Sirius Debuts Daily Kos Radio with BTD as Co-Host

Congratulations to Armando, aka Big Tent Democrat, who will be the co-host of Daily Kos Radio on Sirius beginning this Saturday. What a great choice.

NEW YORK, NY– August 8, 2011 - Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it will launch a live, interactive four-week radio series with Daily Kos, the influential online progressive political community, news organization and activist hub.

Daily Kos Radio will launch on August 13 at 10:00 am ET, and air Saturdays through September 3 live from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET on liberal/progressive talk channel SiriusXM Left, ch. 127. Daily Kos contributing editors David Waldman and Armando Llorens will co-host the show from SiriusXM’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, breaking down headlines and issues with other members of the Daily Kos community to bring the interactive experience of the blogosphere to SiriusXM listeners coast to coast.

Don't forget to tune in. And not to worry, BTD will be continuing to blog here at TalkLeft.

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    Great! Congratulations (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by NYShooter on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:21:17 PM EST
    Now you'll have a whole country to call an idiot, not just me:)

    A face made for radio (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Dadler on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:24:45 PM EST
    Just kidding, Tent.  Congrats and I feel a swell of TL pride, even though you're on the Orange Network.

    Remember your vocal warmups..."A big black bug bit a big black bear, and the big black bear bled blood...(repeat)"

    Break a leg!  

    Uh oh! Will the 'talk-radio demons' (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by oldpro on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 03:26:16 PM EST
    bring back the Armando of old?  Is the temper really tempered by the reasonable habits of thoughtful dialogue at TL?

    Let's find out!

    Seriously, BTD...congrats.  More informed and thoughtful voices like yours and Greenwald's badly needed in the public forum.

    We can hope that Sirius radio (none / 0) (#31)
    by Towanda on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 09:16:14 AM EST
    has the seven-second delay button in good order.

    Well done BTD. (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by brodie on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 04:04:38 PM EST
    Unfortunately I still only have the terrestrial type of wireless device that I think Tesla is mostly responsible for.  Not very good or interesting content thanks to the corporate parasites who've run the show from the beginning, but it is free.

    I hope there's a way for us Earth-bound types to somehow get your transmissions while they're still relevant.

    I'm going to get the (4.00 / 1) (#16)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 04:15:50 PM EST
    online version for little while, just so I can listen specifically to this program while they are doing it.  I did get that decent speaker system for my computer.

    How do you get this? (none / 0) (#32)
    by MKS on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 10:45:06 AM EST
    Is a full subscription required?  And is it pricey?

    very cool! (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by leap on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 05:32:26 PM EST
    I love reading Armando's posts. And David Waldman is informed, smart, and quick, as well. Wonderful! Unfortunately, like many others, I won't be able to hear Tent's voice and verbal reactions, as I do not have satellite radio, and don't plan on paying for one more corporate medium. Maybe there will be podcasts, though?

    Are their podcasts available on the internet (5.00 / 0) (#23)
    by magster on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 07:19:34 PM EST
    that can be linked here? Hope so.

    Rats... (5.00 / 1) (#27)
    by Stellaaa on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 09:44:26 PM EST
    The voice, better match the "written voice".  


    This is the only reason (none / 0) (#3)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:26:02 PM EST
    I have for renewing my subscription.  We loved the comedy radio stations but after awhile they played the same stuff over and over again.  Congratulations BTD!

    I think they should reenact their great battle (none / 0) (#4)
    by andgarden on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:26:43 PM EST
    over defunding ;-)

    No (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:32:29 PM EST
    Congratulations (none / 0) (#6)
    by Madeline on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:33:51 PM EST
    Be interesting to 'hear' the radio Armando vs the script guy. Sirius doesn't bleep.

    Very nice...I'm usually in the car, (none / 0) (#7)
    by Anne on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:34:47 PM EST
    running errands, around that time, so I'll be sure to tune in.

    Will be fun to also be able to "hear" BTD's voice in his posts and comments here...

    Congrats - and do us proud!

