Nordic Rox hits 100 episodes

Nordic RoxThe radio show Nordic Rox, hosted by Per Gessle and music journalist Sven Lindström on the American satellite radio service Sirius XM, airs its 100th episode this month. To celebrate this milestone there will be a two-part special spotlighting the 50 best Swedish songs of all time.

"One hundred shows! Can't believe it! We started out as rookies with this simple mission to bring Scandinavian pop and rock music to the U.S. It’s been a blast," said Per Gessle. "We've had great response from listeners all over the country. The best thing, however, is to put these shows together. To dig out that special track we just know is happening and demands a bigger audience than just the tiny local radio station in the north of Sweden. That, to me, is what it's all about."

Sirius XM has been very satisfied with the show that first aired in April 2006. "Per and his team have built the artistic bridge between the music of Scandinavia and the music fans of North America," said Scott Greenstein, Sirius XM’s President and Chief Content Officer. Greenstein is himself a fan of Swedish pop music and was instrumental in getting Per to agree to do the show.

Nordic Rox airs weekly on Sunday nights at 8pm on The Spectrum on Sirius channel 18 and XM channel 45. The first part of the Nordic Rox special will debut on January 25 with part two following on February 1.

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
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January 23rd, 2009

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