Exclusive: SiriusXM’s Praise Channel to Become Kirk Franklin’s PraisePublished by Torrence Glenn on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:55 pm.
It’s been a while hasn’t it? But I’m back with some BIG NEWS. Yes, you read that headline correctly!
Sirius XM Radio has officially announced today that its gospel music channel, Praise, will become Kirk Franklin’s Praise! You got it right, the SiriusXM Praise Channel is getting a makeover with the multi-Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling Kirk Franklin at the helm!
Kirk Franklin’s Praise programming will be commercial free and feature contemporary and classic gospel. It will be available via satellite on channel 64, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and tablets, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The 24/7 commercial-free gospel music channel will launch on Friday, May 24, at 12 Noon ET.
Kirk Franklin will celebrate the launch of Kirk Franklin’s Praise with a live performance and an intimate Q&A in front of an audience for SiriusXM’s “Artist Confidential” series. The performance will air on Kirk Franklin’s Praise channel, on Monday, May 27 8:00 AM ET and throughout the following week.
I ran into Kirk Franklin today and asked him how he’s been able to pull all of this off. And by all of this I’m talking “The King’s Men” Tour with Live Nation, the revamp and rebranding of Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch with the House of Blues and now “Kirk Franklin’s Praise” on SiriusXM. His response was simple; “I’m just trying to make God famous.”
You can’t be mad at that.
Are you excited about the new Kirk Franklin’s Praise?” I’m interested to see the changes he’s going to bring. Kirk Franklin does it again! And make sure you come to LA to see Kirk as he curates Sunday Best Live! at the BET Experience on Sunday, June 30 at Club Nokia featuring Donnie McClurkin, Le’Andria Johnson, Amber Bullock, Joshua Rogers and Karen Clark and Kierra Sheard! Get your tickets!