SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced that due to fan demand, “E Street Radio,” its exclusive 100% commercial-free channel dedicated to the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, will continue through mid-2009. This is the second time the popular music channel’s limited run has been extended by SIRIUS.
“The voice of E Street Radio fans has been heard, and it is with great pleasure that we can extend the broadcast of the channel and continue this unique and exclusive experience,” said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President of Entertainment and Sports. “We are excited to continue offering SIRIUS listeners interviews with band members, insider reports and breaking news, and of course, unprecedented access to all the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.”
E Street Radio channel 10 will continue to broadcast exclusive interviews with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, rare archival concert recordings and 24/7, non-stop Springsteen music for fans across America. The exclusive channel has featured guest DJ sessions by E Street Band members “Little Steven” Van Zandt, Clarence Clemons, Max Weinberg and Nils Lofgren, as well as celebrity fans. The channel also offers fans hourly Bruce Springsteen news with “E Street Insider Reports” and a chance to play their favorite Bruce songs on E Street Radio.
E Street Radio returned to SIRIUS to coincide with the release of Bruce Springsteen’s latest Grammy(R) nominated and critically-acclaimed album, Magic, and the tour, now on its second leg. Bruce Springsteen was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame on May 4.
In addition to E Street Radio, SIRIUS is the exclusive home of The Underground Garage and Outlaw Country, two channels produced by E Street Band member “Little Steven” Van Zandt. SIRIUS offers other exclusive commercial- free music channels dedicated entirely to some of the world’s greatest recording artists, including the Grateful Dead Channel, Elvis Radio, Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, Eminem’s Shade 45 and Siriusly Sinatra. SIRIUS also has previously dedicated channels exclusively to the music of Neil Diamond and R.E.M.
To learn more about the E Street Radio channel on SIRIUS, please visit www.sirius.com/estreetradio.
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As of December 31, 2007, SIRIUS radios were available as a factory and dealer-installed option in 116 vehicle models and as a dealer only-installed option in 37 vehicle models.
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