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Sirius XM Radio announces changes in trucking lineup

By ExpeditersOnline
Posted Feb 13th 2009 6:55AM

Sirius XM Radio's Road Dog Trucking Radio channel will now feature a single channel combining shows from legendary trucking radio hosts, the new generation of trucking radio talent, and exclusive programming from both the Sirius and XM services.

As of Feb. 17, for the first time XM subscribers will hear Sirius' dynamic trucking radio programming, and Sirius subscribers will have access to XM's lineup, on Road Dog Trucking Radio on Sirius channel 147 and XM channel 171.

Road Dog Trucking Radio will feature a 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 "The 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, interstate weather updates and interstate alerts detailing highway and construction delays.

"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," said Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer.

legendary DJ Bill Mack, who has hosted a daily trucking show on XM's Open Road channel for seven years, will join Willie Nelson's exclusive Sirius XM channel, Willie's Place, to host a daily show. The Bill Mack Show will premiere on Sirius XM's Willie's Place Sirius channel 64 and XM channel 13 on Monday, Feb. 16 and will air Monday-Friday from noon-3 p.m. ET.

Sirius XM's Road Dog Trucking Radio daily programming lineup:

Dave Nemo/7:00 - 11:00 am ET
Veteran radio personality Dave Nemo - marking his 40th year on the air - spotlights news and topics of interest for professional drivers, takes calls from around the country and welcomes guests such as industry leaders, government officials, and engineers on the leading edge of the trucking industry.

Freewheelin' with Meredith Ochs and Chris T./11:00 am - 2:00 pm ET
Daily high-energy talk show for truckers featuring news, pop culture topics and guests from the world of trucking, music, and more.

The Lockridge Report/2:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Trucking journalist Evan Lockridge tackles the tough issues facing truckers today - interviewing industry heavyweights and giving drivers a voice on breaking news and issues.

Dale Sommers: The Truckin' Bozo/4:00 - 7:00 pm ET
Trucking radio icon Dale "The Truckin' Bozo" Sommers delves into hot button issues affecting the trucking industry as well as politics and current events in his trademark upbeat style.

Landline Now/7:00 - 8:00 pm ET
Host Mark Reddig delivers important industry news and information focused on the professional trucker. Produced by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association exclusively for Sirius XM.

ATBS Business and Beyond/12:00 - 1:00 am ET
Host Kevin Rutherford explores topics such as taxes, tires, engines and new technology and how they affect the bottom lines of company drivers and owner operators.

Jonesey's All Night Truck Stop /1:00 - 5:00 am ET
Glen "Jonesey" Jones opens the phone lines to America's truckers for an all-night coast-to-coast gabfest. The son of a truck driver, Jones once held the Guinness Book World Record for longest continuous radio broadcast.

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