The Joint (Sirius XM)

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The Joint
Sirius XM Radio The Joint Logo.svg
Broadcast area United States
Branding Joint
Slogan Your Daily Trip to Jamaica
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 42
Dish Network 6042
First air date September 25, 2001
Format Reggae
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: The Joint

The Joint is a Reggae music channel on Sirius XM Radio channel 42 and on Dish Network channel 6042. Sirius XM describes the channel as "Our Foundation Is The Roots" and primarily airs non-mainstream reggae artists. The Joint is one of the few "World" music channels on Sirius XM.

Until September 2008, The Joint was on XM channel 101 before moving to channel 95. On November 12, 2008, the channel replaced Reggae Rhythms, which was on Sirius, and in addition, it moved to its current channel position on the XM side. Mediabase still lists the channel as X101-FM. As of April 2009, The Joint has changed its logo from that which is shown above to the word "Joint" in all capital letters (except for the I) with a red, yellow, and green rainbow behind it. The logo also features a lion to the right of the word "Joint."

The station is named after a slang term for a cannabis cigarette, referring to the popularity of cannabis in Jamaica.

Previous logo, used until April 2009. Still seen on current brochures of Sirius Canada.

Current programs[edit]

  • Dancehall Daze - Daily - Midnight ET and Weekends - 10 PM ET. Roll out with the DJs of the past and present, ride the bubbling rhythms, and toast free style.
  • Jamaica Talkin' - Tuesdays and Thursdays - 6 PM ET. Music man Dennis Howard takes us to the Jamaican heartbeat.
  • Killa Sounds - Mondays through Wednesdays at 4 PM ET. Catch premieres and previews of new sounds in the world of reggae.
  • Lovers Rock - Weekdays - 7 PM ET. Lovers Rock features romantic reggae with an R&B feel.