Sirius Satellite Radio will celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of its "Elvis Radio" channel with a special broadcast event hosted by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN). Congressman Cohen will guest host a special hour of his favorite Elvis records and share his thoughts on the impact of Elvis Presley on popular culture. As you've probably guessed, his district includes Graceland, so the congressman will also take a look at the influence the icon's music has had on Memphis, Shelby County, and the Tennessee-Mississippi-Arkansas tri-state communities. "Elvis was the most visible Memphian in the world. His musical contribution cannot be overstated," said Congressman Cohen. The "Sirius Satellite Elvis Radio Third Anniversary Celebration Live From Graceland" airs July 1st beginning at 2:00 pm ET. At the end of the broadcast Cohen, joined by Elvis Presley Enterprises CEO Jack Soden, will present a United States Congressional Proclamation declaring July 1st 'Elvis Radio Day' to life-long Elvis friend and Sirius host George Klein.
SmartMedia observation: Sirius is obviously looking for all the help it can get on Capitol Hill to try to revive its attempt to merge with XM. What better way to grease the legislative wheels than to give a congressman some free air time to play DJ?