Katherine Boyd

Top 50 Albums Turning 50 in 2020: The Classic Vinyl Countdown

September 9, 2020

Labor Day weekend is synonymous with radio countdowns. 
So this Labor Day weekend, we counted down the Top 50 Albums Turning 50, as voted on by you!
We gave you a list of the Top 50 albums born in 1970... and asked you to rank them. Then we counted them down on SiriusXM Classic Vinyl Labor Day weekend. Thanks for voting! Here's the final list

1 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
2 Beatles - Let It Be
3 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà vu
4 Chicago - Chicago
5 Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
6 Derek & The Dominoes - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
7 Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
8 Van Morrison - Moondance
9 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
10 Guess Who - American Woman
11 James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
12 George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
13 Santana - Abraxas
14 Beatles - Hey Jude
15 Woodstock - Music From The Original Soundtrack
16 Doors - Morrison Hotel
17 Black Sabbath – Paranoid
18 Who - Live at Leeds
19 Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman
20 Moody Blues - A Question Of Balance
21 Grand Funk Railroad - Closer To Home
22 Elton John - Elton John
23 Emerson Lake and Palmer - Emerson Lake and Palmer
24 Allman Brothers - Idlewild South
25 Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die
26 Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya Ya's Out
27 Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton
28 Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys
29 Grateful Dead - American Beauty
30 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
31 Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
32 Paul McCartney - McCartney
33 Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley
34 Jethro Tull – Benefit
35 The Band - Stage Fright
36 David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
37 Joe Walsh - Rides Again
38 Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
39 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Pendulum
40 Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround
41 Joni Mitchell - Ladies Of The Canyon
42 Doors - Absolutely Live
43 John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
44 Poco – Poco
45 Free - Fire and Water
46 Mountain - Climbing
47 Velvet Underground - Loaded
48 Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills
49 Bob Dylan - Self Portrait
50 Van Morrison - His Band And Street Choir

I Love Cowbell!

August 3, 2020

Rock and Roll has a love affair with cowbell. And so do I.
If you're a regular listener to the show you know I have a thing for cowbell.
Each show I choose a Featured Artist Of The Day... and announce it by ringing my cowbell. 
Every-time there's cowbell is a song I try to point it out. And it is a lot.
And in almost all of the photos I post on social media, I try to strategically place my cowbell in view.
So first thing I did when my daughter created the new show logo? I cut it out and taped it o...
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New Show Logo!

August 1, 2020

"Mom, I want a mouse."
"What? Why?" I ask my 12 year old.
"'Cause they're cute. And I can train it. And keep it in my room."
If my eyes rolled any harder they'd look like a slot machine.
"Well, you have to use your own money."
"O.K. I worked out a budget and the cage, bedding, water bottle, food and mouse will cost $58," she fires back with bright eyes and a huge grin.
"What can I do for $20?" tumbles out next. Which immediately leads to a second hard eye roll. My head's starting to hurt.
My min...
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Kat's Kloset Klassic Vinyl

June 29, 2020

Been broadcasting from my daughter's closet for about four months now due to the COVID19 pandemic. All SiriusXM DJs are currently working from home. Yes, I miss broadcasting from our regular studio in the heart of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But I do love the 10 step "commute" to work now, and the freedom to wear anything. And I mean ANYTHING.
So, this weekend I channeled Hugh Hefner and went to work in cheetah print silk pajamas. 
Hey, we all have our ways of getting through this crazy tim...
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Happy Father's Day!

June 20, 2020

DAD JOKES WANTED! In honor of Father's Day, want to read YOUR BEST DAD JOKES on SiriusXM Classic Vinyl this weekend.
Post your fav Dad joke on my Facebook page and I'll read my favs on air. Thanks! BTW, this is my awesome Dad. I'll share his best Dad joke too.

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June 20, 2020

Today is the first official day of the Summer of 2020!
The sun is shining, the mercury rising, and the air smells so sweet.
Hoping this is a sign of good things to come.
Think we all need a little hope right now. 
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Shout-Out To The Class of 2020!

June 20, 2020

Dedicating my shows this weekend to the Class of 2020! I'll be sharing your shout-outs to you favorite grad. Just post it on my Facebook page, and I'll read as many as I can on SiriusXM Classic Vinyl.
BTW, this is my son who graduated last year. Can you tell Mama's a little proud?
Congrats to the Class of 2020! Proud of you too.

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Broadcasting From My Daughter's Closet

May 31, 2020

"Hey, it's Katherine Boyd broadcasting from my daughter's closet." 
Yes, it's true. No, it's not a gimmick. Really am broadcasting from my daughter's tiny bedroom closet.
In March, SiriusXM sent all its on air hosts laptops and mics so they could broadcast from home during the COVID19 pandemic. We each then had to create a "studio" space in our homes or apartments. It had to be a space that's quiet and insulated to limit echoes.
Some fellow SiriusXM hosts, like Howard Stern, built studios in th...
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We Interrupt This Program...

May 12, 2020

Dear Listeners: I won't be rockin' with you for a few weeks because Classic Vinyl is TEMPORARILY changing to Eagles Radio May 2 & 3 and then to Rolling Stones Radio starting May 8th for a limited time.
It's to promote the new stations which SiriusXM just added to its streaming services.
Miss you & can't wait to rock again with you soon.
Rock on!
(Artwork credit: Listener Moe Shennet.)

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Coming Out Of The Closet

May 12, 2020

Boy, this is an unusual time. We're all doing our part to end the COVID19 pandemic. Some of you are on the frontlines working to save lives, others working tirelessly to keep the supply chain going, and then there are the rest of us who are doing our part by just staying home. 
Hence, why I've been broadcasting from my daughter's tiny closet for the past few weeks.
Sure, it's not as grand as our state-of-the-art studio in the heart of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but it's cozy.
And at least I...
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