SIRIUS XM Radio To Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With Special Music Pro

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During the Labor Day weekend, SIRIUS XM listeners will hear special performances, concerts, interviews and much more.

The entire schedule for the weekend can be found at www.sirius.com/laborday or www.xmradio.com.

Labor Day weekend broadcast highlights:

PRIME COUNTRY (SIRIUS channel 61 and XM channel 17)

Brooks & Dunn Radio

Country duo Brooks & Dunn will take over SIRIUS XM’s Prime Country channel over Labor Day weekend as they celebrate the release of their new greatest hits collection, #1s…and then some. The country superstars will play their biggest hits and songs from their favorite country superstars, including Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, George Strait and Toby Keith.

Friday, September 4 at 5:00 pm ET through Monday, September 7 at 11:59 pm ET.

THE HIGHWAY (SIRIUS channel 60 and XM channel 16)

Reba McEntire ShortCuts

Multi-platinum country artist Reba McEntire will take listeners track-by-track through her chart-topping new release, Keep On Loving You, during this special Labor Day edition of Shortcuts, the weekly show showcasing Nashville’s hottest new music.

Friday, September 4 at 3:00 pm, Saturday, September 5 at 3:00 pm, Sunday, September 6 at 3:00 pm and Monday, September 7 at 3:00 pm (all times ET).



THE SPECTRUM (SIRIUS channel 18 and XM channel 45)

The Spectrum’s Labor Day Weekend with the Secretary of Labor

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will play music about work and will honor the American workforce with songs by Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, The Clash, They Might Be Giants and others. She even finds a song to pay tribute to her boss, President Obama.

Friday, September 4 at 3:00 pm through Monday, September 7 at 11:59 pm ET.

RADIO MARGARITAVILLE (SIRIUS channel 31 and XM channel 55)

Labor Day Weekend Show

Radio Margaritaville will broadcast Jimmy Buffett’s concert live from the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia. Radio Margaritaville has carried every North American concert live from Buffett’s 2009 Summerzcool Tour. Listeners will also hear vintage Jimmy Buffett concerts from Labor Day weekends in the past.

Live broadcast of Bristow, Virginia show will air on Thursday, September 3 at 8:00 pm ET. The vintage Labor Day weekend concerts will air on Friday, September 4 at 11:00 and 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 6 at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm and Monday, September 7 at 11:00 am and 7:00 pm (all times ET).

E STREET RADIO (SIRIUS channel 10 and XM channel 58)

E Street Radio’s Labor Day Weekend on the Jersey Shore

E Street Radio will broadcast several historical Bruce Springsteen concerts from the Jersey Shore. E Street Radio will also provide the soundtrack to summer’s last weekend with all of Springsteen’s summer-themed songs throughout the weekend.

Friday, September 4 at 1:00 pm through Monday, September 7 at 12:00 am ET.

ALT-NATION (SIRIUS channel 21 and XM channel 47)

Alt-Nation’s Mostly Naked Summer Culmination

Throughout Labor Day weekend, listeners will hear live in-studio performances from various bands who have visited Alt-Nation recently, including Weezer, Franz Ferdinand, Silversun Pickups, Kaiser Chiefs and Death Cab For Cutie. The weekend-long special will kick off with an interview and an acoustic, in-studio performance by Mutemath.

Friday, September 4 at 1:00 pm through Monday, September 7 at 12:00 am ET.

AREA (SIRIUS channel 38 and XM channel 80)

Live at Electric Zoo Music Festival

Area will broadcast live from the Electric Zoo Music Festival on Randall’s Island, New York City. Listeners will hear live sets and interviews with superstar DJ artists, producers and remixers, expected to include David Guetta, Deadmau5, Ferry Corsten, Armin Van Buuren, Robbie Rivera, Roger Sanchez, Kaskade, Benny Benassi, Ben Watt, Steve Aoki, Josh Gabriel and Markus Schulz.

Saturday, September 5 from 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm and Sunday, September 6 from 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm ET.

