Sirius XM Book Radio

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Sirius XM Book Radio
Broadcast area

Off Air

airdate = 08-26-2002 until 07-15-2013
Frequency XM 80
SR 80
Format Audio Books and Radio Dramas
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website Sirius XM Book Radio
Former XM Logo as Sonic Theater

Sirius XM Book Radio, formerly known as Sonic Theater (which was an XM-only channel), was a channel on the Sirius XM Radio network that specialized in playing Audio Books and Radio Dramas. Prior to being on channel 80, Book Radio was available on channel 117 on Sirius and on XM (where it was formerly 163). The program director was Josephine Reed. On Sirius Canada, the channel is referred to as simply Book Radio.

As of July 15, 2013, Book Radio is no longer available and was replaced by Rural Radio.


Monday - Sunday 7:00am - 10:30pmpm

Former featured programming[edit]

  • The Comedy-O-Rama Hour

Joe Bevilacqua

  • The Ancient World
  • Orson Scott Card's Universe
  • Slice of Sci-Fi
  • This Is Audible
  • L.A. Theatre Works, "The Play's The Thing"
  • Harlequin Romance Radio
  • Random House Audio
  • The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas
  • Writers on Writing
  • Fiction Nation
  • The Mimi Geerges Show
  • The Night Kitchen Radio Theaterpresents @7
  • Kinetic City
  • ZBS
  • Harry Nile
  • Radio Tales
  • Colonial Radio Theater
  • The New Dibble Show
  • Imagination Theater
  • Boats down there
  • Joe Frank
  • New Frequency
  • Bob & Ray
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Bill Tetley Variety Hour
  • Pia Lindström Presents
  • Cover to Cover Live with Maggie Linton & Kim Alexander

Joe Bevilacqua has created more than 60 new Comedy-O-Rama Hours since leaving Sirius-XM. They can be heard on stations around the world, along with The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, The Joe Bev Experience, Cartoon Carnival and The Joe Bev Audio Theater under the collective The Joe Bev Hour.