ENGLEWOOD, CO (03.30.23) – VAIS Technology has released new satellite radio integrated solutions specifically designed for 2022-23 GM and GMC vehicles. This solution allows owners of these models to add SiriusXM satellite radio to their existing factory stereo, without compromising factory functionality.
“Since 2003, VAIS Technology have been developing satellite radio adapters for vehicles that aren’t equipped from the factory with SiriusXM tuners,” Dennis Hopper, EVP, says. “While satellite radio is more popular than ever, many new OEM vehicles still don’t come equipped from the factory with satellite tuners. For 2023 several more OEM’s have removed satellite tuners from their platforms. Over the last few years Ford, Honda, Kia, Jeep, Mazda, Mercedes, and other have removed satellite tuners from their base model vehicles. VAIS Technology develops simple, easy to install integrated solutions that add satellite radio, but preserve factory functions.”
The new kits provide coverage for new GM and GMC models. Also, all these models are compatible with the GSR-UV01 (universal unit) which can be flashed using online software. This allows dealers to only stock one unit to do almost all applications. This adapter connects directly to the original factory radio and allows the vehicle owner to listen to satellite radio through the existing factory system. The VAIS integrated solution also allows for full control of satellite radio functions – changing stations, setting presets, steering wheel functions, etc.
GSR-GM05 and GSR-UV01 is available for order now. Retail price is $349.99 with SXV300 tuner included.
AUBURN HILLS, MI (03.28.23) – Alps Alpine North America, Inc. (“Alpine”) today released the free software update that includes SiriusXM-Ready with 360L on compatible head units, including the Alpine Halo11 iLX-F511, the Alpine Halo9 iLX-F509, the iLX-507, and Jeep-specific head units i509-WRA-JL and i509-WRA-JK. Alpine is the first aftermarket car audio company to offer SiriusXM-Ready head units enhanced with the satellite and streaming capabilities of 360L – SiriusXM’s most advanced audio entertainment platform.
SiriusXM with 360L combines satellite and streaming content delivery into a single, cohesive in-vehicle entertainment experience, providing more choice and a more customizable listening experience. SiriusXM with 360L delivers more SiriusXM channels (350+), SiriusXM’s Pandora Stations, “For You” recommendations, recorded on demand content and podcasts, and more. SiriusXM with 360L in Alpine’s head units will also feature individual SiriusXM listener profiles to allow multiple drivers and passengers to customize and maintain their own SiriusXM favorites and personalized recommendations, as well as voice search functionality.*
SiriusXM offers promotions for Alpine head unit owners that purchase and activate the SXV300 Tuner. Visit siriusxm.com/activatenow for offer details.
Subscribers can also listen to SiriusXM outside their vehicles on the SXM App, available on the App Store or Google Play, and on connected devices and speakers in their homes.
The free software update that includes SiriusXM-Ready with 360L is available now and can be found on the Alpine Knowledge Center (https://kb.alpine-usa.com). SiriusXM-Ready with 360L is available on compatible Alpine head units and requires the SXV300 Tuner and subscription (sold separately).
*Some 360L content and features require a Wi-Fi connection with internet access. Data rates may apply.
NEW YORK, NY (03.24.23) – SiriusXM has announced that for the 17th year, it will broadcast live from the 23rd annual Ultra Music Festival at Miami’s Bayfront Park.
SiriusXM’s live broadcast of the festival will begin on Friday, March 24 offering immersive coverage of live DJ sets from headliners including Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Kx5, Marshmello, Rezz, Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, and more, all weekend long. SiriusXM will also go behind-the-scenes and feature exclusive interviews with Ultra performers.
UMF Radio will take over SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution channel starting Friday, March 24 at 5 pm ET through Monday, March 27. Diplo’s Revolution is available to subscribers in their cars (channel 52), on the SXM App, and online at siriusxm.com. In addition to live broadcasts of DJ sets, the channel will feature “best of” highlights from this year’s festival airing all day long on Monday, March 27.
Listeners will also get a preview of what’s to come from SiriusXM’s new Miami studios, which will be officially opening soon, with exclusive live programming featuring some of the biggest names in Dance to kick off Ultra weekend. Multiple SiriusXM channels will air special interviews and performances leading into the festival today, March 23. On BPM (ch. 51) from 3pm-5pm ET tune in for performances and interviews with Joel Corry, Markus Schulz, Mau P, Regard, Shane Codd, Zara Larsson and others. On Chill (ch. 53) from 6pm-8pm ET listeners can tune in for sets by Cassian and RÜFÜS DU SOL, and airing on Diplo’s Revolution (ch. 52) will be live performances from Diplo from 9pm-10pm ET and Anabel Englund from 10pm-11pm ET. David Guetta will also sit down for interviews from SiriusXM’s Miami studios.
