Sirius XM Announces Pearl Jam Radio!

by John Reynolds on October 21, 2010

In addition to Pearl Jam Radio online and Donny Anderson’s excellent All That’s Sacred podcast, we now have Pearl Jam on Sirius / XM starting Friday, October 22 at 6:00 pm ET!

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The funny part about this announcement is that Pearl Jam has actually bumped the popular channel “Jam On” – featuring the best of “Jam Bands” like the Grateful Dead, Phish, etc – to another channel.

As of 10/22 at 6 pm ET, Pearl Jam Radio can be heard:

  • On your radio at SIRIUS Ch. 17 and XM Ch. 39
  • Online at SIR Ch. 813 and XMRO Ch. 92

Jam_ON moves to:

  • On your radio at SIRIUS Ch. 81 and XM Ch. 56
  • Online at SIR Ch. 17 and XMRO Ch. 56

Here’s the full press-release

sirius-xmNEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will introduce Pearl Jam Radio, a commercial-free music channel devoted to the music of Pearl Jam on Friday, October 22, the 20th anniversary of the band’s first public performance.

Pearl Jam Radio will launch with a special airing of the band’s 10th anniversary concert recorded in Las Vegas on October 22, 2000. The concert will be heard in its entirety on Friday, October 22 at 6:00 pm ET. The first day of Pearl Jam Radio on SIRIUS XM will also feature rarely heard highlights from the band’s very first concert performance on October 22, 1990 at Off Ramp Cafe in Seattle, Washington.

In addition to these launch day specials, Pearl Jam Radio will feature archival concerts from throughout the band’s celebrated 20-year career, rarities, unreleased material from the band’s personal music library and music from the band’s side projects, including solo and pre-Pearl Jam music.

Additionally, Pearl Jam Radio will offer listeners a unique, interactive experience with the weekly show The All Encompassing Trip, a fan roundtable hosted by Tim Bierman, Manager of Ten Club, Pearl Jam’s official fan club, and long-time Pearl Jam enthusiast and radio veteran Rob Bleetstein. Pearl Jam fans will be invited to participate in conversations on a different theme each week pertaining to the music, news and touring world of Pearl Jam.

“Pearl Jam is unique in the history of the American music scene and has released some of the most influential music of the past two decades,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. “From their love of vinyl to their respect for their fans to their dedication to social causes, the band’s continuing legacy is something we’re thrilled to celebrate with Pearl Jam Radio.”

Pearl Jam Radio will be available on SIRIUS channel 17 and XM channel 39; it will also be available on SIRIUS Internet Radio, XM Radio Online and through the SIRIUS XM App for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphone devices.

Pearl Jam Radio joins SIRIUS XM’s pioneering line-up of channels dedicated to music icons, including Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Radio, the Grateful Dead Channel, Jimmy Buffett‘s Radio Margaritaville, Eminem’s Shade 45, Elvis Radio, B.B. King‘s Bluesville and Siriusly Sinatra.

John Reynolds ( Twitter: @jjjrrr )
A New Jersey based programmer, John handles TFT’s programming and technical aspects. He also conceives and writes his share of TFT’s articles and sections. John’s first Pearl Jam show was at Lollapalooza on August 12, 1992.

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