SiriusXM and 88rising, the pioneering Asian-focused music and media company, launched 88rising Radio, the first all-Asian, multi-genre music radio channel available across the U.S. The channel debuted on December 3 on SiriusXM’s Channel 305.
SiriusXM collaborated on the creation of the channel with 88rising, the Los Angeles-based artist collective and media platform, which represents the most cutting-edge artists from Asia, bridging Eastern and Western youth culture. 88rising, founded by Sean Miyashiro, developed and is curating the 24/7 channel. Pandora will launch a complementary 88rising Radio station in January that will include select tracks and exclusive artist audio messages from the SiriusXM channel.
88rising Radio features an array of music rarely heard on American radio, from the biggest pop songs topping the charts across Asia to current emerging discoveries, and feature artists from South Korea, China, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and more. You’ll hear artists such as BTS, Joji, BLACKPINK, TWICE, Rich Brian, Peggy Gou, Jackson Wang, beabadoobee, Iñigo Pascual, NIKI, and many more. When social distancing is no longer required, the channel will also provide a unique platform for touring artists to visit, conduct interviews and interact with listeners, and perform live on air at the SiriusXM studios in Los Angeles and New York.
The groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind music channel will debut with an all-star 24-hour takeover by acclaimed and closely followed Asian and Asian-American artists. Beginning December 3 at 3pm ET, 88rising artists and Asian talent from around the world will take over the channel, guest DJing the songs that define them, alongside some of the hottest Asian music acts and their own live performances. Participating artists will include Yuna, beabadoobee, Phum Viphurit, Japanese Breakfast, Keshi, and more.
88rising Radio will also include SOSUPERSOUNDS, hosted by DJ/singer SOSUPERSAM. In 2021, listeners will also get the first global Asian countdown show, The Greatest 8, hosted by Miyashiro and Joy F*ck Club, a six-part comedy interview series hosted by comedian Joel Kim Booster.
DJ SOSUPERSAM will introduce listeners to the best Asian music on an eclectic afternoon road trip through new music discoveries and the latest hits on SOSUPERSOUNDS. On The Greatest 8, Miyashiro will count down the eight hottest new tracks of the week, while interviewing the superstars of Asian music in-studio. The Joy F*ck Club will give listeners a front-row seat inside Booster’s imaginary comedy club, where emerging and established Asian comics debate and dispel Asian stereotypes, as well as share their own hilarious stories on their Asian-American experience.
Fans can tune in to 88rising’s DOUBLE HAPPINESS Global Holiday Festival here, which premiered on December 2. The inaugural festival featured never-before-seen performances, festive holiday covers, and exclusive video premieres from top Asian artists including headliners like Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge’s prodigious musical duo NxWorries, K-Pop boy band sensation ATEEZ, and K-Pop phenomenon CHUNG HA. For a full list of artists and more information, visit https://easternstandardti.me.
SiriusXM subscribers can listen to 88rising Radio on Channel 305 in vehicles and via SiriusXM online or on the SiriusXM app on a wide variety of connected devices, including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. The SiriusXM app also offers additional features such as SiriusXM video, Pandora stations and the SiriusXM App library with more than 10,000 hours of archived shows, exclusive music performances, interviews and audio documentaries. SiriusXM has special offers for new subscribers including three months of a SiriusXM Premier Streaming subscription for Free. To see Offer Details and to subscribe, visit www.SiriusXM.com/free3.
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