NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today the launch of "Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School," a groundbreaking 24/7 channel created exclusively in collaboration with The Wharton School, airing on SiriusXM channel 111. Broadcasting from The Wharton School's historic Ivy League campus and Silicon Valley, the channel features a wide range of original shows hosted by one of the most cited and published faculties of all top-tier business schools. Regular guests will include world-renowned executives, captains of industry, thought leaders, and battle-tested experts.
From the biggest headlines of the day to the nuts/bolts of launching a business, the advice, information, topics and real-life people/businesses explored on the channel will help listeners navigate the 21st century business world. During the first week, SiriusXM listeners will hear an array of business leaders and notables, including: William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.; Bob Crandall, retired Chairman and CEO, American Airlines; Tony Pontauro, former top advertising executive, Anheuser-Busch; Neil Glat, President, New York Jets; Scott McNeil, President, the Philadelphia 76ers;Don Smolenski, President, Philadelphia Eagles; Doug Duncan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Fannie Mae; Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow; Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President, Women's World Banking; Adam Bryant, Corner Office columnist, The New York Times; Mark Iwry, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury; Roel de Vries, Corporate Vice President, Global Head of Marketing, Communications and Brand Strategy, Nissan Motor Company; Dave Gilboa, co-founder, Warby Parker; Anand Rajaraman, Vice President, Walmart; Andre Agassi, world's former top tennis player; Stuart Weitzman, designer, Stuart Weitzman, and Ajit Pai, FCC Commissioner.
"We have launched a channel that connects America's business owners, corporate executives, managers and entrepreneurs with some of the world's greatest business minds," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "From leading a team to turning the next big idea into a business, Business Radio delivers real-world advice and information, with every minute of the day focused on helping listeners succeed in their working lives."
"Business Radio is an innovative way to bring the work of our faculty and the expertise of business leaders into the practical world of the listeners," said Karl Ulrich, Vice Dean of Innovation, The Wharton School.
Anchored by professors of the school, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School airs via satellite on SiriusXM channel 111. Business 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 info on SiriusXM On Demand.
Highlights of "Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School" programming include:
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Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates ongoing economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants annually in executive education programs; and a powerful alumni network of more than 92,000 graduates.