Sirius Satellite Radio has named John McMullen station manager for Sirius OutQ, the 24/7 talk radio channel targeted to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered listeners. Sirius is a subscription-based satellite radio service with more than 100 channels of mostly ad-free music, sports, news, and talk. It's also available to Dish Network subscribers through a satellite television subscription. As station manager, McMullen will develop partnerships with other media, organizations, and individuals while continuing to host his popular Sirius OutQ radio show, The John McMullen Show, which airs weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern. Sirius OutQ has an existing partnership with The Advocate in the form of The Advocate Sirius Out Q news, heard once an hour on Sirius and also available on Advocate.com.
"Serving the GLBT community with Sirius OutQ is very important to us," said Jeremy Coleman, Sirius vice president of talk programming, in a statement. "There is nothing like it anywhere else, and it has made such a difference in listeners' lives. John McMullen helped build Sirius OutQ, and his new role reflects our belief in him and the importance of the channel's continued growth." Said McMullen: "Having the opportunity to build one of the most dynamic and entertaining teams in talk radio has been a joy. I'm looking forward to developing strong strategic alliances, much as we've done with our media partner, The Advocate, and implementing initiatives that increase awareness and interest in our programming throughout the community."