"The Tragically Hip Radio" takes over SiriusXM Canada airwaves

  • From September 29 to October 2,SiriusXM Channel 151 will play music from The Tragically Hip's entire catalogue, including unreleased songs and a debut of their new album, Now for Plan A
  • Exclusive interviews with the band and artists they have influenced will be broadcast

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), the country's leading audio entertainment company, today announced that, The Tragically Hip, will take over SiriusXM channel 151 from September 29 to October 2. The special broadcast celebrates The Tragically Hip's music and career, as well as the release of the band's new album, Now for Plan A, which will be released on October 2.

The takeover will include the band's recordings from the past and present, including catalogue favourites, and rare tracks. The band's new album, Now for Plan A, will also debut in its entirety throughout the weekend. On top of studio material, SiriusXM subscribers will also be able to rock out twice a day to live concert recordings from various venues across North America.

Exclusive interviews with the band, including Gord Downie, Gord Sinclair, Robbie Baker, Johnny Fay and Paul Langlois are also part of the takeover and will be broadcast from Toronto and "The Bath House," the official studio of The Tragically Hip. The special broadcast will also feature interviews with other famous Canadian artists, whose careers have been influenced by band, including Matt Mayes, The Arkells, The Sheepdogs, and Yukon Blonde.

"As music lovers and as Canadians, this opportunity was a real privilege for us," said Jeff Leake, Director, Music Programming for SiriusXM Canada. "The Tragically Hip have a special ability to capture what it means to be Canadian in their music and everyone at SiriusXM Canada is excited to celebrate their career and debut their new album to our subscribers."

About SiriusXM Canada
Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news and entertainment brands as well as from professional sports leagues including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.

SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at www.siriusxm.ca and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.

SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at www.siriusxm.ca.

SOURCE: SiriusXM Canada

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Media contact:
Maricel Dicion
NATIONAL Public Relations
416-848-1446
mdicion@national.ca


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