SiriusXM and 88rising launch all-Asian artist music channel 88rising Radio
SiriusXM and 88rising, the pioneering Asian-focused music and media company, announced today the launch of 88rising Radio, the first all-Asian, multi-genre music radio channel available across the U.S. The channel will debut tomorrow, December 3 at 12 p.m. ET on SiriusXM’s channel 305.
SiriusXM collaborated on the creation of the channel with 88rising, the Los Angeles-based artist collective and media platform, which represents the most cutting-edge artists from Asia, and bridges Eastern and Western youth culture. 88rising, founded by Sean Miyashiro, will develop, curate, and present the 24/7 channel.
88rising Radio will broadcast an array of music rarely heard on American radio, from the biggest pop songs topping the charts across Asia, to current emerging discoveries, and feature artists from South Korea, China, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and more. Artists such as BTS, Joji, BLACKPINK, TWICE, Rich Brian, Peggy Gou, Jackson Wang, beabadoobee, Iñigo Pascual, NIKI, and many more will be included. When social distancing is no longer required, the channel will also provide a unique platform for touring artists to visit, conduct interviews and interact with listeners, and perform live-on-air at the SiriusXM studios in Los Angeles and New York.
The groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind commercial-free music channel will debut with an all-star 24-hour takeover by acclaimed and closely-followed Asian and Asian-American artists. Beginning at 3 p.m. ET, on December 3, 88rising artists and Asian talent from around the world will take over the channel, guest DJing the songs that define them, alongside some of the hottest Asian music acts and their own live performances. Participating artists will include Yuna, Dumbfoundead, beabadoobee, Phum Viphurit, Japanese Breakfast, Keshi, and more.
Starting Wednesday, December 2nd at 7 pm ET, fans can tune in to DOUBLE HAPPINESS Global Holiday Festival presented by 88rising for a sneak peek of what is to come on 88rising Radio. The inaugural festival will feature never-before-seen performances, festive holiday covers, and exclusive video premieres from top Asian artists including headliners like Anderson Paak and Knxwledge’s prodigious musical duo NxWorries, K-Pop boy band sensation ATEEZ, and K-Pop phenomenon CHUNG HA. Hosted in Los Angeles by rapper Dumbfoundead, DOUBLE HAPPINESS will feature 30+ artists hailing from eight countries around the world. For a full list of artists and more information visit https://easternstandardti.me.
88rising Radio will launch with daily programming including, Dumb Early, hosted by rapper/actor Dumbfoundead, and SOSUPERSOUNDS, hosted by DJ/singer SOSUPERSAM. In 2021, listeners will also get the first global Asian countdown show, The Greatest 8, hosted by Miyashiro and Joy F*ck Club, a six-part comedy interview series hosted by comedian Joel Kim Booster.
Waking up sucks, so set two alarms and get up and at ’em as Asian rap star Dumbfoundead brings you the latest in Asian pop culture. Plugged into every corner of the Asian community, Dumbfoundead starts your day off Dumb Early by playing fresh tracks, breaking down juicy celebrity gossip, hosting wild freestyles, and interviewing some of the biggest names in Asian-American music, film, television, comedy, and beyond.
Sit back and vibe with SOSUPERSAM as she plays you her super-cute Asian grooves. Featuring new music discoveries and essential classics, SOSUPERSOUNDS introduces you to the freshest K-Pop, Asian hip-hop, R&B, indie, and electronica every weekday afternoon. Take a road trip with SOSUPERSAM as she spins a sweet assortment of selections; hosts live performances; celebrates Asian women kicking-ass in music; and interviews DJs, designers, and tastemakers who are driving the culture forward.
THE JOY F*CK CLUB
Join comedian Joel Kim Booster and his A-list roster of comic friends inside the Joy F*ck Club as they discuss the horrors and hilarities of the Asian American experience, and serve up hot topics and hot takes on Asian American life. Grab a cozy front-row seat and get uncomfortable about the realities of being Asian American—full disclosures, no disclaimers.
The Asian music phenomenon needs its very own global authority. Listen to 88rising founder Sean Miyashiro count down eight must-hear Asian tracks of the week, premiere exclusive records, host unmissable live performances, and break bread with Asia’s biggest stars during his in-depth interviews. K-pop, Chinese trap, or Japanese House—no genre remains untouched by Miyashiro as he offers his encyclopedic knowledge of Asian music.