Few personalities command your attention like Stephen A. Smith, and SiriusXM is capitalizing on it by featuring him in their next “Town Hall” series. Smith, will join SiriusXM host Karen Hunter, for SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Stephen A. Smith: The State of Sports, Media and Culture Today.
The show will take place in front of a live audience of SiriusXM listeners in New York City on Friday March 18th at 12pm EST and it will air on the Urban View channel. It will also rebroadcast on Sunday, March 20th on the Insight channel.
Smith, who hosts a daily talk show on the Mad Dog Sports Radio channel, and trades verbal jabs with Skip Bayless on ESPN’s First Take, will discuss his career and the journey which led him to become one of America’s most polarizing sports media personalities. Hunter, and the in-studio audience will also engage him in conversation about other compelling topics including racism, sexism, abuse, and the role media plays in sports today.
“Stephen A. always elicits a wide range of emotions from his audience because he’s willing to dive into topics many others in sports media avoid,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “His conversation with Karen will give SiriusXM listeners a unique look at the man behind the mic, and it will give Stephen A. the opportunity to speak in depth about both his career and his perspectives on sports, media and bigger cultural issues.”
“Words truly can’t express how excited I am to be doing this town hall. Especially with Karen Hunter — a ‘Big Sister’ to me, and one of my dearest friends for the past 25 years and counting,” says Smith. “I’ve never feared saying what I feel — and why — for the past 25 years, and I damn sure don’t intend to be shy now. All I can say is ‘Be Ready.’ I can promise you I’ll be.”