Friday, June 21, 2024

SiriusXM Satellite Radio Goes Free for Everyone Though May 15th, Billy Joel Channel Returning Tomorrow for Duration


I’m happy to chime in on this: SiriusXM, which I can’t live without, is now free to everyone through May 15th. Many dedicated channels are returning, too, including Billy Joel and Dave Matthews.

Of course, I just took the offer for $5 a month for a vehicle I am currently driving, but that’s ok.

Just download the Sirius app on your phone, or go to And by the way Sirius works everywhere– on phones, computers, tablets, laptops, as well as in the car.

My favorite channels are Soul Town (49), Beatles (18), Seventies on 7 (7), Little Steven’s Underground Garage (21), the E Street Channel (20), and 1st Wave (33). That’s just for starters. I listen to Tom Petty’s old shows a lot on his channel (31) and top 40 from Z100 on 12.

There’s also great talk show programming up around 105 produced by Roger Coletti.

I can’t tell you often I’m in the car and there’s a run of songs on Soul Town that just blows me away. Sometimes I tweet them a thank you note!

Steve Leeds runs the show over there, and my old pal Tracey Jordan handles all urban booking. Scott Greenstein, inveterate surfer, has been in charge of the whole shebang for years and has done a great job. And, of course, there’s always Howard Stern.

This is a smart thing they’re doing, because once you have Sirius, you can’t live without it!

PS The Billy Joel channel will be 30. (I wish they’d do Sting/Police channel.)


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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