SiriusXM picking up WGBH’s Innovation Hub

By Dru Sefton

Innovation Hub, WGBH-FM’s weekly hourlong dive into big ideas and innovative technologies, goes national Saturday on SiriusXM’s public-radio content channel, XMPR.

The program, distributed by Public Radio International, will air at 10 p.m. Eastern time Saturdays, featuring interviews with thought leaders on cutting-edge news in medicine, education, transportation and more. XMPR is Channel 121 on XM and Channel 205 on Sirius.

PRI, which already offers streaming and podcast versions of the program, will make it available next spring for pubradio broadcast. Innovation Hub currently has more than 500,000 followers on SoundCloud.

In preparation for a national broadcast, the station said, WGBH and Innovation Hub made additional investments “to cover current events and modern culture through a lens of innovation.” WGBH News midday FM anchor Cristina Quinn is now reporting on innovation for daily broadcast as well as for Innovation Hub.

Locally, Innovation Hub airs at 10 a.m. Saturdays with a repeat at 9 p.m. Thursdays alongside Radiolab and TED Radio Hour as part of WGBH Radio’s “Thursday Night of Big Ideas” programming block.

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