Listen to Disco Music on SIRIUS XM's Studio 54 Radio

A Channel Devoted to Disco

Disco Queen, Donna Summer, 2009
Disco Queen, Donna Summer, 2009. Photo: Harry Wad

If you long for the sultry beat of Donna Summer or pulsing rhythm of "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps, then strike a John Travolta finger-in-the-air pose in thanks to SIRIUS XM radio which hosts Studio 54 Radio, a full-time commercial-free channel devoted to the disco scene from the 1970s and 1980s as seen through the eyes of the legendary Studio 54 club in New York City.

The History

Studio 54 was originally a Broadway theater turned CBS Radio and TV studio at 254 West 54th Street.

The club opened in April, 1977, at the height of the disco craze and soon became the mirror ball center of the disco universe.

The Present

Now, Studio 54 Radio (channel 54) is available on channel 15 and features dance club classics and disco songs along with special mixes from the personal collection of dance icon John "Jellybean" Benitez. Benitez has deejayed at several high-profile New York clubs like Experiment 4, Electric Circus, Xenon, and Studio 54. He also hosted a weekend dance radio show on WKTU-FM/New York.

“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," says SiriusXM's Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer.

A weekly interview show will be hosted by Studio 54 doorman, Marc Benecke and Myra Scheer, executive assistant to former Studio 54 co-owner Steve Rubell.

The Marc and Myra Show will seek out guests like original security guards, bartenders, waiters, busboys, club regulars, and celebrities. The program airs Sunday evenings at 10:00 p.m. ET.

DJ Nicky Siano, a former Deejay from Studio 54, hosts Under the DJ Booth, a weekly music show featuring "an eclectic mix of classic dance and disco." The program can be heard Saturday nights at midnight ET.

For more information, visit Studio 54 Radio at SIRIUS XM or the Studio 54 Radio Facebook page.