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|Broadcast area||United States, Canada|
|First air date||2006-03-14|
Playboy Radio is an Internet radio station. Playboy Radio was originally launched on XM Satellite Radio in September 2002. Included were programs such as Night Calls Radio originally hosted by adult film star Juli Ashton and Playboy TV star Tiffany Granath and Playboy's Sexcetera with reporter Kira Reed. Hall of Fame porn star Christy Canyon was brought in as a replacement when Ashton left to pursue other ventures in April/May 2005. The channel also featured programs such as Playboy TV's Sex Court, The Weekend Flash and Sexy Stories. It was XM's first premium station -- offered à la carte on top of the base XM subscription price. Playboy Radio gained a healthy following, including a dedicated group of Night Calls fans that established a strong online presence, although many complained the station offered too little content for the monthly price.
On August 20, 2005, the XM Radio website informed customers that as of September 1, 2005, XM would no longer offer the Playboy Radio channel. The removal of Playboy Radio brought the end of XM's premium stations as High Voltage was made available free of charge to all subscribers earlier in the year.
In January 2006, XM's competitor Sirius Satellite Radio announced they were picking up Playboy Radio and would be offering more content than the XM days. Playboy Radio debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio in March 2006 on channel 198. Unlike on XM, Playboy Radio was free of charge on Sirius, though subscribers could "opt-in" to receive the stream of the channel. It moved to channel 102 on both services on May 4, 2011.
Following the Sirius / XM merger, Playboy Radio returned to XM on September 30, 2008 as part of its "Best of Sirius" package and broadcast on channel 99. In 2010, the Playmate Club radio show launched, featuring Patrice Hollis and DJ Colleen Shannon.
On March 9, 2013, Kevin Klein and Andrea Lowell announced on the Playboy Morning Show that Playboy will no longer be featured on SiriusXM and instead will become available via an online site, http://www.playboyradio.com. Five days later, on March 14, 2013, SiriusXM discontinued the channel.
Since leaving the satellite radio networks, Playboy Radio has expanded its content to add over a dozen new shows. It remains advertising free and broadcasts 24 hours a day via their web site.
Currently, Playboy radio offers many shows, among them: