List of XM Satellite Radio channels

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The following is a list of channels on Sirius XM Radio and Sirius XM Canada.

Key and symbols[edit]

(Spanish) - Broadcasts in Spanish.
(French) - Broadcasts in French.
Triangle-teal.svg - These music channels, unlike the other 69, carry commercial advertising. Five of these six channels are programmed by Clear Channel Communications.
Triangle-purple.svg - These channels can be received without a subscription.
Triangle-grey.gif - These channels may be preempted for sports play-by-play, or special events programming. XM Sports Nation is pre-empted regularly by various sporting events.
Flag of Canada.svg - Content specifically produced by or provided to Sirius XM Canada.

List[edit]

Preview[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
RADIO ID Triangle-purple.svg Eight digit alphanumeric radio identification number for activation/XM service Yes No
XM Preview XM Promos and Information Triangle-purple.svg Also acts as a subscription activation channel (about 15 minutes to receive the activation signal) Yes Yes

Pop[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Sirius XM Hits 1 Top 40 Only available on Sirius Satellite Radio until 2011-05-04. Yes Yes
Venus Rhythmic Pop/Dance hits Yes Yes
The 40s on 4 Big Band/Swing/Hits of the 1940s Yes Yes
The 50s on 5 Hits of the 1950s Yes Yes
The 60s on 6 Hits of the 1960s Yes Yes
The 70s on 7 Hits of the 1970s Yes Yes
The 80s on 8 Hits of the 1980s Yes Yes
The 90s on 9 Hits of the 1990s Yes Yes
The Pulse Hot Adult Contemporary Added on 2006-04-17. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Flight 26". Yes Yes
Pop2K CHR/Pop Added 2006-04-17. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "XM Hitlist". Yes Yes
The Blend Soft Adult Contemporary Added to lineup on 2004-02-01. Yes Yes
Sirius XM Love Love Songs Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "The Heart"; preempted on satellite by "Sirius XM Holly" and plays Christmas music during the holiday season. Yes Yes
Sirius XM Limited Engagements Limited Run Channels Yes Yes

Country[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
The Roadhouse Classic Country Formerly called "America" before 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Willie's Roadhouse Old-Time Country/Honky-Tonk Music Formerly titled "Hank's Place" until 2006-07-10. Yes Yes
Prime Country 80s and 90s Country Added on 2006-04-17. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "US Country"; preempted on satellite by "Country Christmas" and plays country Christmas music during the holiday season. Yes Yes
The Highway New Country Added to lineup on 2004-02-01. Was titled "Highway 16" until 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Outlaw Country Progressive Country Added to XM on 2008-11-12 replacing X Country. Yes Yes
Bluegrass Junction Bluegrass Yes Yes
The Village Folk Added to lineup on 2002-08-26, replacing Highway 15. Deleted from satellites on 2012-01-12. No Yes
Red White & Booze Country Bar Songs Yes Yes

Christian[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
The Message Christian CHR and Rock Formerly titled "The Fish" until 2006-04-17. Yes Yes
Praise Urban Contemporary Gospel Originally on 63. Moved to 33 on 2004-02-01. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Spirit". Yes Yes

Rock[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Elvis Radio Elvis Presley music Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
E Street Radio Bruce Springsteen 24/7 Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Underground Garage Little Steven's Underground Garage Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Pearl Jam Radio Pearl Jam music Launched 2010-10-22. Online broadcast airs on Sirius XM Music Showcase. Yes Yes
The Grateful Dead Channel Grateful Dead 24/7 Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Radio Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett and other music appealing to Parrotheads Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Classic Rewind 70s & 80s Classic rock Added to lineup on 2006-03-01. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Big Tracks". Yes Yes
Classic Vinyl 60s & 70s Classic rock Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Top Tracks". Yes Yes
Deep Tracks Deep Classic rock Yes Yes
The Spectrum Adult Album Alternative Briefly titled "Starbucks XM Café" from 2007-07-31 to 2008-09-30. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "XM Café". Yes Yes
Jam On Jam Bands Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
The Loft Eclectic & Acoustic rock Yes Yes
The Coffee House Singer-Songwriters Added on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
The Bridge Soft rock Yes Yes
1st Wave Classic Alternative Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Fred". Yes Yes
Lithium 90s Alternative Hits/Grunge Added to lineup on 2004-02-01. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Lucy". Yes Yes
Sirius XMU Indie and College rock Was titled "XMU" until 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Alt Nation New Alternative Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Ethel". Yes Yes
Octane New Hard rock Added to lineup on 2002-11-14. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "SquiZZ". Yes Yes
Ozzy's Boneyard Classic Hard rock Yes Yes
Hair Nation 80s Hair bands Added on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Liquid Metal Heavy metal Removal from satellite lineup announced 2005-02-15. Returned to satellites (US/Canada/DirecTV) on 2006-04-17. Was titled "XM Liquid Metal" until 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Faction Action Sports/Punk/Ska Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
The Joint Reggae Yes Yes
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio Rock Hall Inducted Artists Yes Yes
RockBar Party Rock Yes Yes
SiriusXM Comes Alive! Live Classic Rock Yes Yes
Classic College Radio Classic Indie Rock Yes Yes

