Originally Posted by flap_jackson
Are the SiriusXMs programmers getting lazy? No more than usual.
I hate to tell you this now, but they ran more specials for this holiday than I have ever seen:
Fourth of July weekend broadcast highlights:
Classic Vinylís Independence Block Weekend
July 2 @ 6 pm ET - July 5 @ 11 pm ET
America won its independence from the British with the Revolutionary War. It was a fight to the death between the American Revolutionaries and the British Red Coats. All Independence Day weekend Classic Vinyl with battle it out with only British or American classic rock bands. Itís a celebration of our freedom and independence.
Boneyard's Lars 'n' Stripes Weekend
July 2 @ 6 pm ET - July 5 @ 6 pm ET
To celebrate Independence day, weíll play a bunch of Metallica. Plus hear Lars Ulrich talking about everything under the sun. (1 hr)
The Great Roadhouse Road Trip
Fri 7/2 2:00 pm ET
This weekend, the Roadhouse celebrates America by taking a musical journey along the highways and byways, making "stops" to hear some of country music's greatest songs. Throughout the weekend, listen for tunes highlighting some of our favorite spots: You can travel to "Houston" (Gatlin Brothers), "Memphis" (as in Bobby Bare's "That's How I Got to Memphis"), "New York City" (Statler Brothers), or "Amarillo By Morning" (George Strait) without even leaving your SIRIUS XM receiver.
A Star-Spangled Edition of Rear View on the Roadhouse
This week, Wade Jessen's Rear View features a 60-year retrospective look at the country songs and artists which have stirred America's patriotic soul. (3 hrs)Rebroadcast: Sun 7/4 6:00 pm ET
Eddie Trunk Live on Boneyard
Monday 7/5 6-10pm
Not live, but all new 4th of July Special with 4 hours of Only American bands
Chris Carter hosts a very special 4th of July edition of Breakfast With The Beatles. The first two hours of the program will be dedicated to Beatles songs which were originally recorded by American artists or live tracks from U.S.A. concerts and performances by the Beatles. The last hour is a tribute to Ringo as he turns 70 on July 7. (3 hrs)
WILLIE'S PLACE (SIRIUS channel 64 and XM channel 13)
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Radio Picnic
Willie Nelson's annual special holiday concert will include performances by Willie Nelson & Family, Ray Price, Leon Russell, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Los Lonely Boys, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jamey Johnson, Kevin Fowler, Jack Ingram and Johnny Bush.
Sunday, July 4 from 12:00 pm- 12:00 am ET.
SIRIUS XM'S BEACH PARTY RADIO! (SIRIUS channel 81 and XM channel 83)
Beach Party Radio!
The SIRIUS XM pop up channel will serve as the ultimate soundtrack for Independence Day BBQ gatherings, parties and beach get togethers all around North America. The channel will feature the biggest, upbeat party hits and summer-themed music from all genres.
Beach Party Radio! will air Thursday, July 1 at 12:00 pm--Tuesday, July 6 at 3:00 am ET.
HEART & SOUL (SIRIUS channel 51 and XM channel 62)
The 2010 Essence Music Festival
Heart & Soul with DJ Deja Vu will broadcast live during the Essence Music Festival. From New Orleans, SIRIUS XM listeners will hear various interviews with the biggest names in R&B.
Friday, July 2, Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm ET.
SHADE 45 (SIRIUS channel 45 and XM channel 66)
Eminem's The Road to Recovery Album Special
Eminem's Shade 45 channel will present a special encore broadcast of the two-hour special featuring Eminem taking listeners behind the scenes of the making of his new album, Recovery. Friday, July 2 at 12:00 am and 12:00 pm; Saturday, July 3 at 12:00 am, 8:00 am and 8:00 pm; Sunday, July 4 at 12:00 am and 2:00 pm; Monday, July 5 at 12:00 am, 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm; and Tuesday, July 6 at 12:00 am (all times Eastern).
