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

Sirius Radio launches 'Client 9 Radio'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" 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. can you say election

    the same people who would be intersted are the same people who will help elect a president .... yikes!

    March 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  2. jasper

    Judith Regan and Bill Bennett ?
    That's your idea of commentators on this issue?

    March 15, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. CMA

    Bury that hyocritical LIBERAL!

    March 15, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  4. Lisa

    What a joke. First, Ms. Dupre may have actually just kick-started her 15 minutes, and now this. To me, this whole story is an indication of how bad the economy really is...if you can't even get a high-priced 'ho to keep her mouth shut (no pun intended), you know you're screwed (also, no pun intended).

    March 15, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  5. kathleen

    Let's rewart the Crooks and the Cronies! GO AMERICA!

    Obama from Day 1 White Woman of 63 for Obama!

    March 15, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  6. Angela

    I'm sorry – this guy's life is ruined and this girl will end up with a record deal, book deal, centerfold and probably her own reality show....

    The initial shocker up until the resignation was news. Everything after that is garbage and Sirius should be ashamed.

    March 15, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. Bubba

    The guy looks like an evil puppet ! ! !

    March 15, 2008 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. lol

    Didn't some Republican do the exact same thing recently to exactly zero media attention?

    March 15, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  9. Bubba

    I have some time on Thursday afternoon if you can fit me in.

    March 15, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  10. Sharon

    OMG...And to think, in a matter of time this company is going to take over XM...Time to cancel my XM subscription, especially if this is the level that satellite radio is going to sink to...

    March 15, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  11. kevin from alaska

    Sex Scandals matter more than War Crimes.

    Go America!!!

    March 15, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  12. Greg

    I heard that when Spitzer was 'caught,' Wall Street cheered.

    This is probably related. Their piggy little moneygrubbing paper ruffling stiff-collar executives probably had this equation in mind.

    Criminals cheer louder when the sheriff's out of town. The louder the cheer, the more they have to hide.

    March 15, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  13. Say it aint so

    Where do you think he was getting all his info on the rascals he was trying to prosecute? Those 'captains of industry' , bankers and all that rabble sleep around, too. Call it 'under cover work.'

    March 15, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  14. Saad

    Now I know what to do till Midnight 03/17.

    Get a life Sirius for God's sake. Do something more productive... like educate people how to not call 'call-girls' because of this that and other reasons.... but wait, then no one will listen to you...

    People, it's only one life. Try to make more out it.

    March 15, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  15. Lynn

    X-em (clearing throat) You can't be Sirius!

    March 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  16. Midge from Ohio


    March 15, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  17. Bob From Pittsburgh

    How stupid can you be?

    A politician sex life is more important than, torturing people, sagging economy, record debt, housing Market collapsed, war, etc..

    How stupid can you be???

    March 15, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  18. rebecca

    I can only wonder what would happen if we spent more time empowering people to solve their problems, like health care costs & prescription drug costs, and less time gossiping about Spitzer's sex life.

    March 15, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  19. Bob

    Let's see. The hooker's lawyer is complaining because "racy" pictures are posted on the Internet. Of course Dupre didn't pose for those pictures. I'm sure she used a body double, the same way she's not guilty of prostitution. She was only performing a service to a political figure.

    Let's face it. The only difference between the hookers on Seventh Avenue and Ms. Dupre is the price. Is it really necessary to devote a radio program to this ..... this whatever?

    March 15, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  20. Ralph

    Shhh!!! If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear Nero's fiddle.

    March 15, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  21. Mary - Independent

    A "jump in the hay" and being involved in Prostituion was obviously more important than holding a responsible position for Spitzer.. Quit wasting time with trash. IT IS DONE, IT IS OVER – MOVE ON!!!!

    March 15, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  22. John White, Texas

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha ......

    Whorish, just whorish, Eliot Spitzer and Bill Clinton are true paragons of fidelity.

    March 15, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  23. Howard 100

    Don't blame Sirius, blame the people with no lives whose overwhelming interest created demand for this programming. Sirius is just a company supplying their customers with what they want. It's called the FREE MARKET SYSTEM. Real Americans may have heard of it.

    March 15, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  24. John White, Texas

    They should subtitle the new radio cast: Paleface Tick Baby.

    March 15, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  25. bonnie j

    what he did was wrong , but every time you cover this stories, you are hurting his wife and daughters, you are makinf it hard on them , they have to go to school and listen to this,and you are promoting a prositute.

    March 15, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
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