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Broadcast area United States
Slogan "YO! This Is My BackSpin!"
Frequency Sirius XM Satellite Radio 43
DISH Network 6043
First air date January 15, 2009 (Relaunch)
Format 1970s-1990s classic hip-hop, old school hip hop, Golden Age hip hop, 1980s "new school" hip hop
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: BackSpin

BackSpin is a radio station on Sirius XM Radio featuring old school hip hop, Golden Age hip hop, 1980s "new school" hip hop, and 1980-1990s hip hop.

On November 12, 2008 the channel (along with The Boneyard and The Strobe) went on hiatus. However, four days later Sirius XM Radio announced that BackSpin and The Strobe would return to the service on January 15, 2009 due to subscriber demand.[1] On January 15, 2009, BackSpin was returned to the Sirius/XM lineup; Sirius channel 39, Dish Network channel 6039 and XM channel 65 (replacing The Rhyme). Prior to November 12, BackSpin was on Sirius channel 43. On May 4, 2011, BackSpin moved to 46 on Sirius XM Radio then most recently BackSpin return to 43.

The station features 1980s-1990s hip hop, although on the internet player the station can be biased toward either decade.

The station's logo uses a graffiti style font, reflecting its urban format.

Current BackSpin DJs[edit]

Current BackSpin Station Voice[edit]

Former BackSpin DJs[edit]

Former BackSpin Station Voices[edit]


  1. ^ "Disco and Old School Hip-Hop Channels Back by Popular Demand on SIRIUS XM Radio" (Press release). PRNewswire via 2008-12-16. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 

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