Rock Radio Pioneer Jim Ladd to Join SiriusXM

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by SIRIUSaboutXM, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Ladd to host exclusive daily free-form rock show

    NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that rock radio pioneer Jim Ladd will host a daily free-form music show on Deep Tracks, channel 27.
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    For the first time ever, Ladd's daily show will be broadcast to a national audience and will be heard exclusively on SiriusXM. The live show will air nightly starting in January 2012.
    Ladd will continue to personally select all the music heard on his show, as he has done from the start of his legendary career on FM radio. He will also conduct regular interviews with classic rock legends that he has developed personal relationships with during his 40+ years as one of North America's most beloved rock radio personalities.
    "I am thrilled to bring the Jim Ladd free-form rock radio show to SiriusXM. By joining SiriusXM, I will be bringing my 'free-form' show nationwide," said Jim Ladd. "Traditional FM radio has turned its back on the very thing that made rock radio the magical experience it was intended to be. SiriusXM is kicking down the doors of the stagnant, preprogrammed fodder that passes for radio today by encouraging me to do my free-form show so we can all share this experience live as it happens."
    "I will be playing everything I want, from Pink Floyd to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, from The Doors to Moby Grape, freely and with no play lists. As I have always done throughout my career, I will be choosing all my own music, creating thematic sets, inviting the biggest rock stars in the world, many of whom I am proud to call my friends, to join me in the studio, and commenting on the world around us by using the most compelling music of our time. I'll also be taking phone calls from listeners all across America and instantly communicating with my audience through social media networks to help spread the word that true free-form rock radio is back and more powerful than ever."
    "Jim Ladd is a classic rock radio icon who turned curating a list of songs into an art form. We are proud and excited to welcome his free-form style to SiriusXM," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM.
    Deep Tracks features deep cuts from classic rock. Listeners will hear artists like Bob Dylan, Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Led Zeppelin, Beatles (and solo work by John, Paul, George and Ringo), Rolling Stones, The Who, Steely Dan, Kinks and Steve Miller Band.

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  3. plethysmo

    plethysmo New Member

    Deep Tracks is my favorite channel. I love the variety of music that is rarely or never played on terrestrial or other channels. Hate to hear this guy is naming all the big names that you can hear on any 'oldies' station.
  4. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

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    Jim Ladd Radio Freeform Rock Show

    Starts Monday, Feb. 6th 2012
    4pm -8PM PST. Monday -Friday
  5. goreds2

    goreds2 Well, you know........

    Should be interesting. :bigthumbup:
  6. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

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    Update- Jim maybe just doing promos starting Monday...shows start Monday the 13th. That is the turn of events...apparently sirius made changes, and the time zone lag caused confusion... He will be doing some promo sets and promo ads (as it were) all next week and the show begins the 13th at 4pm PST > 8pm.

  7. semipenguin

    semipenguin A Member of One

    I used to listen to Jim Ladd on KLOS years ago if I was up late. It's good to see him on satellite radio now :)

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  8. Freaky33

    Freaky33 New Member

    What's gonna happen with Meg Griffin, it was here shift?
  9. goreds2

    goreds2 Well, you know........

    Just Kidding....

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  10. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Good question- it's very unclear what the new schedule will be on Deep Tracks. Most of their weekly shows happen during Jim Ladd's new 7-11pm slot, like 'For Headphones Only', 'Undercover', Black Light Room', 'Buried Treasure'. It will be very interesting to see how they rearrange the schedule. Since this is my favorite channel, you can bet that I'll keep everyone posted when I get some updates.
  11. goreds2

    goreds2 Well, you know........

    Thanks in advance. :bigthumbup:
  12. Freaky33

    Freaky33 New Member

    I hope Meg have an other timeslot. I like hear shows and reminds me of the great WNEW NYC. B.T.W. the Deeptracks channel is a sort of reincarnation from WNEW with Pat St. John, Earl Bailey and Dan Neer.
  13. Freaky33

    Freaky33 New Member

    B.t.w. the schedule from Deeptracks is a mess now. I hear a lot of double shifts. Earl Bailey do overnights and I hear im 6 hours in the morning. And I thought Meg Griffin wasn't there yesterday evening. Strange.
  14. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Deep Tracks did a test run last night from 9-10pm

    I think we're in for something very special here- very cool!

