Celebrate AAPI culture with 88rising Radio’s specials across music, comedy & more

Throughout May, 88rising Radio (Ch. 305) will celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) with exclusive programming highlighting the the AAPI community’s rich contributions to music, comedy, and more.

88rising Radio — the first all-Asian, multi-genre music radio channel available across the US — launched last year as a collaboration between SiriusXM and 88rising, the pioneering Asian-focused music and media company. During AAPIHM, the channel will continue to elevate the conversation around the Asian American experience, explore Asian culture, and amplify Asian American artists, celebrities, and members of the community. New specialty programming for the month includes:

88rising Speakers

Emmy Award-winning journalist Dolly Li will host an ongoing series of conversations exploring the Asian-American experience, past and present, featuring AAPI leaders across industries — from politics to female empowerment to small businesses. Bay Area rapper and biotech scientist Ruby Ibarra will be featured next.


Twice per hour throughout the month, channel hosts will spotlight AAPI artists by sharing their stories and songs. The special highlight airs weekdays during Dumb Early from 7am to 12pm ET and SOSUPERSOUNDS from 3pm to 8pm ET.


Throughout each day, Asian celebrities such as Ronny Chieng, Ali Wong, Daniel Dae Kim, mxmtoon, Beabadoobee, and Kang Daniel will dedicate songs to their loved ones. These moving tributes air daily from 12pm to 3pm ET and 9pm to 7am ET, plus throughout the day on weekends.

Guest DJs on House of Jade and There, There

Both global Asian mix shows invite DJs and producers from the Asian American community to curate mixes that will be aired on their respective nights during AAPIHM. Guest DJs include Sohmi, Hotel Garuda, Gryffin, Patlok, Tysu, Charlee Nguyen, Luv.Ly, and Eiiwun. House of Jade airs every Friday at 8pm ET while There, There airs on Thursdays at 9pm ET.


Show host and DJ SOSUPERSAM will engage in a special conversation with Steve Aoki about the culture, influence, and current issues facing the Asian American community, which will air on May 25 at 5pm ET.  The conversation will also be rebroadcast on Steve Aoki’s newly launched SiriusXM channel, Steve Aoki’s Remix Radio (Ch. 735), and BPM (Ch. 51).

The Joy F*ck Club with Joel Kim Booster

On May 6 at 8pm ET, the channel will air a new episode from the series where comedian Joel Kim Booster invites his comic friends on to discuss the hardships and hilarities of the Asian American experience. This episode will feature Bowen Yang, best known for his roles on SNL and Awkwafina is Nora from Queens. This episode will also be available on the SiriusXM app the following day.

Plus, Pandora will also launch the complimentary mixtape 88rising Radio on Pandora. The May mixtape will feature Asian American artists curated by the trailblazing Asian music label, as well as exclusive artist audio messages from Hojean, spill tab, Stephanie Poetri, Jai Wolf, and more. Following May, the mixtape will expand to showcase music from Asian artists from around the world. Listeners will be able to go behind the scenes of the best music across Asia — from K-Pop, Asian RnB, Hip Hop, and beyond.

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