SiriusXM Honors the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with Moving Specials

Pay homage to the late civil rights leader with tributes in sports and music.

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SiriusXM Editor
January 12, 2024

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re honoring the life and legacy of King with specials across music and sports. King’s work and words remain as relevant as ever today as we continue the cause against racial discrimination that he furthered through activism and civil disobedience.

See how SiriusXM channels are paying homage to Dr. King below.

The Soul of the Struggle Playlist

A special playlist in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day includes civil rights anthems like “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke, “Blackbird” by The Beatles, “Fight the Power” by the Isley Brothers and many more.

Stream The Soul of the Struggle now  

Black Diamonds Podcast

SiriusXM and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum present an exclusive podcast series hosted by museum president and historian Bob Kendrick and showcasing the history of the Negro Leagues, highlighting the players, people and events that shaped them, as well as spotlighting the leagues’ achievements and innovations during a time of segregation and inequality.

Select episodes will air this weekend on MLB Network Radio (Ch. 89):

January 15 at 1pm ET: Jackie Robinson vs. Paul Robeson vs. the United States
January 16 at 12am ET: Jackie Robinson vs. Paul Robeson vs. the United States
January 16 at 8pm ET: Derek Jeter with Bob Kendrick
January 16 at 9pm ET: Dave Roberts with Bob Kendrick
January 16 at 10pm ET: The Road to Integration
January 16 at 11pm ET: Why Jackie? Jerry Hairston and Bob Kendrick

Stream Black Diamonds now →

SiriusXM NBA Radio Special

SiriusXM NBA Radio (Ch. 86) will air its annual one-hour show hosted by Jason Jackson featuring interviews with prominent Black athletes discussing MLK’s life and legacy, and how his influence still impacts the NBA today. Hear exclusive conversations with this year’s Civil Rights Museum honorees — Alex English, Ozzie Smith, Renee Montgomery, and Calvin Hill —who will all receive the Sports Legacy Award in Memphis on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 13 at 1pm ET
January 13 at 5pm ET
January 14 at 1pm ET
January 14 at 6pm ET
January 14 at 10pm ET
January 15 at 12pm ET
January 15 at 9pm ET

Stream SiriusXM NBA Radio’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day special now →