|Branding||XM 23, The Heart|
|First air date||September, 2001|
|Format||Love Songs and lite rock hits|
|Class||Satellite Radio Station|
|Owner||XM Satellite Radio|
The Heart was a Commercial-free Music channel on XM Satellite Radio that specialized in playing Love Songs music, Lite Rock hits and Soft AC music hits. It was available on channel 23 on XM and channel 819 on DirecTV. The program director of The Heart was Mike Abrams. The channel was dropped as part of the Sirius/XM merger on November 12, 2008. It was replaced by Sirius's similar The Bridge and Sirius XM Love (formerly Sirius Love).
The Heart was on XM's channel lineup at service launch. In 2004 and 2005, the channel's regular format was temporarily replaced with a pop Christmas music format called "Holly" between Thanksgiving and Christmas; in 2006, Holly preempted XM's Commercial-Free Channel devoted to International Pop music, U-Pop instead and The Heart retained its normal format through December.
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