SIRIUS Satellite Radio is about to commemorate the legacy of Frank Sinatra, one of the most iconic entertainers of the 20th century, with a day-long broadcast celebration of his life and musical career. The broadcast will air on Siriusly Sinatra channel 75 on Wednesday, May 14th starting at 9 am EDT. The day-long tribute to Frank Sinatra on the 10th anniversary of his passing will feature a special edition of Nancy for Frank, hosted by Nancy Sinatra and her daughter, A.J. Lambert, which will start at 1 pm EDT. Frank Sinatra, Jr. will host As I Remember It, a personal retrospective on his father starting at 4 pm EDT.
SIRIUS will start the broadcast event at 9 am EDT with the premiere of a new "Live in Vegas" edition of The Chairman's Hour, Siriusly Sinatra's unique and innovative weekly show hosted by Frank Sinatra himself through the use of archival materials. SIRIUS will broadcast the classic 1966 "Sinatra at the Sands" performance accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra at 8 pm EDT. Other exclusive programming includes Playing Favorites, with guest hosts Linda Ronstadt and Michael Feinstein, each playing their favorite Sinatra songs and sharing stories respectively at 10 am and 10 pm EDT.
SIRIUS will also broadcast a 90-minute program featuring interviews and commentary on Nothing but the Best, a new collection of essential tracks from the Frank Sinatra songbook, including remastered favorites like "Strangers in the Night," "Summer Wind," "The Way You Look Tonight," "My Kind Of Town," plus many more songs. Sirius will feature the only coast-to-coast broadcast of this special edition program at 11 am and rebroadcast at 6 pm EDT. Nothing but the Best will be available for sale on May 13th. For encore and up-to-date programming information, click to http://www.sirius.com/siriuslysinatra.
In addition, the United States Postal Service will immortalize Sinatra with a commemorative stamp on May 13, 2008. In a career studded with accolades, Sinatra won an Academy Award(R), several Grammy(R) awards, received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1971, and was recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983. Sinatra also gave generously to many charities. He was born in Hoboken, NJ, on December 12, 1915 and died on May 14, 1998.
Siriusly Sinatra, is the only 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, commercial-free channel to broadcast the entire spectrum of Sinatra's career as well as artists and songs from the standards era. Produced by SIRIUS and the Sinatra family, the channel features regular blocks of Sinatra's music, archival performances and is the home of Nancy for Frank, a weekly show hosted by his daughter, Nancy Sinatra.