Dave Matthews Band Radio To Air on SIRIUS XM Radio

"Dave Matthews Band Radio" to broadcast non-stop Dave Matthews Band music, plus exclusive stories from all four band members

The limited-run channel to coincide with the band's latest release Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King

NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that Dave Matthews Band will host their own music channel on SIRIUS XM. Dave Matthews Band Radio will be broadcast on SIRIUS XM's Jam_On channel, SIRIUS channel 17 and XM channel 56, and will debut on Monday, June 1 starting at 12:00 pm ET and run through Monday, June 8 at 3:00 am ET. The launch of SIRIUS XM's Dave Matthews Band Radio coincides with the band's release of their latest studio album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, which will be released worldwide Tuesday, June 2.

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"Dave Matthews Band has both a fervent fanbase and one of the most original sounds in rock music," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "We are thrilled to dedicate a week of Jam_On's programming to this extraordinary band."

Dave Matthews Band Radio will showcase the band's entire catalog by playing music spanning the band's career. Listeners will hear Dave Matthews Band music 24/7, including everything from the band's early days to live recordings from the band's archives to every song from Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. The exclusive channel will feature Dave Matthews, Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard and Boyd Tinsley personally introducing each song on the new album and sharing behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the record. Additionally, Dave Matthews Band Radio will broadcast a different live concert recording at 9:00 pm ET each evening June 1 through June 7.

Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, the band's first studio album in four years, will be released on June 2, 2009 by RCA Records. Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance), Big Whiskey has been hailed by Rolling Stone as the group's "heaviest album yet, both musically and emotionally," which went on to note: "Throughout, Carter Beauford beats out elaborate, propulsive groves; bassist Stefan Lessard lays down Flea-style funk bass lines; violinist Boyd Tinsley plays cresting, intense runs; and Matthews mirrors Moore's saxophone lines with scatlike singing." Billboard, in a cover story on Dave Matthews Band, praised Big Whiskey as "its best album yet....Highlights include the funk-rock rave-up 'Shake Me,' the stirring ballad 'In the Hands of God,' the swampy rocker 'Cockadile,' radio-friendly fare like 'Why I Am,' which features playful horns over a solid rock riff and a hooky chorus, and 'Funny the Way It Is,' which parlays a subtle intro into a soaring, syncopated anthem."

Formed in Virginia in the early 1990's, Dave Matthews Band has sold a collective 35 million units (CD and DVD combined) and its four most recent studio albums have each entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1. With over 15 million tickets sold, Dave Matthews Band was named the top-drawing American band in the world by Billboard magazine. The group will kick off an extensive summer tour on May 27 in Darien Center, NY. For more information on Dave Matthews Band, visit http://www.davematthewsband.com.

Dave Matthews Band Radio will also be available online at SIR, www.sirius.com/siriusinternetradio and XMRO, www.xmroxmradio.com. Jam_On will continue to broadcast its regular format of jam bands online.

Dave Matthews Band Radio continues SIRIUS XM's practicing of creating exclusive limited-run artist-branded channels dedicated to iconic musicians. In addition to the current broadcast of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Radio, SIRIUS XM has previously offered limited-run channels such as Mandatory Metallica, Paul McCartney's Fireman Radio, Rolling Stones Radio, AC/DC Radio, Led Zeppelin Radio, The Spectrum of John Mellencamp, The Who Channel, Radio R.E.M., Coldplay Nation, ABBA Radio, Neil Diamond Radio, Jay-Z Nation, Garth Brooks Radio and Duran Duran's Red Carpet Radio among many others.

To learn more about SIRIUS XM, please visit www.sirius.com or www.xmradio.com.

About SIRIUS XM Radio

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SIRIUS XM Radio has content relationships with an array of personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Buffett, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bubba the Love Sponge(R), The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Bob Edwards. SIRIUS XM Radio is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball(R), NASCAR(R), NBA, NHL(R), and PGA TOUR(R), and broadcasts major college sports.

SIRIUS XM Radio has arrangements with every major automaker. SIRIUS XM Radio products are available at shop.sirius.com and shop.xmradio.com, and at retail locations nationwide, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Sam's Club, and Wal-Mart.

SIRIUS XM Radio also offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network; XM NavTraffic(R) service for GPS navigation systems delivers real-time traffic information, including accidents and road construction, for more than 80 North American markets.

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    Contacts for SIRIUS XM Radio:

    Samantha Bowman
    SIRIUS
    212 901 6644
    Samantha.bowman@siriusxm.com

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