Sirius XMU

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SiriusXM U
Sirius XMU Logo.svg
Broadcast area United States
Slogan North America's Indie Rock Station
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 35
Dish Network 6035
First air date September, 2001
Format Indie rock and Indie pop
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: Sirius XMU

Sirius XMU (formerly XMU, and known as Sirius U on Sirius Canada, although Sirius receivers list it as Sirius XM U) is an indie pop, indie rock, unsigned artist music channel on XM Satellite Radio channel 35[1] (previously 43). On November 12, 2008, it was added to Sirius 26 (replacing the Left of Center channel), moving to Sirius 35 on May 4, 2011,[2] and Dish Network channel 6026. Until February 9, 2010, it was on Direct TV channel 831. The XM DJs were replaced with Sirius DJs, and acquired its current name, even though the channel is still listed as X043-FM by Mediabase. Sirius XM describes the channel as "North America's Indie Rock Station" and primarily airs artists who are signed to independent labels. The channel frequently plays songs from an artist's full album instead of just the singles. The Wall Street Journal has described XMU as "XM's alternative-music channel." [3]

Featured shows[edit]

  • Blog Radio (Hipster Runoff, Brooklyn Vegan, Gorilla Vs Bear, My Old Kentucky Blog, Aquarium Drunkard & It's a Trap)
  • Sirius XMU Download 15
  • Sirius XMU Sessions (formerly "Left of Sessions" prior to the Sirius/XM merger, and was on the former channel Left of Center)


The station once featured DJ's Billy Zero and Tobi. Both were released from XM upon the launch of the merged Sirius-XM lineup.[4]

Christopher The Minister left Sirius on November 14, 2008, after six and a half years as a DJ on (formerly) Left of Center and Alt Nation.[5]


  1. ^ "XM Channel Lineup" (PDF). 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Sirius Channel Lineup" (PDF). 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  3. ^ Bounds, Gwendolyn (April 12, 2006). "Music Promoter Finds A Digital-Age Niche". Wall Street Journal. 
  4. ^ Darlene Darcy; Tierney Plumb. "Sirius XM makes cuts to XM in D.C.". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-11-17. [dead link]
  5. ^ Retrieved 2009-03-13.

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