UMF Radio also broadcasts as a weekly show on SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution channel. Hosted by Andy Pate, the two hour show features live recorded performances from Ultra’s events around the world. UMF Radio airs Fridays from 6 pm – 8 pm ET.
Pandora will also launch a limited-run station featuring wall-to-wall music from festival headliners. Pandora UMF Radio begins Monday March 20th and continues through festival season.
ENGLEWOOD, CO (03.15.23) – VAIS Technology has released new satellite radio integrated solutions specifically designed for 2022-23 VW Atlas, Atlas Sport, Tiguan, Taos, Jetta, and Golf vehicles. This solution allows owners of these models to add SiriusXM satellite radio to their existing factory stereo, without compromising factory functionality.
“Since 2003, VAIS Technology have been developing satellite radio adapters for vehicles that aren’t equipped from the factory with SiriusXM tuners,” stated Dennis Hopper, EVP. “While satellite radio is more popular than ever, many new OEM vehicles still don’t come equipped from the factory with satellite tuners. For 2023 several more OEM’s have removed satellite tuners from their platforms. Over the last few years Ford, Honda, Kia, Jeep, Mazda, Mercedes, and other have removed satellite tuners from their base model vehicles. VAIS Technology develops simple, easy to install integrated solutions that add satellite radio, but preserve factory functions.”
The new kits provide coverage for new VW models. Also, all these models are compatible with the GSR-UV01 (universal unit) which can be flashed using online software. This allows dealers to only stock one unit to do almost all applications. This adapter connects directly to the original factory radio and allows the vehicle owner to listen to satellite radio through the existing factory system. The VAIS integrated solution also allows for full control of satellite radio functions – changing stations, setting presets, steering wheel functions, etc.
GSR-VW02 and GSR-UV01 is available for order now. Retail price is $349.99 with SXV300 tuner included.
NEW YORK, NY (03.14.23) – SiriusXM will offer listeners nationwide extensive coverage of NCAA® March Madness® – a favorite time of year for sports fans – carrying play-by-play of the entire 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, as well as play-by-play coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. In addition to tournament game broadcasts, listeners will also get the most in-depth expert analysis leading up to and throughout the tournament on SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 college sports talk channels.
From the First Four on March 14-15 in Dayton, Ohio through the Men’s Final Four® and National Championship game on April 1 and 3 in Houston, SiriusXM will air every game – from the tip to the final buzzer – of the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
SiriusXM will air NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship games, including live play-by-play of every game from the Sweet 16 through the Women’s Final Four and National Championship game on March 31 and April 2 in Dallas, plus select early round matchups.
All of the Men’s NCAA Tournament game broadcasts, and the Women’s NCAA Tournament game broadcasts from the Sweet 16 through the National Championship, are provided to SiriusXM by Westwood One, the official network radio partner of the NCAA.
Tournament matchups and SiriusXM channel assignments will be available at siriusxm.com/sports starting Monday, March 13.
On Selection Sunday®, March 12, SiriusXM listeners will get up-to-the-moment coverage as tournament teams and first round matchups are announced:
On Mad Dog Sports Radio (SiriusXM channel 82), Chris “Mad Dog” Russo and Steve Torre will host special Selection Sunday coverage live from 5 – 9 pm ET.
SiriusXM College Sports Radio (SiriusXM channel 84) will air Selection Sunday specials from 5 – 11 pm ET. At 5 pm ET, Kris Budden and Sean Farnham will host coverage of the men’s bracket reveal, then Chris Plank and Nicole Auerbach will take over as the women’s bracket is announced at 8 pm ET.
The official NCAA Tournament Selection Show produced by Westwood One will air on CBS Sports Radio (SiriusXM channel 158) from 6 – 9 pm ET. Hosts Jason Horowitz, PJ Carlesimo and Debbie Antonelli will cover the reveal of both the men’s and women’s tournament brackets.
These shows will feature interviews with special guests, including team coaches as well as NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee Chair Chris Reynolds and NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee Chair Lisa Peterson.
