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What’s On: Pearl Jam is Secret in Seattle, The Glee of Sinatra, the Kings of Leon and the smartest kids in the world

October 11, 2013

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Pearl Jam Town Hall
Premieres Friday 12 pm ET. Replays all weekend on Pearl Jam Radio
As you might expect, the SiriusXM Town Hall with Pearl Jam was no ordinary affair. The band answered fan questions moderated by longtime producer Brendan O’Brien in a secret Seattle location. We’re not even sure if all our staff made it back. So enjoy the fruits of their labors, won’t you? The special Town Hall broadcast replays multiple times on where else but Pearl Jam Radio.

Live Concert: Kings of Leon 
Saturday 9 pm ET on The Spectrum
One night and one night only, it’s Kings of Leon live from the Austin City Limits Music Festival. The live concert caps The Spectrum’s weekend-long coverage of the ACL Fest, which begins on Friday at 6 pm ET and includes backstage and behind the scenes coverage by host Jenny Eliscu.

Bob Edwards Weekend
Premieres Saturday 8 am on SiriusXM Public Radio
Did you know that US kids finish in the bottom third of international rankings of math and science scores? Or did we lose you at the mention of fractions? Bob Edwards interviews writer Amanda Ripley, whose book The Smartest Kids in the World follows the lives of three American exchange students who spent a year studying in Finland, Poland, and South Korea to find out why those students do so well.

Matthew Morrison of Glee is Playing Favorites
Saturday 3 pm ET on Siriusly Sinatra
Siriusly Sinatra has never been so Glee-ful. Matthew Morrison, who created the hit show, hosts Playing Favorites, sharing what makes his favorites from Frank Sinatra and the Great American Songbook so special.

Kelly Clarkson Hosts The Weekend Countdown
All Weekend on Hits 1
The Original Idol, fresh off her tour with Maroon 5, counts down the 45 most wutchuwanted songs in North America. And if you’re good, she’ll dish on what Maroon 5 and Adam Levine are like behind the scenes.  

Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Saturday 6:30 pm ET on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio
The fall race at Charlotte means we’re halfway through the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, so expect paint to be traded as Jimmie Johnson hopes to cash in at the Bank of America 500 and overcome his wafer-thin three-point deficit behind leader Matt Kenseth.

Boys & Girls weekend
All Weekend on 90s on 9
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls. It’s a mixed up muddled up shook up world except for Mel B. The erstwhile Spice Girl hosts ’90s on 9’s weekend tribute to boy bands and girl groups who ruled the ’90s. You’ll hear the biggest hits from Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync and what you really, really want: her own group, too.

SiriusXM NFL Tailgate Show
Sunday 9 am ET on Sirius NFL Radio
Is Sunday morning one, long wait for the NFL games to start? Does the cream in your coffee curdle at your fantasy team’s prospects? Join your tribe and listen to host Casey Stern get the real inside scoop with John Madden, Gil Brandt and John Hansen as they deliver the latest NFL news, fantasy picks and analysis.

Shaggy & Friends on SiriusXM The Joint Ch. 42
Saturday 12 pm ET on The Joint
Shaggy was the first-ever guest on our reggae channel and still stops in from time to time to see how The Joint is doing. Tune in for his special conversation and performance in front of a studio audience.