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CBC Radio 3 Announces Star-Studded Staff

New Station Will Beam Canadian Indie Music And Culture To Millions, 24 Hours A Day, Starting Next Week

CBC Radio 3 has just announced the host lineup for its exciting new 24-hour satellite radio station, and Canadian rock icons Chris Murphy and Jay Ferguson of Sloan are on the list. Based in Toronto, the pair will share their road stories and their extensive musical knowledge with the Sirius satellite audience every Saturday and Sunday.

"I think it will be really fun. And everybody makes the joke, but I do have a face for radio," quips Murphy, in Vancouver with Ferguson to learn some of the satellite radio ropes. "And because I get to work with Jay, who I have known literally for 20 years, I think it will go really smoothly," he says with a smile. "At least I hope Jay knows what he’s talking about."

Also on the host roster is Smugglers front man and longtime CBC favourite Grant Lawrence; Craig Norris, TV host and front man for The Kramdens; Canadian singer-songwriter and CBC Radio culture reporter Tariq; pop music afficianado Lisa Christiansen; and Vancouver hip-hop radio host Lauren Burrows.

"They’re all giant fans of Canadian independent music, and a lot of them are musicians themselves, so they bring a lot of unique knowledge and experience to the table – and they have a lot of great stories to share with audiences," says Steve Pratt, director of Radio 3. "They’re also real people. They’re not clichéd, deep-voiced guys named Flip or Buzz. They have a genuine passion that they want to share."

Based in Vancouver, CBC Radio 3’s satellite station will also feature music, arts, and pop culture stories from CBC reporters in Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax – and from a host of freelance contributors everywhere in between.

CBC Radio 3’s satellite station – which launches next week – will give an enormous boost to Canadian independent music and culture. Beamed across North America through the Sirius Satellite network (, the station will feature artists from across the country and from across many genres – including rock, pop, hip-hop, electronica, and alt-country – before they hit the mainstream. For those artists, it means reaching millions of music fans they never would have before.

With over 3 million existing subscribers, satellite radio is one of the fastest growing technologies in the United States; and the commercial-free, 24-hour format promises to be equally popular in Canada, where Sirius will launch its full service in time for the 2005 holiday season. Satellite radios will be available in electronics stores by December 1st.
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