Elvis Radio (Ch. 19) is celebrating Elvis Week with special programming from Saturday, August 8 through Sunday, August 16. Elvis Week is an annual gathering that celebrates the life and legacy of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Each year, tens of thousands of devoted fans from across the globe make a pilgrimage to Graceland for this pop-culture phenomenon. This is the biggest week of the year for Elvis fans worldwide, and Elvis Radio provides on-site, in-depth coverage including celebrity guest DJ shows, all the sounds, all the info, all the Elvis music.
For the eleventh consecutive year, SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio will carry complete Elvis Week global coverage including reports, updates, interviews, and celebrity guest DJ shows, culminating in the live Candlelight Vigil play-by-play broadcast on Saturday, August 15 at 9 pm ET.
See what SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio has planned for the week below, and check out some of our programmers’ and hosts’ favorite Elvis songs and memories here.
Saturday 8/8 at Noon ET: LIVE from Graceland It’s Elvis Week on SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio! – Argo takes you deep into the heart of the kick-off weekend of Elvis Week 2015.
Monday 8/10 at 6 pm ET: Guest DJ Jimmy Ogle – Jimmy is the Memphis & Shelby County Historical Commission’s “Expert Historian.” Last year, he hosted the unveiling of the historical marker for Chips Moman and The Memphis Boys at the site of American Sound in North Memphis at the corner of Chelsea and Thomas. This year he hosts the unveiling of Elvis’ hangout at the Poplar Tunes Record Shop as well as the Lauderdale Courts, where the Presley family lived when Elvis went to Humes High School.
Tuesday 8/11 at 8 pm ET: TY presents Guest DJ Hal Lansky-Son Of Mister B! – Stop by and say hello to Hal at the Peabody Hotel and/or at the incredible Lansky’s Back On Beale and the historical museum quality rock ‘n’ roll photo gallery.
Tuesday 8/11 at 9 pm ET: TY presents The Best Of Elvis Radio – Argo takes you deep into the heart of the kick off weekend of Elvis Week 2015.
Wednesday 8/12 at 9 am ET: LIVE Coverage of the Elvis Forever First-Day-Of-Issue Ceremony with the Global World Premiere of If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Elvis Radio is proud to share the newest Elvis recording with a TYVM 4 TCB to Priscilla Presley and our partners at Elvis Presley Enterprises and Legacy Recordings…and you will be able to be part of the United States Postal Service dedication of the new Elvis Presley Forever Stamp the shining star of the USPS Music Icon Series.
Wednesday 8/12 at 6 pm ET: Guest DJ Tom Brown – Tom Brown is the former vice president of original productions for Turner Classic Movies. While at TCM, Brown was the executive in charge of production on special Elvis Presley projects featuring Priscilla Presley, Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana, George Klein, Joe Esposito and the TCB Band. He has been the host of several Elvis Week events, interviewing Elvis’ band members, personal friends and movie costars. He is one of the few producers who has been allowed to shoot at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles and inside Graceland in Memphis.
Wednesday 8/12 at 8 pm ET: TY Presents the Elvis Radio Authors Series – TY is proud to present a historical listen to four different published authors and experts on music, rock, television and media, and Elvis’ passion for pure gospel music. You’ll hear guest DJ shows with Allen J. Wiener, Barbara Sims, Texas’ Joe Nick Patoski, and Imperial bassman Joe Moscheo is featured in a special edition of the Wednesday Night Gospeltime Jam.
Thursday 8/12 at 4 pm ET: Guest DJ Memphis Jones – Memphis Jones is a life-long Elvis fan and is an expert on the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. His love for the king turned into a lifetime dedicated to music and educating people about the unique sound of Memphis’s finest musicians. MJ has been a frequent Club TY guest with his Fender Kingsman guitar!
Thursday 8/13 at 8 pm ET: TY Presents the Elvis Radio Authors Series – TY is proud to present a phenomenal double feature with a classic 2009 guest DJ show with Jerry Schilling followed by Doc Walker’s study into the musical inspirations and influences with the two hour special “Writing For The King.”
Friday 8/14 at 10:30 am ET: Guest DJ’s Roger Semon & John Jackson: Elvis: Today-The Legacy Edition – Celebrating the 40th anniversary of this record album, this 2 CD release includes the last major recording sessions by Elvis Presley. Roger Semon is the Elvis custodian for Sony Legacy’s Follow That Dream collector’s label and overseer of many of Elvis’ releases; and John Jackson is Vice President of A&R and Content Development at Legacy Recordings.
Friday 8/14 at 2 pm ET: Guest DJ Mac Davis – From North Dallas Forty to Memories and In The Ghetto, Mac Davis is a living legend and superstar. When he heard that Elvis was looking for a fresh new rockin’ start in 1969, he sent “all his songs” to Chips Moman at American Sound, and the rest is Elvis-Mac history.
Friday 8/14 at 6 pm ET: George Klein Reunion with Wink & Sandy Martindale – This may be the most fun you could ever have on a radio show when GK cuts loose with Wink and Sandy. This trio really knows how to rock ‘n’ roll, and they all knew Elvis Presley better than anyone!
Friday 8/14 at 8 pm ET: Elvis Live In Concert: The Blues Come Out At Midnight-Vegas August 21, 1974 – Big Jim has a fantastic concert, Elvis’ “Blues Revue”!
Friday 8/14 at 10 pm ET: TY Presents the Elvis Radio Authors Series – Some of the E Street Radio fans still rave about Dave Marsh’s Elvis Radio Guest DJ show from five years ago. Dave has broadcast LIVE from Graceland in the George Klein Blue Suede Rock & Roll “Air Chair”!
Friday 8/14 at 10 pm ET: Friday Rave Up with TY-Elvis Week Edition – TY continues the Elvis Radio Authors Series to celebrate Elvis Week 2015. Peter Guralnick’s latest work will be released this fall, his 11 year epic work on the life and music of Sam Phillips. Peter said his guest DJ show with Argo on Elvis Radio from January during Elvis’ 80th birthday party was “the best radio program” he has ever been involved with.
Saturday 8/15 at Noon ET: LIVE from Graceland It’s Candlelight Vigil on SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio! – Doc Walker hosts an hour with the Elvis fans LIVE from the Graceland Plaza.
Saturday 8/15 at 9 pm ET: Elvis Radio Presents the 38th Candlelight Vigil 2015 LIVE from Graceland On SiriusXM – At 8:30 p.m. Elvis Time (CT), EP Boulevard goes dark, and on the count of three, tens of thousands Elvis fans illuminate Graceland with their lit candles, and the procession up the driveway to the Mediation Garden will commence and continue until the last fan is able to pay their respects to the man who changed our world. You’ll be able to join the Elvis Radio DJ’s and special expert guest Terry Mike Jeffrey to experience the celebration of the life, times, and music of Elvis Aron Presley.
Sunday 8/16 at 3 am ET: Elvis Radio Presents the 30th Candlelight Vigil 2007 LIVE from Graceland On SiriusXM – This is the historic Elvis Radio broadcast from 2007 that features the amazing hour long discussion with George Klein and the comprehensively articulate Larry Geller.
Sunday 8/16 at 10 am ET: Elvis Radio A Day Of Elvis Memories LIVE From Graceland On SiriusXM – Join expert Elvis DJ’s Doc Walker and Big Jim Sykes and the fans and VIP celebs who will be sharing their Elvis Gospeltime experiences all day on August 16, 2015. This is the day we celebrate the life, times and music of Elvis Aron Presley.