Written by: Martin Williams
Sirius XM’s “Praise” Channel 64 will become “Kirk Franklin’s Praise” as of Friday May 24, 2013. The commercial-free music channel will now be executive produced by Grammy Award Winning, multi platinum Gospel star Kirk Franklin. Sirius XM subscribers will get the opportunity to hear the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional gospel music 24/7. From Yolanda Adams to Shirley Caesar, the channel will be filled with uplifting music showcasing some of today’s most celebrated acts in Gospel Music. The station will launch at 12 pm EST on Friday May 24, 2013 with an exclusive in studio performance from Franklin and his band. The performance will re-air on Monday May 27th at 8 am, and will also be available on Sirius On Demand. On his new position with Sirius XM, Kirk states, “I am so honored and excited to be able to have this platform to bring music fans the biggest stars and the freshest new talents in Gospel music.” Kirk goes on to state that over the years Sirius XM has shown a true commitment to Gospel music and he’s “proud to be working alongside their staff to build this new channel.” Listeners of the station will continue to enjoy their favorite on air personalities: Gina Rogers, Meta Washington, and Fred Mills. Pastor Rudy Rasmus of Houston, TX will also continue his “Love Revolution” airing on Sundays at 12pm EST. Kirk Franklin will join the ranks of other prestigious artist and entertainers with their own channel on Sirius XM such as, Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio, Ozzy Osbourne’s Ozzy’s Boneyard, Pearl Jam Radio, Eminem’s Shade 45, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Roadhouse, and B.B. King’s Bluesville. For more information about Sirius XM log onto http://www.siriusxm.com/.