Listeners will hear the best of SIRIUS XM’s coverage of the Summer X Games 16, including interviews with Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Jake Brown, Travis Pastrana
Tony Hawk exclusive audio: the skating legend/SIRIUS XM host offers his thoughts on the 1-2 finish of Pierre-Luc Gagnon vs. Shaun White in the Skate Vert Final, updates listeners on his recovery from fractured pelvis, embeddable audio link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDVVMeG6HC0
SIRIUS XM’s Faction—the 100% commercial-free music and action sport lifestyle channel—will offer listeners a special recap broadcast of its behind-the-scenes coverage of the Summer X Games 16 on Monday, August 2 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET and again from 10:00 pm – 1:00 am ET on Faction, SIRIUS channel 28/XM channel 52.
Faction’s Summer X Games 16 recap special will feature commentary from Tony Hawk, BMX pro Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla, and SIRIUS XM host/former X Games competitor Jason Ellis, plus interviews conducted at this year’s event by Ellis and other members of the Faction crew with many of the weekend’s big medal winners and action sports personalities, including:
- Chad Kagy, BMX Freestyle Big Air Gold Medalist; Travis Pastrana, Moto X Freestyle Gold Medalist; Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Skate Vert Gold Medalist (3rd consecutive win); Garrett Reynolds, BMX Freestyle Street Gold Medalist; Andy MacDonald, Skateboard Vert Men’s Bronze Medalist; Jake Brown, Skateboard Big Air Gold Medalist; Jamie Bestwick, BMX Freestyle Vert Gold Medalist; Lynz Adams Hawkins; Skateboarding Vert Women’s Silver Medalist; Robbie Maddison; Moto Best Trick Silver Medalist; and Brian Deegan, Rally Car Super Rally Silver Medalist.
- Bam Margera, pro-skater, SIRIUS XM host (Radio Bam); Johnny Knoxville, Jackass co-creator, actor, SIRIUS XM Outlaw Country host; Jackass cast members Steve-O and Preston Lacy; Dave England, pro-snowboarder and Jackass cast member; Jackass director Jeff Tremaine.
- BMX Big Air legend Mat Hoffman and other BMX stars including: Brad Simms; Anthony Napolitan; Ryan Nyquist; Scotty Cranmer; Kevin Robinson; Rick Thorne; Dennis McCoy; Coco Zurita and Aaron Ross.
- Josh Hansen, Moto X racer; skating legend Bucky Lasek; Zack “Catfish” Yankush; Nitro Circus’ Erik Roner, Special Greg, Jim DeChamp and Jolene Van Vugt; Steve Swope, IMG executive, co-founder Hoffman Bikes; and Sal Masekela, ESPN X Games Announcer
Skating legend/SIRIUS XM host Tony Hawk called Faction live from the X Games to comment on the 1-2 finish of Pierre-Luc Gagnon vs. Shaun White in the Skate Vert Final and to update listeners on his recovery from a fractured pelvis suffered in a skate crash a week ago. Click here for the audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDVVMeG6HC0.
SIRIUS XM’s Faction is where heelflips, handplants, half-pipes and hard rock join hip-hop and the biggest names in skateboarding, surfing, freestyle skiing and more. Faction is the music that defines the action sports lifestyle. Faction listeners will hear exclusive shows from Tony Hawk, Bam Margera and more as well as music from System of a Down, Offspring, NOFX, Metallica, 50 Cent, Green Day, Beastie Boys, AFI, Korn, Snoop Dogg, My Chemical Romance, Sex Pistols, John Mellencamp, Foreigner, Genesis, Bruce Springsteen and more.
In other Faction news, young phenom and mixtape superstar Mike Posner, whose music has risen to the top of the charts, will launch his own Faction show on September 10. The Mike Posner Show, which will air Friday nights at 9:00 pm ET, will feature Posner playing the jams he likes and talking about his life as he navigates the best-selling music charts and his newfound popularity.