Sirius Tunes in Its 100 Channel Lineup

By | January 7, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Sirius Satellite Radio, the satellite radio broadcaster, today announced the programming lineup for its 100 channels of digital entertainment. Sirius will broadcast 60 original music channels, all commercial-free, in almost every musical genre, from rap to reggae, classical to country, new rock to hard rock, as well as HITS channels playing all the top hit songs virtually on demand. Rounding out its lineup, Sirius will broadcast 40 world-class channels of the best variety of sports, news, talk and entertainment.


With distinct channels dedicated to the top hit songs for Rock, Top 40, Country, R&B, Rap and Dance, Sirius brings listeners all of their favorite songs in these popular music genres. Whether in the car for a short drive or settling in for a long morning commute, listeners can always hear their favorite tracks on Sirius’ HITS channels.

“Sirius is the only way for listeners across the country to get this vast choice of 100% commercial free music, along with the latest hits whenever you want them,” said Joe Capobianco, Sirius’ senior vice president of content. “There is no listening experience in the car that can match Sirius. Our music channels are original, not just recycled radio, and we’re focused on bringing our listeners what they want to hear.”

The sheer volume of choice and variety is just part of the story. Each channel is fine-tuned to provide the most entertaining listening experience possible, and listeners are encouraged to explore the broad and deep choices. For example, Sirius offers eleven rock channels from Classic to Alternative, Eclectic and Soft Rock, and Modern Rock to Hard Rock. Listeners can also regularly hear live performances and interviews direct from Sirius’ national broadcast studio.

Capobianco added, “DJs will concentrate on the music experience, offering listeners not only the music they want to hear, virtually on demand, but also information they want to know about the music and the artists they are listening to.”

Rounding out the 100-channel lineup on Sirius is an expansive range of superior entertainment programming. Renowned media outlets on Sirius include CNN, Fox News, ABC News and National Public Radio, along with distinguished international sources such as BBC World News and World Radio Network. Other channels offer listeners everything from up to the minute sports news on ESPN to financial news on CNBC to a dedicated channel for America’s truckers on the Sirius Trucking Network. Sirius will also broadcast content from E! Entertainment, A&E, Discovery, Radio Disney, Speedvision, Outdoor Life, The Weather Channel and more.

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