SiriusXM Announces Phish Radio Channel
Phish are the latest act to receive their own SiriusXM satellite radio channel joining the likes of the Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty and U2. The channel devoted to the jam quartet takes over Jam On’s Channel 29 for a limited run spanning Friday, August 3 – Wednesday, August 15. On Thursday, August 16 – Sunday, August 19 Channel 29 will air a simulcast of The Bunny from Phish’s Curveball festival before Jam On returns to the airwaves on Monday, August 20.
SiriusXM had previously put out a call for questions from listeners for guitarist Trey Anastasio. Phish Radio launches at 12 p.m. ET this Friday with “Ask Trey” featuring Anastasio’s in-depth responses to some of those questions. Then, on Friday night, Phish Radio will air a live broadcast of the foursome’s performance at the Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, Georgia. Look for Phish Radio to air music from throughout the band’s career including live cuts, studio tracks, unreleased demos, songs from the group’s influences and exclusive commentary from members of the quartet.
“We’re excited to team up with SiriusXM to give Phish fans what they’ve been asking for: more Phish!” said Phish drummer Jon Fishman. “We are very excited to join forces with Phish, who have cultivated one of the most dedicated and passionate fan bases in music history,” said Steve Blatter, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Music Programming for SiriusXM. “This limited-run channel will showcase not only the band’s extensive library of music, but also many of their most remarkable and iconic live performances.”
The Bunny continues a tradition of Phish hosting their own radio station at their festivals, a trend that started at the Clifford Ball in 1996. Past installments of The Bunny have featured multiple DJ spinning cuts for fans along with traffic updates, festival info, special guests and “From The Archives” hosted by Phish archivist Kevin Shapiro. The Bunny will also broadcast seven live sets from Curveball.
Watch a preview of “Ask Trey”:
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