SiriusXM honours the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with moving specials

Martin Luther King

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16th), SiriusXM is honouring the life and legacy of King with specials across music, talk, and sports. King’s work and words remain as relevant as ever today as we continue the cause against racial discrimination that he furthered through activism and civil disobedience.

See how SiriusXM channels pay homage to Dr. King below (all times in ET).

SiriusXM host Nik Carter assembled a special playlist in honour of Martin Luther King Jr. Day titled Soul of the Struggle: Music Inspired by the Civil Rights Era. The playlist includes civil rights anthems like “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke, “Blackbird” by The Beatles, “Fight the Power” by the Isley Brothers and many more. Stream the playlist anytime on the SiriusXM app.

Monday at 12 pm and 9 pm, SiriusXM NBA Radio (Ch. 86) will air a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special featuring the following guests:

Gary Payton – Hall of Famer/2023 Sports Legacy Award recipient – ZOOM

Nancy Lieberman – Hall of Famer/2023 Sports Legacy Award recipient

Russell Wigginton – Nation Civil Rights Museum President

Alveda King – Niece of Martin Luther King Jr.

Plus, listen to four live NBA games throughout the day starting at 1 pm.

On Mornings with Zerlina, host Zerlina Maxwell and special guests Bernice King and Martin Luther King III reflect on organizing, activism, and the legacy of the holiday. Listen Monday at 7 am on SiriusXM Progress (Ch. 127) or anytime on the SiriusXM app.

All throughout Monday on Soul Town (Ch. 49), hear Civil Rights-associated songs with vignettes of Martin Luther King Jr. at the top of each hour.

Monday at 1 pm, Jor’dan Armstrong brings his unique brand of R&B-flavored Gospel to the Kirk Franklin’s Praise (Ch. 64) studio for a live performance and interview with Meta Washington.