Joe Madison
Joe Madison (Courtesy photo)

Renowned national talk radio host and human rights activist Joe Madison has signed a new exclusive multiyear contract with SiriusXM.

Under the new long-term agreement, “Joe Madison The Black Eagle,” which broadcasts from SiriusXM’s studios in D.C., will continue to air daily from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET on SiriusXM’s Urban View channel 126, On Demand and through the SiriusXM app.

“Joe is the foundation of our Urban View channel, a tireless campaigner for social change and one of the best interviewers working in radio today,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM president and chief content officer. “We are thrilled to have him exclusively on SiriusXM and look forward to many more years of great radio with Joe.”

Widely recognized by the talk media industry, Urban View’s marquee host has interviewed an impressive roster of top world leaders — including President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on multiple occasions — and regularly welcomes members of Congress, community leaders, diplomats and other notable guests.

“I am very proud of the daily conversations we are having on our daily SiriusXM show,” Madison said. “At a critical time for our nation, when politics and race relations seem to be the driving forces behind the news, I feel honored to have the continued opportunity to have this influential platform that helps affect change.”

In early 2015, Madison hosted a special record-setting 52-hour broadcast of his SiriusXM show and raised more than $250,000 for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. He later broadcasted the show live during the museum’s historic inauguration.

Madison was named a finalist by the National Association of Black Journalists for the documentary, “USA & Cuba Reconnected” based on his historic broadcast from Cuba in June 2015, the first national American radio talk broadcast from the island nation in more than 50 years.

Additional accolades include being a recipient of the Civil Rights Outstanding Leadership Justice by Action Award, the highest honor given by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE) and regularly placing in Talkers Magazine “Heavy Hundred” list.

A former executive director for the NAACP in Detroit, Madison has served on the National Board of Directors of the NAACP and is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the American Red Cross.

Madison, who joined SiriusXM in 2001, was recently named a 2017 nominee for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

The Urban View channel is the radio home of diverse African-American programming on SiriusXM.

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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