Open Road and Road Dog Trucking to merge next week

Nov 12, 2008
Beginning February 17th (what's with these weird dates they choose?), the lineups from Open Road and Road Dog Trucking will merge into one channel. The channel will be called Road Dog Trucking on both services.

The lineup will consist of Dave Nemo from XM, Meredith Ochs and Chris T. from Sirius, Evan Lockridge from Sirius, Dale Sommers from XM, Land Line Now from and XM, Kevin Rutherford from XM, and Glen "Jonesy" Jones from Sirius. The channel will feature live programming between the hours of 12 AM and 8 PM. The 8-12 evening slot hasn't been announced, but it will likely be replays, due to the fact that the channel is preempted frequently in evenings.

Bill Mack will move his program to Willie's Place, and will continue to be heard in mid-days, with a nighttime replay. There has been no word as to what will happen to Mark Willis and Elizabeth Walsh's morning show currently heard on Sirius.




24/7 channel dedicated to trucking news, talk and the open road culture features legends of trucking radio from XM, popular trucking voices from SIRIUS

Expanded lineup includes live, all-night call-in show when truckers rule the roads

NEW YORK – February 12, 2009 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today it is expanding its Road Dog Trucking Radio channel to feature legendary trucking hosts and unparalleled exclusive programming from both the SIRIUS and XM services.

As of February 17, Road Dog Trucking Radio - SIRIUS channel 147 and XM channel 171 - will be the ultimate 24/7 news, information, and entertainment destination for the professional truck driver. For the first time XM subscribers will hear SIRIUS' dynamic trucking radio programming, and SIRIUS subscribers will have access to XM's compelling lineup.

Road Dog Trucking Radio will feature a stellar lineup of exclusive live call-in shows hosted by legends of trucking radio such as Dave Nemo and “The Truckin’ Bozo” Dale Sommers, plus the next generation of trucking stars with Evan Lockridge’s Lockridge Report, Meredith Ochs and Chris T.’s Freewheelin’ and Glen “Jonesey” Jones, who will be keeping truckers company on the new overnight show Jonesey’s All Night Truck Stop.

Road Dog Trucking Radio also features exclusive SIRIUS XM Trucking News updates, plus interstate weather updates and interstate alerts detailing highway and construction delays – all designed with the professional driver in mind.

“SIRIUS and XM have a long history of providing companionship, community and information to truckers nationwide, with our signal always there for truckers as they drive from city to city. Truckers are among our most involved and loyal listeners, and it is a pleasure to now give them the best trucking radio on radio,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. “SIRIUS XM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio now connects all our listeners with the best trucking hosts in the business, and, equally as important, with each other.”

SIRIUS XM’s Road Dog Trucking Radio daily programming lineup:

Dave Nemo/7:00 – 11:00 am ET
Veteran radio personality Dave Nemo – marking his 40th year on the air - spotlights news and topics of interest for professional drivers, takes calls from around the country and welcomes guests such as industry leaders, government officials, and engineers on the leading edge of the trucking industry.

Freewheelin’ with Meredith Ochs and Chris T./11:00 am – 2:00 pm ET
Daily high-energy talk show for truckers featuring news, pop culture topics and guests from the world of trucking, music, and more.

The Lockridge Report/2:00 – 4:00 pm ET
Trucking journalist Evan Lockridge tackles the tough issues facing truckers today — interviewingindustry heavyweights and giving drivers a voice on breaking news and issues

Dale Sommers: The Truckin’ Bozo/4:00 – 7:00 pm ET
Trucking radio icon Dale "The Truckin' Bozo” Sommers delves into hot button issues affecting the trucking industry as well as politics and current events in his trademark upbeat style.

Landline Now/7:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Host Mark Reddig delivers important industry news and information focused on the professional trucker. Produced by the Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association (OOIDA) exclusively for SIRIUS XM.

ATBS Business and Beyond/12:00 – 1:00 am ET
Host Kevin Rutherford explores topics such as taxes, tires, engines and new technology and how they affect the bottom lines of company drivers and owner operators.

Jonesey’s All Night Truck Stop /1:00 – 5:00 am ET
Glen "Jonesey" Jones opens the phone lines to America’s truckers for an all-night coast-to-coast gabfest. Jonesey understands the long haul — the son of a truck driver, he once held the Guinness Book World Record for longest continuous radio broadcast.

For more information, please visit SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Trucking Radio ? Listen to Trucking Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio ? STN Trucker Radio and XM Satellite Radio - America's #1 Satellite Radio Service


Cheeseburger Connoisseur
Oct 11, 2008
Janesville, MN
Bill Mack on Willie's Place is a great idea. He plays music all the time. A lot of great, old country songs, from honky tonk to Texas Swing. He plays at least six song an hour...:cool:

He used to have Nelson on his show once a week. Don't know if that's the case anymore....:scratch:

Bill Mack is one of my favorites...:)