Popular 'Talk Sex With Sue Johanson' Show to Air on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Starting October 23rd

'Talk Sex' strengthens SIRIUS' commitment to the best women's programming

in radio today

Oct 20, 2005, 01:00 ET from SIRIUS

    NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio
 (Nasdaq:   SIRI) today announced that Oxygen Network's resident "sexpert," Sue
 Johanson, will bring her hit television show, Talk Sex with Sue Johanson, one
 of Oxygen's most top-rated shows, to SIRIUS Stars, channel 103 Sunday nights
 from 9 pm to 1 am ET starting October 23, 2005.
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     The program bolsters SIRIUS' expanding programming lineup for women, which
 includes Martha Stewart Living Radio, Cosmopolitan (Magazine) Radio, Richard
 Simmons and now Sue Johanson.  Her huge fan base will now be able to learn and
 laugh with her while they are in their cars and all over the country with
 SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
     "Sue is a luminary in the world of sex therapy. Her talk show has the
 perfect balance of humor and intelligence which will be a great resource for
 our listeners," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President of Entertainment and
 Sports. "The addition of Talk Sex is a testament to SIRIUS' commitment of
 providing our female audience with the best talent and programming in all of
     "I am thrilled that Americans have an additional opportunity to experience
 Talk Sex. I first started in radio 20 years ago and now I feel I have come
 full circle by joining the SIRIUS family," says Sue Johanson. "SIRIUS is
 innovative and recognizes the need for straight-talking radio. I love what I
 do and look forward to continuing the show with Oxygen and SIRIUS."
     As a registered nurse and venerable leader in sex education and
 counseling, Johanson's mix of humor and candid, practical advice about love
 and sex has made Talk Sex one of Oxygen's most popular programs.
     In 1984 Johanson began hosting the popular radio program Sunday Night Sex
 Show in her native Canada, which was brought to Canadian television in 1996
 and to Oxygen Network in 2002. Johanson is the subject of one book, Nocturnal
 Admissions: Behind the Scenes of the Sunday Night Sex Show, published in 2002,
 and she has also authored three books herself: Talk Sex, Sex is Perfectly
 Natural but not Naturally Perfect, and Sex, Sex, and More Sex.
     Sue Johanson joins SIRIUS' unique lineup of talk, music, news, sports and
 entertainment brands and personalities such as Martha Stewart Living Radio
 (coming in Fall 2005), Howard Stern (coming January 2006), Bill Bradley's
 American Voices, Lance Armstrong's Armstrong Radio, Jim Breuer Unleashed!,
 Adam Curry's PodShow, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, In Bed with Robert
 Evans, Tony Hawk's Demolition Radio and many others.  For more information,
 visit www.sirius.com.
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     About Oxygen Media
     Oxygen, the only cable network owned and operated by women, is currently
 available in 55 million homes.  The network was launched in 2000 to fill a
 void in the television landscape -- creating a network targeted to younger
 women.   Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with the
 most original programming of all the women's networks including Mo'Nique's Fat
 Chance, Talk Sex with Sue Johanson and Oprah After the Show.  Geraldine
 Laybourne, the network's founder, Chairman and CEO, has led the company to be
 a strong advocate for women.  Through programs like The Mentor's Walk,
 Oxygen's national program for bringing along the next generation, and "Who
 Cares About Girls," Oxygen's new documentary series -- Oxygen is creating The
 New Girls Network.
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