The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

9 February 2007

Songs for swingin' satellites

Frank Sinatra, 24/7? Siriusly:

Siriusly Sinatra will be a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week channel, that will air recordings spanning the entire spectrum of Sinatra’s career, as well as other artists from the big band, swing and traditional pop genres. In addition to featuring regular blocks of Sinatra’s music, Siriusly Sinatra will also feature a weekly show hosted by Nancy Sinatra, rare live concert performances, and archived material. The channel is expected to launch on February 14th.

The Interested-Participant is skeptical:

One would have to be quite the fan to enjoy 24/7 of Frank Sinatra.

Not to worry. When it comes to the Chairman, I am Board-certified.

Posted at 9:16 AM to Tongue and Groove

If one listens to any radio station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, one is already a statistical outlier.

Posted by: Brian J. at 10:44 AM on 9 February 2007

Yea, verily. I am a demographic of one, and unapologetic about it.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:53 AM on 9 February 2007

I have XM and do not miss local radio in the least. I would be interested to know who first came up with the idea of so much Sinatra.

Posted by: Aero at 6:57 PM on 9 February 2007

I would be interested to know who first came up with the idea of so much Sinatra.

Jonathan Schwartz, the same guy now doing it for Sirius, did all-Sinatra shows on broadcast radio for years. He's also a lover of the Red Sox and Other Things Good.

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 9:51 PM on 9 February 2007

Thank you Mr. Snitch! I was curious. I have never believed too much of a good thing is bad.

Posted by: Aero at 11:04 AM on 10 February 2007

There is - in my opinion - no artist better suited to having a 24-hour channel. The greatest entertainer - and best vocalist - of the 20th century.

Posted by: david at 2:46 PM on 10 February 2007

I mentioned this to a friend at work, and she said "I could probably program the thing, just from the Sinatra albums I have."

Given the standards for radio playlists these days — 500 songs is considered extensive — and assuming she has more than I do, which is entirely possible, this claim does not strike me as unreasonable.

(I have 32 Sinatra albums, including a 6-LP set and a 3-CD box which count as one each.)

Posted by: CGHill at 5:20 PM on 10 February 2007