Sirius XM Radio announced yesterday that former talk show host and explosive “View” co-host Rosie O’Donnell will be hosting her own daily morning show on satellite radio come this fall.
The show, called “Rosie Radio,” will be a two-hour weekday talk show featuring Rosie’s unique take on the world — “an eclectic mix of humor, pop culture and serious conversation,” the satellite radio network said.
“Rosie Radio” will also have “an ensemble feel” thanks to a variety of guests who will be sitting in to talk with Rosie, including celebrities and average Joes. We doubt that Rosie’s former “View” co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck or Barbara Walters will be among the guests who join in the fun, although that would make for great ratings.
Full release after the jump
ROSIE O’DONNELL LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE DAILY MORNING SHOW ON SIRIUS XM RADIO
On “Rosie Radio” the beloved entertainer will redefine morning radio
Radio as entertaining and diverse as Rosie herself
Daily call-in show will tackle everything from pop culture to politics, movie stars to stay-at-home moms
NEW YORK — June 25, 2009 — SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced an agreement with Rosie O’Donnell – the Emmy-award winning talk show host, movie star, and stand-up comedienne – to host Rosie Radio, a new daily morning radio show.
Rosie Radio will launch this fall and air Monday through Friday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET/7:00 – 9:00 am PT exclusively on SIRIUS XM Stars, SIRIUS channel 102 and XM channel 155. Rosie Radio will be a daily, two-hour talk show on which the multi-talented entertainer will blend her many passions and interests — an eclectic mix of humor, pop culture and serious conversation.
“Rosie O’Donnell is a powerful, dynamic and entertaining voice and now you can only get her on SIRIUS XM,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. “Rosie’s millions of fans will hear her as they never have before, and have the chance to call in and talk to her and her intriguing guests. Rosie Radio will entertain, inform, surprise and delight.”
“This is an exciting new adventure â€“ two hours of talk show entertainment, without having to wear makeup. Perfection,” said Rosie O’Donnell. “I can’t wait to jumpstart each day with millions of SIRIUS XM listeners across the country.”
Rosie’s extraordinary life, interests, and experiences will drive content for the show. On Rosie Radio she will tackle a variety of topics with honesty and humor. The show will have an ensemble feel, and a wide range of guests will stop by to hang out including celebrities, everyday Americans, and other people of note that Rosie wants to have join the conversation.
Rosie Radio joins a compelling and expanding lineup of women’s programming and hosts on SIRIUS XM that includes Oprah Radio, Martha Stewart Living Radio, and Barbara Walters.