Octane (Sirius XM)

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Octane
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Broadcast area United States, Canada
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 37
Dish Network 6037
Format Active Rock
Class Satellite radio station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: Octane

Octane is an Active Rock radio station on Sirius XM Satellite Radio channel 37[1] (previously 20) and Dish Network channel 6037. As a part of the Sirius XM Merger, Octane replaced the XM station SquiZZ on XM channel 48 (later moving to 37[2]) and DirecTV channel 835 (until February 9, 2010). The channel has pure explicit music content that isn't freely heard on most FM radio rock stations, and its musical focus is active rock artists that are new and emerging along with familiar active rocks artists. Core artists include Shinedown, Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Alice in Chains, Drowning Pool, Nonpoint, Pantera, Saliva, Tool, System of a Down, Three Days Grace, Evanescence, Anthrax, Rammstein, Rage Against the Machine, 10 Years, Five Finger Death Punch, Down, Staind, Godsmack, Korn, Rob Zombie, Nine Inch Nails, Static-X, Fear Factory, Audioslave, Seether, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, Otep, Bullet for My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Limp Bizkit, Skillet, and Metallica. Octane plays a well developed new hard rock and alternative metal style of active rock radio music, similar to that played on most hard rock-leaning terrestrial radio stations in the United States, similar to the old Squizz on XM. Octane had the most fans of any Sirius XM Satellite Radio station on Facebook with over 200,000.

Octane is one of five hard rock and heavy metal channels offered by Sirius XM Radio (Ozzy's Boneyard, Hair Nation, Liquid Metal, and Turbo being the others). Faction was formerly associated with the hard rock category before becoming a more punk rock formatted channel.

On-Air Schedules[edit]

All times are Eastern

Time DJ
5:00 am – 11:00 am Weekdays: Grant Random
Weekends: Shannon Gunz
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Weekdays: Kayla Riley

Saturday: Grant Random
Sunday: Caity Babs

5:00 pm – 11:00 pm Weekdays: Jose Mangin
Weekends: Kayla Riley
11:00 pm – 2:00 am Friday & Saturday: Bryan Cullen

Sirius XM Merger[edit]

As part of the Sirius XM Merger, DJs Bohdi and Grant Random were brought over from the now defunct XM station SquiZZ, as well as Big 'Uns, a countdown of the top 15 songs of the week on Saturdays at 2 pm, Sundays at 12 pm, and Wednesdays at 6 pm (all times Eastern). Octane, however, began taking on the playlist of Squizz after this, while still using the channel's S020-FM callsign on Mediabase.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sirius Channel Lineup" (PDF). 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "XM Channel Lineup" (PDF). 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04. [permanent dead link]

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