High Standards (XM)
|Slogan||It's A Brave Cool World|
|First air date||2001|
|Class||Satellite Radio Station|
|Owner||XM Satellite Radio|
|Website||High Standards website|
High Standards, originally called Frank's Place, was a music channel on XM Satellite Radio offering a pop standards format. Its program director and on-air voice was Jonathan Schwartz, while the music director was Buddy Ladd.
When this channel launched in 2001, it was named in honor of legendary recording artist Frank Sinatra. The name was changed in 2006 when Sinatra's estate signed a personal services contract with rival Sirius Satellite Radio.
In November 2008, following a merger between XM and Sirius, High Standards was eliminated from XM's lineup and replaced with the Siriusly Sinatra channel on both services. Jonathan Schwartz continued to host a daily "High Standards" show on Siriusly Sinatra until August 2011, and then on '40s on 4 until August 2013.
•The channel was played as the on-hold music for XM's 1-800 number.
•The channel was also frequently used in XM For Your Business, being used in hotels.
- Jonathan Schwartz, "the Dean of American pop standards".
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