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November 5, 2005

Sirius Canada Announces Satellite Radio Channel Lineup

Written by
cindy mcleod

Jazz and Blues Fans have a new source for listening to their favourite artists with Sirius Canada’s new Satellite Radio Service. SIRIUS will offer subscription satellite radio service that includes 100 channels of music, news, sports, and entertainment.

SIRIUS Music Channels will include:

Jazz & Blues – Jazz & Blues channels featuring contemporary jazz on Planet Jazz, smooth jazz on Jazz Cafe, new age instrumental music on Spa73, and authentic blues on Sirius Blues.

Standards and Classical – Featuring classic singers, big band music and show tunes. Channels include Standard Time, Broadway’s Best, Symphony Hall and SIRIUS Pops.

Latin & International – The best in Latin and world music. Channels include today’s top Latin music on Universo Latina and music from around the world on The Globe.

Pop – Featuring the top music from today and everyone’s favorites from yesterday. Pop channels include SIRIUS Hits-1 playing the songs at the top of the charts, Rock ‘n roll from the late 50’s to the early 60’s on SIRIUS Gold, the best music from the 80s on Big 80’s and BBC Radio 1 featuring new music from the U.K. Listeners will also be able to hear French artists like Jorane and Pierre Lapointe on Rock Velours and Energie(2).

Rock – From today’s cutting-edge new sounds to all the great classic rock from yesterday. Rock channels include classic rock on Classic Vinyl, the latest alternative hits on Alt Nation, pure hard rock on Octane, Jimmy Buffet’s Radio Margaritaville, Stephen Van Zandt’s Underground Garage and Faction an action sports lifestyle channel. Listeners can also tune in to Canadian rock on Iceberg Radio and hear up-and-coming Canadian Francophone artists on bandeapart and English artists on CBC Radio 3.

Electronic, Dance, Hip-Hop/R&B – Electronic and dance channels include trance and progressive house on Area 33, downtempo electronica on Chill, and the sounds of classic dance on The Strobe. Hip-Hop/R&B channels include raw Hip-Hop on Hip-Hop Nation, uncensored tracks on Eminem’s self-styled channel, Shade 45 and classic soul and Motown on Soul Town.

Country – Featuring a wide range of country music from yesterday and today. Country stations include today’s biggest stars on New Country, classic country from The Roadhouse, the genre’s renegades and rogues on Outlaw Country and homegrown, heartfelt bluegrass music on Bluegrass.

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