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Studio 54 Reopens

200px Studio 54 logo.svgStudio 54 reopens, on the radio.

In 1977, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager opened a club in New York City with high hopes. Much to Rubell and Schrager’s hopes, the club soon became one of the most well known disco clubs in the world, attracting the likes of famous actors, musicians and celebrities. Now the famous club is getting a second chance.

Sirius XM has officially announced plans to launch Studio 54 Music Channel, a 24/7 ultra retro dance channel. The new channel will even feature a show hosted by legendary Studio 54 doorman Marc Benecke and Myra Scheer, the executive assistant of one of the former Studio 54 owners called ‘The Marc and Myra Show.’

“We are thrilled to announce that we are ‘reopening’ the Studio 54 doors on radio,” said the President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM, Scott Greenstein in a statement. “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.”

Studio 54 is executive produced by the famous John “Jellybean” Benitez and will be launched Monday, August 15 at 5 p.m. EST.

According to a statement the new channel will showcase dance club classics and disco music from the ’70s and ’80s along with Jellybean’s personal collection and mix shows from the top DJs of that time. The commercial-free channel is devoted to the best classic dance and disco as a tribute to the music often played in the legendary club– Music will come from the vaults and special record collections of insiders.

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