The Loft (Sirius XM)

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The Loft
Sirius XM The Loft Logo.svg
Broadcast area United States
Slogan Contemporary Eclectic
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 30
Dish Network 6030
Format Freeform/eclectic rock
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: The Loft
Logo used until April 2009. Until May 2010, it was still seen on brochures of Sirius Canada.

The Loft is a music channel on Sirius XM Radio, broadcasting on channel 30 and Dish Network channel 6030. It features a format of eclectic adult album alternative music, occasionally branching off into more freeform music and talk programming.

Until November 12, 2008, it broadcast an acoustic rock format. The Loft changed formats to what sounded like the now-defunct SIRIUS Disorder and Fine Tuning by that time, with the acoustic rock format broadcast on its sister channel, The Coffee House.

Mike Marrone is the channel's programming director and primary on-air voice. Franny Thomas, Meg Griffin, and Chris Muckley are also heard regularly.

Current programming[edit]

Featured programs on the channel include:

  • The Loft Sessions - a series of live performances recorded at XM's studio facilities.
  • Your Roots Are Showing - featuring modern roots rock.
  • Lou Reed's New York Shuffle - replays of freeform shows hosted by the veteran rocker
  • David Johansen's Mansion of Fun - a freeform show hosted by the musician and actor
  • Disorder - a freeform show hosted by Meg Griffin
  • Chris Muckley - weekend evening and vacation backup host
  • "Celtic Crush" - eclectic Irish sound with Larry Kirwan

Past programming[edit]

  • From the Living Room to the Loft - music and interviews from the Living Room club in New York.
  • Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight - a freeform program hosted by the longtime New York radio personality
  • American Roots Radio with Bernie Taupin - roots music show hosted by the songwriter and sidekick Paca Thomas
  • Dan Neer - weekend evening and vacation backup host

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