Jellybean Benitez DJs in Celebration of Studio 54 and Chicago’s Public Hotel Tonight Live on Sirius XM’s Studio 54 Radio

October 10th, 2012   admin   Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fans of classic disco and the age of Studio 54 will want to tune into Sirius XM radio channel 15 tonight, Tuesday October 9, as legendary DJ/producer John “Jellybean” Benitez will be broadcasting live from Chicago’s Public Hotel to help hotel owner and Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager celebrate its first anniversary.

After years of popular demand, tonight marks the first time Schrager has ever hosted a Studio 54 event. The celebration, which goes from 6:30pm to 2am, is expected to draw 500 guests, including Chicago luminaries and celebrities like Actor Billy Zane, Former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, Former Chicago Bull BJ Armstrong, Chicago Bear Matt Forte, the Cast of Chicago Fire and many more. Sirius XM will be broadcasting live interviews, as well as all of the event’s music, throughout the night.

In addition to DJing this once-in-a-lifetime event, Benitez, a committee member of the Cristian Rivera Foundation, is the executive producer and program director of Sirius XM’s Studio 54 Radio, which showcases dance club classics and disco music from the ‘70s and ‘80s, as well as classic mixes from Benitez’s personal collection. Many of the channel’s personalities will be at the Public Hotel’s all-star event tonight, including DJ Tony Smith, Studio 54 doorman Marc Benecke, and Myra Scheer, executive assistant to former Studio 54 co-owner Steve Rubell.

Tune into Studio 54 Radio on Sirius XM Satellite radio channel 15 tonight for a live broadcast of Ian Schrager’s celebration at the Public Hotel, and keep tuning in every week for exclusive programing that includes Jellybean Benitez’s Saturday Night Mix Show, Top Ten Thursdays and The Marc and Myra Show, featuring interviews with Studio 54 insiders like original bartenders, waiters, busboys and well known club regulars. For more information on Studio 54 Radio, visit

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