Hall of Famer and five-time national champion former head coach of the Duke Blue Devils Mike Krzyzewski will expand his presence on SiriusXM throughout the tournament. Basketball and Beyond with Coach K, which Krzyzewski has hosted weekly on SiriusXM since 2005, will air twice weekly on SiriusXM College Sports Radio for the next three weeks of tournament play. Fans will hear Coach K preview games and react to performances by players and teams, as well as Coach’s compelling one-on-one interviews with guests that listeners enjoy every week.
SiriusXM’s exclusive, dedicated college sports channels – SiriusXM College Sports Radio, SiriusXM ACC Radio, SiriusXM Big 12 Radio, SiriusXM Big Ten Radio, SiriusXM Pac-12 Radio and SiriusXM SEC Radio – will offer daily expert analysis throughout the tournament from former players, coaches and other college sports insiders. These channels will be a place for fans to call in and discuss the performances of their favorite teams and conferences.
Men’s and Women’s Tournament games, as well as SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 college sports talk channels, are available to subscribers nationwide in their cars and on the SXM App.
NEW YORK, NY (03.06.23) – SiriusXM will begin its season-long coverage of the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES® season with live coverage of this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding, running Sunday, March 5 (coverage starting at 11:30 am ET).
SiriusXM subscribers will have access to the live call of this race and every one of the 17 events on the INDYCAR calendar, including the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge (May 28), plus coverage of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES qualifying and practice sessions.
In addition to NTT INDYCAR SERIES races, SiriusXM will air INDY NXT by Firestone series races throughout the course of the season. The INDY NXT series features some of the world’s best young open-wheel drivers and has produced many of the stars in INDYCAR today.
INDYCAR broadcasts will be available to subscribers nationwide on the SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation channel in their cars (channel 160) and on the SXM App. For a schedule of races go to: SiriusXM.com/IndySeries.
In addition to on-track coverage, SiriusXM offers fans weekly shows and podcasts that feature active drivers delivering the ultimate insider’s perspective on the sport.
SiriusXM’s exclusive INDYCAR show, Brick-by-Brick will air every Wednesday (6 pm ET) on the NBC Sports Audio channel (SiriusXM channel 85). The show will also air on race days on the SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation channel and will be available on demand on the SXM App.
INDYCAR fans can also tune in to the podcast Off Track with Hinch & Rossi, hosted by Andretti Autosport teammates James Hinchcliffe and Alexander Rossi. New episodes of Off Track with Hinch & Rossi debut weekly and can be heard on the SXM App and all major podcast platforms. The podcast will also air every Saturday at 9 am and 1 pm ET on NBC Sports Audio and on race days on SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation.
SiriusXM will be the co-title sponsor on two cars in the field for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – the No. 06 Meyer Shank Racing Honda driven by four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves as well as the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda of 2016 INDYCAR SERIES Champion and winner of the 2019 Indianapolis 500 Simon Pagenaud. The cars driven by Pagenaud and Castroneves car will showcase the SiriusXM livery for all 16 races run in the U.S. this season.
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NEW YORK, NY (02.14.23) – SiriusXM will offer the most comprehensive audio coverage of the 65th running of the Daytona 500 on February 19, as well as all the news and events of NASCAR’s annual Speedweeks leading up to race day. Subscribers nationwide will have access to the live race broadcast, in-car audio from some of the sport’s top drivers, and daily coverage from Daytona International Speedway.
On Daytona 500 race day, SiriusXM will broadcast live starting at 7:00 am ET. When the green flag drops (approximately 2:30 pm ET) subscribers will hear every lap of the race live, followed by post-race coverage that will include interviews with the 2023 Daytona 500 Champion and other drivers. The programming airs on the exclusive 24/7 SiriusXM NASCAR Radio channel, which is available to subscribers nationwide in their cars (channel 90) and on the SXM App.
SiriusXM will also air 10 live Driver2Crew ChatterTM radio feeds on separate SiriusXM channels throughout the Daytona 500. Listeners will be able to hear the driver-to-crew communications of drivers including Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Bubba Wallace.
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will also provide live coverage of the Bluegreen Vacations Duel at DAYTONA on Thursday, Feb. 16 (6:00 pm ET), the NextEra Energy 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, Feb. 17 (7:00 pm ET), and the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, Feb. 18 (4:30 pm ET).
