WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio and The
Content Factory, a Chicago-based content distribution company, today
announced Dan Patrick's national radio show will air on the sports talk
channel XM Sports Nation starting January 21.
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Fans across the country can hear Patrick's renowned insight and humor
on "The Dan Patrick Show" on XM Sports Nation (XM channel 144) every
weekday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon ET/7 a.m. to 9 a.m. PT.
Patrick premiered his new syndicated radio show in October. In addition
to the radio show, Patrick recently joined Sports Illustrated as a senior
writer for the magazine and SI.com, and will re-launch DanPatrick.com in
February 2008. Prior to joining the Content Factory, Patrick spent 18 years
at ESPN, where he served as an anchor on "SportsCenter" and, for the past
eight years, hosted his ESPN Radio show.
"We are excited about being part of XM Satellite's powerful programming
line-up," said Dan Patrick. "The Dan Patrick show has quickly developed a
strong terrestrial radio affiliate network and we look forward to expanding
our reach to XM's millions of subscribers from coast to coast. When we
launched the show, it was our goal to provide an unparalleled listener
experience and we are thrilled to bring our program to America's number one
satellite radio company."
"People who love sports love to listen to Dan Patrick on the radio, and
now you can hear Dan on XM wherever you are, from coast to coast," said
Kevin Straley, XM senior vice president of news, sports, and talk
programming. "Dan Patrick is one of the biggest names in sports
broadcasting, and his show is a fantastic addition to XM Sports Nation on
Patrick continues to make national news by interviewing some of the
biggest names in sports and entertainment. Senator John McCain, U.S. Rep.
Tom Davis and former Oakland A's slugger Jose Canseco all made headlines on
"The Dan Patrick Show" with strong comments about baseball's steroid
scandal. Other notable guests include David Beckham, Wayne Gretzky,
NASCAR's Tony Stewart, Mavs' owner Mark Cuban, Artie Lange of the Howard
Stern Show, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson, skateboarder Tony Hawk, Red Sox
pitcher Curt Schilling and comedian Dennis Miller. The show is distributed
by The Content Factory on a variety of media platforms, and can now be
heard on more than 80 terrestrial radio stations and in eight of the top
ten markets in the U.S.
XM is the sports leader in satellite radio with more than 5,000 live
sporting events annually. XM is the official satellite radio network for
Major League Baseball, the six major college sports conferences in the Bowl
Championship Series (BCS), the National Hockey League, the PGA TOUR, and
the IndyCar Series. XM also offers the most sports talk on the radio with
the 24- hour channels XM Sports Nation, MLB Home Plate, NHL Home Ice, ESPN
Radio, ESPNews, and Fox Sports Radio.
XM (Nasdaq: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with
more than 8.5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in
Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in
Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2008 lineup includes more than 170
digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music,
premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment
programming; and 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,
Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Ferrari, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is available
in 140 different vehicle models for 2008. XM's industry-leading products
are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more
information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit
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-K
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-1-07. Copies of the
filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations
Department. Programming is subject to change.
About the Content Factory
The Content Factory, founded by Jimmy de Castro, Chris Crane and John
Coulter, offers entertainment from contemporary and established broadcast
personalities to audiences across a broad spectrum of media platforms
including radio, television, Internet, podcasts, infopods, mobile devices,
retail, public events and out-of-home video.