Celebrate Juneteenth with exclusive specials featuring iconic Black comics, actors & more


SiriusXM is honouring Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, with exclusive specials dedicated to informing and educating listeners about the significance of the holiday while also celebrating Black voices across news, music, entertainment, business and beyond. See the full programming list below, and start listening to some of the specials now.

Juneteenth is the longest-running celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, two and half years after the delivery of the Emancipation Proclamation, Black people in Texas learned that they were freed by executive decree. The observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Road to Freedom

SiriusXM Urban View’s (Ch. 126) Karen Hunter hosts a series of Town Hall interviews centred around Black wealth, starting with entrepreneur Psychelia Terry, founder and CEO of Urban Hydration.

Tune in: June 20th

Smart Funny & Black Radio

On a special Juneteenth episode of Smart Funny & Black Radio on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio (Ch. 96), Amanda Seales and her co-hosts play a Black pop culture knowledge game with the episode’s comedian guests, Chris Spencer and Amberia Allen.

Tune in: June 19 and June 20 at 10 am ET

Julie Mason Mornings

On the Juneteenth edition of Julie Mason Mornings on POTUS Politics (Ch. 124), Julie Mason will speak with Toluse Olorunippa on his book His Name is George Floyd; SiriusXM Urban View host Joe Madison on his book Radioactive; Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives Senfronia Calpernia; and White House Reporter for the Grio April Ryan on her forthcoming book Black Women Will Save the World: An Anthem.

Tune in: June 20, 6 –9 am ET

Juneteenth Takeover

Comedians Deon Cole and Yamaneika Saunders take over Netflix Is a Joke Radio (Ch. 93) to celebrate Juneteenth and play standup clips from some of the funniest Black comedians in the world.

Tune in: June 19 at 10 am and 5 pm ET

Pass the Mic: Juneteenth

Black Voters Matter Co-Founder LaTosha Brown takes over the SiriusXM Progress (Ch. 127) airwaves to commemorate Juneteenth and bring light to the continued push for reparations for African Americans in this country.

Tune in: June 18 at 2 pm ET and throughout the weekend

The Jess Cagle Show

Listen to a Juneteenth special on The Jess Cagle Show on SiriusXM Stars (Ch. 109), celebrating Black voices in entertainment including Samuel L. Jackson, Jenifer Lewis and Omar Epps.

Tune in: June 20 at 4 pm ET

’60s Satellite Survey

Dave Hoeffel hosts a special edition of the ’60s Satellite Survey on ’60s Gold (Ch. 73), counting down Billboard’s biggest R&B hits of 1967 — a great year for soul music that included The Supremes, Temptations, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin and many more.

Tune in: June 18 at 2 pm ET

The Ladies’ Room with Jazzy

Jazzy and four of her favourite girlfriends gather together on this podcast to spill tea. Controversial conversations commence behind closed doors — but you can listen in! In this episode, Jazzy and friends discuss Juneteenth, Pride Month, their usual gossip and more.

Black in America

The Juneteenth special on SiriusXM Patriot (Ch. 125) looks at the growth in Black America and Black American triumphs that outweigh tragedy and what the future holds with special guests Dr Ben Carson, Rep Burgess Owens, Dr Walter Minton, Charles Payne, Eddie Slaughter, Gianno Cladwell, Ronda Kennedy, Jason Riley, Ken Blackwell and Terris Todd.

Tune in: June 20