NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch two channels dedicated to Tom Petty: "Tom Petty Radio," a limited-run channel celebrating Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' summer tour, and a separate channel dedicated solely to Tom Petty's critically-acclaimed SiriusXM music show, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure.
"Tom Petty Radio" will launch on May 17 at 6:00 pm ET, via satellite on channel 111, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
"Tom Petty Radio" will give SiriusXM listeners 24/7 access to music from throughout Tom Petty's career including his music with his longtime band The Heartbreakers and his solo work, as well as The Traveling Wilburys and his first band, Mudcrutch. The channel will also feature live concert material from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers' recent tours and some rarely heard vintage performances.SiriusXM listeners will also hear Petty and the members of the Heartbreakers discuss the creation of some of their most notable songs as well as some memorable moments on tour. Additionally, "Tom Petty Radio" will feature some classic moments from Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, SiriusXM's weekly show which features the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer playing rare and classic tracks, many vintage, from his private vaults, along with his informed, passionate, and entertaining commentary. SiriusXM will also launch an online channel showcasing Tom Petty's Buried Treasure. The commercial-free music channel will launch on June 1, on SiriusXM Internet Radio on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com " Tom Petty has a legacy of great music that began nearly 40 years ago and continues today, and SiriusXM is thrilled to give our listeners access to this legendary artist on two separate channels," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "The limited-run 'Tom Petty Radio' channel will give our listeners access to all the music they enjoy by Tom Petty and rarely heard live performances, and the Tom Petty's Buried Treasure channel will offer unique insight into one of the most creative music minds of our time." New episodes of Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, now in its eighth year on SiriusXM, will continue to air Thursday nights at 8:00 pm ET via satellite on Deep Tracks, channel 27, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. "Tom Petty Radio" and the Tom Petty's Buried Treasure channel are the latest examples 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 and 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 Radio." 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