Melissa Etheridge

New satellite channel to be talk radio for music fans

It seems like a contradiction in terms, but the SiriusXM satellite radio network is launching a talk channel devoted to music.

Volume, a mix of talk shows, interviews and even a quiz show, will debut Oct. 17. Lady Gaga, Robert Plant, David Crosby and T.I. will be among the musician guests during the channel's first week on the air.

It's believed to be the first such channel of its kind, a chance for music fans to share their passion. One weekday afternoon show, "Debatable," will feature hosts Mark Goodman and author Alan Light talking about issues that music fans argue about.

"Volume is sports radio for music fans," said Roger Coletti, the...

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