Thursday, June 29, 2006

Pro Surfer Gets Sirius

June 29, 2006

Sirius satellite Radios' channel 28, Faction, gives some of the most interesting and compelling content on radio. There is a regular staple of stars on faction, but their guests bring aspects to the channel that make faction unique.

The show also inspires a growing following in various extreme sports, and other outdoor activities that have become so popular today.

We here at satellite Standard group came across this interesting piece from Global Surf News:

Article excerpt:

Pro Surfer Ryan Helm Featured on Sirius Satellite Radio - Radio Faction Channel 28

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 June, 2006 : - - Los Angeles, CA -

Pro Surfer Ryan Helm was recently interviewed by Faction Radio's Mike Tully. Helm speaks about the honor of being named to represent the U.S. East Coast Surf Team in the ESPN X Games this Summer and of his time spent living in mainland Mexico and surfing the Mexican Pipeline in Puerto Escondido, home of the 12th Annual ESPN X Games Surfing Comp.

When asked about the venue for this year's X Games Surfing competition, Helm responds with a wry grin; "I like the Power, very few places in the world have the energy that Puerto has; it will be an excellent stage to showcase our talents for the X Games". Having lived and surfed in Mainland Mexico for 5 years (2 months spent at the Mexican Pipeline) Helm is considered by some to be a darkhorse rookie, named to the X Games squad just this year by head coach Matt Kechele.

With Mexican salsa coursing through his veins, many feel that Helm may actually be the East's (not so) Secret Weapon, in defense of their 4th consecutive Gold Medal against a California dominated West Coast Team. "Ryan Helm's Puerto and mainland Mex experience will add strength to the over-all team. Ryan brings a lot of versatility... his natural ability with Tube riding along with his incredible flexibility will allow him to squeak out the deepest of Doggy Door's......

Sirius Satellite Radio is catching on in many ways, and it is content such as faction that differentiate Sirius from traditional radio.

Interested SSG readers can read the whole Global Surf News column as well as see some pretty cool pictures HERE

6/29/2006 10:47:00 PM

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