NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Stern and SiriusXM today invited anyone in the world to listen for free to "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" broadcast live from New York's Hammerstein Ballroom with an audience of fans and VIPs on Friday, January 31, starting at 4:00 pm ET.
This unprecedented access to Howard Stern's live broadcast from siriusxm.com is a first for SiriusXM and Howard Stern. In addition to SiriusXM subscribers, anyone can stream "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash," an evening of unforgettable performances and special appearances from the biggest names in entertainment. The free stream will be available on compatible mobile devices as well as online through simple one-click listening; no need to download an app or enter credentials.
"I am honored by the number of performers who want to join me on stage, and the number of fans who want to get in," said Howard Stern. "Now, thanks to SiriusXM, I can give the world access to this event for free through this special internet audio stream in addition to my fans listening on their satellite radios."
"We are thrilled to invite not only millions of SiriusXM subscribers to listen to 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash,' but also give even millions and millions more Howard Stern fans free access to this once in a lifetime celebration," said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer.
"Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" will be broadcast live from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on the evening of January 31, 2014. The broadcast starts at 4:00 pm ET with a two-hour pre-show featuring red carpet interviews and more; the main event starts at 6:00 pm ET and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, with guests including Louis C.K., David Letterman and Sarah Silverman, with musical performances by Jon Bon Jovi, John Fogerty, Steven Tyler and many others.
Encore presentations of "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" will air on Monday, February 3 beginning at 6:00 am ET on Howard 100 and 6:00 am PT on Howard 101 and through the free stream at siriusxm.com. Immediately following this replay, "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com.
Additional details—including VIP guests and performers, special on-air content related to "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash" and other unique surprises—will be revealed by Howard Stern in the coming days and weeks on The Howard Stern Show on Howard's two exclusive SiriusXM channels, Howard 100 and Howard 101.
HowardStern.com will also link to the free stream at siriusxm.com.
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