Land Line Now to join lineup on Sirius XM Radio expanded channel

| Thursday, February 12, 2009

OOIDA’s popular XM satellite radio news and info show, Land Line Now, will be heard by even more truckers after Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Sirius XM Radio announced Thursday, Feb. 12, it is expanding its Road Dog Trucking Radio channel to feature legendary trucking hosts and unparalleled exclusive programming from both the Sirius and XM services.

The lineup includes OOIDA’s Land Line Now, hosted by Mark Reddig and produced exclusively for Sirius XM by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. The show will be heard every evening at its regular time from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST with an encore presentation from 11 p.m. to midnight EST.

Land Line Now is the first daily news and information program designed specifically for America's truck drivers. Each day’s show includes a newscast keyed to the most important and current issues in trucking; national and state legislative analysis; and longer pieces that cover everything from truckers’ lifestyle to regulatory information.

That package is created by a team of veteran journalists and broadcasters, as well as a range of guests with expertise in the trucking industry. Reddig’s team includes News Anchor Reed Black, Senior Correspondent Terry Scruton, Producer and Senior Sound Engineer Barry Spillman, Second Engineer Jim Fetzer and Traffic Coordinator Sherry Murry.

Road Dog Trucking Radio – Sirius channel 147 and XM channel 171 - will be the ultimate 24/7 news, information, and entertainment destination for the professional truck driver. For the first time XM subscribers will hear Sirius’ dynamic trucking radio programming, and Sirius subscribers will have access to XM’s compelling lineup.

Along with the award-winning Land Line Now, Road Dog Trucking Radio will feature a stellar lineup of exclusive live call-in shows hosted by legends of trucking radio – such as Dave Nemo and “The Truckin’ Bozo” Dale Sommers, plus the next generation of trucking stars with Evan Lockridge’s Lockridge Report, Meredith Ochs and Chris T.’s Freewheelin’,and Glen “Jonesey” Jones, who will be keeping truckers company on the new overnight show Jonesey’s All Night Truck Stop.

Road Dog Trucking Radio also features exclusive Sirius XM Trucking News updates, plus interstate weather updates and interstate alerts detailing highway and construction delays – all designed with the professional driver in mind.

“Sirius and XM have a long history of providing companionship, community and information to truckers nationwide, with our signal always there for truckers as they drive from city to city. Truckers are among our most involved and loyal listeners, and it is a pleasure to now give them the best trucking radio on radio,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, Sirius XM Radio. “Sirius XM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio now connects all our listeners with the best trucking hosts in the business and, equally as important, with each other.”

For more information, please visit sirius.com/roaddogtrucking and xmradio.com. Land Line Now’s Web site is www.landlinenow.com.

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