Wednesday, December 14, 2005

DJ Bob

Mr. D has signed on to serve as host of a weekly one-hour program on XM Satellite Radio, airing hand-picked music, offering commentary, interviewing guests, and answering emailed questions from XM subscribers starting in March. Dylan said in a statement yesterday that "a lot of my own songs have been played on the radio, but this is the first time I've ever been on the other side of the mike."

Dylan's program is to air on XM's Deep Tracks channel, featuring lesser known cuts from classic rock albums and which is also home to a weekly show with Tom Petty as host.

Lee Abrams, XM's chief creative officer, said he had been courting Mr. Dylan for such a program for a year and a half, and that the program would offer fans a close connection to the rock legend. "We want to make it as comfortable for him as possible," Mr. Abrams said, adding that the show would emanate from "a combination of home and hotel rooms and buses. He'll really be in his element."

culled from the NY Times and other sources

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Let's see--wonder if an XM satellite radio is on fhb's Xmas list?

Can you record a CD from XM?

God, the age of acronyms.

And I had no idea Tom Petty hosted a show! Deep Tracks is a great channel, though.

And the even have one called "Fred!"