Marks To Lead SIRIUS XM Country

John Marks

SIRIUS XM Radio has named John Marks Senior Director, Country Music Programming. He will be responsible for overseeing the company’s five commercial-free country music channels, plus Elvis Radio, The Village, Bluegrass Junction and two Christian music channels. Marks was previously the Program Director for KSON/San Diego, Calif. He will report to Steve Blatter, Sr. VP and General Manager, Music Programming, when he begins work at the company’s Nashville studios on August 2.

“We are thrilled to welcome John to the SIRIUS XM team,” said Blatter. “His years of leadership, programming creativity and passion for country music will further enhance the listening experience for our millions of subscribers across our national platform.”

“I’m eager to work on a more broad spectrum of country music through the many channels available on SIRIUS XM,” said Marks. “I’m also looking forward to representing the SIRIUS XM brands of country music to the Nashville music community.”

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