- Playboy Radio
name = Playboy Radio
United States, Canada
frequency = SR198
format = Adult Entertainment
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Playboy Enterprises
website = [http://www.sirius.com/playboyradio Playboy Radio on Sirius]
Playboy Radio is a
radio stationon Sirius Satellite Radio. Playboy Radio was originally launched on XM Satellite Radioin September 2002. It was an attempt by Playboy Enterprisesto parlay its enormously popular softcore porn product to radio; not an easy task given Playboy's reliance on photos for fame. Included were programs such as " Night CallsRadio", originally hosted by adult film star Juli Ashtonand Playboy TVstar Tiffany Granath. Hall of Fame porn star Christy Canyonwas brought in as a replacement when Ashton left to pursue other ventures in April/May 2005. The channel also featured programs such as Playboy TV's " Sex Court", "The Weekend Flash" and "Sexy Stories". It was XM's first premium station—offered à la carteon top of the base XM subscription price (High Voltage featuring Opie and Anthonywould be the second). Playboy Radio gained a healthy following in the short time it was offered, including a dedicated group of "Night Calls" fans that established a strong online presence, although many complained the station offered too little content for the monthly price.
2005-08-20, the XM Radiowebsite informed customers that as of 2005-09-01, XM would no longer be offering the Playboy Radio channel. The removal of Playboy Radio brought the end of XM's premium stations as High Voltage was made available free of charge to all subscribers earlier in the year.
In January 2006, XM's competitor
Sirius Satellite Radioannounced they were picking up Playboy Radio and would be offering more shows than XM did. Playboy Radio debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio in March 2006 on channel 198. Unlike on XM, Playboy Radio is free of charge on Sirius, though subscribers will have to "opt-in" in order to receive the stream of the channel.
Currently, Playboy radio offers many shows, amongst them the popular Night Calls, now hosted by
Christy Canyonand Vanessa Blue. New programming includes "The Playboy Radio Morning Show", billed as "an audio version of " Playboy" magazine and featuring segments by Playboy founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner; "The Playmate Hour", featuring current and past Playboy Playmatecenterfolds; and "Afternoon Advice", an afternoon call-in show hosted by Tiffany Granathand a rotating panel of "sex experts."
Following the Sirius / XM merger, Playboy Radio returned to XM on
2008-09-30as part of it's "Best of Sirius" package and broadcasts on channel 99.
* [http://www.playboy.com/playboyradio/ Official Website]
* [http://www.sirius.com/playboyradio Playboy Radio on Sirius]
* [http://www.xmradio.com/onxm/channelpage.xmc?ch=99 Playboy Radio on XM]
* [http://www.pbrfans.org The Unofficial Playboy Radio Fanclub]
* [http://www.playboyradioblog.com Unofficial Playboy Radio Blog]
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