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. Brian

    Slight correction here, since I don't think some of you understand:

    John McCain, Ed Koch, et al. have nothing to do with this radio show. The only thing they have in common is they're on TheLeftNut's "Don't Listen To List".

    Having said that, I agree with the proposition that enough has already been made of this.

    What Spitzer did was abominable on at least several accounts:

    1) Paying for a prostitute is illegal, whether you think it should be or not.

    2) He was the governor, and before that the Attorney General of NY. That gives him that much *more* reason to be obeying the law.

    3) He *prosecuted* prostitution rings, apparently at the same time he was frequenting a prostitute.

    4) Beyond all that, he used public money to *pay* for the prostitute(s).

    There's no way to paint this as purely a private matter.

    March 15, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. steve

    it's an entertainment station. get over yourselves.

    that being said, corruption in government, hypocritical dirtbag new york politicians who think they are above the rules – why is this not an important issue to any of you antibush-bots?
    you've got a governor in office committing felonies and you think it's not an issue? lol. a governor that prosecuted people and sent them to jail for the very same thing, no less.
    i, for one, await the day when public servants serve the public, and aren't just looking out for their careers and their self-absorption.

    well, at least he's not a kennedy.

    March 15, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  3. La Bomb ba

    He even a bigger idiot for resigning!
    Why can't politicians get better sex or is it only the voters that believe their lies?

    March 15, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  4. Not Obama in Florida

    Who cares..He is a white man and he got laid...He also had fun with his OWN MONEY...

    Hhahahah I love it!

    March 15, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. Eleanor

    this is absolutely pathetic jornalism
    how low can people go!!!
    think about this mans family for Gods sake!!!
    put yourself in their shoes !

    March 15, 2008 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  6. Willie

    Now this is really stupid.

    March 15, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  7. Mel Rodriguez

    White America forgets, in all this media frenzy, that Barack Obama would not be ahead in the popular vote and the electoral vote if it were not for the white vote. He is one of you, afterall, too. Are you going to abandon him now??????????

    March 15, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  8. Laurinda

    Well, I just don't think we have any honest politicians anymore. It is disqusting to see our country going downhill. I guess it all comes down to greed, money ,sex, religion, etc.

    March 15, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. amy

    Maybe we can talk about how CNN just aired a piece on the candidates, gave Hillary a big block of time (like 10 mins) to talk about her plans for the country and why she's qualified and then they go to commercial and when the commercials are done there's just dead air. Ok, so much for hearing what the other candidates are offering.

    Shame on you CNN...

    Just come out and endorse Hillary already so we all know you're compromised as an accurate source of info

    March 15, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. Casey, Atlanta

    Very distasteful.

    March 15, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  11. Roger

    I want to see the video.

    March 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  12. come on

    leave him alone,
    Sirus want to get popular because somebodyelse pain
    back off please

    March 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  13. Cheryl

    I still find it hard to believe this guy was elected. I suppose his rotten, abusive, bulldog and blantant nature was not known until it was to late......Sure, it's fine going after the bad guys. However, it is never good to bully people. My only sympathy is with the wife....

    March 15, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  14. Bob

    Seems like Eliot may have wound up on the wrong side of somebody.

    If this has been going on for 10 years, why now is it all of a sudden a big problem?

    Then of course, we have the question regarding clients 1 thru 8 and 10 to whatever. Who are they? I think Eliot may be small potatoes to the rest of the client list. Isn't anyone else interested in knowing who the "unknown" are?

    Just thought I'd ask.

    March 15, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  15. Walt, Belton,TX

    What Spitzer really needs is a spritzer...........

    March 15, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  16. William Jefferson

    C'mon folks – Spitzer has good taste.

    March 15, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  17. Jordan Sayre

    This is stupid. Way to distract America from issues with real substance. I didn't realize CNN was so into tabloid journalism. If the media had any integrity they would denounce this type of journalism.

    March 15, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  18. Amir Nawabi

    The personal confusion and delusion that Eliot Spitzer suffers from is obviously one of the things that brought him down. Aside from his arrogance it is shocking that he has the nerve to talk about the subject of glory during his resignation. I read in the Times the other day that he said something like the glory is not in that you don't fall but that you rise each time. Who is he to talk about glory at a time like this, how could he think that we want to hear his opinion on what and how glory is achieved. He should be talking about shame, and how he needs to earn the forgiveness of his family after publicly discracing himself and humiliating them.
    Amir Nawabi

    March 15, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  19. Jeff

    You pay people for this crap and then put it under politics? Thanks for dumbing down America just a little bit more.

    March 15, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  20. Harold Jaffe

    Spitzer is a bad guy and merits the spectacle he's generated. On the other hand, the Sirius "expert" commentator Bill Bennett whom you cite–could he be the same William Bennett who served under Bush senior, then wrote a best seller about "Virtue," then was discovered to have a million-dollar gambling addiction?

    March 15, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  21. Relax Joe

    Don't they already have the Howard Stern show? He's can MC for them.

    March 15, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  22. yns

    This is disgusting!

    March 15, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  23. hereandthere

    Judith Regan–give us a break. Hell, isn't she a quasi hooker? What will she be offering, a critique of Ashley's technique?

    Regan is the same slimeball who put out a statement excoriating those who exploit women while knowingly having an affair with a very married Bernie Kerik–at an apartment intended to benefit 911 recovery workers. Give us a break.

    March 15, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  24. Amy, Kazoo

    this is what we've come to, huh? pathetic. the man was wrong, for sure, but that's no reason to sink as low.

    March 15, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  25. P. D.

    Just when we thought the media could get no more lower...

    March 15, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
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