SiriusXM Celebrates Halloween with Multiple Channels of Devilishly Delightful Programming
24/7 pop-up channel “Scream Radio” features the ultimate Halloween soundtrack of creepy, eerie sounds and contributions from Alice Cooper, Triple H and the Kardashian Sisters
Tips for amazing costumes and parties on Martha Stewart Living Radio
Lance Bass hosts on-air party from iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Weird Al offers tips on how to be Weird Al for Halloween
NEW YORK”“October 24, 2011″“ Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will air extensive spooky, creative and classic Halloween programming across multiple talk and entertainment channels, including Scream Radio””a limited-run channel that will provide spooky sound effects and eerie sounds for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties.
Scream Radio will air from October 24 at 3:00 pm ET to November 1 at 3:00 am ET on SiriusXM channel 145, online on SiriusXM Internet Radio channel 813 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and mobile devices on Limited Engagements 3.
Scream will set the perfect atmosphere for Halloween parties at work or at home and the mood for trick-or-treating, airing catchy, creepy, fun, scary sounds, including creaking doors, footsteps, bubbling potions, breaking glass, the horrific sounds of being chased through the dark woods, hair-raising screams, the echo of dripping water and more.
Scream Radio will feature Halloween stories and favorite scary songs from personalities including heavy metal legend Alice Cooper, pro-wrestler Triple H, the Kardashian sisters (who reveal their favorite costumes), Weird Al offering tips on how to be Weird Al for Halloween and Paranormal Activity 3 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who discuss their new movie and share their top ten favorite horror movies of all time. Jane’s Addiction guitarist and music superstar Dave Navarro plays his favorite tunes and discusses UFOs and the occult on Dark Matter, a 2-hour show airing live at 12:00 am ET/9:00 pm ET on Halloween night. Numerous SiriusXM hosts contribute their favorite Halloween memories, including SiriusXM Elvis Radio host George Klein, who tells the story of attending a Halloween party with Elvis and running into Nat King Cole dressed as “The King.”
In addition, SiriusXM will broadcast Halloween programming across multiple talk and entertainment channels, including:
OutQ (SiriusXM channel 108) the nation’s 24/7 LGBT channel, will feature a special edition of The Pop Ten with Lance Bass live from the “Fred and Jason’s Halloweenie” party at the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, benefiting the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, airing on Halloween at 8:00 pm ET. Spend the night with Lance Bass as he counts down his favorite scary tunes joined by surprise guests at the graveyard. Frank DeCaro throws a Halloween “Dead Celebrity Party” on October 31 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm ET to celebrate his new book The Dead Celebrity Cookbook: A Resurrection of Recipes from More Than 145 Stars of Stage and Screen. DeCaro will welcome top-notch performers in studio to “channel” stars including Ethel Merman, Mae West, Judy Garland and Miss Peggy Lee.
Classic Vinyl (SiriusXM channel 26): The legendary Alice Cooper has frightened audiences for decades and now brings his Top 10 Scariest Songs to SiriusXM’s Classic Vinyl for a very special Halloween weekend treat. “Alice Cooper‘s Top 10 Scariest Songs” debuts October 28 at 12:00 pm ET, replays October 30 at 9:00 am ET and October 31 at 9:00 pm ET.
Martha Stewart Living Radio (SiriusXM channel 110) celebrates Martha’s favorite holiday with tips for innovative costumes, creative makeup, festive decor, pumpkin carving designs, and entertaining, as well as succulent recipes and ideas for baked treats that fit any size celebration and every budget.
Doctor Radio (SiriusXM channel 81): SiriusXM’s health and medical channel tackles the subjects of kids and nightmares, costumes and allergies, candy and tooth decay, digestive health and debunking myths about sugar and hyperactivity in children.
SiriusXM Book Radio (SiriusXM channel 80): October is “Fright-tober” on SiriusXM’s 24/7 channel devoted to books and authors. Hear Stephen King’s classic of horror Cujo beginning on October 26 at 8:00 am ET, with a daily replay at 6:00 pm ET. SiriusXM Book Radio will also air host Kim Alexander’s “Zombie Summit” panel from New York Comic Con 2011 on October 26 at 7:00 pm ET, featuring panelists Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of AMC‘s The Walking Dead; Greg Nicotero, co-executive producer of AMC‘s The Walking Dead/Emmy Award ®-winning special effects makeup/prosthetics artist; Scott Allie, Senior Managing Editor, Dark Horse Comics/editor of Dark Horse’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Goon and Dr. Ali Khan, Assistant Surgeon General and Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Center for Disease Control.
Kids Place Live (SiriusXM channel 78) presents its ninth annual “Pumpkin Jam,” offering the perfect trick-or-treating soundtrack with spooky songs and stories on Halloween from 3:00 pm ET to 12:00 am ET. A special edition of Story Pirates featuring live performances of spooky stories written and submitted by the channel’s kid listeners airs October 28 from 4:00 ““ 5:00 pm, October 29 at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm and October 30 at 12:00 pm (all times ET). Plus, last minute ideas for DIY costumes, fun Halloween pranks and tricks.
SiriusXM Radio Classics (SiriusXM channel 82) brings back the king of the horror pictures””Vincent Price””with a replay of Vincentennial, the 24-hour centennial birthday special originally broadcast from Price’s hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Vincentennial features many of Price’s best horror radio works including Pit & The Pendulum, Three Skeleton Key and Blood Bath, as well as Radio Classics host/program director Greg Bell’s visits with Price’s son and daughter and famed motion picture producer/director Roger Corman. Vincentennial airs all day on October 30.
Playboy Radio (SiriusXM channel 102): Playboy Radio celebrates Halloween with “The Rocki Whore Hardcore Parody.” The spooky special will be hosted by Playboy Radio‘s Jessica Drake and feature clips from Wicked Pictures’ parody including several original songs and plenty of sex scenes. Jessica stars as a young bride who happens to come upon a cast of sexual oddballs””including Playboy Radio‘s own Nicky Hunter as “Vagina.”
Get details for Scream and all the special programming across SiriusXM, and build your own spooky soundtrack with our interactive soundboard at www.siriusxm.com/halloween. Visit the scary movie bracket poll at www.facebook.com/siriusxm to vote for the best fright flick.