Tag: Sirius XM

Bluegrass Junction is moving August 4

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

SiriusXM is moving their Bluegrass Junction channel a few clicks up the dial next week. On August 4, the 24/7 bluegrass feed will jump to channel 62, one spot higher than where you are used to finding it. Kyle Cantrell of SiriusXM tells us that three channels in […]


Flatt Lonesome goes all HBO up in here

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Flatt Lonesome has proved their millennial bona fides with a new single, an instrumental arrangement of the theme for HBO’s series, Game of Thrones. The wildly successful program with a medieval fantasy theme is in its sixth season, and has captured the imagination of a […]


Adam Steffey checks in

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

We caught up with mandolin ace Adam Steffey over this past weekend, after learning that he had been in the studio tracking for a new solo project. But he didn’t want to talk about that. He’s all fired up about the upcoming Boxcars release, Familiar With […]


Surviving the SiriusXM preemption

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

For those of our readers suffering from Bluegrass Junction withdrawal this week while your favorite satellite channel is preempted for holiday programming, here are a few suggestions to help scratch your bluegrass itch. First off, Bluegrass Junction is still producing new content, it just isn’t […]


Still Time to Speak Up for Bluegrass Junction

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

My opinion, admittedly biased: The flap about SiriusXM’s plans for Bluegrass Junction isn’t just about the upcoming nine-day disruption of Channel 61 to provide a home for Hanukkah. It’s about the long-term survival of the bluegrass channel itself. In other words, it’s not just about […]


Feedback from SiriusXM

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Late yesterday evening we heard back from SiriusXM, following our story Wednesday morning about their decision to preempt Bluegrass Junction (Channel 61) with Hanukkah music from December 8-14. The response came from Patrick Reilly, Senior Vice President of Communications, who shared this comment… “Bluegrass Junction […]


SiriusXM to preempt bluegrass channel for Radio Hanukkah

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was announced this morning that SiriusXM will be changing the musical format of channel 61, Bluegrass Junction, for 9 days. Instead of the 24/7 bluegrass signal so many listeners have come to love, they will broadcast Hanukkah Radio, in honor of the Jewish celebration of lights. […]


Luberecki Feels Sirius XM Pinch, Too

| February 6, 2014 | 7 Comments

Sirius XM listeners who tune in for Ned Luberecki’s “banjo Sunday” shows will have to rearrange their schedules. Luberecki lost his Sunday shift on Bluegrass Junction as part of cost-cutting moves, according to sources familiar with the satellite radio giant’s recent decisions. Luberecki’s show Derailed […]


Sirius XM Cuts Go Beyond Bluegrass

| February 4, 2014 | 13 Comments

Sirius XM management’s decision to cancel most shifts for acclaimed Bluegrass Junction DJ Chris Jones is part of a broader plan to eliminate hosts from some of its music channels. In addition to ending Jones’ weekday shifts, the satellite radio giant took DJs off the […]


Chris Jones cutback at Bluegrass Junction

| February 3, 2014 | 6 Comments

Changes at Sirius-XM will severely cut popular disc jockey Chris Jones’ air time on Bluegrass Junction, Channel 61. Jones announced “with some sadness” on Facebook that it would be his last weekday show. “Because of changes there, my schedule will now be reduced to Saturdays […]