SIRIUS XM'S Sinatra Channel Adds Legendary Radio Personality Jonathan Schwartz

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that SIRIUSLY Sinatra, the only 24/7 channel on radio devoted to the music of Frank Sinatra and the great voices of our time, has added music historian, author and legendary radio personality Jonathan Schwartz.

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As host of High Standards with Jonathan Schwartz on SIRIUSLY Sinatra, Schwartz will showcase his encyclopedic knowledge of music and his passion for popular American standards. Guiding listeners through the sound and meaning of this timeless genre, Schwartz will play classic favorites by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Mandy Patinkin, Joni Mitchell and many more. SIRIUS and XM listeners can also expect to hear music from Irving Berlin and Cole Porter to that of Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein, along with Schwartz's informed and compelling commentary celebrating the great American songbook.

"Jonathan Schwartz, my family and I have cleared up past misunderstandings, as Jonathan and his show join us at SIRIUSLY Sinatra on XM and SIRIUS weekdays from 3 - 6 pm ET and Sundays from noon - 4 pm ET," said Nancy Sinatra. "Jonathan and I are talking about taking part on each other's broadcast from time to time to add insight into the life and music of our time and in particular to the style, heart and genius of my father, Frank Sinatra."

"What a joy," said Jonathan Schwartz. "I can't wait to join the Sinatra family on SIRIUSLY Sinatra to perpetuate the most profound body of work this country knows."

Often called "the Dean of American pop standards," Jonathan Schwartz has been one of New York City's most popular on-air hosts since 1967. His columns have appeared regularly in GQ Magazine and The Village Voice. Schwartz is also an accomplished singer and cabaret performer and has recorded three albums, Alone Together, New Sun in the Sky and Anyone Would Love You.

High Standards with Jonathan Schwartz will air on SIRIUSLY Sinatra, SIRIUS channel 75, and XM channel 73, starting Wednesday, November 12 on weekdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET, Saturdays from 3 pm to 6 pm ET and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm ET.

SIRIUSLY Sinatra is the only 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, commercial-free channel to broadcast the entire spectrum of Sinatra's career as well as artists and songs from the standards era. Produced by SIRIUS XM and the Sinatra family, the channel features regular blocks of Sinatra's music, archival performances and is the home of Nancy for Frank, a weekly show hosted by his daughter, Nancy Sinatra. SIRIUSLY Sinatra also broadcasts The Chairman's Hour, a weekly radio show hosted by Frank Sinatra himself using archival material and presented by SIRIUS XM and the Sinatra family. To learn more about the SIRIUSLY Sinatra channel, please visit and

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