    Setlist:
    Sammy Hagar- There's Only One Way To Rock
    Fabulous Thunderbirds- Rock This Place
    AC/DC- It's A Long Way To The Top
    Aerosmith- Let The Music Do The Talking
    Allman Brothers Band- Southbound
    Dire Straits- Calling Elvis
    Alvin Lee- Memphis
    Elvis Presley- Jailhouse Rock
    Jim Ladd- The lava lamp is lit
    Led Zeppelin- In The Light
    Beatles- Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows
    Robin Trower- Bridge Of Sighs
    Van Morrison- Into The Mystic
    Moody Blues- Om
    Doors- I Looked At You
    Stevie Nicks- Enchanted
    Rolling Stones- Loving Cup

    From Deep Tracks:

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    Jim Ladd Radio Show
    Monday 2/13 @ 7pm ET
    Legendary Southern California classic rock DJ Jim Ladd brings his free-form radio show to Deep Tracks. Join Jim as he broadcasts from his home studio in Los Angeles, where he’ll craft unique musically themed sets, as he’s done since the start of his career. Jim has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and he’ll be joined in-studio with some of rock's biggest stars, many of whom he has developed a personal relationship with. Request a song or add an idea for a themed set, as Jim takes calls from listeners each night during his four-hour show.
  15. Freaky33

    Freaky33 New Member

    Let's flip Deeptracks in a total freeform station like the old stations WNEW FM NYC and WBCN Boston.
  16. goreds2

    goreds2 Well, you know........

    Has anyone listened to him yet? If so, what did you think? I listened to recorded content tonight on the way home. I liked him. He did a "Rockers Doing the Blues" type set and was good.
  17. Freaky33

    Freaky33 New Member

    Sounds very good. But his music choice is not so different than the overall DeepTracks playlist. Maybe with some 'free choices' but overall it sounds the same as the regular DeepTracks channel. And I wonder is it live or not?
  18. plethysmo

    plethysmo New Member

    My favorite Sirius show was "For Headphones Only" . It featured "progressive rock".

    Mon and Tues Ladd played Doors, Zeppelin, Beatles during that hour, same stuff I could hear on any free FM oldies station.

    Last night Ladd had a talk show on during that time.

    Today, "For Headphones Only" is no longer listed at siriusxm.com/deeptracks.

    I thought Meg refreshed the DeepTracks channel when she joined it.

    Ladd has watered it down.
  19. HecticArt

    HecticArt Moderator / Top Dawg

    I don't know if it used to be syndicated on FM, or if a local station had just borrowed the name and format, but I used to listen to that back in the day. I should have listened on Sirius.
  20. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    I just asked Deep Tracks about that:

    Me: I love the new lineup, but was wondering if 'Undercover', 'For Headphones Only' & 'Blacklight Room' have been removed?

    Deep Tracks: We're just giving them a rest... what time do you think would be good to bring them back?

    Me: Undercover- Fridays @ midnight
    For Headphones Only- Saturdays @ 10pm
    Blacklight Room- Sundays @ 10pm

    Everyone who would like to see these programs return to Deep Tracks, please go here and make your requests: Sirius XM Deep Tracks - Wall | Facebook
  21. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Raechel Donahue on with Jim Ladd tonight

    Raechel Donahue is a rock radio pioneer generally associated with her husband Tom Donahue, who died in 1975. She was the original entertainment reporter for CNN, briefly served as VJ for Cable Music Channel and a longtime radio personality in San Francisco on KSAN and in Los Angeles on KMET, KROQ-FM, KIIS-FM, and in 2006 was heard on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (SIRIUS), Classic Vinyl and Sirus Gold.

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