Jam On is a jam band radio station on Sirius XM Radio channel 29 and Dish Network channel 6081. It has featured basketball player Bill Walton hosting a Grateful Dead show, hippie icon Wavy Gravy, and pedal steel player Buddy Cage as a DJ. It was formed in 2003 by Sirius VP Joel Salkowitz and programmer Lenny Bloch. The original DJ's were Jonathan Schwartz, Stef Scamardo, and Adam Foley.
|Broadcast area||United States|
|Frequency||Sirius XM Radio 29|
Dish Network 6029
|Class||Satellite radio station|
|Owner||Sirius XM Radio|
|Website||SiriusXM: Jam On|
By fall 2010, Sirius XM moved Jam On to channel 81 on the Sirius side to make room for Pearl Jam Radio on channel 17. However, Sirius tuners still list channel 81 under the old Cinemagic name, although from 2009-2010, that was The Strobe on Sirius 81.
The logo is designed to resemble that of jam band Phish.
The internet version can be biased toward "traditional" songs similar to the roots rock style of the Grateful Dead, or to "modern" songs which are more electronically-based and experimental.
Every weekday at 9:00 pm ET the station airs a full set from a live Phish concert. The program is called Gone Phishin' and is replayed several hours later at 2:00 am ET.
Dave Matthews Band RadioEdit
Between 2009-06-01 and 2009-06-08, the channel featured the music of rock band Dave Matthews Band 24/7 as well as exclusive interviews. This temporarily pre-empted normal programming on the channel.
- "Dave Matthews Band Radio To Air on SIRIUS XM Radio" (Press release). PR Newswire via xmradio.com. 26 May 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
"Dave Matthews Band Radio" to broadcast non-stop Dave Matthews Band music, plus exclusive stories from all four band members