E STREET RADIO (SIRIUS channel 10 and XM channel 5
London Calling: Live in Hyde Park Special
E Street Radio will present an encore broadcast of its London Calling: Live in Hyde Park special featuring insights from Bruce Springsteen about the concert film and the band's entire concert from the June 28, 2009 concert in London's Hyde Park. Additionally, listeners will hear a broadcast of a performance by Southside Johnny from the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. London Calling: Live in Hyde Park Special will air on Friday, July 2 at 12:30 pm ET and Monday, July 5 at 8:00 pm ET.
Southside Johnny concert at Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey is scheduled to air live on Friday, July 2 at 8:00 pm ET and will be rebroadcast on Saturday, July 3 at 12:00 pm ET.
SIRIUS XMU (SIRIUS channel 26 and XM channel 43)
The Best of 2010
Listeners will hear the "Best of 2010...So Far" featuring the best of this year's "SIRIUS XMU Sessions," the series of special, intimate in-studio performances from ground-breaking artists. Performances will include Beach House, Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, Broken Bells, Band of Horses, Antlers, She & Him and more. Listeners will also hear a special edition of the "Download 15:" the 15 biggest indie songs of 2010...so far. Friday, July 2 at 6:00 pm ET--Monday, July 5 at 11:00 pm ET.
The "Download 15" special will air Saturday, July 3 at 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm; Sunday, July 4 at 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm; and Monday, July 5 at 8:00 am (all times Eastern).
THE LOFT (SIRIUS channel 29 and XM channel 50)
American Roots Radio with Bernie Taupin Show Launch
Legendary songwriter Bernie Taupin will launch his new show on SIRIUS XM's The Loft. The debut show will feature Taupin sharing his extensive collection of American Roots music. American Roots Radio with Bernie Taupin will launch on Saturday, July 3 at 10:00 pm ET.
UNDERGROUND GARAGE (SIRIUS channel 25 and XM channel 59)
A 4th of July "Air-ial" Display
Underground Garage on-air hosts will present American-themed specials, including Kim Fowley taking listeners on a tour of the great American Rock 'n' Roll cities; Andrew Loog Oldham saluting great American Rock 'n' Roll film themes; Billy Kelly discussing the great American Rock 'n' Roll styles, and Ko Melina presenting a special showcasing American pastimes--put into Rock 'n' Roll terms. Additionally, SIRIUS XM's weekly show, Breakfast with The Beatles, will present a 4th of July special featuring The Beatles' covers of American artists as well as recordings from the band's live concerts in the USA.
Saturday, July 3 at 8:00 am ET. The special will be rebroadcast on Sunday, July 4 at 12:00 pm ET.
PRIME COUNTRY (SIRIUS channel 61 and XM channel 17)
Lee Greenwood hosts a Patriotic Prime 20 Countdown
Country artist Lee Greenwood will host a special patriotic country song countdown featuring music by Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Dixie Chicks and Alan Jackson. Saturday, July 3 at 9:00 am, 9:00 pm; and Sunday, July 4 at 12:00 pm and 12:00 am (all times Eastern).
DEEP TRACKS (SIRIUS channel 16 and XM channel 40)
American Musical Revolution with Roger McGuinn
Deep Tracks will present an in-depth interview with folk-rock, country-rock and psychedelic-rock pioneer Roger McGuinn. The Byrds' leader will discuss his influences, including the American folksingers Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan. Additionally, listeners will sets of patriot rock songs by artists, including Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Petty, The Youngbloods, Chicago, Jackson Browne and Jimi Hendrix. Friday, July 2 at 6:00 pm ET. The interview will be rebroadcast on Saturday, July 3 at 11:00 am ET; Sunday, July 4 at 3:00 pm ET; and Monday, July 5 at 9:00 pm ET.
SIRIUSLY SINATRA (SIRIUS channel 75 and XM channel 73)
A Special Patriotic Edition of The Chairman's Hour
Listeners will hear a special patriotic edition of The Chairman's Hour, the unique radio show hosted by Frank Sinatra himself through the use of archival material. This special edition will feature Frank speaking about his love for America and will include songs that celebrate the US.
Saturday, July 3 at 6:00 pm ET. The special edition of The Chairman's Hour will be rebroadcast on Sunday, July 4 at 10:00 am ET and 10:00 pm ET.
