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SiriusXM Opens West Coast Studio in WeHo With Howard Stern Broadcast



HOLLYWOOD — Howard Stern commemorated the official grand opening of SiriusXM Hollywood Studios this week, welcoming some of the biggest superstars in entertainment for news-making interviews, comedy, and live performances.

The new studio is located adjacent to West Hollywood in an eight-story building on the southwest corner of Sycamore Avenue and Romaine Street. CIM Group signed a long-term lease with SiriusXM to use 27,000 of the 67,000-square-feet in the building for its west coast programming headquarters.

SiriusXM Hollywood Studios are located in the now completed CIM Group building at Sycamore and Romaine.

A portion of an adjacent CIM building to the south was also leased to be used for a live performance space and broadcast studio for multiple channels and shows. The space will be known as “The Garage,” and has already hosted a private concert by the Dave Matthews Band for SiriusXM subscribers. 

It was Stern’s first West Coast broadcast in almost 20 years kicked off with a star-studded first show including guests Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey, Jr., Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Levine, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Widely-praised as the best interviewer in the business, Stern’s conversation with Aniston revealed whether a Friends reunion is in the works, and his talk with Downey, Jr. touched on his Iron Man legacy and Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel movies.

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and James Valentine also performed their new song “Memories,” a tribute to the band’s manager who recently passed away. 

Subsequent shows featured an uproarious interview with Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg, and a deeply personal 75-minute interview with Demi Moore.

The special week ended with a bang when one the world’s best-selling rock bands, Green Day, performed a fully electric set in the special Howard Stern Studio created for the week at SiriusXM Hollywood. The five-time Grammy-Award winning band performed two of their biggest hits, “American Idiot” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” as well as their newest single, “Father of All…” which is also the title-track from their forthcoming thirteenth studio album. 

“We knew there was only one way to launch SiriusXM Hollywood. It could only have been Howard Stern,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Howard has never been bigger and brought the excitement, skill, energy, and star power to our new Los Angeles headquarters that put us instantly at the forefront of Hollywood media.”

“New office space that attracts entertainment businesses, such as SiriusXM, is a welcome addition to the area,” said Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu. “It brings good jobs to the district and enhances revenue for the city and local businesses. As the employee base grows it attracts new retailers and restaurants and other amenities to the area, enriching the community for all.”

The building features a sleek, contemporary design, with floor-to-ceiling glass façades. Office space is created on the top three floors to maximize light and views and on a portion of the ground floor, while parking is provided on floors 2-5 along with two subterranean levels. The ground floor also features retail space fronting Sycamore Avenue and Romaine Street.

“The addition of SiriusXM to the neighborhood exemplifies the strong appeal of the area to entertainment and media businesses. It provides a walkable environment with a multitude of purveyors of art, food and fashion near desirable residential options and public transportation. These attributes make this a prime location for a modern office building,” noted Shaul Kuba, Cofounder and Principal, CIM Group.

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