A programming note: The weekly Slicing Up Eyeballs-hosted “Dark Wave” program on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave will not air this Sunday as the classic-alternative channel will be taken over this entire weekend by the satellite radio network’s new limited-run David Bowie Channel.

“Dark Wave” will return Sunday, May 10.

The David Bowie Channel is one of nine limited-run streaming channels launching Friday on Sirius XM’s website and app, including temporary stations devoted to Prince, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, George Strait and the Eagles.

The Bowie channel will feature music from across the Thin White Duke’s career, including rare tracks and demos of some of his greatest songs, as well as covers of his work by artists including Nirvana, Beck, Annie Lennox, Duran Duran and more. Though the channel will be part of Sirius XM’s expanded digital lineup, it can also be heard on car radios this weekend when it takes over 1st Wave (Channel 33) from 9 a.m. Eastern on Friday through 3 a.m. Eastern on Monday.

Sirius XM is also expanding its free app and online streaming through May 31. Sign up — no credit card required — at siriusxm.com/streamfree.





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