FACTION (SIRIUS channel 28 and XM channel 52)
Forefathers of Faction Weekend
Faction celebrates the originators and innovators behind Faction music. Listeners will hear classic songs from the legends of punk, hip hop and hard rock, including Run DMC, Agent Orange, NWA, Sex Pistols, Motorhead and more.
Friday, July 2 at 7:00 pm ET--Tuesday, July 6 at 3:00 am ET.
ESCAPE (SIRIUS channel 76 and XM channel 2
Happy Birthday, America
Escape will air patriotic songs and marches throughout the holiday weekend.
Saturday, July 3 at 7:00 am ET--Monday, July 5 at 10:00 pm ET.
'40s ON 4 (SIRIUS and XM channel 4)
National Anthem and Patriotic Music
'40s on 4 will feature an all day salute to the birth of the country with patriotic songs performed by legendary musical icons, such as "The Star Spangled Banner" performed by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra; "America The Beautiful" performed by Frank Sinatra and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" performed by Frankie Laine.
Sunday, July 4 at 12:00 am ET.
'70s ON 7 (SIRIUS and XM channel 7)
A Red, White and Blue '70s Weekend
'70s on 7 will play '70s artists and songs featuring the words 'red,' white,' or 'blue,' including Redbone, Barry White, The Moody Blues and songs such as, "Snoopy vs.The Red Baron," "Nights In White Satin," and "Jackie Blue." Additionally, listeners will hear Casey Kasem's "American Top 40 Countdown--July 4th Special" from 1978. The countdown, hosted by Casey Kasem, includes songs by The Captain & Tennille and Barry Manilow. Friday, July 2 at 5:00 pm ET--Sunday, July 4 at 12:00 am ET.
"Casey Kasem's American Top 40 Countdown--July 4th Special" will air Saturday, July 3 at 12:00 pm and 9:00 pm; Sunday, July 4 at 9:00 am; and Monday, July 5 at 12:00 am (all times Eastern).
THE HOWARD STERN CHANNELS (HOWARD 100 and HOWARD 101)
The History of Howard Stern Act III
This encore presentation of the third chapter of the award-winning exclusive radio documentary series offers listeners a rare behind-the-scenes look at the life, career and achievements of Howard Stern. The History of Howard Stern Act III takes an in-depth look at the era when Howard is crowned "The King of All Media." Pivotal moments include the publication of his bestselling books Private Parts and Miss America (including the story of Howard's secret meeting with Michael Jackson), the launch of his E! show, which marked the first time the daily radio show was televised across the country, Howard's run for governor of New York, the day Howard saved a caller from jumping off the George Washington Bridge and an all-star tribute to Sam Kinison. Check out the interactive timeline at SIRIUS Satellite Radio - Howard Stern Radio Show ? The History of Howard Stern Act III
. The History of Howard Stern Act III airs daily through Friday, July 9, beginning at 6:00 am ET on Howard 100 and 6:00 am PT on Howard 101, with replays throughout the weekend.
RAW DOG (SIRIUS channel 104 and XM channel 150)
The Upright Citizens Brigade's "Waiting for Obama: A Night at the Hall of Presidents" Special
Raw Dog Comedy will air the Upright Citizens Brigade's "Waiting for Obama: A Night at the Hall of Presidents" show, recorded on Saturday, July 3. Part political satire, part work-place comedy, the one-act play explores the legacy of American presidents and tests their knowledge of Disney movie lyrics. The play stars Neil Casey, Timothy Dunn, Michael Hartney, Will Hines, Brandon Scott, John Murray and Ben Rameaka. Raw Dog will also present its annual "Fireworks Display" hosted by Mark Says Hi. During the special, airing on July 4, listeners will hear personal Independence Day stories from comedians and actors, including Get Him to the Greek star Jonah Hill, Curb Your Enthusiasm's Susie Essman and Kate Flannery from The Office.
The Upright Citizens Brigade's Waiting for Obama: A Night at the Hall of Presidents" Special will air on Sunday, July 4 at 1:00 pm ET. The special will be rebroadcast on Sunday, July 4 at 5:00 pm ET, 10:00 pm ET and 1:00 am ET.
