Posted on Wed, May. 21, 2008
SIRIUS Satellite Radio Celebrates the Official Kick-Off of Summer with Extensive Memorial Day Weekend Programming
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
NEW YORK, May 21 -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) will offer nationwide extensive music, sports and talk programming to celebrate the official launch of summer.
During the Memorial Day weekend, SIRIUS listeners have many listening options to choose from SIRIUS' sports, entertainment and 100% commercial-free music channels, including Nancy Sinatra, concert broadcasts by Neil Diamond, Jimmy Buffett and Bruce Springsteen, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, Barbara Walters, Martha Stewart Living Radio and much more.
The entire schedule for the weekend can be found at SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Spend Memorial Day Weekend with SIRIUS
Memorial Day Weekend broadcast highlights: MUSIC NEIL DIAMOND RADIO CHANNEL 3
In celebration of Neil Diamond's return to concert stages in July, Neil
Diamond Radio will feature complete live concerts spanning four decades of
performances culminating in a spectacular eight hour uninterrupted
marathon of Neil Diamond "In Concert" on Memorial Day featuring Love at
the Greek, Hot August Night II, Live in America, and Stages.
Friday, May 23rd at 5 pm ET through Sunday, May 25th at 9 pm ET.
Neil Diamond "In Concert" Memorial Day marathon begins Monday, May 26th at 12 noon ET. SHADE 45 CHANNEL 45
"Em-orial Day" Weekend
Eminem all weekend long as Shade 45 presents the "Em-orial Day" Weekend
special, featuring Eminem content heard exclusively on SIRIUS.
Behind The Boards: The Eminem Edition
An in-depth one-on-one interview with Eminem talking about the songs that helped to define his career.
Saturday, May 24th at 8 pm ET; Sunday, May 25th at 12 noon & 10 pm ET;
Monday, May 26th at 12 noon ET. Eminem's Top 25
Eminem counts down his top 25 hip-hop tracks.
Saturday, May 24th at 10 pm ET; Sunday, May 25th at 2 pm & 8 pm ET; and
Monday, May 26th at 2 pm ET. SIRIUSLY SINATRA CHANNEL 75
Nancy For Frank
Nancy Sinatra celebrating the one-year anniversary of her show Nancy For
Frank with a marathon broadcast playing favorite hits as well as rarely
heard recordings by her father and other great artists dedicated to the
time and spirit of Frank Sinatra.
Monday, May 26th from 12 noon to 9 pm ET. RADIO MARGARITAVILLE CHANNEL 31
Memorial Day Parade of Jimmy Buffett Concerts
SIRIUS will broadcast back-to-back Jimmy Buffett concerts
Friday, May 23rd at 6 pm ET through Monday, May 26th at 12 midnight ET. E STREET RADIO CHANNEL 10
E Street Concert Marathon
E Street Radio presents a Memorial Day weekend with three days of non-stop
concerts, covering more than 30 years of Bruce's career.
Friday, May 23rd at 8 pm ET through Monday, May 26th. GRATEFUL DEAD CHANNEL 32
The Dead Outdoors
SIRIUS broadcasts back-to-back outdoor Grateful Dead concerts all weekend
Friday, May 23rd at 9 pm ET through may 26th at 12 midnight ET. BIG '80S CHANNEL 8
The Awesome '80s Movie Music Countdown!
The original MTV veejays, Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood, Alan Hunter, and
Martha Quinn, begin summer 2008 counting down the most awesome movie music
from the '80s.
Saturday, May 24th at 9 am and 5 pm ET; encore broadcast on Sunday, May
25th at 6 am & 12 noon ET; Monday, May 26th at 1 am, 9 am & 5 pm ET. OUTLAW COUNTRY CHANNEL 63
Mojo Nixon's Memory Loss Memorial Day
SIRIUS listeners will hear the best of Mojo Nixon's shows, including
interviews from South By Southwest and the Stagecoach Festival and many
Monday, May 26th starting at 4 pm to 8 pm ET. UNDERGROUND GARAGE CHANNEL 25
Guest DJ: Drew Carey
Monday, May 26th at 4 pm ET. FIRST WAVE CHANNEL 22
15 Hours of Fred Memorial Day Marathon
B-52's front man, Fred Schneider, plays alternative party favorites plus
punk and funk jams from his personal vinyl collection.
Monday, May 26th starting at 9 am ET. PURE JAZZ CHANNEL 72
An Hour with Herbie Hancock
Legendary pianist Herbie Hancock spends an hour at the SIRIUS studios,
discussing his recent GRAMMY(R) win and more.
Saturday, May 24th at 12 noon and rebroadcast at 10 pm ET; also
rebroadcast on Sunday, May 25th at 4 pm and Monday, May 26th at 9 am ET. SPORTS NBA PLAYOFFS ON CHANNELS 120, 126 & 127
May 21 -- June 2 (if nec.): NBA Playoffs -- As the Official Satellite
Radio Partner of the NBA, SIRIUS airs every game of the NBA Conference
Finals, offering both the home and visiting team radio broadcasts, as well
as the national radio broadcast.
