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.
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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
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
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performance with respect to SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. are not historical
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10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Among the significant factors that could cause our
actual results to differ materially from those expressed are: our pending
merger with XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc. ("XM"), including related
uncertainties and risks and the impact on our business if the merger is not
completed; any events which affect the useful life of our satellites; our
dependence upon third parties, including manufacturers of SIRIUS radios,
retailers, automakers and programming providers; and our competitive
position versus other audio entertainment providers.
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