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The Loft
The Loft Sirius XM.jpg
Broadcast area United States
Frequency XM 50
Sirius 29
DirecTV 836
Dish Network 6029
Format Freeform/eclectic rock
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website XM The Loft
Sirius The Loft
Logo used until April 2009.

The Loft is a music channel on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, broadcasting on Sirius channel 29, XM channel 50, Dish Network channel 6029 and DirecTV channel 836. It features a format of eclectic adult album alternative music, occasionally branching off into more freeform music and talk programming.

Until November 12, 2008, it broadcast an acoustic rock format. The Loft changed formats to what sounded like the now-defunct SIRIUS Disorder and Fine Tuning by that time, with the acoustic rock format broadcast on its sister channel, The Coffee House.

Mike Marrone is the channel's programming director and primary on-air voice. Franny Thomas and Meg Griffin are also heard regularly.

In April 2009, the channel changed its logo from the one shown above. The word "Loft" is in bolder type with lines drawn behind it.


Featured programs on the channel include:

The Loft Sessions - a series of live performances recorded at XM's studio facilities.

From the Living Room to the Loft - music and interviews from the Living Room club in New York.

Your Roots Are Showing - featuring acoustic roots rock.

Mixed Bag Radio - a rebroadcast of New York DJ Pete Fornatale's long-running WFUV music program.

Vin Scelsa's Idiot's Delight - a freeform program hosted by longtime New York radio personality Scelsa.

Kick Out the Jams - a show combining music and politics and hosted by writer and critic Dave Marsh.

Lou Reed's New York Shuffle - a freeform show hosted by veteran rocker Reed.

David Johansen's Mansion of Fun - a freeform show hosted by musician and actor Johansen.

Disorder - a freeform show hosted by Meg Griffin.

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