"Raw Dog Annual Fireworks Display" will air on Sunday, July 4 from 8:00-9:00 pm ET.
The VIRUS (XM channel 202 and SIRIUS channel 197 as part of "The Best of XM" package)
The Opie & Anthony Show Presents the Worst of 2010... So Far.
Great moments from O & A this year including: Ozzy Osbourne in studio, Opie's journey into fatherhood: the announcement and post-arrival stories, comedian Lewis Black and The A-Team's Rampage nearly come to blows, Cherry Darts 2010, and the O & A crew re-imagines "We Are The World." The Opie & Anthony Show Presents the Worst of 2010... So Far airs Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 9 beginning at 6:00 am ET daily, with replays daily.
DOCTOR RADIO (SIRIUS channel 114 and XM channel 119)
24 HOURS IN THE E.R.
Doctor Radio's weekly E.R. medicine show hosted by Billy Goldberg, MD, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, NYU Department of Emergency Medicine, takes listeners straight to the heart of a busy emergency room. This marathon features highlights/topics from the show such as fireworks emergencies, crib and stroller safety, germ phobia, treating bug bites, the dangers of airport x-ray equipment and more delivered with Goldberg's trademark contagious sense of humor.
24 HOURS IN THE E.R. airs Sunday, July 4 beginning at 12:00 am ET.
ROSIE RADIO/SIRIUS XM STARS (SIRIUS channel 102 and XM channel 155) and Rosie Radio online (SIRIUS Internet Radio channel 815 and XMRO channel 94)
Rosie Radio Marathon
24 hours of Rosie O'Donnell's SIRIUS XM Rosie Radio interviews, including: fellow SIRIUS XM host Howard Stern, former Governor Jesse Ventura, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, comedy legend Joan Rivers, Ted Haggard's wife Gayle Haggard, cast members of Broadway's American Idiot, "Super Nanny" Jo Frost and TV food goddess Cat Cora.
The Rosie Radio Marathon kicks off Monday, July 5 beginning at 12:00 am ET.
SIRIUS XM PATRIOT (SIRIUS channel 144 and XM channel 166)
Mike Church's Road to Independence
Mike Church rediscovers and salutes the men who signed The Declaration of Independence and brings to life their impassioned defense of its meaning with this radio dramatization of the people, places and causes that made this country what is today.. Mike Church's Road to Independence airs Sunday, July 4 from 6:00 - 9:00 am ET, 4:00 - 7:00 pm ET and 9:00 pm - 12:00 am ET.
SIRIUS XM Book Radio (SIRIUS channel 117 and XM channel 163)
Gettysburg - The Complete Radio Drama
In the tradition of classic radio plays, with a full cast, music and sound effects, SIRIUS XM Book Radio will broadcast The Colonial Radio Theater production of Gettysburg. Listeners will be transported back to the battlefield to experience historical places and moments, including General Buford's skirmish line, Little Round Top, The Wheatfield, Pickett's Charge, and President Lincoln's address four months later. Gettysburg airs Saturday, July 3 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET, Sunday, July 4 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm ET and Monday, July 5 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET .
WORLD CUP: On Independence Day, SIRIUS XM will celebrate Team USA's dramatic journey through the 2010 FIFA World Cup by replaying every 2010 U.S. World Cup match starting at 6:00 am ET. Each match - including the stirring draws with England and Slovenia, the electrifying group-clinching victory over Algeria, and the hard-fought, extra time loss to Ghana in the second round - will re-air in its entirety throughout the day on XM channel 236 and SIRIUS channel 214 (as part of the "Best of XM" programming package)).
SIRIUS XM will also broadcast live play-by-play of the 2010 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals on Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3 (10:00 am ET and 2:30 pm ET, XM channel 236 and SIRIUS channel 214 ( "Best of XM")). The broadcasts, provided by ESPN Radio, will also be available to Premium Online subscribers online and through the SIRIUS XM App for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphone devices. (World Cup play-by-play will be available to XM subscribers and SIRIUS subscribers with the "Best of XM.")
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