Just thought I'd Drop you a line and let you know what's up with Elvis Radio on Sirius after asking if you were "Sirius About Elvis?" in my first article on this all Elvis Station three weeks ago.
It has been almost 3 weeks since it went on the air and I have heard many interesting things. First of all, they do play the "top 30" if you will, many times throughout the day and I suppose this is so the casual listener can hear Elvis singing "Hound Dog" or "Jailhouse Rock" many times a day.
Now, the cool part is, almost 40% of what I hear is an "alternate" take. From the sixties and the seventies, they have played versions of songs that I have never heard before. This is quit nice and the die hard fans will be in for a treat!
Another cool thing is the "bumpers" they play every four or five songs to let you know that you are listening to Elvis Radio. They have snippets of songs and Elvis' voice from all three decades put together in little "commercials". Some tell a story, some are funny and some are just cool!
So, you see Elvis radio is off to a great start. The selections will please the casual and die hard fan alike. The sound is crisp and clear and the best part ... it's all Elvis, all the time 24/7!
I also heard that Graceland will be selling Sirius radio "kits" branded with the Elvis radio logos. The channel is broadcast "live" from Graceland and they just finished the Sirius radio booth across the street (see picture). This is very exciting and a lot of fun to listen to.
Enjoy it, this station is "sirius" about Elvis, and it's all for us ...
Dan Sciliano, Las Vegas