SiriusXM Opens New Air Studio in Austin

Willie Nelson SiriusXM Austin credit Chris Durst
Willie Nelson is at the mic in the new SiriusXM studios in Austin, Texas. Photo by Chris Durst.

Sirius XM Radio has opened a new broadcast studio in Austin, Texas.

According to a release, the new studio, located in Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (310 Willie Nelson Blvd.), will be home to shows, musical performances, interviews, special broadcasts and more. With its proximity to the concert venue, the studio will have access to performers and performances.

To celebrate SiriusXM will host a grand opening event on Friday, Oct. 12 with special guests Willie Nelson, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, among others.

Channel 56, Willie’s Roadhouse , Nelson’s SiriusXM channel, will broadcast live from the event, in addition to its regular programming with host Dallas Wayne weekdays from noon — 6 p.m. (EST). Radio Margaritaville, (Channel 24) and Outlaw Country (Channel 60) will also broadcast from the location.

“Austin is one of America’s most vibrant music cities, and we are excited to expand the SiriusXM footprint there with our new studio,” said Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer for SiriusXM. “The unpredictable but influential music scene of Austin, its artists and its style, will be represented by the amazing array of artists, and the shows and channels that will broadcast from there.”


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Is Willie's studio mono, like the 10% of the XM Satellite Radio channels have recently sunk to? A new low watermark since Karmazin took over was to cram so many junk channels into the XM bandwidth, that even the beautiful music channel is now in mono on the satellite feed. Hopefully Willie's studio actually has two audio lines going to the D.C. command center?
By Mel Stern on 10/5/2012

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