Sirius XM celebrates legendary comedian on Richard Pryor Radio

“Richard Pryor Radio,” a four day limited run channel featuring the comedy of the legendary comedian launches December 30th on Sirius and XM Satellite radio.

Pryor, who died in 2005 at the age of 65, was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues, which employed colourful, vulgar and profane language.

The channel will feature hundreds of tracks from live concert performances, stand-up gigs and Pryor’s comedy albums spanning 1968-1992. Readers should note that it will air Pryor’s work unedited and uncensored.

Pryor won an Emmy Award in 1973, and five Grammy Awards in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1982. In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award. In 2004, Comedy Central ranked him number one on their list of all-time great stand-up comedians.

Pryor would have celebrated his 70th birthday this month.

“Richard Pryor Radio” will launch December 30 at 5:00 am ET and will run through 11:59 pm ET on January 2 on Sirius channel 108 and XM channel 139.

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