“Radio Radio” will be the theme of Bruce Springsteen’s 22nd DJ show on SiriusXM satellite radio, debuting at May 26 at 10 a.m. the network’s E Street Radio channel (channel 20). E Street Radio DJ Jim Rotolo said on the air this morning that the show will feature songs about the radio by Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Warren Zevon, The Beach Boys, The Nines and others. (May 21 Update: A post on the SiriusXM blog adds Elvis Costello, The Ravyns and Springsteen himself. (see video below for the most likely Costello choice )
The show will be part of The Boss’ “From My Home to Yours” series, which he has been doing since April 2020. You can read transcripts of what he has said on the previous 21 shows, and see YouTube videos of all the songs he has played, via these links:
APRIL 8 (a tribute to the late John Prine and more)
APRIL 24 (thoughts on life during pandemic, New York songs and more)
MAY 6 (when the pandemic is over, he promises, “50,000 people will once again scream their heads off somewhere in New Jersey”)
MAY 20 (a tribute to the late Little Richard and more)
JUNE 3 (protest songs and more)
JUNE 17 (a “rock ‘n’ roll requiem” for those who have died from coronavirus)
JULY 1 (discussion with and songs by Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt)
JULY 15 (summertime songs and memories)
JULY 29 (discussion with and songs by Patti Scialfa).
AUG. 14 (“In Dreams,” nocturnally themes songs and memories)
SEPT. 2 (songs about work, in honor of Labor Day)
SEPT. 16 (end of summer)
OCT. 7 (songs about cars)
OCT. 28 (Election Day- and Halloween-oriented songs)
NOV. 25 (Election Day victory, “music about music”)
DEC. 16 (“Hits of the Week”: music that he has been listening to lately)
JAN. 20 (“Lawyers, Guns & Money: An Inaugural Special”)
FEB. 24 (“New Born Soul”: songs of rebirth)
MARCH 10 (“Fans and Bands”: Songs about bands, their muses, and their fans).
MARCH 31 (“Here Comes the Weekend”)
APRIL 28 (“Waiting on a Friend”)
The shows have lasted between one and two hours each, with repeats and on-demand availability following the initial broadcast. “Radio Radio” will be replayed May 26 at 6 p.m.; May 27 at 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.; May 28 at 7 a.m. and midnight; May 29 at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; May 30 at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and May 31 at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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