B. B. King's Bluesville

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Bluesville
B. B. King's Bluesville.png
Broadcast areaUnited States
Canada
FrequencySirius XM Radio 70
Dish Network 6074
First air dateSeptember 11, 2001
FormatBlues
ClassSatellite Radio Station
OwnerSirius XM Radio
WebsiteB.B. King's Bluesville
 
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Bluesville
B. B. King's Bluesville.png
Broadcast areaUnited States
Canada
FrequencySirius XM Radio 70
Dish Network 6074
First air dateSeptember 11, 2001
FormatBlues
ClassSatellite Radio Station
OwnerSirius XM Radio
WebsiteB.B. King's Bluesville
For the record label, see Bluesville Records

B. B. King's Bluesville is a Sirius XM Radio channel devoted to Blues music. It plays a mix of traditional blues, modern blues, rockin' blues and soul or "finger-poppin'" blues.

Bill Wax is the Program Director for the channel. While playing music in the fictional town of Bluesville, Wax is often hanging out in Low-Fi's Bar and Pool Hall. Tony Colter, the other on-air personality, plays the role of a night-time bartender at Low-Fi's. Pat St. John can also be heard on the channel.

B. B. King is the "Mayor" of Bluesville and has made several live appearances on the station. King, along with co-host Wax, had his own weekly music show on the channel that began in September 2008. The program featured a broad range of blues and gospel music hand-selected by King, along with stories about the artists and other personal anecdotes from the bluesman's epic career. The show is no longer in production but continues to be re-run on the channel.

The channel launched on XM as Bluesville in 2001; King's name was officially added on July 14, 2008. On November 12, 2008 it was added to the Sirius lineup, replacing SIRIUS Blues. B.B. King's Bluesville can be heard on channel 70 for XM[1] and Sirius[2] (it was previously on 74 for both), as well as channel 6074 on Dish Network. Until February 9, 2010, it was heard on Direct TV channel 854, but all of Sirius XM programming was dropped in favor of SonicTap.

Shows on Bluesville

Friday Juke Joint Hosted by Bill Wax. Weekly three-hour show consisting solely of listener requests and dedications. Requests can be called into the request line or e-mailed. The number to call for requests is 1-866-267-0454.

Stone Blue This show is dedicated to Rockin' Blues.

Rack of Blues Countdown of recently released blues songs.

The Front Porch Acoustic show of contemporary and traditional blues.

You and Me with B.B. King A broad range of blues and gospel music hand-selected by King, along with stories about the artists and other personal anecdotes from the bluesman's epic career.

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