SiriusXM Presents Special 4th of July Programming Across its Music, Talk and Sports Channels

SiriusXM listeners to hear live performances by The Band Perry and Jimmy Buffett, the holiday weekend's biggest sports events including Wimbledon, interviews with Cher, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond and exclusive specials from Howard Stern, Opie & Anthony, Glenn Beck and others

World renowned salsa band Grupo Niche presents the world premiere of their new album exclusively on SiriusXM

Jul 02, 2013, 17:10 ET from Sirius XM Radio

NEW YORK, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will present special 4th of July programming across its music, talk and sports channels.


SiriusXM listeners will hear live performances, concerts, interviews, and specials on various commercial-free music channels.

The entire SiriusXM July 4 programming schedule can be found at SiriusXM programming is available via satellite, as well as through the SiriusXM Internet Radio app for smartphones and other connected devices as well as at  

Fourth of July weekend broadcast highlights:


SiriusXM Hits 1 (channel 2):         Selena Gomez hosts a special edition of SiriusXM Hits 1's "Weekend Countdown" and new music show "Hit-Bound." Thursday, July 4 at 5:00 pm (debut of "Weekend Countdown") and 8:00 pm ET (debut of "Hit-Bound").

The Blend (channel 16): "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Cher" will feature Cher answering questions from a studio audience about her upcoming and highly anticipated album, including the single Woman's World. Thursday, July 4 at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm ET.

The Highway (channel 59): The Highway will broadcast The Band Perry's concert live with the Nashville Symphony at Riverfront Park in Nashville, Tennessee. Thursday, July 4 at 9:25 pm ET.

Electric Area (channel 52): Electric Area presents the Best of Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. SiriusXM listeners will hear DJ sets by Avicii, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Calvin Harris, Carnage, Steve Angello, R3hab, Sander van Doorn and Nicky Romero. Thursday, July 4 at Noon ET.

Heart & Soul (channel 48): Heart & Soul will broadcast live from the annual Essence Music Festival from New Orleans. SiriusXM listeners will hear various interviews with special guests Tamia, Charlie Wilson, Deborah Cox, Jody Watley, Ralph Tresvant & Johnny Gill of New Edition and others stopping by the live broadcast.  Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm ET.

The Heat (channel 47): Broadcasting from the Essence Music Festival, The Heat speaks with some of today's most recognizable R&B artists. Friday, July 5 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, July 6 from 4:00 - 9:00 pm ET.   

Classic Vinyl (channel 26): Classic rock icon John Fogerty will play songs by his favorite all-American classic rockers as well as songs from his latest album Wrote a Song For Everyone. Thursday, July 4 at 12:00 pm ET.

Radio Margaritaville (channel 24): Radio Margaritaville celebrates the 4th of July with a special encore presentation of Jimmy Buffett's first concert from his newest resort casino in Bossier City, LA. Thursday, July 4 at 7:00 pm ET.

Hair Nation (channel 39): Poison lead singer Bret Michaels shares his ultimate July 4th playlist.  Thursday, July 4 at 12:00 pm ET

Real Jazz (channel 67): Real Jazz will broadcast from Montreal Jazz Festival with guests including Nikki Yanofsky, The Bad Plus and Gregory Porter. Thursday, July 4 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm ET.

Caliente (channel 150): World renowned salsa band Grupo Niche presents an exclusive the world premiere of Tocando el Cielo con las Manos. The two-part special includes a track-by-track tour of the album before its official release and a live performance of the 14-member band at the SiriusXM studios.  Known for their fast tempos, aggressive trumpets and socially-conscious lyrics, the highly anticipated album comes almost a year after the sudden death of the group's beloved founder, Jairo Varela.  Airs Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 at 4:00 pm ET.

La Kueva (channel 540): Latin rock band Doctor Krapula stops by for an interview and live performance. Thursday, July 4 at 6:00 pm ET.

Talk and Entertainment:

Howard Stern's "Brush with the Law" on Howard 100 and Howard 101  A brand new special from Howard Stern Productions featuring prisoners, ex-cons and jailhouse stories that will scare any listener straight. Tommy Chong, Scott Weiland, Robert Downey, Jr., ODB, Chris Rock, Mark Wahlberg and Tim Allen and other celebrities talk openly about their criminal pasts and tell stories about doing time behind bars. Plus, a death row prisoner's on-air confession, an interview with a man who tried to kill President Reagan, true crime stories from the staff and other chilling moments from the Stern Show archives. (Monday, July 1Friday, July 5 beginning at 6:00 am ET on Howard 100 and 6:00 am PT on Howard 101. Encore presentations air daily and throughout the weekend on Howard 100).

