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Sirius Satellite Radio Announces Line Up For Mid-America Trucking Show

2008-03-17 16:16:05

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•    Exclusive live broadcasts of Road Dog’s “Freewheelin’ with Meredith Ochs and Chris T,” “The Lockridge Report” and
SIRIUS’ Blue Collar Radio

•    Special SIRIUS Road Dog screening of acclaimed trucking documentary “Big Rig”

•    PLEASE SEE FULL SCHEDULE BELOW

•    CONTACT: Hillary Schupf, hschupf@siriusradio.com, 212-901-6739

SIRIUS’ lineup at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show features live broadcasts for Road Dog Trucking Radio and Blue Collar Radio.

Road Dog Trucking Radio, SIRIUS channel 147, is the exclusive 24-hour channel just for the drivers who keep America moving. Road Dog Trucking Radio features news, information and entertainment designed to lighten the load.

Road Dog shows Freewheelin’ with Meredith Ochs and Chris T. and The Lockridge Report will broadcast live from the SIRIUS booth #16116. SIRIUS’ Blue Collar Radio will also air a live on-site MATS broadcast.

Freewheelin' with Meredith Ochs and Chris T. is a daily call-in show covering news and entertainment. Every day Meredith and Chris T cover trucking as a lifestyle, as a culture, and as one of the most important jobs in the country.  Celebrity guests visit often, from governors to actors, from rock 'n' rollers to writers, but truckers are always the stars of the show.

The Lockridge Report is an independent, authoritative voice for the professional driver. Birmingham, AL-based, award-winning trucking journalist Evan Lockridge tackles the tough issues facing truckers today - putting industry heavyweights on the hot seat, keeping you on top of the breaking news and giving you a say on important topics.

Blue Collar Radio SIRIUS channel 103 features favorites from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and as well as everyman humor from great comedians and hilarious new stand-ups.

Highlights of the SIRIUS Road Dog Trucking Radio MATS lineup this year also include an exclusive Friday evening screening of Big Rig, an acclaimed trucking documentary, followed by a Q&A with director Doug Pray and producer Brad Blondheim, as well as an on-air appearance and autograph session with Grammy-award winning singer Kathy Mattea on Saturday afternoon.

The 2008 MATS SIRIUS ROAD DOG TRUCKING RADIO LINEUP AT SIRIUS BOOTH #16116:

Thursday, March 27
11:00 am – 2:00 pm ET
Freewheelin’ with Meredith Ochs and Chris T.
Broadcasting LIVE on SIRIUS Road Dog Trucking Radio (Booth #16116)

2:00 – 4:00 pm ET
The Lockridge Report with Evan Lockridge
Broadcasting LIVE on SIRIUS Road Dog Trucking Radio (Booth #16116)

Friday, March 28
11:00 am – 2:00 pm ET
Freewheelin’ with Meredith Ochs and Chris T.
Broadcasting LIVE on SIRIUS Road Dog Trucking Radio (Booth #16116)

2:00 – 4:00 pm ET
The Lockridge Report with Evan Lockridge
Broadcasting LIVE on SIRIUS Road Dog Trucking Radio (Booth #16116)

4:00 – 6:00 pm ET
Special live broadcast of Blue Collar Radio show Mark Says Hi
Host Mark Seman will interview truckers, fans and MATS-attendees.
Broadcasting LIVE on Blue Collar Radio (Booth #16116)

6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
SIRIUS presents Big Rig film screening
Screening to be held in Room B104, complimentary tickets available from SIRIUS Booth #16116
An exclusive MATS screening of the acclaimed documentary film Big Rig, featuring Q&A with director Doug Pray and producer Brad Blondheim.

Big Rig is a broad portrait of modern America as seen through the eyes of long-haul truck drivers.
Spanning 21,000 miles, 45 states, and dozens of truck stops.

Saturday, March 29
11:00 am – 2:00 pm ET
Freewheelin’ with Meredith Ochs and Chris T.
Broadcasting LIVE on SIRIUS Road Dog Trucking Radio (Booth #16116)

12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
Kathy Mattea, Grammy-award winning singer. Mattea is the singer-songwriter of the truckers’ favorite “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses.”
Her 15th album Coal will be released April 1.
LIVE appearance on SIRIUS Road Dog Trucking Radio & Autograph Signing (Booth #16116)

2:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Special live broadcast of Blue Collar Radio show Mark Says Hi
Host Mark Seman will interview truckers, fans and MATS-attendees.
Broadcasting LIVE on Blue Collar Radio (Booth #16116)

Stop by the SIRIUS booth for information on MATS special discounts on SIRIUS receivers and accessories. For more information, updated guest appearances and Road Dog Trucking Radio news please visit www.sirius.com/roaddogtrucking