Per programming announcements made this week, satellite radio provider Sirius XM will be relegating their southern gospel station, known as Enlighten, to an internet-only line-up.
For most subscribers to Sirius/XM, this eliminates the ability to listen to Enlighten while driving and causes a rate increase if in fact one wants to access Enlighten via the internet programming or SmartPhone application offered.
According to information on the Sirius XM website:
“enLighten” is moving to channel 805 on SiriusXM Internet Radio, where you can continue to hear great Southern Gospel music from artists like Gaither Vocal Band, Gold City and Inspirations.
If SiriusXM Internet radio is not currently part of your subscription, you can continue to enjoy Christian music on “The Message” (Channel 63) featuring Christian hits, and on “Praise” (Channel 64) where you’ll find Gospel music along with a new weekly show called “The enLighten Hour.”
You can also try SiriusXM Internet Radio FREE* for 30 days or add it to your current plan at any time for a small, additional monthly fee. Go to www.siriusxm.com/player for complete information.
Southern gospel music fans have already begun to mobilize in protest of this change. To voice your opinion, please visit the”Save Enlighten” Facebook page, where contact information for Sirius XM is also available. It is imperative that protests be made directly to Sirius XM and not just on the FB page in order to be heard.