New York, NY (Top40 Charts / Sirius XM Radio)
Sirius XM Radio
(NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch "Luther Radio," featuring music from Vandross' 13 Gold and Platinum albums as well as rarities, archival concerts, and an archival interview with Vandross from 2003, celebrating what would have been Vandross' 61st birthday.
"Luther Radio" will launch on Friday, April 20, Vandross' birthday, at 12:00 pm ET and will run through Monday, April 23 on channel 48.
The limited-run channel will feature music spanning Vandross' Grammy® Award-winning catalog, special broadcasts of Vandross performing at Radio
Hall in 2003 and a performance for BBC Radio
from 1988, which will be broadcast as part of SiriusXM's "Live from the BBC Vault" concert series. Additionally, "Luther Radio" will include special guest DJ sessions by Vandross' backup singers Fonzi Thornton and Lisa Fischer.
SiriusXM listeners will also hear an archival interview Vandross conducted in April, 2003, a week before he fell ill, with SiriusXM's B.J. Stone.
"Luther Radio" is the latest example of SiriusXM's original artist-branded channels dedicated to iconic musicians. In addition to its current lineup of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, Elvis Radio
Margaritaville,SiriusXM has previously offered channels such as "Paul McCartney's Band on the Run Radio," "Elton!," "The Who Channel," "Mandatory Metallica," "Paul McCartney's Fireman Radio," "Rolling Stones Radio," "AC/DC Radio," "Led Zeppelin Radio," "Miles Davis Radio," "The Spectrum of John Mellencamp," "Radio R.E.M.," "Coldplay Radio," "ABBA Radio," "Jay-Z Nation," "Garth Brooks Radio" and "Duran Duran's Red Carpet
For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com