NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that Indie Talk, the first radio channel for independent voters, will broadcast "The Fight for Independents" -- a live, town hall style roundtable discussion program. As the candidates and the nation prepare for the general election, political maverick Ron Silver, comedian Pete Dominick, and former Court TV anchor Vinnie Politan, all hosts on Indie Talk, will hold a live open-forum call-in broadcast with independent voters to find out how they plan to cast their votes and why. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991118/NYTH125 ) The one hour broadcast, airing at 1 pm ET, Tuesday July 8th, will also feature top political analysts from prominent blogs covering the election season, from The Huffington Post to Newsweek's The Stumper to Beliefnet.com, who will share their insight on how the candidates are appealing to independent voters on the campaign trail. "The Fight for Independents" kicks off Indie Talk's season of campaign coverage designed exclusively for independent voters, including "Indie Watch," weekly segments highlighting independent voters from across the country and the issues most important to them. "Whether you call them swing states, Reagan Democrats, or the invisible working class, it is becoming clear that this election will be decided by independent voters; and this will be their radio channel," said Ron Silver, morning show host on Indie Talk. "With the diversity of our shows, hosts, and callers, Indie Talk truly illustrates that no party, demographic, or generation has a monopoly on independent thought." Every day, from now through November 2nd, Indie Talk will give voice to independent voters, provide their debate with a national forum and focus on bringing listeners the most comprehensive information on the two major party candidates. Indie Talk will continue to bring listeners the latest from the political blogosphere with The Blogcast -- the only radio news service covering the latest news from political blogs. The Blogcast focuses on headlines and analysis most pertinent to the independently-minded voter and airs every 20 minutes. Indie Talk, SIRIUS channel 110, officially launched on February 6, 2008, the day after Super Tuesday. For complete programming details about SIRIUS' Indie Talk, please visit www.sirius.com/indietalk. About SIRIUS SIRIUS, "The Best Radio on Radio," delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL and NASCAR, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95. SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR) is an Internet-only version of the SIRIUS radio service, without the use of a radio, for the monthly subscription fee of $12.95. SIR delivers more than 80 channels of talk, entertainment, sports, and 100% commercial free music. SIRIUS Backseat TV (TM) is the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring three channels of children's programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, for the subscription fee of $6.99 plus applicable audio subscription fee. SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available at shop.sirius.com and in more than 20,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and RadioShack. As of December 31, 2007, SIRIUS radios were available as a factory and dealer-installed option in 116 vehicle models and as a dealer only-installed option in 37 vehicle models. SIRIUS has agreements with Aston Martin, Audi, Automobili Lamborghini, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, MINI, Mitsubishi, Rolls-Royce, Volvo, and Volkswagen to offer SIRIUS radios as factory or dealer-installed equipment in their vehicles. SIRIUS has relationships with Toyota and Scion to offer SIRIUS radios as dealer-installed equipment, and a relationship with Subaru to offer SIRIUS radios as factory or dealer-installed equipment. SIRIUS radios are also offered to renters of Hertz vehicles at airport locations nationwide. Click on www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS radio and subscription. 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