Confirmed: The Strobe and Backspin return to Sirius XM

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Oct 15, 2008
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Orbitcast has confirmed that Sirius XM Radio are bringing back two music channels: The Strobe and Backspin. Scott Greenstein said this was done in response to "overwhelming passion" from subscribers.

The channels are set to return on Thursday, January 15th.

Add to that, fans of The Beat are being heard by the company as well. Sirius XM will launch "The Beat Morning Show" on BPM also starting on January 15th. The daily show will feature popular dance hits and be hosted by former Beat program director Geronimo.

The Strobe will bring listeners the biggest dance hits of the 1970s and 1980s. Shows will highlight disco club classics, freestyle and mixed disco favorites - including, "Deney Terrio's Request Fever" and "Causi's Club Classics."

Backspin will feature the best of old school hip-hop and will be the home of several specialty shows including "Ladies' First with Monie Love" and "Zulubeats with Afrika Bambaataa, Mick Benzo and The Cutman LG."

I think the takeaway here - well, other than being great news to old school hip-hop and disco fans - is that Sirius XM is actually listening, and reacting, to the feedback they are receiving. And that's key.

"We will continue to listen to [subscribers] as we strive to create the best audio entertainment experience available," said Scott Greenstein in a statement.

Good news.
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