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NEAR TRUTHS:
PIVOT POINTS
Breaking down the nuances of a transformational moment (2/27a)
LIVE WIRE:
MICHAEL RAPINO
He's putting asses in seats on an unprecedented scale. (2/26a)
HITS LIST:
CHANGE IS NOW
Is a seismic shift occurring? (2/27a)
ON THE COVER:
TOP DAWG
Evidence that miracles can happen. (2/27a)
NOTHING MATTERS DOES MATTER
Give 'em hell, KG. (2/26a)
OUR TOP 10 LIST FOR 2024
Just kidding. But we'll get there.
STRUM AND DRANG
How guitar music got big again.
GRAMMY GRAMMY GRAMMY
Start digging out your formal wear and let's do this.
THE NEXT BIG MONEY PLAY
it's not what you think.
Music City
MARKS EMBARKS ON NEW PATH
9/14/15

John Marks has stepped down as PD of Sirius XM’s The Highway. No word yet as to replacement, so stay tuned for updates.

Marks has proved to be quite an innovator within the format. Joining SiriusXM as Senior Director of Country Music Programming after years in terrestrial radio, he focused on playing contemporary hits mixed with new music, and never seemed to care if an act was unsigned or not.

He shared the following with HITS in July:

"To date, SiriusXM The Highway has been responsible for nationally breaking Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Parmalee and Old Dominion, and coming along quickly are Clare Dunn and Logan Mize... SiriusXM provides true national exposure for new artists and new music for a subscriber audience of about 28 million and a listening audience almost double that size. Our subscribers who love The Highway are seeking to discover interesting new music and artists. They appreciate human curation of music combined with on-air hosts who present music with true passion and enthusiasm for “what’s next.” Many digital platforms can play new music, but we do it in a concentrated form and give real thought to presentation."