The Spectrum (Sirius XM)

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The Spectrum
The Spectrum Logo.svg
Broadcast area United States
Slogan Adult Album Rock
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 28
Dish Network 6018
Format Adult album alternative
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: The Spectrum

The Spectrum is an adult album alternative radio station on Sirius XM Radio channel 28 and on Dish Network channel 6028. Cleverly sandwiched between 1st Wave and Classic Vinyl on the XM dial, the eclectic channel was formerly known as Starbucks XM Cafe from July 2007 to September 2008.

On March 17, 2010, the channel was pre-empted for a day of Irish music for St. Patrick's Day.


Weekdays 6 pm - 12 am ET

Saturdays 6 am - 7 am ET; 10 am - 12 pm ET

Sundays 6 am - 8 am; 9 am - 12 pm ET

  • Kristine Stone

Weekdays 6 am - 12 pm ET

Weekends 12 pm - 6 pm ET

Weekdays 12 pm - 6 pm ET

Sundays 10 am - 12 pm ET

Mondays 5 pm - 6 pm ET

Saturdays 12 am - 6 am; 6 pm - 12 am ET

Sundays 8 am - 9am ET


  • New York Nights ... Direct from the Bowery

Airs the first Monday of the month 10 pm - 12 am ET

Rebroadcasts the following Sunday at 12 am ET and 8 am ET

Award-winning Fashion Designer John Varvatos’s monthly show, with co-host and acclaimed New York musician Jesse Malin, features Varvatos’ passion for music — from the Velvet Underground to Green Day — and the two New York icons trading stories of memorable music experiences.

Sundays 10 am ET

Rebroadcast Tuesday 12 am ET

This is the show based at the intersection of music and politics. Dave tells stories, interviews special guests, takes calls from listeners and plays some really cool records, all intertwined with politics.

Saturdays 7 am - 10 am ET

Rebroadcast Tuesday 11pm ET

Celtic Crush travels among diverse music, from old to the very new. Ireland native, author and member of the premier Celtic rock band Black 47, Larry Kirwan draws from his private record collection for this soulful mix of traditional and contemporary music from the Celtic countries and England.

  • Nordic Rox

Sundays 8 pm ET

Rebroadcast Wednesdays 11 pm ET

Roxette guitarist Per Gessle and journalist Sven Lindström explore the breadth and depth of music from Scandinavia

  • The Baker's Dozen

Saturday 11 pm - midnight ET

Sunday 8 am - 9 am ET, Monday 5 pm - 6 pm ET

Richard Blade plays back the week's most popular Spectrum songs. Become a Spectrum Tastemaker to vote, then tune in to hear which songs made The Baker's Dozen!

  • kentlist

The First Thursday of the Month, 11 pm ET

Hear Joakim and Martin of Sweden’s popular rock band, kent, when they host a monthly show on SiriusXM! They’ll host the show from wherever they might be — on the road, in the studio, or at home in Sweden. They’ll share their favorite music — from Johnny Cash remixes to their newest musical discoveries.

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