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. rrr

    And we want to know why this country is going down the tubes....

    March 15, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    God be with you and your family.

    March 15, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. PA Mom for Obama


    March 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  4. CARL

    What a idiot. his wife is the one who will suffer, an his children.

    What a loser.
    Republicans are the same as democrats why should they say
    anything their no better.

    March 15, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  5. yveline

    can they give this family a break ? There are a lot of issues more important to care about . I can't stand the media sometimes.

    March 15, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  6. Mike

    Wake up American media! Your lazy journalism will not sustain you. Leave the gossip to the useless and ignorant.

    Here's an idea, "Irag war radio" dedicated to covering all aspects of the Iraq war. Or how about "Radio Afghanistan", "Venezuela radio", "Columbia Radio", "Iran radio", "North Korea radio" or "Radio China". Or do you think American's are too stupid to tune in?

    March 15, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  7. Rae

    The only other reputable commentators missing from this group are both Clintons.

    The comment (sorry forgot your name) that media should be focused on Bush/Cheney destruction of everything in our lives, is right on target.

    March 15, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  8. Tom, Bellevue, Wa

    I guess no one was interested in hearing about "Diaper" fetish Rep. Vitter's prostitute stories.

    March 15, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  9. maynard

    keep doing what you are doing. his name should be posted on all networks just like the sex offenders are. if this is done it would be a deturent for all the people who are doing the same thing.. one of the rules if you get caught.

    post a list of all the people who do this sort of thing along with their picture on national and local news

    March 15, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  10. Trollmaster CA

    is there any picture of this guy without him biting his lip?

    March 15, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  11. Shelby in Seattle

    National Enquirer Radio

    March 15, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  12. Trollmaster CA

    Didn't Bill Bennett waste 7 million dollars playing slot machines? Why should we take anyone like that seriously?

    March 15, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  13. earl illingsworth

    I'm sure Spitzer's millions will soften the," blow"? The thing that perplexes me, is his wife by his side. Perhaps their old fashioned mormons,and buddies with the Romney's?

    March 15, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  14. You.


    Jerry Springer called he wants it ALL back.

    March 15, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  15. David in Granville, Ohio

    Hello – this is another radical right wing tactic to help McCain win the election. The dollar is at record lows, oil at record highs no end in sight to a tanking economy that we might even have to stop using the "r" word and go to the much stronger "d" word.

    So what should the voters be focusing on? Why a sex scandal of course! That's SO much more important than people's lives and livelihoods being trashed.

    March 15, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  16. Des Rodrigues

    For Pete's Sake....Please leave the guy alone!
    The other guys are envious of him.

    He only broke the Eleventh Commandment

    ............. ..............................."Thou Shalt Not be Caught!


    March 15, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  17. DC

    Why don't they have the Obama story front and center??????

    March 15, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. Independent

    This is a problem for America. Instead of denouncing this act that has pained a family and upset state, we capitalize, we sell sex and find glory in the downfall of power.

    March 15, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  19. Daniel

    Lots of smart people on this blog. Seriously who cares about his guys private life. He was good at his job and that's all I care about.

    Get over it people.

    March 15, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. J. Forbes, Texas Independent

    Let's get past this. No use to hearing about the garbage of Gov. Spitzer. We know he was wrong and that's that. How is rehashing it all over again going to benefit America??

    March 15, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  21. H.T. Masone

    The ex-Gov made a mistake. He got caught doing what comes naturally,big deal. I End!!!!!!!!

    March 15, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  22. Mike, Arkansas

    Geesh kick them in the ground when they are down. Just give it a rest!

    March 15, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  23. Chris


    March 15, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  24. Party Pooper

    Now THAT is family entertainment!

    March 15, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  25. Johnny on the Spot

    I can't wait 'til the movie comes out. Hopefully we'll have 3 versions like the Amy Fisher/Joey Buttafucco trist.

    March 15, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
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