Sirius Satellite Radio has announced the launch of Sirius Internet Radio (SIR), an Internet-only version of its service that will offer more than 75 channels of Sirius programming. The online service does not require a satellite radio receiver and will cost $12.95 per month. To celebrate the launch, listeners on Sirius.com will be able to hear The Howard Stern Show and Stern's two 24/7 channels at no charge on October 25 and 26, along with other music, talk and sports channels. Listeners can go to Sirius.com/howard to register for the free trial.
"Howard being available live for the first time ever to a worldwide audience is an unprecedented event in the history of radio," said Sirius President of Entertainment and Sports Scott Greenstein. "Listeners can now get what they have been missing: Howard at the top of his game and more than 75 channels of The Best Radio on Radio. It's now The Best Radio on the Internet."
A subscription to SIR will include 64 music channels and Sirius Football Radio, as well as a slew of Talk programming such as Howard 100 and Howard 101, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Maxim Radio, Cosmo Radio, Playboy Radio, Sirius OutQ and political channels Sirius Left and Sirius Patriot.