Hip-Hop and R&B[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Hip-Hop Nation Hip Hop Hits Added to lineup on 2002-08-26. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "The City". Yes Yes
Shade 45 Hardcore Hip hop(Uncut)/Underground "indie" hip hop Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
BackSpin Classic Hip-Hop Added on 2009-01-15.[1] Yes Yes
The Heat Rhythmic Top 40 Premiered online on 2004-11-22 as "The Eye." Premiered on the satellites on 2006-04-17. Yes Yes
Heart & Soul Urban Adult Contemporary Originally was BET Uptown. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Suite 62". Yes Yes
Soul Town Classic Soul Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Soul Street"; preempted on satellite by "Holiday Soul" and plays Christmas music during the holiday season. Yes Yes
The Groove Old-School Funk and R&B Yes Yes

Jazz, Blues, & Standards[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Watercolors Smooth Jazz Yes Yes
Real Jazz Traditional Jazz Yes Yes
Spa New Age Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Audio Visions"; preempted on satellite by "Radio Hanukkah" and plays Hanukkah music during the holiday season. Yes Yes
Escape Beautiful Music Yes Yes
B. B. King's Bluesville Blues Name changed from "Bluesville" on 2008-07-14. Yes Yes
Siriusly Sinatra Frank Sinatra Music/American Standards Previously titled "Frank's Place" until 2007-01-26. Then named "High Standards" until 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
On Broadway Showtunes Yes Yes
Yoga Chanting, Sacred & Spiritual music Yes Yes

Classical[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Metropolitan Opera Radio Opera and Classical Vocals Renamed and moved on 2008-11-12; was previously "Vox" Yes Yes
Sirius XM Pops Popular Classical Removed from satellite service on 2014-07-17 No Yes
Symphony Hall Traditional Classical Renamed and moved on 2008-11-12; was previously "XM Classics" Yes Yes

Dance[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
BPM Dance Hits Yes Yes
Electric Area House music & Progressive Dance Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "The Move". Yes Yes
Sirius XM Chill Smooth Electronic Added to lineup on 2006-03-01. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "XM Chill". Yes Yes
Studio 54 Radio Classic Disco/Dance music from the 1970s and early to mid 1980s Added on 2008-11-12. Removed 2011-08-09. Replaced "BBC Radio 1" on 2011-08-15. Prior to Aug. 2011 was known as "Strobe". Moved to channel 54 in 2012 Yes Yes
Utopia Dance hits from the late 1980s to 2000s Debuted online, moved to on-air July 17, 2014 Yes Yes

Latin & World[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Caliente Tropical (Spanish) Yes Yes
Viva Latin Pop (Spanish) Yes Yes
La Mezcla Spanglish Hits Yes Yes
Flow Nación Hispanic Rhythmic Yes Yes
Aguila Regional Mexican Yes Yes
Latidos Romántica Yes Yes
Caricia Spanglish Adult Contemporary Yes Yes
Luna Latin Jazz Yes Yes
Rumbón Classic Salsa Yes Yes
La Kueva Rock en Español Yes Yes
The Verge Emerging Artists Flag of Canada.svg Triangle-grey.gif Formerly titled "(un)Signed" and "Unsigned." Yes Canada only
Air Musique New and Emerging Top 40 Music Flag of Canada.svg Triangle-grey.gif (French) Added on 2005-11-17. Yes Canada only
Sur La Route Pop Hits Flag of Canada.svg (French) Added on 2005-11-17. Yes Canada only

