'50s on 5
|Broadcast area||United States
|Frequency||Sirius XM Radio 5
DISH Network 6005
|First air date||September 25, 2001|
|Format||1950s and early 1960s Music|
|Class||Satellite Radio Station|
|Owner||Sirius XM Radio|
|Website||SiriusXM: '50s on 5|
From 2001 to 2008, the Program Director for XM's '50s on 5 was Ken Smith and its Music Director was Matt "the Cat" Baldassarri; both men were dismissed from the channel in October 2008 following XM's merger with former rival Sirius. On November 12, 2008, the '50s on 5 was added to the Sirius platform, replacing the Sirius Gold channel.
Similar to the other decades themed channels, The '50s on 5 attempts to recreate the feel of 1950s radio. They use similar DJ habits, jingles, period slang, and news updates. The channel was also used for XM's annual Pop Music music chronology, IT. However, unlike most satellite radio stations which solely play songs from a said decade, the lineup of songs on '50s on 5 is mostly from 1954-1963.
- Tim (23 September 2011). "Tim Featured on Sirius XM’s “50s on 5” and “60s on 6”". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
- "Sirius XM dumps DJs on '50s, '90s channels". Retrieved 16 January 2017.