“Muppet Radio” to Launch on SiriusXM
NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced that it will launch “Muppet Radio,” a five-day limited run Thanksgiving week channel hosted by Kermit the Frog featuring new and classic Muppet music and an array of Muppets interacting with hosts from SiriusXM’s talk/entertainment, music and sports channels.
“Muppet Radio” will launch November 23 at 12:01 am ET and air through November 28 at 3:00 am ET on SiriusXM channel 145, online on SiriusXM Internet Radio channel 813 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and mobile devices on Limited Engagements 3.
“Muppet Radio” will feature music from the new movie Disney’s “The Muppets,” as well as holiday favorites from Kermit and company and classics from the Muppet archives.
The wide variety of Muppet appearances/interviews on the channel includes: Gonzo performing a rap tribute to Eminem on his Shade45 uncensored hip-hop channel; The Swedish Chef swapping recipes with OutQ’s Frank DeCaro; Kermit, Miss Piggy and Pepe the Prawn talking about life as a Muppet and growing up green with Mindy on Kids Place Live; Fozzie Bear playing a trivia game with the SiriusXM Hits1 Morning Mash Up crew; Gonzo discussing his driving technique on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio; Electric Mayhem front man Dr. Teeth and Animal musing on music they love on country channel The Highway; Statler and Waldorf – aka the two old guys from the balcony – pontificating on the art of heckling with Raw Dog Comedy’s Mark Says Hi; Kermit and Miss Piggy professing their love for show tunes on SiriusXM’s On Broadway; Kermit and Sam Eagle talking politics with political host Joe “The Black Eagle” Madison and Miss Piggy giving Molly and Christine, aka “The Broads,” the real scoop on her relationship with Kermit.
“Muppet Radio” also features interviews with Disney’s “The Muppets” star/screenwriter/executive producer Jason Segel, the film’s director James Bobin and screenwriter/executive producer Nicholas Stoller. Gonzo and Fozzie will host a Muppets’ “The Green Album” special featuring covers of classic Muppet songs including “The Muppet Show Theme Song” performed by OK Go, “Rainbow Connection” performed by Weezer and Hayley Williams and My Morning Jacket’s rendition of “Our World.”
“Having the Muppets take over at SiriusXM was amazing! Lots of rocking, rolling, talking, laughing…and, of course, we spilled a lot of wet sticky stuff in the control room,” said Kermit the Frog. “Folks are gonna hear us in a whole new way…and we’d really love to do it again, just as soon as they repair the studio.”
“The Muppets have been a wonderful part of so many of our listeners’ lives over the years, an iconic brand and truly unique entertainers,” said Jeremy Coleman, SiriusXM’s Senior Vice President, Talk & Entertainment Programming, “It’s a pleasure to launch ‘Muppet Radio’ to bring back those memories and get a fresh taste, as we found when the Muppets ran from studio to studio interacting with our hosts.”
Sample “Muppet Radio” on these embeddable audio excerpts:
- Fozzie on SiriusXM Hits1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMAGBbf5b8s
- Gonzo on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN_aLlmNsZs
- Kermit and Miss Piggy on Kids Place Live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zeRbcHX3Ck
Visit www.siriusxm.com/muppetradio for the complete channel lineup and more information about the Muppets on SiriusXM.
In Disney’s “The Muppets,” Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds while on vacation in Los Angeles. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With a screenplay written by Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller, the film is directed by James Bobin. Featuring signature celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” hits the big screen November 23, 2011. The film is rated PG by the MPAA. <font size=”2″ face=”Arial”>Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack to Disney’s “The Muppets” on November 21.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio is America’s satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.
SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.
This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as “will likely result,” “are expected to,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimated,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “outlook” or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.
The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: our competitive position versus other forms of audio and video entertainment; our ability to retain subscribers and maintain our average monthly revenue per subscriber; our dependence upon automakers and other third parties; potential economic recessionary trends and uncertain economic outlook; our substantial indebtedness; and the useful life of our satellites, which, in most cases, are not insured. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and available at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.
Contact for SiriusXM:
SOURCE Sirius XM Radio