More Music[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
KIIS-FM 102.7 Top 40 (CHR) Triangle-teal.svg A simulcast of KIIS-FM, Los Angeles, California until 2004 and again from 2011-06-08 to the present. U.S. only U.S. only
Z100 WHTZ 100.3 Top 40 (CHR) Triangle-teal.svg Originally a simulcast of KHMX-FM, Houston, Texas. Simulcast of WHTZ 100.3 FM, Newark, New Jersey from 2011-06-08 to the present. U.S. only U.S. only
Nashville! Country Music Triangle-teal.svg Added to lineup on 2002-08-26. Replaced WSIX-FM. U.S. only U.S. only

Best of Sirius (Premium package)[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
SiriusXM NFL Radio National Football League talk & play-by-play Added to XM on 2008-09-30. U.S. only U.S. only
SiriusXM NASCAR Radio NASCAR talk & play-by-play Added to XM on 2008-09-30. U.S. only U.S. only
Sports Play-by-Play NFL and College Sports play-by-play Added to XM on 2008-09-30. U.S. only U.S. only

Family & Health[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Radio Disney Children's Yes Yes
Kids Place Live Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "XM Kids". Yes Yes
Doctor Radio Health and medical information Triangle-grey.gif Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes

Religion[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
The Catholic Channel Catholic Lifestyle Triangle-grey.gifAdded to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
FamilyTalk Christian Talk Yes Yes

News, Talk and NPR[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Howard 100 The Howard Stern Show Added to XM on 2008-09-30. Yes Yes
Howard 101 The Howard Stern Show & other comedy programs Added to XM on 2008-09-30. Yes Yes
CNBC Financial News Triangle-grey.gif TV audio simulcast Yes Yes
Bloomberg Radio Triangle-grey.gif Simulcast of WBBR in New York City, NY. Yes Yes
Fox News Channel News TV audio simulcast. Originally on 122. Moved on 2002-12-02. Yes Yes
CNN TV audio simulcast. Added to lineup on 2002-12-02. Yes Yes
HLN TV audio simulcast Yes Yes
MSNBC News Triangle-grey.gif TV audio simulcast. Originally on 130 until 2006. Returned to 120 and online on April 12, 2010. Yes Yes
BBC World Service World News Yes Yes
C-SPAN Radio U.S. Government Hearings and Public Affairs Simulcast of WCSP-FM in Washington, DC. Yes Yes
World Radio Network World News Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Moved on 2011-05-04 Yes Yes
XM Public Radio Public Radio Added on 2004-09-01. Yes Yes
NPR Now Public Radio Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Public Radio Exchange Public radio Added on 2009-01-28. Yes Yes
P.O.T.U.S Political Talk Added in June 2007. Launched on 2007-09-24.[2] Was titled P.O.T.U.S `08 until 2008-11-12. U.S. only U.S. only
SIRIUS XM Patriot Conservative Talk Triangle-grey.gifAdded on 2004-04-05 as America Right. Merged with SIRIUS Patriot on 17 May 2010. U.S. only U.S. only
Fox News Talk News Talk Added on 2006-01-02. Yes Yes
Sirius XM Left Progressive Talk Triangle-grey.gifOriginally "America Left". Added by 2004-03-31. Was titled "Air America" between 2005-07-11 and 2008-07-14. Yes Yes
The Power African-American Talk Triangle-grey.gif Yes U.S. only
H.U.R. Voices Howard University College Radio/Talk Yes Yes
HBCU Howard University & HBCUs College Radio/Talk Yes Yes
CNN en Español News (Spanish) TV audio simulcast. Originally on 134. Moved on 2006-05-01. Yes Yes
Canada 360 Canadian News Radio Flag of Canada.svg Added on 2005-11-17. Yes Canada only
Radio Parallèle Talk Radio for men and NHL Play-by-Play Triangle-grey.gif Flag of Canada.svg (French) Added on 2005-11-17. Formerly titled Franc Parler until 2006-04-17 and SportPlus with a Sports Talk format until 2007-04-06. Yes Canada only
Quoi de Neuf Canadian News Radio Flag of Canada.svg (French) Added on 2005-11-17. Yes Canada only
ATN-Asian Radio South Asian Programming Triangle-grey.gifFlag of Canada.svg Added on 2007-09-24. Launched on 2007-10-29 for XM Satellite Radio and XM Radio Canada.[3] Yes Canada only
Extreme Talk Hot Talk U.S. only U.S. only
America's Talk Talk Radio Added 2007-11-19. U.S. only U.S. only
ReachMD Medical news and information Added 2007-03-27. U.S. only U.S. only
Talk Radio Talk Radio Formerly titled "Ask!" until 2006-04-17. U.S. only U.S. only

