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Lou Reed to host satellite radio show on Sirius

Singer Lou Reed is shown on stage during the 23rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rocker Lou Reed is taking a walk on the wild side to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc, where he will host his own weekly show, the company said.

Dubbed “Lou Reed’s New York Shuffle,” the free-form radio show will premiere on Saturday at 7 p.m. EST on Sirius’ Disorder channel 70.

“For years, I’ve always been a fan of eclectic radio, such as FM radio in the past when you could hear stations play widely divergent music, ranging from rock to country to jazz to opera,” Reed said in a statement. “We will try to bring Sirius’ listeners audio from all parts of the world that covers the whole musical spectrum.”

Reed will co-host the show with Hal Willner, who was a musical director on “Berlin,” a theatricalized concert version of Reed’s 1973 album of the same name. The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on July 18.

Other recording artists with Sirius shows include punk veterans David Johansen and Marky Ramone, E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt, folk rocker Steve Earle, and B-52s frontman Fred Schneider.

Reporting by Dean Goodman