Throughout the day on Wednesday, Feb. 15, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will broadcast live from Daytona 500 Media Day, where hosts from the channel will interview each of the drivers in attendance. Following that, listeners will hear live coverage of Busch Light Pole Qualifying at 8:00 pm ET.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, leading into the Bluegreen Vacations Duel at DAYTONA, SiriusXM’s Dave Moody will host a special broadcast open to the public from the UNOH Fanzone (3:00 pm ET). Moody will interview several active and former drivers including Daytona 500 and Cup Series Champions and preview the evening’s twin races. Moody is expected to be joined on the show by Kyle Busch, Richard Childress, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Richard Petty, Martin Truex Jr. and more.
On Monday, Feb. 20, on The Morning Drive, hosts Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone will be joined live in studio by the 2023 Daytona 500 champion driver, crew chief and owner.
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio is the only national 24/7 channel covering NASCAR and features a lineup of hosts that includes many active and former drivers, crew chiefs and insiders. New to the SiriusXM NASCAR Radio lineup this year is 2011 Daytona 500 champion and two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series race winner Trevor Bayne. Bayne will make his debut during SiriusXM’s Speedweeks coverage on Friday, Feb. 17 (3:00 pm ET), then co-host SiriusXM Speedway with Dave Moody on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm ET throughout the season.
Reigning and two-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion and driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Joey Logano will return to host his exclusive SiriusXM show, Behind the Wheel with Joey Logano select Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 am ET) throughout the season on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
ENGLEWOOD, CO (02.10.23) – VAIS Technology has announced the addition of the latest SXM satellite radio adapter for immediate ordering. After exhaustive research by the VAIS Tech engineers, we have developed a new generation protocols states Dennis Hopper, EVP, VAIS Technology. The two units work the same, however the universal can be purchased immediately and flash with the new Mercedes protocols.
VAIS Technology has had lots of calls since many OEM’s have removed Sat radio in factory head units because of the IC chip shortages that plague many OEM’s. This gives new life into this ecosystem now. Simple installation like all GSR’s from VAIS Technology. More 2023 models will be introduced after the Mercedes pieces, as the requests from our dealers have grown exponentially
NEW YORK, NY (02.09.23) – SiriusXM has announced its extensive programming plans for Super Bowl LVII Week – February 6-12. SiriusXM listeners will have access to multiple broadcasts of the game, a dedicated Super Bowl pop-up channel and a variety of exclusive sports and entertainment programming live from Phoenix, AZ.
On Super Bowl Sunday, February 12 (6:30 pm ET), SiriusXM will offer multiple live broadcasts of Super Bowl LVII from State Farm Stadium. Listeners can tune in to the Kansas City Chiefs team broadcast, the Philadelphia Eagles team broadcast, the Westwood One national radio broadcast and a Spanish-language broadcast. Channels can be found at SiriusXM.com/NFLschedule.
Super Bowl game broadcasts – as well as SiriusXM programming airing throughout Super Bowl Week – are available to subscribers on SiriusXM radios in their cars and on the SXM App.
During the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show, SiriusXM will offer listeners the broadcast of the on-field musical performance by Rihanna. Listeners can hear it live on SiriusXM Hits 1 (SiriusXM 2), The Heat (SiriusXM 46) and Super Bowl LVII Radio (SiriusXM 104).
SiriusXM’s 24/7 NFL channel – SiriusXM NFL Radio (SiriusXM 88) – will broadcast live from Radio Row at the Phoenix Convention Center each day of Super Bowl Week starting at 9 am ET/7 am MT on February 6th. SiriusXM NFL Radio hosts in Phoenix will include Tim Brown, Rich Gannon, Torry Holt, Pat Kirwan, Ryan Leaf, Ed McCaffrey, Jim Miller, Kirk Morrison, Torrey Smith, Max Starks, Robert Turbin, Shane Vereen, Solomon Wilcots, Howard Balzer, Alex Marvez and Bruce Murray.
On Thursday, February 9, SiriusXM NFL Radio will have live interviews from the red carpet before the annual NFL Honors event that salutes the top players and performers of the 2022 season, including the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide, the AP Most Valuable Player, AP Coach of the Year and more. Listeners will also hear live coverage of the announcement of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023 and interviews with the future inductees.
