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TechCrunch radio launches on SiriusXM

11 years after CNET Radio shuttered, start-up news website TechCrunch is launching a show on SiriusXM. I can see the pitch made to SiriusXM. Imagine sharktank but people can call in. And to keep costs down, instead of investing money in the company, we give them free tickets and hope they win money.

World, prepare yourself for TechCrunch Radio!

We’re collaborating with the fine folks at Sirius XM to connect with our readers in a brand new way. Jordan Crook and I will host the show, and each week, we’ll dedicate a good portion of our show to a TechCrunch pitch-off, where startups can call in and pitch their product over the radio to Jordan, myself, and a guest judge. Winners will grab tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt.

We’ll be launching the show on Tuesday, September 9, live from the Disrupt SF Startup Alley. For the first half of the show, we’ll be discussing the launch of the new iPhone, which is going down just hours before. Then, we’ll pluck a few startups from the Alley and let them pitch their wares.

As of now, it’s a six week trial and the success will be judged on listeners.

TechCrunch Radio will air every Tuesday evening at 3pm PT/6pm ET for six weeks. If it’s a success (and it will be), we’ll keep at it until we’re as big as Howard Stern.

CNET Radio lasted for three years on terrestrial radio in San Francisco and Boston and XM satellite radio. I imagine this won’t last long as well.