SiriusXM Canada comes on strong for Black History Month

Kimberly K. Wilson

SiriusXM has unveiled its lineup of special programming across music, talk, sports, and comedy in honour of Black History Month. The country’s leading audio entertainment company will showcase Black history and its influence on culture all year long, throughout February, with a collection of limited-run channels and special events spotlighting the artists and other influential figures who have transformed Black communities and shaped society, art, and more.

“This Black History Month, SiriusXM is amplifying the Black experience and the impact of Black artists, creators, our hosts and talent have had on pop culture through our curated content,” said Kimberly K. Wilson, SVP, Brand and Consumer Marketing at SiriusXM. “The Power of Black Culture has influenced music of all genres, sports, comedy, and talk. We’re thrilled to honour Black voices across the diaspora and celebrate their brilliance.”

“While we run channels dedicated to amplifying Black voices and highlighting the Black experience year-round, our Black History Month programming aims to honour the generations of Black artists who have helped shape music as we know it today,” said Dion Summers, VP, Urban Music Programming at SiriusXM. “From jazz and blues to hip-hop and R&B, the influence of Black musicians is present throughout all aspects of culture, and we’re excited to offer our SiriusXM listeners a platform to experience and listen to Black artists’ cultural pride expressed through their music.”

Dion Summers

Programming highlights for Black History Month across SiriusXM includes:

The Apollo Theater Channel: From the early days of Jazz, through decades of R&B and Hip-Hop to today, The Apollo has been, and continues to be, the mecca of Black culture. The Apollo Theater Channel airs for two weeks on channel 104 starting February 14 and for 30 days on the SiriusXM App.

Notorious Radio: Notorious B.I.G., the Notorious Radio channel will feature his entire catalogue of music, along with music of other Hip-Hop artists and luminaries paying tribute to the rap legend gone far too soon. Notorious Radio for one week starting February 8 on channel 105 and 30 days starting February 3 on the SiriusXM App.

Black Music Forever: Hear the tracks that currently move The Culture, and discover the music that’s on the come-up. If it’s Hip-Hop and R&B that’s killin’ it in the clubs, or emerging Afropop and Caribbean vibes: ohannel 105 for one week starting February 15 and for 30 days on the SiriusXM App starting February 3.

SiriusXM creates and offers ad-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; podcasts; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company, as well as on smartphones and all connected devices on the SXM App. For more information, visit siriusxm.ca.