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Just For Laughs Comedy Festival Grabs the SiriusXM Microphone

JustForLaughsLogoCoinciding with the 30th anniversary year of Montreal’s annual Just For Laughs comedy festival, SiriusXM is tomorrow launching a new channel that will tap archived and future material from the now international year-round event. It’s a great idea for a 24/7 Sirius channel; you can find it starting Thursday at #403.

From today’s announcement:

“We are thrilled to expand our audiences with this exciting new opportunity with SiriusXM,” said Bruce Hills, COO, Just For Laughs. “We couldn’t be happier that audiences across North America will finally get a chance to hear some incredible comedy from our vast library over the last 30 years.”

You’re not kidding. This is the best thing to happen to stand-up comedy since the podcast. Another wrinkle is that Greg Giraldo, Richard Jeni and other stand-ups who are sadly no longer with us can shine anew. There’s no way their Just For Laughs routines could be properly broadcast on terrestrial radio.

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Art Bell Returns to the Radio Airwaves

George Noory and Coast to Coast, rulers of the late night paranormal AM radio airwaves, have some new, familiar competition. Art Bell, creator of the Coast to Coast franchise, is back on the air via SiriusXM starting tonight with Art Bell’s Dark Matter, a live three-hour call-in show.

The program can be heard on Channel 104 (a.k.a. Indie) from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PT. Bell will host the show from his home studio in Pahrump, Nevada, not too far from the recently officially confirmed Area 51.

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Cousin Brucie Recalls His Brooklyn Roots

With apologies to Joe Causi, Cousin “Brucie” Morrow is the original “Brooklyn’s own.” The legendary air personality is remembered fondly by the last generation (or two) for his years at WINS, WABC, WNBC, and WCBS-FM. Today, Morrow maintains a radio presence with his Saturday night show on SiriusXM.

But it all began in Brooklyn. And with the Nets now calling the borough home, FishbowlNY brings you a special week-long “Back to Brooklyn” series commemorating the borough’s first major league franchise in 55 years.

It was October 13, 1935 when Bruce Meyerowitz was born. He lived in Sheepshead Bay, on East 26th Street between Avenues V and W, when stickball and egg creams were all the rage.

“Then my dad got rich, and we moved to East 29th,” Morrow jokes.

After attending grade school just a few blocks north at P.S. 206, Morrow was zoned for James Madison High School in Midwood. The shy Brucie Meyerowitz was not the extrovert that Cousin Brucie became with performing his radio, TV, and movie work. It was an elementary school teacher who encouraged Brucie to act. His first foray into the performing arts was in a hygiene play as a cavity. While a star wasn’t born, Morrow knew he found his calling.

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Mel Karmazin to Resign From SiriusXM

After much speculation about the future of CEO Mel Karmazin at SiriusXM, a decision was made today. Karmazin told the Board of Directors that he’ll be leaving the satellite radio company February 1, 2013, when his current employment contract expires and after a transition period. All Access reports that the media executive will also step down from the Board of Directors.

In August, Liberty Media acquired additional shares of SiriusXM, in a bid to take over the company. Thus began Karmazin’s internal battle with his future of SiriusXM.

Karmazin, 69, joined Sirius as CEO in 2004. He was instrumental in hiring Howard Stern two years later as one the satellite network’s signature voices.

Read Karmazin’s statement after the jump

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SiriusXM Launching Carmageddon II Radio

Are you ready for “Carmageddon II” this weekend?

SiriusXM will have you covered as the satellite radio station will launch a Carmageddon II Radio station on channel 140 starting at 7 p.m. Friday until Monday morning at 5 a.m.

The station will broadcast traffic updates exclusively for the 10-mile closure of the 405 freeway in both directions.

Last year proved to be a dud, but you never know when it comes to drivers in Los Angeles. For those of you sticking around this weekend to find out, Godspeed.