tates) is a Sirius XM Radio
channel featuring political talk radio
. It was the result of a merger between the Indie Talk
channel on Sirius
and the P.O.T.U.S. '08
channel on XM
. As of April 2009 the channel had a new logo consisting of "POTUS" in all blue letters and its full name underneath. It is located on XM 124 (previously 130) and Sirius 124 (previously 110).
P.O.T.U.S. '08 on XM Channel 130 was a joint venture between XM and public radio/television service C-SPAN
and was intended as a public service. Taking its name from the acronym for President of the United States
, the station covered the United States 2008 presidential election
. It did not carry commercial advertising and also did not require an XM subscription to be heard.
A preview of the channel started in June 2007, and it was launched on 2007-09-24.
P.O.T.U.S. '08 featured news, interviews, speeches, complete debates
, polls, fundraising status, and live call-in shows. Bloggers
provided content for the channel. In addition to current election events, P.O.T.U.S. '08 used C-SPAN's archive to air archival audio of historic moments from past campaigns.
The channel was intended to be temporary, ceasing operations after the Presidential election
in November 2008. However, as of 2008-11-12, it merged with......