SiriusXM Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with Moving Specials

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16), SiriusXM is honoring the life and legacy of King with specials across music, talk, and sports. King’s work and words remain as relevant as ever today as we continue the cause against racial discrimination that he furthered through activism and civil disobedience.

See how SiriusXM channels are paying homage to Dr. King below (all times in ET).

SiriusXM host Nik Carter assembled a special playlist in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day titled Soul of the Struggle: Music Inspired by the Civil Rights EraThe playlist includes civil rights anthems like “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke, “Blackbird” by The Beatles, “Fight the Power” by the Isley Brothers and many more. Stream the playlist anytime on the SXM App.

This Monday at 12pm and 9pm, SiriusXM NBA Radio (Ch. 86) will air a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special featuring the following guests:

Gary Payton – Hall of Famer/2023 Sports Legacy Award recipient

Nancy Lieberman – Hall of Famer/2023 Sports Legacy Award recipient

Russell Wigginton – National Civil Rights Museum President

Alveda King – Niece of Martin Luther King Jr.

Plus, listen to four live NBA games throughout the day starting 1pm.


On Mornings with Zerlina, host Zerlina Maxwell and special guests Bernice King and Martin Luther King III reflect on organizing, activism, and the legacy of the holiday. Listen Monday at 7am on SiriusXM Progress (Ch. 127) or anytime on the SXM App.

Click here to stream SiriusXM Progress

Soul Town

All throughout Monday on Soul Town (Ch. 49), hear Civil Rights associated songs with vignettes of Martin Luther King Jr. at the top of each hour.

Click here to stream Soul Town on SiriusXM

Monday at 1pm, Jor’dan Armstrong brings his unique brand of R&B-flavored Gospel to the Kirk Franklin’s Praise (Ch. 64) studio for a live performance and interview with Meta Washington.

Click here to stream Kirk Franklin's Praise on SiriusXM

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