    As grandmom said "Word!" (none / 0) (#8)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:43:51 PM EST
    Now I understand the more strident tone BTD has been taking lately.  He has just been in-training and reaching for that really cutting edge of talk radio abrasiveness. (Move over, Randy and Howard.)

    Also I would like to see BTD go up against FiveThreeEight (538 on NYtimes)in person.  BTD talks a good numbers game, but you never know what will happen until the opponents get "head to head" or at least "mike to mike."

    Best of luck... (none / 0) (#9)
    by kdog on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 02:51:27 PM EST
    in the new venture hombre...Dkos show or not, don't forget to shamelessly pimp the best blog on the 'net, Talkleft.

    Best wishes! (none / 0) (#10)
    by chrisvee on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 03:15:29 PM EST
    They are lucky to have you. I can't wait to hear what your voice sounds like, lol!

    Congrats! (none / 0) (#12)
    by jbindc on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 03:41:35 PM EST

    Congrats (none / 0) (#13)
    by Ga6thDem on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 03:41:45 PM EST
    to BTD!

    BTD Congratulations ! (none / 0) (#14)
    by samsguy18 on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 03:58:09 PM EST
    Wishing you all the Best!

    I am not usually in the car (none / 0) (#17)
    by TeresaInPa on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 04:38:29 PM EST
    at that time, but I will make an excuse to be and will turn off the Broadway and classical stations to listen.  
    BTD, If you have done radio before you will know to relax and not to speak as fast as you think you have to.  You are a lawyer right? You must have tons of experience speaking in front of people....you'll be great.  

    I was thinking the same thing (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by WS on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 06:13:38 PM EST
    First, congrats to BTD!  I'm sure he'll do a great job.  

    I was also thinking that Jeralyn should get her own show dealing with crime and punishment issues and the need for prison reform in this country.  She could also be a regular guest dealing with the same topic.  It's not like there's a lack of connections...  


    Let me know when you want me (none / 0) (#20)
    by jeffinalabama on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 06:19:53 PM EST
    to update the Kos world about REAL SEC football! And yes, that does include Florida this year. It's between Florida and SC for the east, I think.

    And congratulations. If there's anything I can do to help, I'll be glad to.

    one question: (none / 0) (#21)
    by cpinva on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 07:03:24 PM EST
    will the door to the studio have to be widened, to accomodate BTD's inflated head?

    just kidding! sort of.

    should i be able to access the show, i'll be curious to compare BTD's voice with how i think he must sound.

    Congratulations BTD (none / 0) (#22)
    by Politalkix on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 07:10:30 PM EST

    Great news! Save the good stuff (none / 0) (#24)
    by ruffian on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 08:45:24 PM EST
    for the noon-1 hr please!

    Never mind, I get it. Every Saturday. (none / 0) (#25)
    by ruffian on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 08:47:05 PM EST
    I thought that sounded like a lot of time every day. I will definitely be tuning in.

    Best of luck and much success BTD. (none / 0) (#26)
    by desertswine on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 09:31:50 PM EST
    We'll be listening.

    I couldn't listen last night (none / 0) (#28)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 08:16:54 AM EST
    on DailyKos Radio.  I couldn't get my computer to play the station, I couldn't even figure out how to get to the preferences I was supposed to find.  Frustrated :(  I hope there is a podcast of it I can listen to today.

    If and when "someone" (none / 0) (#29)
    by oculus on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 08:42:31 AM EST
    figures out how to retrieve these broadcasts after the fact, please let me know. Why?  Because BTD asked Hillary Clinton a very well-thought out and articulated question during a blogger conference call during the primaries. Quite certain this new effort will be worth listening to. Will the duo take questioners from listeners?  Twitterers?  E-mailers?  Will the first topic be Madman theory of bargaining?  The Deal?  Geithner?  

    Congrats BTD! (none / 0) (#30)
    by Robot Porter on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 08:52:56 AM EST
    And here's a chance for you to finally get some credit for your catch phrases!

    Radio is all about personality and catch phrases!