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Posted by Robert
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10/14/2004 7:14:35 PM

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Controversial hip-hop rapper Eminem will launch his widely expected satellite music radio channel called Shade 45 on Oct. 28 with a live broadcast of a concert from New York, the Sirius network said on Thursday.

In July, Eminem, his Shady Records label, Interscope Records and Sirius Satellite Radio Inc said they would launch the channel, but a date had not been announced at that time.

Sirius recently made headlines when it signed another controversial figure, shock jock Howard Stern, to a five-year, $500 million contract to move his show from Infinity Broadcasting to satellite radio, which is subscription-based and free from government restrictions on the content it airs.

Eminem has stirred controversy in the past with his fast-paced raps that are often construed as being homophobic and misogynistic. This week, pop music star Michael Jackson called a new Eminem video "demeaning and insensitive" because it portrays the singer in a negative way.

In a statement, Sirius said the new channel, Shade 45, will feature a full lineup of hip hop music, stars and song mixers, and it will have no filters or commercial restrictions.

Infinity is a unit of media giant Viacom Inc

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