Wednesday, April 18, 2007
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO TO PREMIRE SIRIUSLY SINATRA APRIL 19
Sirius Satellit (Nasdaq: SIRI) and the family of Frank Sinatra announced today that they will premiere their new, one-of-a-kind radio channel dedicated to the music, time and spirit of Frank Sinatra this Thursday, April 19 at 3 pm ET. The Siriusly Sinatra channel will debut with a special live performance from Frank Sinatra recorded at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in 1966.
Siriusly Sinatra will be the only channel available on radio produced by the Sinatra family and will broadcast recordings spanning Sinatra's entire career- including his extensive catalog of hits, rarities and his wonderful concerts - as well as favorite standard hits performed by other classic artists from our time. Siriusly Sinatra will be heard exclusively on Sirius Satellite Radio on channel 75.
In addition to playing Sinatra's music, the Siriusly Sinatra channel will feature The Chairman's Hour, hosted by Frank himself, created by the Sinatra family and SIRIUS using archival material. Nancy Sinatra will also host The Nancy Sinatra Show, a weekly show. The launch dates of these shows will be announced shortly.
Nancy Sinatra said, "My father's music finally has a home so every generation can drop by and listen to all of his wonderful music. I'm thrilled that all of dad's songs will be playing on SIRIUS around the clock"
"SIRIUS is proud to work with the Sinatra family to create this truly special channel," Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President, Entertainment and Sports, said. "Over 60 years after his first single, Frank Sinatra still thrills music fans everywhere. The Siriusly Sinatra channel is certain to be one of the jewels in the SIRIUS lineup, and it's an example of the exclusive and outstanding music programming that makes SIRIUS The Best Radio on Radio."
A recipient of 13 GRAMMY(R) awards, Frank Sinatra and his recording career is unmatched in American popular music. From a recording catalog ranging from hits like "I'll Never Smile Again," which was #1 for twelve weeks in 1940, to the 1980 classic "Theme from New York, New York," few other recording artists have had the staying power of Sinatra in our shared musical experience. Reprise, the record company founded by Sinatra, recently released Sinatra: Vegas, the critically-acclaimed and best-selling box set of previously- unreleased, legendary Sinatra Las Vegas performances. Sinatra, a multi-media production, concluded a five-month engagement at the Palladium in London last year, and is scheduled to tour Europe and parts of Asia in the coming year.