David Fricke to Host New Show Exclusively on SiriusXM Spectrum
September 23, 2015 at 1:08 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM announced today that DAVID FRICKE, well-known music critic and rock journalist, will host a new weekly music show on SIRIUSXM'S THE SPECTRUM channel. Called “The Writers Block,”
FRICKE will hand-select an hour of music and share stories from his four decades of experience covering the biggest names in rock. The show will blend tracks from an array of classic and influential artists such as the BEATLES, BOB DYLAN, NIRVANA, BLUR, JOY DIVISION, FOO FIGHTERS, THE GRATEFUL DEAD and THE RAMONES, as well as brand-new music from artists such as THE ARCS and THE DEAD WEATHER.
"With The Writer's Block, my life in music and journalism has come full circle on SiriusXM," said FRICKE. "I got my start in radio, and it is an amazing honor and opportunity to bring my passions for great music and telling stories to the medium where I began."
"DAVID FRICKE has chronicled the history and world of rock and roll at the highest levels, but now he gets a journalist's dream assignment: picking and playing music from the stars he's interviewed," said SCOTT GREENSTEIN, SiriusXM's President and Chief Content Officer. "In an age of playlists that are automated, the picks from DAVID will be debated and scrutinized, and we think thoroughly enjoyed by our listeners nationwide. The combination of great songs and DAVID's stories to go with them can be found nowhere else but SIRIUSXM."
The Writer's Block will premiere on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th at 8:00 pm ET.