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SiriusXM launches 'African Ancestry Radio' in observance of Black History Month
(February 6, 2015) SiriusXM today announced the launch of "African Ancestry Radio," a three-week series of live, call-in shows during which the hosts help listeners and celebrities of African descent in their quest to reconnect with their heritage.
Hosted by Gina Paige, co-founder of African Ancestry, and award-winning producer Shirley Neal, "African Ancestry Radio" launched live on Sunday, February 8 at 12:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Urban View channel 126 with Louis Gossett Jr. and Aunjanue Ellis as their first celebrity guests. Launched in celebration of Black History Month, the show will feature the hosts leading the conversation on heritage and guiding SiriusXM listeners of African descent looking to more accurately and reliably trace their roots.
In addition, "African Ancestry Radio" will feature discussions on how a person's roots influence personality, who they are and how they act. Each show will include at least one celebrity guest who has previously taken the tests and whose African ancestry will be revealed during the broadcast.
"'African Ancestry Radio' promises to be enlightening, empowering, and inspirational for SiriusXM listeners across the country," said Dave Gorab, Vice President and General Manager, Talk Programming, SiriusXM. "We are pleased to present this exclusive series as part of our special programming commemorating Black History Month."
After the broadcast, "African Ancestry Radio" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com. Visit www.siriusxm.com/ondemand for more information.
Gina Paige is co-founder of African Ancestry, Inc., pioneering a new way of tracing African lineage using genetics. Paige resides in Washington, D.C. and holds a degree in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Shirley Neal is an Emmy-Award winning television and film producer whose programming has aired on major broadcast and cable television outlets. She currently helms her own production company, Park Hill Entertainment.
SiriusXM Urban View features conversation, information, inspiration, empowerment, motivation and companionship from the African-American perspective.
Founded in 2003, African Ancestry Inc. pioneered genetics ancestry tracing for people of African descent across the world demystifying African roots for more than 100,000 people including icons such as The King Family, Oprah Winfrey, Isaiah Washington, Condoleezza Rice, Nas, Samuel L. Jackson and Andrew Young. It was featured in the ground-breaking PBS specials African American Lives and Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. More information is on www.siriusxm.com.
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