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Starting July 1, SiriusXM will offer U2 X-Radio a new channel dedicated to the Irish stadium rockers and the music that inspires them.
“Radio introduced me to music so you could say that radio introduced me to my life,” U2 frontman Bono said via press release. “It has kept me company all my life… Music dared me to dream outside the four walls of my childhood bedroom… Radio Caroline, Radio Luxembourg, all my heroes, far away at sea, pirate radio rocking me to sleep… Radio is all around, it is air you can be on… revolutionary sounds coming down to meet me on the airwaves… Music is everything to me, I like to sing and I have been known to talk… This will be a bit of both… From the Northside of Dublin, this is the U2 group on the radio.”
Programming will include shows hosted by Bono and The Edge as well as celebrity DJs/fans like Phoebe Robinson, David Byrne and Matthew McConaughey.
“With an unrivalled, globally-decorated, and decades-long career that has propelled music, culture and global activism, U2 represents the very spirit of music evolution and positive change” added Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “We are proud to be launching U2’s very own channel as a further extension of their musical vision, delivering an exclusive listener experience and original content from the band members themselves that creates an audio world found nowhere else. Welcome Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry to the SiriusXM family and our listeners.”
Tune in to U2 X-Radio starting Wednesday, July 1 at 3 p.m. ET on Channel 32.