Entertainment Weekly Radio (channel 105): Entertainment Weekly Radio "All Time Greatest" with in-depth discussion about the best TV shows, movies, albums and books. Entertainment Weekly editors will share their favorites from each list. Jess Cagle, editor of Entertainment Weekly, will host a special edition of his show, Editor's Hour, with special guest Melissa McCarthy. Thursday, July 4 from 8:00 – 10:00 am and 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Editor's Hour at 2:00 pm ET.

Glenn Beck's "Man in the Moon" Live Broadcast on SiriusXM Patriot (channel 125) Special programming all day from Glenn Beck's TheBlaze Radio Network features a live broadcast of Beck's "Man in the Moon" stage event in Salt Lake City in which he presents the story of man's freedom from the perspective of the "Man in the Moon," plus the live pre-show, behind-the-scenes coverage and shows from TheBlaze Radio Network personalities Jay Severin, Doc Thompson, Skip Lacombe and Buck Sexton. (Saturday, July 6 beginning at 10:00 am through Sunday, July 7 at 1:00 am ET).

Opie & Anthony's "The Worst of 2013...So Far" on The Opie & Anthony Channel (XM 103/Sirius 206 with Sirius Premier) Opie, Anthony and Jim Norton celebrate unforgettable appearances from Louis C.K., James Lipton, David Lee Roth, Ricky Gervais and other guests from the worlds of entertainment, comedy, music and sports on a weeklong special. (Monday, July 1Friday, July 5 beginning at 6:00 am ET daily with encore presentations airing throughout the holiday weekend).

SiriusXM Stars (channel 106): "SiriusXM's Town Hall with Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond" Emmy® and Golden Globe-award winning writer, actress, comedian, producer and bestselling author Tina Fey and her husband, producer, director, composer and music supervisor Jeff Richmond, sit down with SiriusXM's Seth Rudetsky – Grammy® and three-time Emmy nominated Broadway pianist, actor, Playbill columnist, novelist and award-winning comic – to discuss their lives, careers and comedy/entertainment collaborations including 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live and Mean Girls in front of a studio audience of SiriusXM listeners. (Premieres Saturday, July 6 at 9:00 am ET, replays July 6 at 6:00 pm, July 7 at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm, July 8 at 11:00 am and July 9 at 7:00 am on SiriusXM Stars. Replays July 6 at 5:00 pm, July 7 at 5:00 pm and July 8 at 7:00 pm on Entertainment Weekly Radio, channel 105, all times ET).

SiriusXM Stars (channel 106): Geoffrey Zakarian's "Food Talk" 2013 Aspen Food & Wine Classic special Renowned chef/restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian sat down with culinary rock stars Eric Ripert, Daniel Boulud, Drew Nieporent, Andrew Zimmern and Food & Wine Editor in Chief Dana Cowin at the nation's premier food festival to dish on the weekend's sights, sounds, standouts, surprises and savory suppers. (Thursday, July 4 from 7:00 – 9:00 am ET and 10:00 am12:00 pm ET).

SiriusXM Urban View (channel 110):  Essence Magazine editors host their limited-run series, The Essence Experience, live from Essence Festival. Saturday, July 6 at 2:00 pm ET.


SiriusXM listeners will have access to the weekend's biggest sporting events including:

Wimbledon: Live play-by-play each day, including the Ladies' and Gentlemen's Singles semi-finals on July 4 and 5 and finals on July 6 and 7. (Sirius channel 158, XM channel 202 and channel 963 on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.)

Motorsports: Live coverage includes the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (July 6, 7:30 pm ET, SiriusXM channel 90), the Pocono IndyCar 400 (July 6, 12:00 pm ET, SiriusXM channel 211) and the German Grand Prix FORMULA 1 race (July 7, 8:00 am ET, Sirius channel 92, XM channel 208)

MLB: Live coverage of every MLB game on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App and online at and on XM satellite radios. 

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