Bump Stern From His Perch

According to Slate, both Sirius and XM accept unsolicited pitches for shows and channels, although the odds of actually getting on the air are slim if your idea comes in over the transom. If you’re not a celebrity, you’re more likely to succeed if you have broadcast experience, a strong pitch for a show, and a demo tape. XM accepts brief e-mail pitches at programming@xmradio.com, and Sirius suggests sending your show idea to the programming department by U.S. mail.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. Slate, david, SLATE ? ! !
    Now that filled me up with cheer today. laughable. Like Slate (in MS time) never took messages from their forums for their own good without credit.
    It was okay if you were a big name. You got billings. But if you were just some crazy idea from Tennessee- well, let me just say I was bored and watched the tactics plenty of times. What else is a house sitter to do?
    Carry me off with the rest of the fish in the cuckoos nest.