XM announced Monday, Oct. 1, that it is now the satellite radio home to the Midnight Trucking Radio Network. Hosted by Eric Harley and Gary McNamara, the program featuring news and entertainment for truckers can be heard from 1 to 6 a.m. ET seven days a week on XM’s Open Road channel (XM 171), beginning Monday, Oct. 8.
Open Road is XM’s 24/7 full-service truckers’ channel offering 19 hours of live and original programming per day, and can be heard coast-to-coast, nationwide. Katie Award-winning hosts Harley and McNamara engage callers with the major issues of the day, including current events, legislation, popular culture, family issues, trucker news and information, detailed national weather forecasts, safety tips and interviews with trucking industry leaders.
“The Midnight Trucking Radio Network is the perfect compliment to the breadth of programming available to truckers on XM’s Open Road,” says Walter Kerner, general manager of vertical markets for XM Satellite Radio. “We’re pleased to add this institution in trucking entertainment to our exclusive lineup, providing the up-to-the-minute information and news that keeps truckers running safely and efficiently down the highway.”
“This is a natural progression for the Midnight Trucking Radio Network,” says Keri Korzeniewski, president and general manager of WBAP Radio, Midnight Trucking Radio Network’s flagship station. “The leading trucking content provider can now be heard live on XM, the leading satellite provider. Drivers will now be able to tune into one of the top trucking based programs on XM’s Open Road channel wherever they might travel, anywhere across the nation.”
Also on Monday, Oct. 8, the weekend program “ATBS Trucking Business & Beyond with Kevin Rutherford” will be expanding to seven days a week. In addition to its regular weekend timeslot — Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. ET — the program also will be heard nightly from 12 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET prior to the Midnight Trucking Radio Network. For more information and programming schedules, go to http://openroad.xmradio.com.