Octane (Sirius XM)

Broadcast area United States, Canada
Frequency Sirius XM Radio 37
Dish Network 6037
Format (Newer)Active Rock
Class Satellite Radio Station
Owner Sirius XM Radio
Website SiriusXM: Octane

Octane is an active rock radio station on Sirius XM Satellite Radio channel 37[1] (previously 20) and Dish Network channel 6037. As a part of the Sirius XM Merger, Octane replaced the XM station SquiZZ on XM channel 48 (later moving to 37[2]) and DirecTV channel 835 (until February 9, 2010) The channel is uncensored, and its musical focus is active rock in current development on. Core artists include Shinedown, Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Alice in Chains, Drowning Pool, Pantera, Saliva, Tool, System of a Down, Three Days Grace, Evanescence, Anthrax, Rammstein, Rage Against the Machine, 10 Years, Five Finger Death Punch, Down, Staind, Godsmack, Korn, Rob Zombie, Nine Inch Nails, Static-X, Fear Factory, Audioslave, Seether, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold, OTEP, Bullet for My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Limp Bizkit, Skillet, and Metallica. Octane is a newer active rock music similar to that played on most hard rock-leaning terrestrial radio stations in the United States, similar to the old Squizz on XM. Octane had the most fans of any Sirius XM Satellite Radio station on Facebook with over 200,000.

Octane is one of four hard rock channels offered by Sirius XM Radio (Hair Nation, Boneyard and Liquid Metal being the others). Faction also is associated with the hard rock category.

SiriusXM was inducted to the Rock Radio Hall of Fame in 2014 in the "Industry Leader Allstars" category.

Weekday On-Air Schedule

all times are Eastern

Time DJ
6:00 am – 12:00 pm Grant Random
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Kayla Riley
6:00 pm – 12:00 am Steve Covino


Time DJ
12:00 am – 3:00 am Shannon Gunz
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Jose Mangin
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Biguns Top 15 Countdown
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Kayla Riley
9:00 pm – 12:00 am Shannon Gunz


Time DJ
12:00 am – 3:00 am Shannon Gunz
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Jose Mangin
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Replay of Biguns Top 15 Countdown
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Jose Mangin
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Kayla Riley
9:00 pm – 12:00 am Shannon Gunz

Fill-in DJs

Shannon Gunz

Sirius XM Merger

As part of the Sirius XM Merger, DJs Bohdi and Grant Random were brought over from the now defunct XM station SquiZZ, as well as Big 'Uns, a countdown of the top 15 songs of the week on Saturdays at 2 pm, Sundays at 12 pm, and Wednesdays at 6 pm (all times Eastern). Octane, however, began taking on the playlist of Squizz after this, while still using the channel's S020-FM callsign on Mediabase.


  1. "Sirius Channel Lineup" (PDF). 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04.
  2. "XM Channel Lineup" (PDF). 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2011-05-04.

See also

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