Sirius opens ‘Y’ vault

Satcaster to offer subscribers archival interviews

Sirius Satellite Radio has stepped up its talk program, announcing plans Tuesday to broadcast interviews from Gotham’s “92nd Street Y” series starting early next year.

The satcaster will offer its 5.1 million subscribers archival interviews dating back to 1949, which over the years have included presidents, sports figures, actors, writers and musicians — including Bill Clinton, Katie Couric, John Travolta, Paul McCartney, Henry Kissinger, Jay Leno, Annette Bening and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

“It’s one the real uncovered gems of archives and there’s huge content,” said Sirius’ entertainment prexy Scott Greenstein. “These interviews today are as vibrant as they ever have been.”

Show will mark the first time new and archived “92nd Street Y” interviews are available to a nationwide radio audience.

It’s the latest addition to Sirius’ extensive talk lineup, which includes shows with self-help guru Deepak Chopra and “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell. Barbara Walters will launch her program Friday and editor Jane Pratt bows later in the year.

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