Super Bowl LVII Radio launches as a special week-long pop-up channel on Monday, February 6 (SiriusXM 104). The channel will feature SiriusXM’s Amber Theoharis conducting interviews with players and personalities throughout the week and will be the home for highlights from the best programming happening across several SiriusXM channels during Super Bowl Week. Throughout the week, the channel will also be a source for fans who want info on the NFL activities happening in Phoenix, including Super Bowl Experience and GameDay Fan Plaza, and game day specifics on transportation, parking, stadium security and more.
“With all eyes and ears focused on Phoenix for Super Bowl Week, SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “With multiple game broadcasts, several channels in Phoenix covering the latest news and providing expert analysis on the teams, interviews with many of the celebrities in town for the game, and our exclusive concert with Luke Combs, our subscribers will have exceptional access throughout the biggest week on the NFL calendar.”
SiriusXM programming highlights for Super Bowl Week include the following:
Mad Dog Sports Radio (SiriusXM 82) will broadcast live from SiriusXM’s Radio Row set throughout the week, featuring shows hosted by Christopher ‘Mad Dog’ Russo, Adam Schein, Dusty Dvoracek, Danny Kanell and Steve Torre.
Former NFL All-Pro Brandon Marshall will host the Mad Dog Sports Radio show, I Am Athlete Tonight, alongside other I Am Athlete teammates from the SiriusXM set on Radio Row Wednesday through Friday at 7 pm ET/5 pm MT.
Dvoracek and Kanell will also host their college sports show, Dusty and Danny, heard on SiriusXM channel 84, from Radio Row weekdays at 5pm ET/3 pm MT. Dvoracek and Kanell will be joined by fellow SiriusXM college sports hosts Colt McCoy, Rick Neuheisel and Max Starks for multiple shows that week.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Katie Austin and Christen Harper will host a special SiriusXM broadcast on Radio Row on Friday at 1 pm ET/11 am MT that will feature several special guests. The show will air on Super Bowl LVII Radio that night at 8 pm ET.
Fantasy football expert Jeff Mans will host the SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio show, Elite Sports, live from Radio Row each weekday at 3 pm ET/1 pm MT (SiriusXM 87).
On SportsGrid Radio (SiriusXM 159), Ferrall Coast to Coast, hosted by Scott Ferrall, will originate from Radio Row each weekday at noon ET/10 am MT.
LaChina Robinson will be on Radio Row on Thursday to tape a new episode of the SiriusXM original podcast, Huuuge Fan, where stars share their love of their favorite sports teams.
This Is Happening with Mark Zito and Ryan Sampson, on SiriusXM Faction Talk (SiriusXM 103), will originate from Radio Row throughout the week.
SiriusXM announced last month that reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs will perform an exclusive concert on Thursday, February 9 at the Arizona Financial Theatre in Phoenix. The special concert, hosted by SiriusXM The Highway’s Storme Warren, will feature Combs performing songs from his latest album Growin’ Up as well as fan favorites. Ahead of the concert, Warren will sit down with Combs for an exclusive interview to discuss his new music, touring, becoming a father and more. The special performance will air live on SiriusXM’s The Highway (SiriusXM 56) on February 9 at 11 pm ET/9 pm MT and will be available to stream on the SXM App.
ENGLEWOOD, CO (01.11.23) – VAIS Technology has released new satellite radio integrated solutions specifically designed for ’21-‘23 Ford F-150, Bronco and Transit with Sync 4. This solution allows owners of these models to add SiriusXM® satellite radio to their existing factory stereo, without compromising factory functionality.
“Since 2003, VAIS Technology have been developing satellite radio adapters for vehicles that aren’t equipped from the factory with SiriusXM® tuners,” Dennis Hopper, EVP, says. “While satellite radio is more popular than ever, many new OEM vehicles still don’t come equipped from the factory with satellite tuners. For 2022 several more OEM’s have removed satellite tuners from their platforms. Over the last few years Hyundai, Mazda, Kia, Jeep, Honda and Ford have removed satellite tuners from their base model vehicles. VAIS Technology develops simple, easy to install integrated solutions that add satellite radio, but preserve factory functions.”
The new kits provide coverage for new Ford models equipped with Sync 4 Radios. Also, all these models are compatible with the GSR-UV01 (universal unit) which can be flashed using online software. This allows dealers to only stock one unit to do almost all applications. This adapter connects directly to the original factory radio and allows the vehicle owner to listen to satellite radio through the existing factory system. The VAIS integrated solution also allows for full control of satellite radio functions – changing stations, setting presets, steering wheel functions, etc.