NEW YORK /PRNewswire — SiriusXM has announced that “Joel Osteen Radio,” the new exclusive channel headlined by the renowned spiritual and inspirational figure, will launch Mon., Sept. 29, on SiriusXM channel 128. The channel will be available on satellite radios, through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and at SiriusXM.com.
Osteen, the Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, America’s largest Christian congregation, will open the channel with a special Town Hall broadcast event from the SiriusXM studios in New York City. Osteen will be joined by his wife, Victoria, co-pastor of Lakewood Church, and will answer questions from an intimate audience of SiriusXM listeners for the inaugural broadcast of Joel Osteen Radio beginning at 5:00 pm ET.
“Victoria and I are excited to partner with SiriusXM and to bring a message of hope to millions of listeners,” said Joel Osteen. “More than ever before, people are looking for hope in their lives. I believe listeners will be uplifted and filled with an expectation that their best days are still out in front of them.”
“The Osteens’ new channel will deliver their message across the country, reaching listeners at a time in our world when inspiration is especially needed,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “From call-in shows with Joel and Victoria, to broadcasts of the weekly live services from Lakewood Church, to the archive of Joel’s sermons, the depth of programming on the channel will be remarkable.”
Joel Osteen Radio will showcase exclusive weekly call-in shows hosted by both Joel and Victoria. Joel Osteen Live will debut on October 6 and air every Monday at 5:00 pm ET, giving listeners the ability to interact directly with Joel, who will offer advice and encouragement for leading a fuller life.
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Victoria Osteen will begin hosting her weekly show, Victoria Osteen Live, on Wednesday, October 8, at 12:00 pm ET. The program will feature Victoria taking calls from her listeners, sharing her perspective on family and faith, and talking with special guests.
Listeners will also get the exclusive live radio broadcast of services from Lakewood Church in Houston, TX, on Saturdays at 7:00 pm ET, and Sundays at 9:30 am ET and 12:00 pm ET. Sunday’s 12:00 pm ET service will replay at 3:00 pm ET, giving listeners across the country an additional opportunity to tune in.
Additional featured elements of Joel Osteen Radio will include:
- Inspirational and motivational messages from Joel’s vast library of past and current sermons.
- Live broadcasts of Lakewood Church’s “Young Adult Worship Service” – Sunday nights at 8:00 pm ET – featuring youth-focused music and messages.
- Exclusive live radio broadcasts of Osteen’s “Night of Hope” events, featuring music and worship from venues around the country. Upcoming events include “A Night of Hope” from Greensboro, NC, on November 14, and “A Night of Hope” from New Orleans, LA, on December 5.
About Joel Osteen
Known worldwide as the Voice of Hope, Joel Osteen is considered by many as the leading inspirational figure of our time. As the senior pastor of America’s largest church, Joel reaches millions across the globe through his weekly television and radio broadcasts, his numerous #1 New York Times bestselling books, his perennial top 10 podcasts, and through his Night of Hope events where he has spoken to sold-out stadiums across the United States, Europe, Africa, and Australia. The New York Times has cited Osteen as one of the top three most influential personalities on Twitter, and in 2006, he was named as one of Barbara Walters’ “10 Most Fascinating People.” He resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Victoria, and their children.
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