REAL JAZZ (SIRIUS channel 72 and XM channel 70)

Summer Jazz Festival Spectacular

Real Jazz will feature selected music and highlights from four different jazz festivals from the past year. Listeners will hear performances by Los Van Van from the 30th Montreal Jazz Festival; a performance by Paquito D’Rivera from the 5th Duke Ellington Jazz Festival; performances by Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, Pat Martino and Ravi Coltrane from the 30th Detroit Jazz Festival; and performances by Amina Figarova, Dee Alexander, Fareed Haque and the Ernie Adams/Richie Cole Band from the 30th Chicago Jazz Festival.

Monday, September 7 from 9:00 am 12:00 am ET.

’80s on 8 (SIRIUS and XM channel


Rick Springfield special

Rick Springfield will sit down with original MTV VJ Mark Goodman to discuss his new music projects, his appearances on Californication and his upcoming fan cruise.

Friday, September 4 at 9:00 am and will be rebroadcast on Friday, September 4 at 3:00 pm; Saturday, September 5 at 2:00 am, 11:00 am and 8:00 pm; Sunday, September 6 at 12:00 pm; Monday, September 7 at 7:00 am and 6:00 pm (all times ET).

1st WAVE (SIRIUS channel 22 and XM channel 44)

“Live Labor” Weekend

SIRIUS XM’s 1st Wave will present a “Live Labor” weekend featuring live tracks every hour from artists such as U2, The Cure, Depeche Mode and more.

Friday, September 4 at 5:00 pm through Monday, September 7 at 11:59 pm ET.

SIRIUS XMU (SIRIUS channel 26 and XM channel 43)

Outsourced Labor Day Weekend

American bands get the holiday off. Listeners will hear all the best imports all weekend.

Friday, September 4 at 2:00 pm through Tuesday, September 8 at 3:00 am ET.

BACKSPIN (SIRIUS channel 39 and XM channel 65)

Backspin ‘89 Weekend

Backspin will salute the year 1989 — featuring music and special segments highlighting the groundbreaking events that happened throughout the year, including the first “Rap” Grammy(R), the launch of YO! MTV Raps Today and the “Stop The Violence” movement. Throughout the weekend, listeners will hear from hip-hop artists who were part of the momentous year: MC Lyte, MTV’s Doctor Dre, De La Soul and more.

Friday, September 4 from 12:00 am through Monday, September 7 at 11:59 pm ET.

BLUEGRASS JUNCTION (SIRIUS channel 65 and XM channel 14)

Musicians Against Childhood Cancer Bluegrass Classic

SIRIUS XM’s Bluegrass Junction channel will broadcast the 25th annual concert benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee that was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 22-25. Listeners will hear performances by many of the artists from the concert, including Blue Highway, The Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and The Grascals.

Saturday, September 5 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Sunday, September 6 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm; and Monday, September 7 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET.

JAM_ON (SIRIUS channel 17 and XM channel 56)

School of Phish Weekend

Every hour over the Labor Day weekend, listeners will hear loads of music by Phish and learn unique trivia about the band–history, song meanings, trivia and more.

Friday, September 4 at 12:00 pm ET through Monday, September 7 at 11:00 pm ET.

GRATEFUL DEAD CHANNEL (SIRIUS channel 32 and XM channel 57)

Workingman’s Dead Weekend

All weekend long, listeners will hear tunes, including live versions, covers and studio outtakes, from one of the Grateful Dead’s most beloved albums, Workingman’s Dead. Friday, September 4 at 12:00 pm ET through Monday, September 7 at 11:00 pm ET.

THE MESSAGE (SIRIUS channel 66 and XM channel 32)

“The Message: AMPED!” featuring Decyfer Down

The Message: AMPED!, the channel’s new Christian rock show, will premiere with a special performance by Decyfer Down. During the three hour special, the band will also answer questions from the studio audience.

The Message: AMPED! will debut on Saturday, September 5 at 11:00 pm ET.

’60s on 6 (SIRIUS channel 6 and XM channel 6)

Super Summer Hits Weekend

’60s on 6 will celebrate the final days of summer by playing the biggest summer hits from the ’60s. The weekend will kick off with pop singer Lou Christie spinning some of his all-time summer favorites.

Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7 at 11:59 pm ET.




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