SIRIUS XM announces Memorial Day programming


SIRIUS XM Radio will kick-off the summer season with an extensive lineup of Memorial Day programming. During the Memorial Day weekend, SIRIUS XM listeners will hear special performances, concerts, interviews and more.
Memorial Day weekend broadcast highlights:

RADIO MARGARITAVILLE (SIRIUS channel 31 and XM channel 55)     
Memorial Day Weekend Parade of Jimmy Buffett Concerts
Radio Margaritaville will broadcast a weekend full of non-stop Jimmy Buffett concerts.
Friday, May 22 at 6:00 pm ET through Monday, May 25 at 11:59 pm ET.

THE HIGHWAY (SIRIUS channel 60 and XM channel 16)
Kenny Chesney Sun City Summer Kickoff
The Highway will feature cuts and exclusive interviews with Kenny Chesney discussing his new release, Greatest Hits2, and his current 2009 Sun City Carnival Tour.
Friday, May 22 at 6:00 am ET through Monday, May 25 at 12:00 am ET.
LITHIUM (SIRIUS channel 24 and XM channel 54)
Lithium kicks off “The Summer Of Grunge” with the All Americans – Pearl Jam Weekend
Lithium will play songs from Pearl Jam’s reissues/remixed issues of Ten as well as live tracks and interview clips.
Friday, May 22 at 5:00 pm ET through Monday, May 25 at 12:00 am ET.

‘80S ON 8 (SIRIUS and XM channel 8)
No Slow Weekend
‘80s on 8 will feature up-tempo, beach-going, barbequing favorites all weekend.
Friday, May 22 at 12:00 pm through Monday, May 25 at 12:00 am ET.

FACTION (SIRIUS channel 28 and XM channel 52)
Faction’s Summer Surf and Skate Tsunami
Faction kicks off the summer season by playing the best songs to board to, whether it’s a surfboard or a skateboard. Listeners will hear the best music from the surf and skate communities, including everything from Dick Dale and Agent Orange to Suicidal Tendencies.
Monday, May 25 from 6:00 am to 12:00 am ET. 

DEEP TRACKS (SIRIUS channel 16 and XM channel 40)
Deep Tracks will feature concert segments and exclusive performances throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Artists include The Alan Parsons Project, Gregg Allman, Dave Mason, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Gov’t Mule, Foghat, Heart, Little Feat, Robin Trower, Roger McGuinn, Wishbone Ash and The Yardbirds.
Friday, May 22 at 6:00 pm through Monday, May 25 at 11:00 pm ET.

ALT-NATION (SIRIUS channel 21, XM channel 47)
SilverSUN Memorial Day Weekend
Alt-Nation listeners will hear an exclusive acoustic performance by Silversun Pickups as well as an in-depth interview with the band. The alternative rockers will also host Alt-Nation’sAlt-18 Most Requested Countdown.
Exclusive acoustic performance to air Friday, May 22 at 8:00 pm ET. Alt-Nation’s Alt-18 Most Requested Countdown to air Saturday, May 23 at 1:00 pm ET.

SIRIUS XMU (SIRIUS channel 26 and XM channel 43)
SIRIUS XMU’s Throwback/Comeback Memorial Day Weekend
SIRIUS XMU will explore the music of indie legends then and now with songs from artists including Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr, PJ Harvey and Morrissey.
Friday, May 22 at 6:00 pm through Monday, May 25 at 12:00 am ET.