B.B. King's Bluesville

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Bluesville
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Broadcast area United States
Canada
Slogan B.B. King's Blues
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 74
First air date September 25, 2001
Format Blues
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website B.B. King's Bluesville

B.B. King's Bluesville is a Sirius XM Radio channel devoted to Blues music. It plays a mix of traditional blues, modern blues, rockin' blues and soul or "finger-poppin'" blues.

Bill Wax was the original Program Director for the channel until his departure from SiriusXM in June 2013. While playing music in the fictional town of Bluesville, Wax was often heard hanging out in Low-Fi's Bar and Pool Hall. Tony Colter plays the role of a night-time bartender at Low-Fi's.

B.B. King was the "Mayor" of Bluesville and made several live appearances on the station. King, along with co-host Wax, had his own weekly music show on the channel that began in September 2008. The program featured a broad range of blues and gospel music hand-selected by King, along with stories about the artists and other personal anecdotes from the bluesman's epic career. The show is no longer in production but continues to be re-run on the channel.

The channel launched on XM as Bluesville in 2001; King's name was officially added on July 14, 2008. On November 12, 2008 it was added to the Sirius lineup, replacing SIRIUS Blues. B.B. King's Bluesville can be heard on channel 74 on Sirius XM Radio.

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