Comedy Central is launching a 24/7 channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio which will feature contemporary comedians you know and up-and-coming comics who are hot on the comedy circuit. In addition, the new Comedy Central Radio will offer selected archived audio from the Comedy Central library. Tom Petty is also getting his own 24/7 Internet stream based on his weekly SiriusXM show, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure
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SiriusXM Satellite Radio seems to have pioneered the idea of "limited Run" radio formats. Launching today is Tom Petty Radio
which will be heard on Channel 111 until May 30. Expect to hear Petty's music as well as The Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch, his first band. (Photo: Tom Petty in Concert 2010, by MusicIsEntropy, Creative Commons License)
Then, beginning on June 1, SiriusXM will roll out Tom Petty's Buried Treasure to be heard 24/7 channel on SiriusXM.com, channel 714 and connected devices that stream SiriusXM Internet Radio.
Tom Petty's Buried Treasures has been previously heard as a weekly show on the service.
For more information, visit TomPetty.com.
It doesn't happen too often but this week I was faced with two dueling press releases in my inbox. One touted a survey from a traditional radio company about how strong AM and FM was. The second press release bandied about another survey done for an online streaming portal that basically trashed traditional radio and predicted it would be washed up in just a few years. I immediately realized the only fair thing to do was to pit them both against each other and may the best medium win! Read more
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Listeners say Paula White sounded as if she was drunk. That's the report from news.com.au
which says the host at BBC Radio Stoke "...slurred and stumbled her way through the first 30 minutes of her live show." (Right: Paula White, photo: BBC Radio)
White did admit she had tipped a drink or two but denied being DWI: Deejaying While Intoxicated.
You can hear a bit of Paula White on the air last Friday before she was replaced by another presenter. White is a 20-year broadcast veteran and was slated to begin a new job with the BBC the following day. No word yet on how that went.
Listen: Paula White on BBC Radio Stoke