| 22 Mar 2018
SiriusXM's Joe Madison sets sights on 52-hour marathon broadcast

MUMBAI: SiriusXM announced that Joe Madison will host a special 52-hour broadcast of his show, Joe Madison The Black Eagle, in an effort to break the Guinness World Record for the longest marathon hosting of a radio talk show.

SiriusXM host Joe Madison will begin his broadcast marathon on Wednesday, 25 February at 6 am ET on SiriusXM Urban View channel 126. The show will broadcast live for 52 hours from the SiriusXM studios in Washington, D.C., ending on Friday, 27 February at 10 am.  In addition to the host's attempt at breaking the world record, Madison will be raising money for a worthy cause - the construction of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the final museum planned to be built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The broadcast, officially registered with the Guinness World Record Organisation, the recognised authority on record-breaking achievement, will include guests spanning the worlds of politics, entertainment and social activism.  Madison will also interview curators, historians, and donors of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Celebrity guests expected to participate in the historic broadcast include ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin; actor, director and political activist Danny Glover; General Motor's Vice President of Global Design Edward T. Welburn; sports journalist and host Stephen A. Smith; actor and comedian Wayne Brady; and, soul singer, songwriter Bettye Lavette.  Madison will also have health experts on the show, including SiriusXM Doctor Radio Medical Director Dr. Marc Siegel, to discuss key health concerns of the African American community.

Award-winning humanitarian and civil rights activist Joe Madison broadcasts his daily show on SiriusXM Urban View from the SiriusXM studios in Washington, D.C.  A constant participant in the political and national debate, Madison is one of the top African-American radio broadcasters in the nation today, most recently taking to the airways to lead the funding efforts to get actor and comedian Dick Gregory a most deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Madison has interviewed the President of the United States and the First Lady on multiple occasions and is in constant conversation with politicians, activists and the most prominent African American stars.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture was established by an Act of Congress in 2003.  Scheduled for completion in 2016, it will be built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on a five-acre tract adjacent to the Washington Monument. Currently, during the building phase, the museum is producing publications, hosting public programs and building collections. It is presenting exhibitions at other museums across the country and at its own gallery.

SiriusXM Urban View features conversation, information, inspiration, empowerment, motivation and companionship from the African-American perspective.