Effective December 4, 2011, my Sunday morning SiriusXM program, Kick Out the Jams, which covers the world of music, with an emphasis on music and current events (or music and politics, if you prefer) moves from the Loft (channel 30) to The Spectrum (channel 28). The first show on The Spectrum will be the pre-recorded conversations and music with Airborne Toxic Event and Peter Case that was supposed to have been
broadcast on The Loft last Sunday.
Which is, I am sure, information sufficient in itself to explain the channel change. Kick Out the Jams has been on several channels previously–a show pretty much evenly divided between music and talk would inevitably be hard to place.
The Spectrum should be a better fit, because it plays a more diverse lineup of rock. I’m delighted to join The Spectrum, one of whose channel managers is my friend Gary Schoenwetter and whose programs include Larry Kirwan’s Celtic Crush and Per Gessle and Sven Lindstrom with Nordic Rox. The Spectrum is a rock channel with a harder edge than The Loft, and while Kick Out the Jams is too eclectic to truly fit anywhere except the great, much-mourned Sirius Disorder channel, everybody associated with Kick Out the Jams is grateful to the Spectrum for making room for it.