E Street Radio
|Broadcast area||United States
|Frequency||Sirius XM Radio 20
|First air date||2005-11-01|
|Format||Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band|
|Class||Satellite Radio Station|
|Owner||Sirius XM Radio|
|Website||SiriusXM: E Street Radio|
E Street Radio is a Sirius XM Radio channel, broadcasting on Sirius 20, as well as on Dish Network channel 6020. Its format concentrates on Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, including interviews, guest disc jockey sessions, studio outtakes, concert recordings, rarities and more.
This was originally a Sirius-only channel, starting on November 1, 2005, to coincide with the release of Born to Run 30th Anniversary Edition. That run finished three months later on January 31, 2006.
Celebrities that are Springsteen fans often appear on the channel. Brian Williams, Tom Morello, Pete Yorn, Dr. Oz, and even E Street Band member Max Weinberg's son Jay Weinberg have appeared on the channel.
Many are critical of the station management under Dave Marsh, who is married to Springsteen's publicist Barbara Carr. Posters on many online sites have commented on Marsh's defense of Springsteen decisions and management, including cursing out callers with whom he disagreed. Others have mentioned that the station's broadcast of live concert recordings has become nothing more than an advertising tool for Springsteen's live recording releases. They point to the station's highly increased reliance on the recordings that are available for purchase on Springsteen's website, at the expense of the vast library of recordings previously used.
E Street Radio celebrated ten years of satellite radio on March 9, 2012 with an exclusive live performance at the Apollo Theatre from Springsteen and the E Street Band to kick off the Wrecking Ball Tour.
- "'E Street Radio' Channel, dedicated to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, returns exclusively to SIRIUS Satellite Radio". Archived from the original on December 11, 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2008.