Joel Osteen is one of the most famous evangelical Christians in America today. His books often top the New York Times bestsellers list for several weeks and many people have found inspiration in his words. Now SiriusXM subscribers will be able to experience all Osteen has to offer and then some with a new radio station.
SiriusXM and Joel Osteen announced today that they will be jointly launching "Joel Osteen Radio" in the Fall. The station will be host to his weekly Sunday sermons as well as reruns of his most popular sermons from the past. Listeners will also have a chance to call in every week to a live show hosted by Osteen and his wife, Victoria.
"Victoria and I are excited about this new venture with SiriusXM," Osteen said. "We are humbled and appreciative to bring our message to the millions of SiriusXM listeners every day – and equally excited to get to know them personally through our call-in radio programs. We truly cannot wait to get started!"
While the station may not start until this Fall, SiriusXM is hitting the ground running with its new partnership. On June 7, the SiriusXM Stars station will broadcast Osteen's "Night of Hope" sermon from New York live starting at 7 p.m. The event promises "timely inspiration for our nation through worship, music, and a positive message about moving forward and realizing great things in life."
"Millions of people are drawn to Joel Osteen's words and uplifting message every week," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "We're honored to work with Joel and Victoria to create a new SiriusXM channel that will give people around the country access to the Osteens in a way that has never been done before. With their weekly call-in shows and Joel's positive message and spirit, Joel Osteen Radio will be both interactive and inspiring."
It's unknown if the new station will impact Osteen's current outreach through podcasts and traditional radio. It's unlikely, but we'll learn more about the station in the coming months.
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