NYU Launches Radio Channel on Sirius

New York University (NYU) and Sirius Satellite Radio announced the launch of Doctor Radio, powered by NYU Langone Medical Center. Radio channel 114 will feature physicians hosting live call-in radio shows broadcast daily.

Doctor Radio will be a 24/7 radio channel featuring clinicians and researchers hosting live call-in shows from its studio at the Medical Center. Topics will include general health and wellness, child psychiatry, sexual health, plastic surgery, cancer, pediatrics, heart health, men and women's health, sports injuries, dermatology, autism, ADHD, and emergency medicine.

As part of a special series called "Sounds of the Hospital," Doctor Radio will take listeners inside the operating room during open heart surgery. The series will also feature a night in Bellevue Hospital's emergency department, one of the busiest in New York City, as well as allow people to listen in on and learn from a family in crisis at the NYU Child Study Center.

Sirius and NYU have built a broadcasting studio in the lobby of the Manhattan-based NYU Langone Medical Center.

"Doctor Radio offers listeners a rare level of contact and communication with New York University School of Medicine physicians and scientists," said Robert I. Grossman, M.D., Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of the medical center. "We are so pleased to partner with Sirius on Doctor Radio. We will greatly expand the reach and impact of our academic medical center, and the medical information people have access to, as Sirius helps us connect daily to millions of diverse listeners across the country."

A subscription to Sirius is $12.95 monthly.

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