truckers’ channel, offering live and original programming that can be heard coast-to-coast, nationwide.

Open Road is also the exclusive home to shows from America’s most beloved national trucking radio personalities Bill Mack, Dale “Truckin’ Bozo” Sommers and Dave Nemo. “Land Line Now,” America’s first daily one-hour news program produced for the professional driver, hosted by Mark Reddig, is also exclusively on XM.