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“Star Wars” celebration to air live on satellite radio

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The “Star Wars” items continue to roll in as “Star Wars Celebration V” edges closer.

SIRIUS XM Radio will launch Star Wars Celebration Radio, a four-day channel broadcasting live from “Star Wars Celebration V” at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando starting Thursday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. ET on SIRIUS channel 108 and XM channel 139.

Star Wars Celebration Radio will premiere on the first day of the official Lucasfilm event that celebrates the popular Star Wars series. The limited-run channel will feature interviews with stars from the Star Wars movies, as well as behind-the-scenes talent and celebrity fans. SIRIUS XM listeners will also be able to listen in on panel discussions from the Orange County Convention Center.

“‘Star Wars’ has some of the most dedicated and passionate fans you will find anywhere and we are proud to give them their own radio station,” said Jeremy Coleman, Senior Vice President, Talk and Entertainment Programming, SIRIUS XM Radio. “Whether it is a play-by-play of droid races, a colorful account of Jedi Training, or just hearing Obi-Wan and Yoda on their radios, we know fans nationwide will be hooked.”

The Star Wars Celebration Radio channel will be hosted by SIRIUS XM Radio on-air personalities Raw Dog Comedy’s Mark Says Hi and Cinemagic’s Dave Ziemer.

Star Wars Celebration Radio will air Thursday, August 12 through Sunday, August 15 on SIRIUS channel 108 and XM channel 139 exclusively on SIRIUS XM Radio.

For more information, visit www.sirius.com or www.xmradio.com.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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One Comment

  • Joe
    August 12, 2010 | Permalink |

    Sirius makes one bad decision after another. Star Wars radio would have been interesting back in the 80s.

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