SiriusXM Launches 24/7 Coronavirus Update Programming
SiriusXM today announced that Doctor Radio and NYU Langone Health's medical experts will launch 24/7 programming, live and on demand, dedicated to the latest news and updates surrounding the coronavirus. All programming will be presented by NYU Langone's team of infectious disease and medical authorities and curated by SiriusXM's Doctor Radio channel programmers.
This special programming’s goal, according to the announcement, is to help listeners separate fact from fiction, and to provide informational tips about prevention as well as guidance on what to be prepared for. NYU Langone Health's physicians contributing to the programming will include Infectious Disease specialists Dr. Mark Mulligan and Dr. Michael Phillips, and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Fritz Francois.
A guide - Coronavirus: Everything You Need To Know – has been created and will be available as a podcast on Pandora and an On Demand selection through SiriusXM's app and streaming platform. On the 15-minute podcast, Drs. Phillips and Francois discuss everything from the basics of a virus to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, including prevention, symptoms, and what to do if you experience them.
Doctor Radio will post a daily podcast, Coronavirus - What You Need To Know Now, available on Pandora and SiriusXM, drawn from updates and specials, consolidating in one place the latest news and information from Doctor Radio and NYU Langone Health. Also this week (March 2), Doctor Radio, Channel 110, will begin airing hourly coronavirus updates, and also across multiple select SiriusXM channels. The updates will provide the latest information and news related to the pandemic.
And starting March 6 at 2 p.m. ET, Doctor Radio will start airing regular live call-in specials where listeners can ask their own questions (877-698-3627), tweet @NYUDocs, or email firstname.lastname@example.org,with their questions.