Monday, December 04, 2006

XM Launches Hanukkah Channel

December 4, 2006

XM to Offer First-Ever Dedicated Hanukkah Channel as Part of Holiday Programming Lineup

XM's 'Radio Hanukkah' to Feature Jewish Music and Culture from December 15-23

Barenaked Ladies, Matisyahu, Al Franken, Kinky Friedman, Sen. Carl Levin, Neil Sedaka, Dr. Ruth, Larry Miller and Many Others to be Included in XM Original Programming for Radio Hanukkah

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Coinciding with the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, XM, the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers, will offer the first-ever national broadcast channel devoted exclusively to Jewish culture. "Radio Hanukkah" (XM 108), will feature a broad spectrum of Jewish music and conversation beginning Friday, December 15 (25th of Kislev) and running through December 23.

With a specific focus on the music and traditions that celebrate the festival of Hanukkah, classic and off-the-wall renditions of traditional Hanukkah songs, such as "I Have a Little Dreidel" and "Maoz Tzur," will be showcased on the channel along with nightly broadcasts of the traditional Hanukkah candlelight blessings which will air at the appropriate times in both the Eastern and Pacific time zones.

In addition, Radio Hanukkah will feature specials focused on contemporary and traditional Jewish music, comedy, children's programming and more. Barenaked Ladies, Matisyahu, Al Franken, Kinky Friedman, Sen. Ben Cardin, Sen. Carl Levin, Neil Sedaka, Dr. Ruth and Larry Miller are among the Jewish celebrities who will be participating in XM's Radio Hanukkah programming.

Radio Hanukkah will be available through XM Radio Online, XM's Internet streaming service. As an added benefit, fans across the country will be able to enjoy an extended free trial of Radio Hanukkah and the entire XM Radio Online lineup at no cost from December 15-23 by entering the promotional code "TheChosen" when signing up at http://www.xmradio.com/.
In addition to Radio Hanukkah, XM's holiday programming lineup includes five other commercial-free holiday music channels featuring a variety of musical styles celebrating the season:

* Holly (XM 103) -- Features contemporary holiday hits mixed with selected
traditional favorites; Available through December 25

* Holiday Traditions (XM 104) -- Features traditional holiday recordings
from the 1940s through the 1960s; Available through December 25

* A Nashville Christmas (XM 105) -- Features contemporary and traditional
holiday hits from popular country music artists; Available through
December 25

* A Classical Christmas (XM 106) -- Features traditional holiday carols
performed by celebrated classical music artists; Available through
December 25

* Special X-Mas (XM 107) -- Features a mix of holiday novelty songs,
oddball parodies, and rock covers of holiday classics; Available through
December 25

Complete programming information for Radio Hanukkah, including detailed broadcast schedules, is available online at http://www.xmradio.com/hanukkah. General information on all of XM's dedicated holiday channels is available at http://www.xmradio.com/holiday.

12/04/2006 12:42:00 PM

SSG Has Merged. You Can Read All Of The Latest SSG Content By Clicking Here


Post a Comment

SSG is not a Financial Advisor. Read Disclosure: HERE


Sirius Radio TSS-Radio Blog Sirius Answers Credit card merchant account


Search by Label


Logo Design:
Jeremy Sprout

Designed by
miru designs

Powered by