World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

'50s On 5

Article Id: WHEBN0009869234
Reproduction Date:

Title: '50s On 5  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Sirius Satellite Radio channels, XM Satellite Radio channels, Iceberg Radio, Heart & Soul (Sirius XM), Prime Country
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

'50s On 5

The '50s on 5
Broadcast area United States
Canada
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]

References

  1. ^ Tim Featured on Sirius XM’s “50s on 5″ and “60s on 6″
  2. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/sirius-xm-dumps-djs-50s-90s-channels-article-1.1601863

External links

  • SiriusXM: '50s on 5
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.