March 15th, 2008
02:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Sirius Radio launches 'Client 9 Radio'

 Spitzer resigned his post Wednesday.
Spitzer resigned his post Wednesday.

NEW YORK (CNN) - For those who can't get enough of the sex scandal that brought down New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Sirius Satellite Radio has launched what it is calling "Client 9 Radio," a special channel dedicated to covering all aspects of the Spitzer saga.

The new station began broadcasting Friday at 5 p.m. ET, the company announced. Programming will continue only until midnight on March 17, a statement from Sirius said.

Spitzer resigned Thursday after a federal probe looking into suspicious money transfers linked him to a prostitution ring.

He apologized for not living up to expectations, but did not admit to anything specific. Spitzer has not been charged with any crime.

The new channel was launched in response to strong interest shown by Sirius' audiences in the story, the company said.

It will offer a "forum for this national conversation," where listeners are invited to call in and discuss all aspects of the story.

Additionally, "Client 9 Radio" will offer segments produced with Sirius commentators and experts, such as Judith Regan and Bill Bennett, the statement said.

– CNN's Amy Sahba


Filed under: Eliot Spitzer
soundoff (115 Responses)
  1. TheLeftNut

    This will last. cough, cough, gag!

    March 15, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  2. SWING STATE FAMILY

    What a nation are we ?

    March 15, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  3. TheLeftNut

    Top quality journalism.

    Yes, I want to hear commentary from "high-priced prostitutes"

    Siriusly, That's low blow Sirius.

    March 15, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  4. Charlotte

    Sex sells more then any other topic. The Bush admin. gets away with lies, illegal wire taps, treason ex: Valerie Plane, and nothing is said or done about it. A little tyrst and bingo your dead meat.

    March 15, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. TheLeftNut

    Let's see...

    Time to update my Don't Listen To list.

    Judith Regan
    Bill Bennett
    John McCain
    Ed Koch

    Got it! Thanks.

    March 15, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  6. TheLeftNut

    Clearly, a station set on doing something to help this country.

    It's not like our economy is tanking or we are in a war that we can't get out of or gas prices are high or anything like that.

    Let's listens to some hookers!

    March 15, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  7. Bill

    People from Sirius must be as sick as the people that will listen to this garbage.

    March 15, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  8. Miller

    What a disgrace. It's the steamrollers you have to watch out for, the uptight, hard right creeps that take no prisoners. They are secretly a bunch of letches. How many have fallen in the past two years, about 10 or so.

    March 15, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  9. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Why don't they just leave the poor guy alone.... He made a mistake and paid for it.

    Why aren't they doing a wall-to-wall show about the continuing lies, corruption, and offenses of Bush, Cheney, Rove, etc..?

    March 15, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  10. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    How stupid is that.

    March 15, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  11. JERRY

    OH PLEEEEEZE!!!!

    March 15, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  12. JFive

    So that paragon of high roller morality Bill Bennett will be a commentator. Why am I not surprised. Even high rollers like Bill need a few bucks now and then. Oh Bill. If only we could all be as moral as the Vegas high roller Ed Czar. You are such a greal role model for all that is virtuous and upright about America. We need high minded models of moral turpitude like you to vanquish monsters like Spitzer. Long Live Bill!!! Long May He Roll!!!!!

    March 15, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  13. Rodger Jacobs

    The key line here is "Spitzer has not been charged with any crime." And yet Sirius is going to devote hours of air time for a "national conversation"? How about an ongoing dialogue on more substantive issues, such as our sinking economy?

    Tabloid Nation.

    That's us.

    March 15, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  14. Nick

    5 dolla make me holla?

    March 15, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  15. William

    Come on. John McCain and Ed Koch have better things to do than tie themselves to the Eliot Spitzer debacle.

    And what does it say about this society that Sirius Radio would think they could profit and draw customers by broadcasting this trash?

    Americans would do far better to educate themselves on the real issues facing this country and not waste time on a has-been governor's tawdry sex life.

    We have real problems that need real solutions – and we need them soon. Issues like our dependence on foreign oil, the state of the economy, the war in Iraq, and climate change. There is no way Eliot Spitzer's dallying can hold a candle to any of those problems.

    And what will Americans do when the bills all come due on the real issues? Probably cry and whimper and blame someone else for their troubles.

    Wake up, America. On all of the real issues, individuals can do far more to help our current state than an unwilling and preoccupied Washington.

    Tune out the Client 9 channel and get busy working on things that will actually impact your lives and the lives of your children.

    March 15, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  16. Bob G.

    Unlike Bill, he was not doing his job while getting a job!

    You would think that an ex-attorney general would know better than crossing state lines to get his jollies.

    Whatever happend to "shop locally" – I'm sure the citizens of NY are peeved!

    March 15, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  17. kshow

    The media needs to find something better to do isn't there a war going on I mean really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 15, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  18. TheLeftNut

    Come On, Bubba!

    Let's go beat a dead horse and then eat it.

    March 15, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  19. JIM

    For the record he should be prosecuted, but so should every person that has lied under oath, or committed a crime and is a elected officials

    March 15, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  20. Nora

    Enough time wasted on this seedy subject. I want cheaper gas for my car, what do I care about Client 9, there are better things to talk about, Enough already.

    March 15, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  21. kshow

    Oh yeah and for the people that are hosting this show, what's in their closet?

    March 15, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  22. kathleen

    Does that mean Spitzer can get away with a crime, AND make money off of the crime.

    Sounds like THE NEW AMERICA FOR CRONIES

    March 15, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  23. Cindy

    Sex and humiliation sells. Why should the Internet have all the fun? If this proves popular, expect more stuff like this popping up in the future.

    March 15, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  24. A. Wolf, Boston

    and CNN has to try and profit from trashing sirius.

    March 15, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  25. Clinton/Obama2008

    HO WMUCH DID SIRIUS PAY TO HAVE THIS "NEWS" STORY ON CNN?

    March 15, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
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