WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio
(Nasdaq: XMSR), the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 5
million subscribers, today announced that Bob Dylan will host a new music show
exclusively for XM, marking the first time the music legend has hosted a radio
show. The weekly hour-long music show will feature an eclectic mix of music
hand-selected by Dylan. In addition, Dylan will offer regular commentary on
music and other topics, host and interview special guests including other
artists and will take emails from XM subscribers. The show will debut in
March 2006 on XM's deep album rock channel Deep Tracks (XM channel 40).
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"Songs and music have always inspired me. A lot of my own songs have been
played on the radio, but this is the first time I've ever been on the other
side of the mic," said Dylan. "It'll be as exciting for me as it is for XM."
Bob Dylan is one of music's most enduring performers. He has released
more than 44 albums containing more than 600 songs that have been covered by
more than 2,000 different artists ranging from The Rolling Stones, Stevie
Wonder and Guns N' Roses to Duke Ellington, Garth Brooks, Pearl Jam and Rage
Against the Machine. His last two albums have been critical and popular
successes with 1997's Time Out Of Mind garnering three GRAMMY(R) Awards,
including Album Of The Year. In 2001, he won an Academy Award(R) and a Golden
Globe(R) for the song "Things Have Changed." In 2004 his best selling memoir,
Chronicles Volume 1, spent 19 weeks on the New York Times' Bestseller List.
For the past eighteen years Mr. Dylan has been a mainstay on the concert stage
performing over a hundred shows a year around the globe.
"Bob Dylan epitomizes the American music experience and his unflagging
integrity and vision defines everything we hope for XM to be," said Lee
Abrams, Chief Creative Officer, XM Satellite Radio. "It is an honor to count
Bob Dylan among the members of the XM artist family, and is further testimony
of XM's commitment to create original music programming that makes a
About XM Satellite Radio
XM is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 5
million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC,
New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2005
lineup includes more than 160 digital channels of choice from coast to coast:
the most commercial-free music channels, plus premier sports, talk, comedy,
children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced
traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for
the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota,
Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 130 different
vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry-leading products are available at
consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM
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Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in
the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM
Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third
party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other
risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-Q filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on 11-7-05. Copies of the filing are
available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.
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