Holy Disco Balls: Studio 54 Returns
Studio 54 Radio will be a 24/7 commercial-free channel devoted to the best classic dance and disco as a tribute to the music often played in the legendary club created by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager.
The channel will air music that comes from the vaults and special record collections of insiders, much of which has never been heard since the club's doors shut.
The new channel will showcase dance club classics and disco, featuring music from the '70s and '80s, as well as classic mixes from dance icon John "Jellybean" Benitez's personal collection. The channel will also feature mix shows from the top DJs of the era.
"We are thrilled to announce that we are 'reopening' the Studio 54 doors on radio," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "With the launch of Studio 54 Radio, we are excited to offer our listeners a chance to relive, or experience for the first time, the music and atmosphere from the truly iconic era. If you weren't there, you didn't hear it. But now you can — only on SiriusXM."
Legendary Studio 54 doorman, Marc Benecke, and Myra Scheer, executive assistant to former Studio 54 co-owner Steve Rubell, will host weekly interview shows, The Marc and Myra Show, with Studio 54 insiders from the iconic era. Special guests will include Studio 54's original head of security, original bartenders, waiters, busboys and well known club regulars and celebrities.
"Studio 54 was like a spectacular comet that flashed its brilliance for a short period of time and was gone," said Marc Benecke. "Whether you were inside the club or outside the ropes, this show is for you, Marc and Myra will take you there and let you have one more night."
"My first day working at Studio 54 I was on the phone talking to Andy Warhol," said Myra Scheer. "My assignment was to invite Steve's master call list. Now Marc and I are calling them to be on our show and inviting listeners to hear some fascinating stories as to why to this day there is nothing that compares to it."