'70s on 7

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The '70s on 7
70s on 7 logo.svg
Broadcast area United States
Canada
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 7
Dish Network 6007
First air date September 25, 2001
Format 1970s Music
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: '70s on 7
Former XM logo as The '70s used prior to Sirius/XM merger on November 12, 2008.

'70s on 7 (or just The '70s) is a commercial-free, satellite radio channel on the Sirius XM Radio platform. It plays music from the 1970s, mostly hits. As part of the Sirius/XM merger on November 12, 2008, The '70s was merged with Sirius' Totally '70s on Sirius channel 7, XM channel 7 and Dish Network 6007, and took its current name. On February 9, 2010, Direct TV dropped the Sirius XM programming in favor of SonicTap.[1]

Much like the other decades channels, '70s on 7 attempts to recreate the feel of 1970s radio. It uses similar DJ techniques, jingles, 1970s slang, and news updates. Kid Kelly formerly, of Z-100 New York who is a New York radio icon,[citation needed] programs the channel with Human Numan, a long time contemporary hit radio personality. Creative imaging is produced by the legendary[citation needed] producer Mitch Todd who oversees all producers and production on the music channels and the marketing division. Due to being commercial-free, it does not recreate any sponsor spots. The channel was also used for XM's annual pop music chronology, IT.

The original XM "70s on 7" channel made a strong effort to reproduce the smooth, velvety 1970s FM sound rather than the chatty "morning drive" sound that Sirius favored. After the XM-Sirius merger the "morning drive" sound became the "official" sound of the 1970s channel. The channel features the unique "Jukebox of Dynamite", when an alleged listener selects a "cheesy" song for the segment such as "Seasons In The Sun", "Theme from Billy Jack", "Run Joey Run" or "Billy Don't Be A Hero".

The '70s on 7 is the fourth most listened to station on the XM service, with a cume of 667,400 listeners per week, according to Arbitron analysis.[2]

Hosts[edit]

  • "Magic" Matt Alan: Weekdays 6 am - 12 pm; Saturdays 3 pm - 9 pm
  • Jaybeau Jones:[3] Sundays - Fridays 12 pm - 6 pm
  • JJ Walker: Sunday - Friday 6 pm; Saturdays 6 am
  • Deney Terrio: Saturdays 9 pm - 3 am
  • Casey Kasem: Saturdays 12 pm; Sundays 9 am; Mondays 12 am

Programs[edit]

  • American Top 40: Saturdays 12 pm (rebroadcasts Sundays 9 am, Mondays 12 am)
  • Saturday Night Party Fever: Saturdays 9 pm

Core artists[edit]

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