Honor the Asian American & Pacific Islander experience on SiriusXM, Pandora & Stitcher

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) in May, SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher will celebrate the rich AAPI culture, traditions, and history, as well as spotlight leaders and changemakers in the community, with the following exclusive programming across music, entertainment, politics, and sports.

88rising Radio (Ch. 305) — the first all-Asian, multi-genre music radio channel available across the U.S. — 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 with the exclusive programming below.

88rising Speakers

Emmy Award-winning journalist Dolly Li hosts the ongoing 88rising Speakers 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.

AAPI A-Z

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

Dedications

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. Airs daily 12pm to 3pm ET and 9pm to 7am ET, and throughout the day on weekends.

House of Jade & There There Guest DJs

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. There There airs on Thursdays at 9pm ET.

SOSUPERSOUNDS

SOSUPERSOUNDS 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’s newly launched SiriusXM channel, Steve Aoki’s Remix Radio (Ch. 735), and bpm (Ch. 51).

The Joy F*ck Club with Joel Booster

On May 6, the channel will air a new episode from The Joy F*ck Club in which comedian Joel Kim Booster invites his comic friends 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 will air at 8pm ET and be available on the SiriusXM app the following day.

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.


Steve Aoki’s Remix Radio (Ch. 735) will feature a vast array of genre-bending DJ mixes from well-respected, globally known electronic artists from the AAPI community, including Steve Aoki, ZHU, Autograf, BEAUZ, DRUU, Elephante, Florian Picasso, Henry Fong, LICK, Qrion, Wax Motif, and JVNA, with more guest artists announced soon. For more information on the channel and broadcast times, click here.


Disney Hits (Ch. 302) will feature a special edition of The Extra Magic Hour on the week of May 17 to highlight AAPI month. The hour-long special will air daily at 12pm ET and PT for the entire week, and feature songs from Moana, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and more.


During the last weekend in May, SiriusXM Progress (Ch. 127) will continue their Pass the Mic series. Inspired by the #sharethemicnow movement that took over Instagram last summer where prominent figures handed over their accounts to young and inspiring individuals, SiriusXM Progress will “pass the mic,” giving over an hour of programming to underrepresented AAPI voices.


Throughout the month, Raw Dog Comedy (Ch. 99), Comedy Central Radio (Ch. 95), and Laugh USA (Ch. 98) will feature comedy blocks with favorite AAPI comedians, including Ronny Chieng, Jo Koy, Aparna Nancherla, Russell Peters, and more.


Doctor Radio (Ch. 110) will also feature AAPI health coverage throughout the month with shows focused on dermatology, nutrition, health, and more. As anti-Asian attacks across the country continue, the need for mental health resources is greater than ever and SiriusXM and NYU Langone Health remain dedicated in the fight against anti-Asian racism. The new Health Equity Now series is focused on addressing the health needs of minority populations and will air an AAPI special on May 10 at 4pm ET.


Several of SiriusXM’s sports talk channels will air segments and vignettes throughout the month highlighting the accomplishments and contributions of the AAPI community to the world of sports.


Stitcher’s Earwolf comedy network welcomes comedian Jenny Yang (May 11) and Katsuji Tanabe from Top Chef (May 25) on their beloved show Spanish Aquí Presents.


Listeners can also explore podcast content on the SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher apps that highlights leaders in the AAPI community and elevates the national conversation around recent issues and beyond.

Plus, check out this SiriusXM video playlist featuring live performances by AAPI artists, including Anderson .Paak, Yo-Yo Ma, and Mitski:

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