SiriusXM to Launch Channel Devoted to Talking About Music. (And Why Didn’t They Call Me?)

When satellite radio started expanding its offerings, a buddy and I started talking about what XM and Sirius should do (this was before the merger).

“They have so many talk channels. Sports! Politics! Medicine! Religion! Entertainment! Comedy! They should start up a channel that involves people talking intelligently about music? Hell, I’d listen to that!”

Well, it’s finally happened. Starting October 17, SiriusXM will fire up Volume, a channel devoted to talking about music. Talk shows, Interviews. A quiz show, fer crisssakes. Show hosts will include everyone from Kurt Loder (ex-MTV), author Bill Flangan plus artists like Melissa Etheridge (her show will be called “Melissa’s Basement”), Lady Gaga, Robert Plant, David Crosby, Scott Ian of Anthrax. Shows will tackle the music issues of the day, music technology and all genres of music. It’s being described as “sports radio for music fans.” Rolling Stone’s Now podcast will also air on the channel.

Got it. I’m in. But why didn’t anyone call me? But hey, it’s not too late. Gimme a ring. I’d love to find a satellite home for The Ongoing History of New Music.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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2 thoughts on “SiriusXM to Launch Channel Devoted to Talking About Music. (And Why Didn’t They Call Me?)

  • Would love to hear this on sat radio. Hell…you have years worth of content ready to go. Does you old boss Slaight still have his hands in Sirius at all?

  • Well,wow!!!
    Sirius did give
    us a special rate for 6 months.Yeah,It would be great to hear you on there.


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