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'50s On 5

The '50s on 5
Broadcast area United States
Slogan '50s Rock hits
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 5
DISH Network 6005
First air date September 25, 2001
Format Rock Music
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: '50s on 5

The '50s on 5 (or just The '50s) is a commercial-free, satellite radio station on the Sirius XM Radio platform. It plays rock and pop music from the 1950s, although they occasionally play songs from the late 1940s and early 1960s. The channel broadcasts on Sirius XM channel 5, as well as on Dish Network channel 6005.

From 2001 to 2008, the Program Director for XM's '50s on 5 was Ken Smith and its Music Director was Matt "the Cat" Baldassarri; both men were dismissed from the channel in October 2008 following XM's merger with former rival Sirius. On November 12, 2008, the '50s on 5 was added to the Sirius platform, replacing the Sirius Gold channel.

Similar to the other decades channels, The '50s on 5 attempts to recreate the feel of 1950s radio. They use similar DJ habits, jingles, period slang, and news updates. The channel was also used for XM's annual pop music chronology, IT.[1]

In early 2014, Sirius removed the disc jockeys from '50s on 5, and also from '90s on 9, in an apparent cost-cutting move. Pat St. John was one of the dismissed DJs.[2]


  1. ^ Tim Featured on Sirius XM’s “50s on 5″ and “60s on 6″
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External links

  • SiriusXM: '50s on 5
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