SIRIUS XM Expands Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour

Shows from the “Theme Time Radio” vault to air on The Spectrum channel

SIRIUS XM Radio announced that Bob Dylan’s award-winning Wednesday morning show on Deep Tracks, Theme Time Radio Hour, will now also be broadcast weekly on SIRIUS XM’s The Spectrum channel beginning February 8. Every Sunday SIRIUS XM listeners will have the added treat of two classic shows from the Theme Time Radio Hour vault in addition to a special encore of Wednesday’s show.

SIRIUS XM listeners will have access to four uninterrupted hours of Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour on SIRIUS XM’s The Spectrum SIRIUS channel 18 and XM channel 45 every Sunday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm ET. The weekly four-hour additional programming will kick off with an encore of the new show that debuted on Deep Tracks SIRIUS channel 16 and XM channel 40 the prior Wednesday at 11:00 am ET. The marathon will continue with two shows from the Theme Time Radio Hour vault as well as an additional encore of Wednesday’s show.

Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour has been described as “revelatory” by Rolling Stone magazine. During the weekly hour-long radio program hosted by Bob Dylan, listeners hear an eclectic mix of songs, from a wide variety of musical genres, related to that week’s theme with Dylan’s on-air thoughts and commentary interspersed with phone calls, email readings, contributions from special guests and an array of classic radio IDs, jingles and promos from the past.

“Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour is among the most unique programs ever done on radio, offering a window into the mind of one of the most prolific artists of our time,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. “We are thrilled to be able to offer to even more SIRIUS XM listeners such an innovative show from one of the few people who are truly able to be called an American icon.”

“To listen to ‘Theme Time Radio Hour’ is to rediscover the sense of musical adventure that old-fashioned disc jockeys with strongly individual personalities offered in the days before big-money stations pinned their fiscal hopes to the rigid Top 40-style playlists that took the fun out of radio,” observed Terry Teachout in The Wall Street Journal.

SIRIUS XM’s The Spectrum features rock ‘n roll both new and old from artists who’ve stood the test of time. In addition to the music of Bob Dylan, The Spectrum listeners will hear Bruce Springsteen, U2, John Hiatt, Dave Matthews Band and many others.

SIRIUS XM’s Deep Tracks explores classic rock’s archives by digging deep into classic rock albums. Deep Tracks listeners will hear Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Allman Brothers, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Bob Dylan and many others.

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