The Detroit News
Smokey Robinson is heading to Soul Town.
The Motown legend launched Smokey’s Soul Town on Wednesday, a new year-round SiriusXM station curated and hosted by Robinson. The channel, 74 on your SiriusXM dial, was announced as part of a Sirius press event in New York.
The station’s playlist will pull from Smokey’s Hitsville co-horts Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, the Supremes, the Temptations and more, as well as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Jackie Wilson, according to a station release. Robinson himself will host a weekly show on the channel, sharing stories about his life and career.
The station is also set to air the Smokey Robinson Town Hall, hosted by John Mason and recorded in August at the Motown Museum. An air date for the special has not been announced.
Robinson, 83, is a two-time member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and as a member of the Miracles, as well as a member of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a National Medal of Arts winner and a BET Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
His most recent album, “Gasms,” was released in April.
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