Pink Floyd Launches Channel on Sirius XM
Pink Floyd will soon have their own channel on Sirius XM radio, following an announcement on Thursday night by Roger Waters, during Jim Ladd’s late night show.
The L.A. Times reports that Waters said in a statement:
“I can’t think of a better home for the Pink Floyd catalogue, and all the solo stuff, than SiriusXM. How cool for all our fans and what a great way to introduce the work to new generations of listeners.”
The site further states:
“The channel will run May 25-28 on Sirius XM channel 27, and return June 29 to July 8 on Sirius Channel 142 and XM channel 43. It will be available online full-time on channel 802 and for an extended period for smartphones and mobile devices on the Sirius XM Internet Radio App.”
Market Watch, a division of The Wall Street Journal, reports that the channel will feature the band’s music, including their entire albums, and concerts. “The Pink Floyd Channel” is also set to feature solo albums by Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett.
According to the Examiner, the channel will be hosted by Jim Ladd, long-time SiriusXM host. Ladd has reportedly been covering interviews with Pink Floyd members since 1979. The channel will also see interviews from all of the Floyd members.
Roger Waters’ announcement comes just a couple of days before his appearance on 60 Minutes, where he will be speaking with Steve Kroft about his “The Wall” project. The wall stands at three stories tall, and is 140-years across. It is reportedly the main creative force behind the legendary rock band.
According to CBS News, the wall took Waters and his tech team about three years to design and build. It currently accompanies Waters on his world tour. He stated that:
“I think it strikes some chords that may be just beneath surface in most of us. What it’s about, is the walls that exist between human beings, whether… on a family level or on a global level. And I think that resonates with people.”
Look for “The Pink Floyd Channel” to debut on Sirius XM on May 25th.