The death of David Bowie is not simply another “rock star” passing. It is the loss of an artist who has consistently challenged his audience with forward thinking, multi-dimensional work. He never dumbed it down to the lowest common denominator; but instead crossed genres, race, sexuality, fashion and anything thrust in his path with style and passion.
Speaking for the entire staff I can say we are truly honored to use our channel to offer David Bowie this tribute. There have been no back room deals, strong-arming or corporate machinations involved. If I had said no, they would have simply used another channel. But I feel that the music of David Bowie is exactly what The Loft is all about—diverse, challenging, inspiring, innovative and essential.
The Loft will be back on Tuesday, January 19 at 3 am ET with Loft After Dark and I will be on at 6 at ET with The Wake Up Sets. All of the programming that was preempted for Bowie will air next week.
Mike Marrone, host and programmer on The Loft (Ch. 30)
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