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Mark Cuban gets satellite radio show

Sirius to debut program from Dallas Mavericks owner this summer
/ Source: The Associated Press

Howard Stern’s getting a new neighbor in his extraterrestrial neighborhood.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is getting his own midday Sunday talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio starting this summer. The Dallas billionaire will air on Sirius Stars channel 102, right next to Stern’s two Sirius channels.

The New York-based satellite radio provider says Cuban’s “Radio Maverick” will feature conversation on “sports, business and everyday life.” Cuban also will take calls from listeners and interview prominent guests.

“Mark Cuban is candid, animated and incredibly accomplished, having achieved extraordinary success at a young age in the worlds of business and sports,” Scott Greenstein, Sirius president for entertainment and sports, said in a statement Tuesday. “Radio Maverick will be a forum without limits, where he can talk to Sirius listeners about everything from the NBA to an MBA.”

Cuban, 47, made his fortune as co-founder with partner Todd Wagner of the pioneering online audio streamer Audionet. The service, later named, was sold by Cuban and Wagner to Yahoo! in 1999.

Cuban also co-founded the HDNet high-definition television service.