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Magic Matt Allen in the Morning, Sirius Totally 70’s | 2007

We don’t as a rule post Satellite Radio airchecks, mainly because we’re interested in the authentic broadcasts of classic AM and FM radio. Sent in by new contributor Brett Provo (current Production Director for WMAS-FM Springfield MA), this is an exception to our rule.

Magic Matt Allen is genuinely FUNNY. As the morning man on the now-defunct Totally 70s channel on Sirius before the merger with XM, Matt had a unique sense of timing and his one liners remind us of Dan Ingram and his ability to quip a one liner over a song intro. That’s a talent which is truly a GIFT, not acquired. Really, gang, you can’t make this stuff up.

Yes, some of Satellite radio is voice tracked, some channels are lame, and others not, but every now and then some fantastic talent is found there. Your webmaster thinks its worth the subscription fee, if for no other reason than because it’s more entertaining than Over-The-Air radio is these days.

Totally 70s on Sirius Satellite Radio before the XM Merger


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  1. I should mention Magic Matt Alan still does the Morning show on Sirius/XM 70s on 7, and is host of his own radio show from the bar he built in the back yard of his Encino, CA. home called Outlaw Radio every Saturday live from 6PM til the last one passes out! listen at http://www.outlawradio.tv

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  2. Man, I’m glad someone thinks he’s funny.

    Listening to this guy talk over the intro of every song — the intros we used to be able to hear before the Sirius / XM merger – is just agony.

    Is he near retirement age? I’d be happy to chip in for a gold watch if that’s what it takes to get rid of him.

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    • I can understand why you don’t like him but for me he is the best thing on the satellite. He took some getting used to though.

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    • I totally agree..there is too much talk on the xm music channels now. I dont think Magic Matt is funny at all. It really annoying to hear him talk and talk and talk..shut up already. We are paying for a no talk and no commercial radio.

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    • I have had Sirius XM radio for several years now but am seriously thinking about cancelling because of Magic Matt (Moron Matt would be more appropriate). I love 70’s on 7 except when he is on the air. Quite frankly I would rather listen to commercials on our local broadcast 70’s station (KLOU FM) over listening to this buffoon. He is not the least bit funny, not the least. When he starts with that bullshit, “As beautiful as a bird in flight” routine (which he does several times a day)I have to change the channel to avoid getting sick to my stomach. I have never heard anything remotely funny come out of this man’s mouth and I am at the point that I am no longer willing to pay for this service as long as this moron is on the air.

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      • Apparently Sirius hasn’t got any problem getting others to pay. That’s the whole issue though, as I remembered it, back when the two satellite services were launching. XM’s Dave Logan personally told me that rampup and launch costs were prohibitive but XM (and Sirius) thought that over time, the subscriptions would be enough to cover costs including talent. When you pay your subscription, you don’t pay for one specific channel (unless its one of those ‘premium’ channels), your subscription pays for the whole service. Don’t like a particular jock? Email corporate. Unlike terrestrial radio, one bad apple really CAN spoil the bunch.

        I liked Matt Allen. Had the 70s channel back in the old days before Sirius/XM merged and it was good back then. Haven’t had a subscription for a few years though and I kinda miss it.

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  3. Sorry Chris. If you want to hear the intros, buy an IPOD or CDs! This is the way radio in the 70s was. After all the Station is called Totally 70s!

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  4. I find some of Magic Matt’s schtick to be tiresome as well, but I do appreciate that he is doing “classic 70’s radio”. Together with Broadway Bill Lee (classy) in middays and JJ Walker (great 70’s throwback delivery and segueways) in afternoon drive, this really does sound like a lineup you would have heard on the radio in the 70’s.

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  5. totally unrelated….just heard mgic matt “filling in” for casey kasem on american top40! extremely well done! already love magic matt on sirius 7! the question i have is why? did they lose a show? did casey actually have that week off? didnt he just start the show in 1970?

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  6. Please stop talking over the intros to the songs! You don’t need to fit in a commercial! Please !!!

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  7. For those of you who don’t like when a disc jockey talks over the intros of songs, then why are you on this website? The main point of this website is to showcase airchecks of air talent over the years. Like Dave J. mentioned, if you don’t like to hear talk ups, then go somewhere else and listen to your iPod…

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  8. He’s an asshole that just can’t shut the hell up!

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    • I finally stopped listening to that station because it seemed like Moron Matt was always on the air. I have NEVER heard him say anything that was even remotely funny! I don’t have a problem with a DJ. I have a problem with listening to a buffoon! The other stations on Sirius XM have some fantastic DJ’s. As a matter of fact I like all of the DJ’s on 70’s on 7 except Magic Matt. He has a great voice, it’s just the stupidity that drives me crazy.

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  9. I grew up on radio. My first job(s) out of college were in radio. I LOVE radio. But I pay for Sirius so I don’t have to listen to people like this talk. He sounds like his material is left over from The Electric Weenie, from a previous century.

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  10. Please stop talking over the intros to the songs! Also, this guy is not only not funny, he makes it impossible to listen to the 70’s, which is my favorite station. Bought an MP3 player to plug into my radio and will be canceling Sirius/Xm soon.

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    • And then what do you have left? Anyone can listen to an MP3 player, which you say you are doing. For many others, however, its what went on between the records that was important. Its all in what you like, I guess.

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