::'70s on 7


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'70s on 7 (or just The '70s) is a commercial-free, satellite radio channel on the Sirius XM Radio platform. It plays music from the 1970s, mostly hits. As part of the Sirius/XM merger on November 12, 2008, The '70s was merged with Sirius' Totally '70s on Sirius channel 7, XM channel 7 and Dish Network 6007, and took its current name. On February 9, 2010, Direct TV dropped the Sirius XM programming in favor of SonicTap.<ref>SiriusXM Internet Radio Retrieved PC MAG</ref>

Much like the other decades channels, '70s on 7 attempts to recreate the feel of 1970s radio. It uses similar DJ techniques, jingles, 1970s slang, and news updates. Kid Kelly formerly, of WHTZ New York, programs the channel with Human Numan, a long time contemporary hit radio personality. Creative imaging is produced by producer Mitch Todd who oversees all producers and production on the music channels and the marketing division. Due to being commercial-free, it does not recreate any sponsor spots. The channel was also used for XM's annual pop music chronology, IT.

The original XM "70s on 7" channel made a strong effort to reproduce the smooth, velvety 1970s FM sound rather than the chatty "morning drive" sound that Sirius favored. After the XM-Sirius merger the "morning drive" sound became the "official" sound of the 1970s channel. The channel features the unique "Jukebox of Dynamite", when an alleged listener selects a "cheesy" song for the segment such as "Seasons In The Sun", "Theme from Billy Jack", "Run Joey Run" or "Billy Don't Be A Hero".

The '70s on 7 is the fourth most listened to station on the XM service, with a cume of 667,400 listeners per week, according to Arbitron analysis.<ref>Hinckley, David. Howard Stern rules satellite radio. New York Daily News. 7 May 2008.</ref>

The station's logo currently has a flower as the zero. Prior to 2015, the station's logo featured a disco ball as the zero. The internet version can be biased to play only disco and soul.

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