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SATELLITE OF LOVE (L.A. EDITION)

SiriusXM and Pandora opened their new L.A. headquarters on Sycamore, just south of Santa Monica Boulevard to the industry Monday, gathering such notables as Head of Programming Steve Blatter, Pandora’s Jeff Z, SXM's Ross Zapin, SiriusXMU programmer Chris Muckley, the cast and staff of the Howard Stern Show (minus Howard), artists Pete Yorn and LL Cool J, and such music-biz players as Caroline chief Jacqueline Saturn, Epic EVP Rick Sackheim, 12Tone's Steve Bartels, Hollywood's Scott Finck, Buddy Deal and DJ Ennis, SB ProjectsTony Bracy and Premier Music Group's Mark Czarra, among others. Most in attendance were photographed with our own Karen Glauber, whose Uber was forced to wait until nearly the four-minute mark.

Top row: KG with Steve Blatter, Jeff Z, Ross Zapin and LL Cool J. Bottom row: With Stern Show's Fred Norris;
with Buddy Deal, Mark Czarra, Jacqueline Saturn and Chris Muckley; with Pete Yorn and Muckley

On Tuesday morning, as the L.A. staff was brewing coffee, working out, checking email and/or looking at this site in preparation for heading into the office, SiriusXM announced the arrival of Denise Karkos as its new Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to President Sales, Marketing and Operations Jennifer Witz. Karkos was previously Chief Marketing Officer at TD Ameritrade.

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