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October 26, 2005 | By Dianna Marder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Soon you'll be able to listen to The Boss two, three, four times a day. Sirius satellite radio plans to launch an All-Bruce, All-the-Time program beginning Nov. 1 and continuing through Jan. 31. The commercial-free program, dubbed E Street Radio, will feature rare tracks and interviews. The launch coincides with the 30th anniversary of the release of Bruce Springsteen's album Born to Run, which is being remastered and reissued for release on Columbia Records on Nov. 15. In addition to such rarities as recordings of Springsteen and the E Street Band dating from early 1973, E Street Radio will feature track-by-track album discussions, behind-the-scenes insights, and conversations with band members and other Springsteen associates.
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October 7, 2004 | By Daniel Rubin INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If you want to hear Howard Stern, starting in January 2006, you'll need to shell out $12.95 a month for satellite radio. Sirius, the No. 2 of orbital radio companies, announced yesterday that it had lured the nation's most popular morning jock to an exclusive, five-year deal that, all told, will cost it a staggering $500 million. The move promises to launch satellite radio into the mainstream. "This is about as big as it gets for satellite radio," said Josh Bernoff, an analyst with Forrester Research in Cambridge, Mass.
LIVING
December 31, 1992 | By Dennis Romero, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They used to laugh at me But I saw the future. - Dance-music act Lil' Louis & the World Consider the possibilities: Computer travel through the labyrinth of phone lines to electronic playgrounds called bulletin boards; entertainment that consists of tribal bass so loud and computer-driven lights so psychedelic that participants are compelled to "trance dance"; games in which the player is immersed via video technology that senses...
NEWS
October 7, 2007 | By A.D. Amorosi FOR THE INQUIRER
Philadelphia radio legend Lady B has kept old-school hip-hop alive - not just by playing it, but by living it. She was there back in 1979, making one of the first female rap records with "To the Beat, Y'all," and becoming one of the first radio personalities on Philly's WHAT-AM that same year. She was there back in 1984, playing some of the riskiest raps from Public Enemy and Schoolly D on WUSL Power 99 FM. Her groundbreaking show "Street Beat" introduced Philly rap luminaries such as Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince (Will Smith, of course)
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August 5, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Dialing 1-900-410-STAR will get you the universe. At least it will get you Star Watch, a Naval Observatory astronomy hotline with a recorded message about the part of the universe you can see by going outside and looking up. This month, that includes the annual Perseid meteor showers and the rising of Sirius, the dog star. Gail S. Cleere, the observatory's spokeswoman, said Star Watch was for the casual sky-gazer who does not have a telescope or binoculars. "We'll literally walk the callers across the sky each month," she said.
NEWS
September 25, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Dougherty, a Cheltenham police officer from the K-9 unit, strides across a scrap yard in West Philadelphia, his boots crunching over gravel. Scrambling over a mountain of broken pallets and rubble, Dougherty crawls into one of several half-buried blue plastic barrels and pulls a wooden lid over the opening. Hide and seek has never been this serious. Inside, it is oppressively hot, and Dougherty is heavily clothed - helmet, long sleeves, long pants, thick canvas gloves. But he is doing this voluntarily, for a good cause.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
PEOPLE still yack about what a good pitchman Steve Jobs was for Apple. But when it comes to serving the sizzle as well as the steak in consumer-tech presentations, nobody's ever gonna match Joe Clayton, a 40-year industry exec finally cashing in his chips at age 65, "so I have time to take my new grandson hunting and fishing. " Damn, I'm gonna miss this guy. A few weeks ago, this outgoing president/CEO of Dish Network stole the spotlight at the giant CES electronics show in Las Vegas with a news conference entrance like we'd never seen before.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2006 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The buzz is over Bob Dylan, but satellite radio is crawling with rockers and rappers turned would-be Wolfman Jacks. In the iPod age, you are what's on your playlist, so if you really must know what makes Ashlee Simpson and Ashley Parker Angel tick, their mixes are for sale at iTunes. But the XM vs. Sirius satellite-radio battle one-ups Apple by putting name-brand musicians to work as DJs and programmers in pursuit of market share. Besides the Bard, Snoop Dogg, Tom Petty and Rancid, among others, have their own weekly shows on XM. Sirius employs the likes of New York Dolls front man David Johansen and hip-hop producer Prince Paul as DJs, as well as giving Eminem and Little Steven free rein to program entire channels.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2006 | By TOM DI NARDO For the Daily News
The onrush of technology, the downturn in CD sales and the battle for consumers' leisure time have forced the musical community into innovative realities. The Philadelphia Orchestra will offer downloads of recent concerts and archival material through its own Web site (www.thephiladelphia orchestra.com) and through 888-747-6847. For a limited time, you can download Beethoven's Fifth Symphony for free, or pay $6 each for other Beethoven symphonies led by Christoph Eschenbach.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2010 | By Dan DeLuca INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
The Wildwood that Elizabeth Cook comes from is in Central Florida, not South Jersey. "People say to me, 'If you're from Florida, where'd you get that Southern accent?' They don't realize Florida is a Southern state," said Cook, who plays the Sellersville Theater on Wednesday. She was sitting on a bar stool in an alleyway behind an Austin bar on a sunny afternoon during the South by Southwest Music Festival recently. "I say, 'When you go to Florida, where do you go, the beach?
