Bob Dylan's XM Satellite Radio Show to Debut May 3

'Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan' to Feature Diverse Range

of Music Each Week

Apr 19, 2006, 01:00 ET from XM Satellite Radio

    WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bob Dylan's much
 anticipated XM Satellite Radio music show, "Theme Time Radio Hour with Your
 Host Bob Dylan" will make its world premiere on May 3, it was announced
 today. Each weekly show will feature an eclectic mix of music based around
 a theme, and host Bob Dylan will offer stories about the music and topics
 of interest. Dylan also will read and answer select emails sent in by fans.
 In addition, "Theme Time Radio Hour" will feature contributions from
 special guests, including Elvis Costello, Charlie Sheen, Penn Jillette,
 Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel.
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     The first episode of "Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan"
 will be devoted to the theme of "weather," with a song list that spans "A
 Place in the Sun" sung in Italian by Stevie Wonder, "The Wind Cries Mary"
 by Jimi Hendrix and "Keep on the Sunny Side" by The Carter Family, among
 many others. Song lists for future episodes will be built around themes
 such as "cars," "dance," "police," and "whiskey." Complete track lists from
 each "Theme Time Radio Hour" show will be posted on a dedicated Bob Dylan
 page on XM Satellite Radio's website ( that
 will also include a link for users to purchase select songs heard on Bob
 Dylan's show through Napster, XM's digital music partner, as well as photos
 and information on encore broadcasts. Fans also can e-mail their questions
 and music requests directly to Bob Dylan at
     "With 'Theme Time Radio Hour' Bob redefines 'cool radio' by combining a
 sense of intellect with edginess in a way that hasn't been on radio
 before," said Lee Abrams, chief creative programming officer, XM Satellite
 Radio. "Bob has put a lot of work into his XM show and it's clear that he's
 having a good time behind the mic."
     "Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan" will debut Wednesday,
 May 3 on XM's deep album rock channel, Deep Tracks (XM channel 40), at its
 regular weekly timeslot, 10 a.m. ET. Encore broadcasts of "Theme Time Radio
 Hour" will air throughout the week on Deep Tracks and XM's folk music
 channel, The Village (XM channel 15). Complete scheduling information is
 available online at
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