Satellite radio network SiriusXM and New York University Langone Health Medical Center have teamed up for a new 24-hour channel about the novel coronavirus that was declared an official global pandemic on Wednesday.
The station, which launched on Friday and is available for free, is located on channel 121 on SiriusXM. It is also available on the SiriusXM app and on SiriusXM.com.
Satellite service subscribers have access to the channel but due to the health crisis it is also available to non-subscribers, who can access it on an idle SiriusXM receiver like many people have in their cars.
The 24/7 channel incorporates some of SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio programming on channel 110. It features physicians from various specialties, including infectious diseases staff at Langone Health.
Additionally, the network and medical center have set up a coronavirus hotline at 877-40COVID (877-402-6843) where callers can get answers to the most frequently asked questions about the disease also known as Covid. -19. Callers can also record questions that Doctor Radio might answer on its weekly “Coronavirus: What You Need to Know Now” show.