Sirius XM Launches Pearl Jam Radio Channel
October 21, 2010 at 10:12 AM (PT)
SIRIUS XM RADIO announced TODAY that it will introduce PEARL JAM RADIO on SIRIUS channel 17 and XM channel 39, a commercial-free music channel devoted to the music of PEARL JAM on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 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 22nd, 2000. The concert will be heard in its entirety beginning at 6p (ET). The first day of PEARL JAM RADIO will also feature rarely heard highlights from the band’s very first concert performance on OCTOBER 22nd, 1990 at OFF RAMP CAFÉ in SEATTLE.
In addition to these launch day specials, PEARL JAM RADIO will feature archived concerts from 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. 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.
SIRIUS XM Pres./CCO SCOTT GREENSTEIN said, "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. 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."