Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Star Power At Sirius
January 30, 2007
New York City is a centerpiece to many things and many people, and it is little wonder that there is "Star Power" at Sirius. On my own tour of the facility, there were numerous stars doing their shows, and I remember thinking that having this much fame in such close proximity is not a normal thing for radio.
Today the Associated Press published a piece on all of the stars that can be found at Sirius.
Sirius Satellite Radio Draws Stars
Tuesday January 30, 1:34 pm ET By Larry Mcshane, Associated Press Writer
Sirius Stars Turn Out at Satellite Radio Headquarters
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shortly after making his entrance, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx found model Janice Dickinson and her ample cleavage pressed tightly against him. Foxx posed for a photo-op with hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash, and later traded handshakes and hugs with New York Giants linebacker LaVar Arrington.
The VIP lounge at Lotus? The red carpet at the Grammys?
Try the star-studded offices of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a haven for bold-faced names found 36 floors above Manhattan in a Rockefeller Center skyscraper.
The company headquarters draws an eclectic collection of celebrities, sports stars, musicians and Martha Stewart, often simultaneously, with many wandering casually through the halls on their way to or from a studio.
The diversity of talent is best summed up this way: Howard Stern and Cardinal Edward Egan do their shows a few hundred feet apart. Only here could "The King of All Media" and a prince of the church cross paths -- uncensored, of course.
"You walk through the halls here, and it's absolutely mind-blowing," Stern said. "There's energy, and there's synergy. You walk out after a show and wind up hanging out. ... It's like a big old kibbutz."
A somewhat typical morning found Foxx announcing his new Sirius channel as singer Evan Dando performed live in a nearby studio. National Football League All-Pro Tiki Barber fielded questions for the NFL Network, and author/Sirius host Candace Bushnell of "Sex and the City" fame quizzed Dickinson.
At the end of a hallway, Stewart's daughter Alexis sat on the floor, kicking around ideas for her upcoming program. And Sean Avery of the Los Angeles Kings took advantage of the National Hockey League All-Star break to do an interview in yet another studio.
"It's neat -- it's a mosh pit, a melting pot, and we're all here doing the same thing," said Barber, the recently retired Giants star who co-hosts a Sirius show with twin brother Ronde......MORE HERE
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