Del McCoury to host Sirius show

Sirius Satellite Radio announced yesterday that Del McCoury will host his own hour-long music program, exclusively available on Sirius Channel 65. Hand Picked with Del McCoury will debut on June 24, and air each Saturday at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern).

Each week, Del will personally select the music for the show, and announce the program himself, serving as both host and DJ. He intends to include both traditional and progressive bluegrass, and welcomes the chance to share his favorite music with Sirius listeners.

“We’ve enjoyed being the bridge between the old and new over the last 10 years or so, and now SIRIUS has given us the chance to do it on an even broader scale–keeping the traditions alive with the young folks and new fans of this music,???and introducing new progressive bands to the faithful. Life just keeps getting better.”

Elise Brown with Sirius was very excited about bringing Del on board, and described how the new show will work.

“Del will pick the music and voice the show, each week, from wherever he is. He will either do this from our Nashville studios, or due to the miracle of satellite radio & digital technology, from wherever he may be on the road. If he happens to be in NYC, he can use our state-of-the-art studios here in Rockefeller Center.”

Sirius currently has more than 4 million subscribers in the US, and Sirius Canada already has 100,000 since launching the service in December of 2005.

Subscribers can tune in on Channel 65, as can folks with many Dish Network Satellite TV packages where it will run on channel 6065. If you are a subscriber but won’t be in the car – or near your Sirius receiver – you can listen online. A free 3-day trial subscription is also available for online listening.

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