NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that several SIRIUS XM channels will present exclusive programming celebrating Paul McCartney's historic performance on Monday, December 13 at the world famous Apollo Theater.
Coverage will begin at 2:00 pm ET with SIRIUS XM Breakfast with The Beatles host Chris Carter and SIRIUS XM hosts Mark Goodman, Meg Griffin and Jenny Eliscu reporting live from inside the Apollo. The live coverage will air on SIRIUS XM's limited-run channel "Paul McCartney's Band on the Run Radio," SIRIUS channel 33 and XM channel 27.
The extensive coverage will continue at 7:45 pm ET with pre-show reports and commentary from E Street Band member and producer of SIRIUS XM's Underground Garage and Outlaw Country channels, "Little Steven" Van Zandt and SIRIUS XM host Cousin Brucie.
The concert and coverage will air nationwide live on six channels including "Paul McCartney's Band on the Run Radio," Howard 101, one of Howard Stern's two exclusive SIRIUS XM channels, Underground Garage, Classic Vinyl, The Coffee House and '70s on 7 beginning at 8:00 pm ET.
"Paul McCartney's Band on the Run Radio," the month-long, 24/7 commercial-free music channel devoted to McCartney's legendary and expansive music catalog, including music from his solo records, tracks from every Wings album as well as the iconic songs he recorded with The Beatles will air through Sunday, December 26.
The channel's launch coincided with the recent re-issue of Paul McCartney & Wings' number one album from 1973, Band on the Run, the first title to be released as part of an extensive overhaul of McCartney's complete catalog of solo recordings. The month-long channel features a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this landmark album, hosted by McCartney himself, as well as newly discovered live performances of Wings tracks recorded at Abbey Road Studios from The Paul McCartney Archive.
Currently celebrating its 75th anniversary season, the legendary non-profit Apollo Theater is known for launching the careers of countless legendary performers, and has been a catalyst for artistic excellence and innovation since it opened its doors in 1934.
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