Kids Place Live

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Kids Place Live
Sirius XM Radio Kids Place Live Logo.png
Broadcast areaUnited States
Canada
BrandingKids Place Live
FrequencySirius 78
XM 78
First air date2001-09-25
FormatChildren's radio
ClassSatellite Radio Station
OwnerSirius XM Radio
WebsiteOfficial website
Former XM Logo as XM Kids

Kids Place Live is a channel on Sirius XM Radio that is the result of a merger between XM Kids and Kids Stuff. Sirius, which was a result of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approving the acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holding, Inc. by Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. on July 29, 2008, 17 months after the companies first proposed the merger. Until February 9, 2010, DirecTV carried this on channel 868, but dropped Sirius XM programming in favor of going to MusicTap. The channel name was changed on 2008-11-12.[1]

Artists that are on the playlist include Andrew & Polly, The Brak Show, Tom Chapin, Randy Kaplan, They Might Be Giants, The Pop Ups, Recess Monkey, Emma Roberts, Justin Roberts, Rocknoceros, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, SpongeBob SquarePants, SteveSongs, The Wiggles and Trout Fishing in America.[2]

The channel is staffed 24/7 and also has daily live call-in shows.

Characters[edit]

There are several animal characters that appear during "The Animal Farm with Kenny Curtis," which airs from 3pm to 5pm Eastern Time. The animals interact with callers on the show and Kenny Curtis. The featured animals include: Dirk, the fourth and forgotten chipmunk; Forrest Skunk, a kid version of Forrest Gump; Greg the tree sloth; Lufa the Porcupine; Bear E. White, a polar bear; and Lorenzo Llama, who has a strong fear of being touched.

Programming[edit]

Current Programming[3][edit]

  • Absolutely Mindy Show with Mindy Thomas (2001–present)[4]
  • Animal Farm with Kenny Curtis (2001–present)
  • Couch Potato Stew (2008-present)
  • Dream Catchers, overnights
  • Live From the Monkey House with Jack Forman (2013–present)[5]
  • National Geographic Weird But True! (2016-present)[6]

Former Programming[edit]

  • Everyday Birthday Party with Laurie Berkner (2009–2011)
  • Kids Stuff (2001-2008)
  • Robbie Schafer's BandWagon (2009-2013)
  • RS's Stuck in a Real Tall Tree (2001-2009)
  • Story Pirates Radio (2013–2015)
  • The Wiggles Radio Show (2012–2014)
  • Putamayo Kids World Playground (2012–2019)
  • KidzBop BLOCK PARTY! (2012–2019)
  • Rumpus Room Concert Show (2001–2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SIRIUS XM Radio Announces New Channel Lineups". Press Release. Sirius XM Radio. Archived from the original on December 16, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Kids Place Live on SiriusXM".
  4. ^ "How Mindy Thomas Became Your Kids' Favorite Podcast Star". The Washingtonian.
  5. ^ "Interview with Jack Forman, the leader of the band 'Recess Monkey'".
  6. ^ "Weird But True! Hits the Airwaves". National Geographic.