SquiZZ

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SquiZZ
Squizz
Broadcast area off-air
Branding xL SquiZZ
Slogan Get Squizzed.
Frequency XM 48
First air date November 14, 2002
Format Modern-active rock
Class Satellite radio station
Owner XM Satellite Radio
Website squizz.xmradio.com

SquiZZ was an XM Satellite Radio channel devoted to hard modern rock from the 1990s and 2000s. It was launched on November 14, 2002 as part of a playlist split from The Bone Yard, its sister channel. After this, The Bone Yard would become the home for classic hard rock, whereas Squizz became home for newer hard rock. It was located at XM channel 48, and was deginated "xL", meaning that it included explicit language.

Squizz was more similar to traditional radio stations in comparison to most other XM channels as the DJs were more involved. They participated more and tried to interact with their listeners. The DJs even had their own MySpace accounts and so did the channel.

As of 2006, Squizz adjusted its musical format from hard alternative, pop-punk, post-hardcore and metal to a more generalized playlist of modern rock.

On September 7, 2006, Bodhi was named program director of SquiZZ.

The channel was scrapped as a part of the Sirius XM merger on November 12, 2008. It was replaced by Sirius's similar channel, Octane. As a result, Sirius XM began taking on Squizz's playlist for the new Octane, while the channel's callsign continues as S020-FM by Mediabase.

Shows[edit]

  • Biguns - Bodhi counts down the top most requested songs of the week on Biguns.
  • Nation Penetration - Squizz will play a track from a newly released CD at the top of every hour.
  • Indecent Exposure - Grant Random plays new songs from established artists and up and coming bands. replacing Bodhi's Sic360 & Grant's Random Selection respectively.
  • The Fuckin Metal Show - During the satellite downtime of XM Liquid Metal, Squizz aired this show, hosted by Ward Cleaver, on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET. This show has been removed since XMLM has returned to the satellites.
  • Bodhi's Sic360
  • Grant's Random Selection