“Signal Boost” based on the popular activist newsletter from Zerlina Maxwell and Jess McIntosh to premiere on June 3
The culture and news program “#WokeAF” hosted by Danielle Moodie-Mills to debut June 4
NEW YORK – June 1, 2017 – This week SiriusXM will launch two new weekend shows, as it continues to strengthen its position as “The Voice of the Resistance” to the Trump administration. “Signal Boost” hosted by former Clinton campaign staffers Zerlina Maxwell and Jess McIntosh will premiere on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. ET, with “#WokeAF” launching Sunday at 10:00 a.m. ET on SiriusXM Progress channel 127.
Started as a newsletter to amplify the progressive movement’s activism following the presidential election, “Signal Boost” quickly became a popular, helpful resource for those looking to become informed or get involved in The Resistance. Now every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET, Maxwell and McIntosh will break down what’s happening in the Trump administration, the realities of how people will be affected, how listeners can fight back both online and on the ground, and more – all with their signature combination of wit and charm, with a healthy dose of sarcasm (and Beyoncé lyrics) mixed in. In addition to her hosting duties, Maxwell is also the Director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM.
Premiering the following day, June 4, at 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET, “#WokeAF” promises to be an invigorating Sunday morning show, existing at the intersection of politics and pop culture. In the race to break news and keep pace with an ever-evolving society and social media feeds, host Danielle Moodie-Mills will run through the week’s headlines, ringing the alarm on what people need to know to impress their friends at brunch. The live show will also feature interviews with progressive reporters, activists, celebrities, and artists, and welcome listeners and social media followers to call in and share what they’re “popping off” about this week.
“Signal Boost” and “#WokeAF” are two of the latest additions to SiriusXM Progress, which recently added “The Dean Obeidallah Show” and “The Young Turks” to weeknights, as the channel continues its commitment to shine the light on the controversies in Washington, D.C. and break through the news clutter to inform listeners about the stories that really matter.
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Danielle Lynn| Sr. Director of Corporate Communications| SiriusXM