Sports Talk & Play-by-Play[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
ESPN Radio Sports Talk and Play-by-Play Yes Yes
ESPN Xtra Sports Talk & News Triangle-grey.gif Was 24/7 ESPNEWS TV audio rebroadcast until 2008-02-04.[4] Yes Yes
Mad Dog Radio Sports Talk and Play-by-Play Triangle-grey.gif Added 2006-08-28. Rebranded 2008-11-12, replacing "XM Sports Nation" Yes Yes
SIRIUS XM Fantasy Sports Radio Sports Talk Added on 2010-06-28. U.S. only U.S. only
MLB Network Radio 24/7 Major League Baseball Channel Removed from DirecTV's lineup 2006-04-17. Added to XM Radio Online on 2008-03-29. Was titled MLB Home Plate until April 4, 2010. Yes Yes
Sirius XM College Sports Nation Yes Yes
NHL Home Ice 24/7 NHL Talk & Play-by-Play Flag of Canada.svg Channel re-branded as NHL Home Ice on 2007-07-01. Yes Yes
PGA Tour Network Live Tournament Coverage & Golf Talk Added 2005-06-09. Yes Yes
IndyCar IRL Racing Coverage (IMSRN) Added 2006-03-24. Yes No
ESPN Deportes Sports talk Triangle-grey.gif(Spanish) Yes Yes
XM Scoreboard Sports Scores and Updates Flag of Canada.svg Added 2007-04-01. Yes Canada only
Calendrier Sportif Sports schedules and information Flag of Canada.svg (French) Added 2007-04-01. Yes Canada only
Sirius XM Sports Nation Sports schedules and information Triangle-grey.gif Added 2006-04-17. U.S. only U.S. only
Fox Sports Radio Sports Radio Yes U.S. Only
MLB en Español Major League Baseball Talk and Play-by-Play (Spanish) U.S. only U.S. only
MLB Home Plate Info Major League Baseball Information and Play-by-Play Flag of Canada.svg This channel provides off-air content for all MLB play-by-play channels. Yes No
Major League Baseball Play-by-Play Yes Yes
ACC Football, Basketball, & Baseball Airs Coach K's Basketball and Beyond. Yes Yes
College Sports (Pac-10) Pac-10 Football, Basketball, & Baseball This channel may be used to cover extra games for the ACC. U.S. only U.S. only
College Sports (SEC) Added on 2007-04-01. Yes Yes
College Sports (Big East) Big East Football, Basketball, & Baseball Added 2007-04-01. U.S. only U.S. only
NHL Home Ice Info National Hockey League Information and Play-by-Play Flag of Canada.svg This channel provides off-air content for all NHL play-by-play channels. Yes Yes
NHL Play-by-Play National Hockey League Play-by-Play Flag of Canada.svg Yes Yes
College Sports (Big 12) Big 12 Football, Basketball, & Baseball Added 2007-08-01. Yes Yes
NBA Play-by-Play National Basketball Association Play-by-Play. Added on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Sports Play-by-Play Additional sports Play-by-Play Added on 2007-09-24. Yes Yes

Comedy[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Laugh USA Family Comedy Yes Yes
Blue Collar Comedy Blue Collar Comedy Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
The Foxxhole Jamie Foxx's channel Added to XM on 2008-11-12. Yes Yes
Raw Dog Comedy Uncensored comedy Yes Yes
SiriusXM Talk Opie with Jim Norton Triangle-grey.gifExplicit Added on 2004-10-04. Formerly titled "High Voltage" until 2006-11-20, then as The Virus until 2011-10-13, then The Opie and Anthony Channel until July 4, 2014 Yes Yes
Laugh Attack Canadian Comedy Triangle-grey.gif Flag of Canada.svg Added to lineup on 2005-11-17. Yes Canada only