Throughout the Eastern Conference Finals, the Detroit Pistons broadcast
will air on channel 126, the Boston Celtics broadcast will air on channel
127 and the ESPN Radio broadcast will air on channel 120. For the Western
Conference Finals, the San Antonio Spurs broadcast will air on channel
126, the LA Lakers broadcast will air on channel 127 and the ESPN Radio
broadcast will air on channel 120. Check SIRIUS Satellite Radio - NBA on SIRIUS
times and channels. SIRIUS NASCAR RADIO CHANNEL 128
May 24 -- 25: NASCAR -- SIRIUS will broadcast Sunday's Coca-Cola 600
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race as well as Saturday's Ohio 250 NASCAR
Craftsman Truck Series race (12:30 pm ET) and Carquest Auto Parts 300
NASCAR Nationwide series race (7:00 pm ET) live on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio,
channel 128. For Sunday's Coke 600, SIRIUS will also offer five
additional Driver2Crew Chatter(TM) channels that will carry in-car audio
for NASCAR's top drivers. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner
of NASCAR. On Monday night, May 26 (8:00-10:00 pm ET), two-time NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart will host the next edition of his
weekly talk show, Tony Stewart Live, exclusively on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio.
Stewart and co-host Matt Yocum will recap the weekend in Charlotte, look
ahead to the next weekend's race at Dover International Speedway and, as
always, take calls from listeners around the country. Throughout the holiday weekend and beyond, SIRIUS listeners will also get
first-rate analysis from the experts, plus all the latest news, on the
sports talk channels SIRIUS Sports Central, Ch. 123, SIRIUS NFL Radio, Ch.
124, SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, Ch. 128, ESPN All-Access, Ch. 121 and ESPN
Radio, Ch. 120. TALK & ENTERTAINMENT SIRIUS STARS CHANNEL 102
SIRIUS Stars, SIRIUS' flagship talk channel, will air a special interview
with SIRIUS host Barbara Walters and Sarah Jessica Parker in advance of
next week's premiere of Sex and the City: The Movie. The in-depth
interview will air on Walters' weekly SIRIUS show Barbara Live! on Monday,
May 26th from 6:00 -- 7:00 pm ET. MARTHA STEWART LIVING RADIO CHANNEL 112
Martha Stewart Living Radio will offer listeners great tips and ideas for
weekend entertaining, sharing recipes, tips for the best BBQ on the block
and other summer entertaining ideas. Martha Stewart Living Radio will
also broadcast a "Whatever" marathon with an entire 24 hours of non-stop
Whatever with Alexis & Jennifer shows (featuring Martha's daughter Alexis
Stewart) from Monday, May 26th at 7:00 am until Tuesday, May 27th at 7:00
am (all times Eastern). MAXIM RADIO CHANNEL 108
Maxim Radio celebrates Maxim magazine's 2008 Hot 100--The Ultimate List of
the World's Sexiest and Most Successful Women in the World -- throughout
Memorial Day weekend. Maxim Radio will rebroadcast Maxim hosts Covino &
Rich's red carpet coverage of the Maxim Hot 100 party in Hollywood
featuring celebrity interviews and color commentary show. Maxim Radio will
also rebroadcast the Maxim Radio's Hot 100 Countdown which features
exclusive interviews with the Maxim editors who helped create the list,
including Maxim Editor-in-Chief James Kaminsky, as well as highlights from
recent in-studio interviews with Maxim Hot 100 honorees. The specials will
air on Saturday, May 24th at 4:00 am, 11:00 am, 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm ET;
Sunday, May 25th at 8:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 8:00 pm ET and Monday, May 26th
at 2:00 am, 10:00 am, 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm ET. BLUE COLLAR RADIO CHANNEL 103
Blue Collar Radio's Juston McKinney broadcasts his Memorial Day "Barbeque
In The Woods," a special edition of his weekly show Juston McKinney Live
From the Woods, Monday, May 26th at 9:00 pm ET. TRAFFIC & WEATHER SIRIUS' 24/7 traffic and weather channels will offer listeners expanded
traffic reports for all major routes to summer destinations and getaways.
From Seattle to Miami, SIRIUS listeners have direct access to weather
forecasts and traffic reports with special additional reports beginning
early on Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th. SIRIUS TRAFFIC & WEATHER CHANNELS:
New York-channel 148
Boston and Philadelphia-channel 149
Los Angeles-channel 150
Chicago and St. Louis-channel 151
Washington, D.C. and Baltimore-channel 152
Atlanta and Miami-channel 153
Dallas and Houston-channel 154
Detroit and Las Vegas-channel 155
San Francisco and Seattle-channel 156
Phoenix and San Diego-channel 157
Tampa and Orland-channel 158
SIRIUS, "The Best Radio on Radio," delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR, NBA, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL, NBA, as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR) is an Internet-only version of the SIRIUS radio service, without the use of a radio, for the monthly subscription fee of $12.95. SIR delivers more than 80 channels of talk, entertainment, sports, and 100% commercial free music.
SIRIUS Backseat TV (TM) is the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring three channels of children's programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, for the subscription fee of $6.99 plus applicable audio subscription fee.
SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available at shop.sirius.com and in more than 20,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and RadioShack.
As of December 31, 2007, SIRIUS radios were available as a factory and dealer-installed option in 116 vehicle models and as a dealer only-installed option in 37 vehicle models.
SIRIUS has agreements with Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, MINI, Mitsubishi, Rolls-Royce, Volvo, and Volkswagen to offer SIRIUS radios as factory or dealer-installed equipment in their vehicles. SIRIUS has relationships with Toyota and Scion to offer SIRIUS radios as dealer-installed equipment, and a relationship with Subaru to offer SIRIUS radios as factory or dealer-installed equipment. SIRIUS radios are also offered to renters of Hertz vehicles at airport locations nationwide.
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