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SiriusXM to Launch "Redhead Radio: 100 Years of Lucille Ball"

Aug 02, 2011 (04:08 PM EDT)
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"Redhead Radio" broadcasting from "Lucy Fest," the annual celebration held in her hometown of Jamestown, NY

Two days of non-stop classic Lucille Ball radio programs and coverage of the comedienne's influence and birthday celebrations

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it will launch Redhead Radio: 100 Years of Lucille Ball, a limited-run channel celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the comedy legend with non-stop broadcasts of classic radio shows featuring the comedienne at key moments in her storied her career, as well as interviews with her fans, devotees and fellow comedians.

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Redhead Radio will launch at 12:00 am ET on August 6, 2011—the day Lucy would have celebrated her 100th birthday—on SiriusXM channel 82, taking over SiriusXM's RadioClassics for two days. SiriusXM's Greg Bell will host Redhead Radio from The Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy aka "Lucy Fest," the annual community-organized birthday celebration held in her hometown of Jamestown, NY. This year's headliner is comedic icon Joan Rivers.

The wide-range of perspectives and recordings on Redhead Radio offer SiriusXM listeners an extraordinary look into Lucy's life and legacy. Redhead Radio features dozens of episodes of her classic 1940s radio comedy series My Favorite Husband, which inspired l Love Lucy; an interview with stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone—a featured performer at this year's fest—about the influence Lucy has had on her career; and interviews with Lucy impersonators, experts, historians, event organizers and fans at Lucy Fest.  The channel will chronicle fan participation in "Be a Lucy," the attempt set the world's record for the most people dressed as Lucy Ricardo in one place at one time. Additional content includes Lucy's guest-starring role on the classic radio dramatic series Suspense; radio versions of her films Fancy Pants (with Bob Hope) and Dark Corner and interviews Lucy did with legendary personalities Abbott & Costello and Bob Hope on their classic radio shows.

For more information please visit www.siriusxm.com. Visit www.LucyComedyFest.com for the complete comedy festival schedule, information, tickets and world record registration information.  

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