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November 25, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Music Critic
Writing for string quartet and voice is a tricky thing, and at the basic level of craft, Jennifer Higdon skillfully avoids the pitfalls in In the Shadow of Sirius . The piece was played Saturday night at the Curtis Institute of Music in the first of this season's three residency recitals by the Aizuri Quartet at the school. Higdon, a Curtis composition professor, has a towering model for the form in "Dover Beach," Samuel Barber's moving 1931 work for the same combination. In fact, Barber's language hovers near.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
PEOPLE still yack about what a good pitchman Steve Jobs was for Apple. But when it comes to serving the sizzle as well as the steak in consumer-tech presentations, nobody's ever gonna match Joe Clayton, a 40-year industry exec finally cashing in his chips at age 65, "so I have time to take my new grandson hunting and fishing. " Damn, I'm gonna miss this guy. A few weeks ago, this outgoing president/CEO of Dish Network stole the spotlight at the giant CES electronics show in Las Vegas with a news conference entrance like we'd never seen before.
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
When artist Demetrius Oliver's exhibition "Canicular" opens at the Print Center on Friday, it will be months late. For that, you can blame the cosmos. "We had planned this exhibition for the fall," the center's assistant director, Ashley Peel Pinkham said. "But we had to move it, because the stars would not have been aligned at that time. " She meant that literally. The trouble was, the exhibition's centerpiece is a cylindrical, observatory-like space crowned by a video projection of Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, live-streamed from a telescope at the Franklin Institute.
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | BY SHAUN BRADY, For the Daily News
    FROM a distance, when illuminated, the circular sign hanging outside the Print Center, on Latimer Street, resembles a photograph of the sun ablaze with solar flares. As one approaches, however, the image reveals itself as a close-up of dog's fur. That sort of play between the astronomical and the everyday runs throughout "Canicular," artist Demetrius Oliver's new exhibition, which opened yesterday at the Print Center. The show, continuing through March 22, was inspired by Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, and particularly its nickname, the "Dog Star.
NEWS
September 25, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Dougherty, a Cheltenham police officer from the K-9 unit, strides across a scrap yard in West Philadelphia, his boots crunching over gravel. Scrambling over a mountain of broken pallets and rubble, Dougherty crawls into one of several half-buried blue plastic barrels and pulls a wooden lid over the opening. Hide and seek has never been this serious. Inside, it is oppressively hot, and Dougherty is heavily clothed - helmet, long sleeves, long pants, thick canvas gloves. But he is doing this voluntarily, for a good cause.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Smerconish, a longtime big talker on WPHT-AM (1210), is leaving terrestrial radio. On April 15, he's taking The Michael Smerconish Show over to SiriusXM. He'll hold forth from 9 a.m. to noon on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S., channel 24, on weekday mornings, and will be rebroadcast 6-9 p.m. He's also leaving his 80-plus market syndication, just as Talkers mag rated the audience for Smerconish - Inquirer columnist, lawyer, MSNBC host, progressive rock maven, author - in the Top 10 of talk.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
THE TALK-RADIO AUDIENCE was becoming "too old, too white, too male and too angry" for syndicated host Michael Smerconish . On Wednesday, he announced that he's leaving terrestrial radio - including local affiliate 1210 WPHT - and heading for SiriusXM, where he'll appear on the nonpartisan POTUS station. The "Michael Smerconish Program," as it will be called, will begin April 15 and run weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. A rep from WPHT says that Smerconish has no official end date at his home station but that the station wishes him the best.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2013 | By Dan Gross
JOHN BOLARIS, radio badboy Howard Stern 's personal weatherman, will return to the airwaves Monday as a guest on "Lieberman Live at Five, "the new weekly program hosted by Jon Lieberman , a contributor to HLN and former "America's Most Wanted" investigative reporter. Local attorney Danny Cevallos was on the show this week. During his last appearance on Howard 101, Stern's Sirius XM channel, Bolaris proposed to his fiancee, Erica Smitheman .   A new Dawn at Fox 29 Longtime NBC 10 anchor/reporter Dawn Timmeney started Monday at Fox 29 as a freelance anchor/reporter.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
IT'S GOOD TO be the king . . . of all media. But that doesn't mean someone still won't try to rook you. Howard Stern and his agent, Don Buchwald , are suing Sirius XM Radio for failing to pay stock awards they say are due for helping the satellite radio provider become a Sirius player. In a suit filed yesterday in New York, Stern's production company, One Twelve Inc., and Buchwald said that Sirius made an initial bonus stock award after Stern started in January 2006 but failed to do so over the subsequent four years.
NEWS
December 10, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seems Howard Stern is still a valued entertainer. ( You People really adore him that much?) The 56-year-old Schlock Jock announced on Thursday that he has signed a new five-year contract with Sirius XM radio - for unspecified millions (and millions . . . and millions) of $. Stern joined Sirius in '05 with a sweet $500 mil, five-year contract. Recently, there were rumors Stern planned to jump the XM ship for iTunes. (Wonder how much extra $ those rumors got him.) "Howard is a great talent, and we are thrilled that he will continue to provoke, engage, and entertain on Sirius XM," Serious Sirius Suit Mel Karmazin tells the Hollywood Reporter.
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