The Spectrum (Sirius XM)

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The Spectrum
The Spectrum Logo.svg
Broadcast area United States
Slogan Adult Album Rock
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 28
Dish Network 6028
Format Adult album alternative
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: The Spectrum

The Spectrum is an adult album alternative radio station on Sirius XM Radio channel 28 and on Dish Network channel 6028. Cleverly sandwiched between 1st Wave and Classic Vinyl on the XM dial, the eclectic channel was formerly known as Starbucks XM Cafe from July 2007 to September 2008.

On March 17, 2010, the channel was pre-empted for a day of Irish music for St. Patrick's Day.


Weekdays 7 pm - 12 am ET

Saturdays 6 am - 7 am ET; 10 am - 12 pm ET

Sundays 6 am - 8 am; 9 am - 10 am ET

  • Kristine Stone

Weekdays 6 am - 12 pm ET

Weekends 12 pm - 6 pm ET

Weekdays 12 pm - 6 pm ET

Sundays 10 am - 12 pm ET

Mondays 5 pm - 6 pm ET

Saturdays 12 am - 6 am; 6 pm - 12 am ET

Sundays 8 am - 9am ET

Saturdays 9 am - 12 noon ET

Sundays 7 am - 10 am ET


  • The Spectrum Shortlist

Friday 6pm ET

Saturday 12pm & 11 pm

Sundays 8 am & 3pm

Monday 5 pm

Tuesdays 9 am

Wednesdays 12 pm

Thursdays 12 am ET

Weekly countdown of the top five songs trending with Spectrum listeners.

Thursday 8 pm ET

Saturday 4 pm ET

He's spent over four decades covering the biggest names in rock, and now Rolling Stone journalist David Fricke brings that experience to you. Hear David share stories from his career and play music from his favorite artists, both old and new.

  • Spectrum Sessions

Thursdays 10 am ET

Rebroadcast Fridays 4 pm & Saturdays 1 pm ET

At the beginning of the hour, hear exclusive sessions recorded by Spectrum artists in the Sirius XM studios.

  • Kick Out The Jams with Dave Marsh

Sundays 10 am ET

Rebroadcast Tuesday 12 am ET

Based at the intersection of music and politics, noted rock journalist Dave Marsh shares stories, interviews special guests, takes calls from listeners and plays some really cool records.

  • Nordic Rox

Sundays 8 pm ET

Rebroadcast Wednesdays 11 pm ET

Hear Roxette star Per Gessle and music writer Sven Lindström explore the best music from Scandinavia, covering new and classic songs from Abba, Roxette, The Cardigans, Lykke Li, The Hives, The Raveonettes, The Cocktail Slippers, Robyn, Peter Bjorn & John, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Seinabo Sey, The Teddybears, Nonono, and many more in a never-ending smorgasbord of good looking music.

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