By JOHN DALY
SiriusXM and Pandora announced that Howard Stern will commemorate the official Oct. 7 opening of SiriusXM Hollywood, the company’s new Hollywood complex featuring artist-first studios, with Stern’s first broadcast from the West Coast in almost 20 years.
Stern is in his 14th year on SiriusXM and has a new #1 best-selling book of his radio interviews, “Howard Stern Comes Again.”
Stern’s morning radio show and two channels of new and classic Stern now feature Howard Stern Video on the SiriusXM app. Stern rarely broadcasts from outside New York City. His launch of the new SiriusXM Hollywood complex will be his first radio broadcast from outside New York in 15 years and his first from Los Angeles in almost 20 years.
Located in the heart of what is becoming known as a new Hollywood Media District at 953 N. Sycamore Ave., SiriusXM/Pandora Hollywood has been built from the ground up to reflect the company’s commitment to the West Coast artist community and audience, and to be the base for originating great talk, compelling entertainment, world-class music, and exclusive performances for the more than 100 million listeners of the United States’ leading audio entertainment company.
SiriusXM Hollywood’s official Oct. 7 launch with Howard Stern will be preceded by four weeks of special broadcasts and performances across many SiriusXM channels from the new Hollywood studio complex and from legendary venues around Los Angeles.
In week one, SiriusXM Hosts Jess Cagle, Andy Cohen, and Jenny McCarthy are expected to welcome top Hollywood guests for on-air interviews and specials, including Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Julia Roberts, Carrie Underwood, Renée Zellweger, and more.
Dave Matthews is also scheduled to perform an exclusive set from SiriusXM Hollywood’s state-of-the-art ground-floor performance studio, The Garage, for his SiriusXM channel, Dave Matthews Radio.
Los Angeles native and record-setting artist Billie Eilish will perform an exclusive concert for SiriusXM and Pandora listeners at the legendary Troubadour on September 18.
“The launch of our new SiriusXM/Pandora Hollywood complex is a major step forward in creating the best coast to coast content for our listeners,” said Scott Greenstein, President, and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “This world-class studio and performance space in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world was a priority for us. As the slate of programming, we are delivering over the next month demonstrates, this space will be a must destination for talent and we can’t wait to bring this great content to our listeners nationwide.”
Full details on SiriusXM Hollywood events kicking off in September are included below.
Wednesday, September 11
Carrie Underwood Town Hall hosted by SiriusXM’s Jenny McCarthy: Carrie Underwood will sit down in front of a studio audience to discuss The Cry Pretty Tour 360 and more. Carrie Underwood will be joined by tour mates Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.
SiriusXM Town Hall to air live on SiriusXM’s The Highway (ch.56) on Wednesday, September 11 at 1:00 pm PT and will rebroadcast on SiriusXM Stars (ch. 109) on Saturday, September 14 at 11 am PT.
Dave Matthews Exclusive Acoustic Set: Dave Matthews is scheduled to perform an intimate acoustic set for SiriusXM subscribers at The Garage performance space in SiriusXM’s newly expanded LA studios. The acoustic performance will feature music spanning the influential artist and songwriter’s career.
Performance to air on Thursday, September 12 at 5:00 pm PT on Dave Matthews Band Radio (ch. 30).
Wednesday, September 18
Billie Eilish at The Troubadour: Billie Eilish will perform an exclusive and intimate concert at The Troubadour. The special performance will feature Eilish performing music from her critically-acclaimed, record-breaking, No. 1 debut album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, including her first No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, “bad guy,” as well as other fan-favorites.
Billie Eilish concert to air live on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation (ch. 36) at 8:00 pm PT.
SiriusXM subscribers are able to listen on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices, including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/streaming to learn more.