Catch Oprah on the Airwaves 24/7
By Kalyn Belsha in Miscellaneous on Mar 8, 2009 12:00AM
Can't get enough of Chicago's talk show host extraordinaire? Fear not, Oprah lovers -- Winfrey's radio station on Sirius XM satellite radio has been expanded to round-the-clock programming as of March 4. The station's also getting a new name, changing from "Oprah & Friends" to the slightly more eponymous "Oprah Radio."
Winfrey, the richest female entertainer in the world with a net worth of $1.3 billion, first signed a three-year, $55 million deal with XM Satellite Radio back in September 2006. It has since been renewed and will include additional programming such as "Better in Bed" with sex therapist Laura Berman - director of The Berman Center in the Loop -- and shows about Winfrey's magazine and book club.
Programming will continue to feature other Oprah favorites, including Winfrey's long-time best friend Gayle King, designer Nate Berkus, ask-me-anything Dr. Mehmet Oz and poet Maya Angelou. [S-T]