Entertainment[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Sirius XM Book Radio Audio Books and Radio Dramas Triangle-grey.gif Added to lineup on 2002-08-26. Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Sonic Theater" U.S. only U.S. only
Radio Classics Old Time Radio Triangle-grey.gif Added to lineup on 2002-08-26. Available online XM Canada on or before March 10, 2012. Added to U.S. online March 22, 2012. Yes Yes
Road Dog Trucking Truckers' Channel Triangle-grey.gif Originally was on 168. Was moved on 2002-08-26. Renamed on 2009-02-17; was previously "Open Road" Yes U.S. only
OutQ Gay/Lesbian Entertainment Triangle-grey.gifAdded to XM on 2009-02-02. U.S. only U.S. only
Indie Talk Radio Men's Talk and Entertainment Triangle-grey.gif Added on 2008-11-17. Yes Yes
Sirius XM Stars Women's Talk and Entertainment Triangle-grey.gif Renamed on 2008-11-12; was previously "Take 5". Yes Yes
Today Show Radio Simulcast of NBC's 'Today Show' Added to XM on 2014-06-28. Replaced "Cosmo Radio". Yes Yes
Oprah Radio Self-Help Talk Added 2006-07-17. Launched on 2006-09-25. Was "Oprah & Friends" until 2009-03-04. Yes Yes
Joel Osteen Radio Religion and Christian Talk Coming Fall 2014 Yes Yes

Traffic and Weather[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Boston/Philadelphia 24/7 Traffic and Weather Added on 2004-04-01. Added Philadelphia on 2009-01-15. Yes No
New York Yes No
Miami-Fort Lauderdale/Atlanta Was Philadelphia until 2009-01-15. Yes No
Dallas-Fort Worth/Houston Was Baltimore until 2009-01-15. Yes No
Baltimore/Washington Added Baltimore on 2009-01-15. Yes No
Minneapolis-St. Paul/Pittsburgh Added Minneapolis-St. Paul on 2009-01-15. Yes No
Detroit/Las Vegas Added Las Vegas on 2009-01-15. Yes No
Chicago/St. Louis Added St. Louis on 2009-01-15. Yes No
Tampa-St. Petersburg/Orlando Was St. Louis until 2009-01-15. Yes No
Phoenix/San Diego Added on 2004-08-02. Was Minneapolis-St. Paul until 2009-01-15. Yes No
San Francisco Bay Area/Seattle/Tacoma Added Seattle-Tacoma on 2009-01-15. Yes No
Los Angeles Yes No

XMRO / Only Available on XM Radio Online[edit]

Name Format Notes Satellite service Online service
Neil Diamond Radio Neil Diamond music No Yes
enLighten Southern Gospel Currently airing on Sirius XM Limited Engagements on Sirius XM Radio 18. Premiered online on 2004-11-22. Premiered on the satellites on 2006-04-17. Yes Yes
Cinemagic Movie Soundtracks Yes Yes
Sirius XM Bootlegs Yes Yes
Sirius XM Music Showcase Exclusive Music Added to XMRO on 2009-05-18. No U.S. only
Simon & Garfunkel Radio Simon & Garfunkel Music No U.S. only
Sirius XM Limited Engagements 2, 3, 4 More Limited run channels Added to XMRO on 2009-05-18. Yes Yes
BBC Radio 1 British Pop Hits Added to XMRO on 2009-05-18. No Yes
Tim McGraw Radio Tim McGraw Music Added to XMRO on 2009-05-18. No Yes
Sirius XM Comedy Showcase Exclusive Comedy Added to XMRO on 2009-05-18. No U.S. only
EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network Catholic radio Added to XMRO on 2009-05-18. No U.S. only
NPR Public radio Added to XMRO on 2009-05-18. No U.S. only
SIRIUS XM Left Plus Progressive talk Added to XMRO on 2009-05-18. No U.S. only
SIRIUS XM Patriot Plus Conservative talk Added to XMRO on 17 May 2010. No U.S. only
Sirius XM Sports Nation 2 More Sports Talk Added to XMRO on 2009-05-18. No U.S. only

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Disco and Old School Hip-Hop Channels Back by Popular Demand on SIRIUS XM Radio" (Press release). PRNewswire via xmradio.com. 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 
  2. ^ "XM Radio To Launch 2008 Presidential Election Channel 'P.O.T.U.S. '08' On September 24" (Press release). XM Satellite Radio. 2007-09-19. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  3. ^ "XM Canada set to launch 'ATN-Asian Radio' Channel" (Press release). Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. 2007-09-18. Retrieved 2007-09-18. 
  4. ^ "ESPN and XM Satellite Radio to Launch 'ESPN Xtra' Radio Channel" (Press release). PRNewswire via xmradio.com. 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 

External links[edit]

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