FamilyNet, SIRIUS Satellite Radio Launches New Christian Talk Channel

SIRIUS Satellite Radio and FamilyNet have teamed up to bring Christian Talk exclusively on SIRIUS channel 159, according to an announcement by the satellite radio company.

The new channel airs most popular programs of FamilyNet – the television ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention – including preaching from some of the nation's top pastors, such as Billy Graham, Dr. Charles Stanley, and Dr. Richard Land.

"It is a goal for SIRIUS to offer the most comprehensive Christian programming, and we welcome FamilyNet's popular talk programming as the perfect complement to our Christian music offerings," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President of Entertainment and Sports.

"On this new channel, listeners will hear a message of hope and encouragement that's as relevant now as it was at the time of Southern Baptists' initial radio broadcast in 1941," said Martin Coleman, FamilyNet's Chief Operating Officer. "We're grateful for this opportunity SIRIUS has given us to build upon our rich heritage in radio broadcasting."

This week, the new Christian Talk channel will include programming such as ACLJ with Jay Sekulow, The 700 Club with Pat Robertson, and daily shows At Home-Live! and Your Health.

The nation's top pastors can also be heard on the talk show, including Dr. Charles Stanley, Dr. Jack Graham, Dr. David Jeremiah, and Dr. Bryant Wright, and leading evangelical talk personalities such as Dr. Richard Land.

In addition, special radio programs will be featured such as Way of the Master with actor Kirk Cameron and evangelist Ray Comfort.

Christian Talk channel 159 is the companion to SIRIUS' Christian music programming. The music programming offers three commercial-free channels devoted to Christian Hits (Spirit, channel 66), Christian Rock (Revolution, channel 67) and Gospel (Praise, channel 68).

SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk shows, news and information, and the most extensive sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by- play games of the NFL, NHL and NBA and is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL and NHL.