Saturday, April 20, 2024

Sirius Radio Channeling Taylor Swift for One Month Starting Sunday as Tie-in to “Tortured Poets”


This was something always coming but now it’s here.

Taylor Swift is getting her own channel beginning this Sunday, for a month. Of course it’s Channel 13, her favorite number.

The channel is a tie in to the launch of Swift’s new album, “Tortured Poets Department,” which drops later this month.

Swiftes will get all kinds of interview and historical information about Swift, her music, her life, and football.

Will the channel go beyond May 7th? If it pays for itself, I guess, there will be a sudden announcement of a continuation. Makes sense. Meantime, I’m paying $25 a month for Sirius. Yikes! But now I couldn’t live without it. Regular radio — FM mostly — is a massive disappointment. AM Radio, I’m addicted to, particularly here in New York.

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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