Sirius Satellite Radio and Grateful Dead to Create Grateful Dead Radio Channel

Grateful Dead Radio to feature music and concert performances of the band



May 22, 2007, 01:00 ET from SIRIUS Satellite Radio

    NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio
 (Nasdaq:   SIRI) and the legendary Grateful Dead announced today a new radio
 channel dedicated to the music of Grateful Dead and its band members.
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     Grateful Dead Radio will be heard exclusively on SIRIUS and feature
 music spanning the band's long and storied career, live performances from
 the band's own archives, bootleg performances from fans, previously
 unreleased recordings, and even special shows hosted by members of the
 band. Grateful Dead Radio is expected to launch on SIRIUS this summer.
     "We have fans who've driven hundreds of miles to see us," said Grateful
 Dead drummer Mickey Hart. "Now you can save on greenhouse gas emissions
 with SIRIUS without driving a mile."
     "Grateful Dead's importance in the history of rock n' roll is
 undeniable. In the 60s they helped to define a generation with their music
 and their creativity, in the 70s they virtually pioneered the concept of
 'jam bands,' and in the 80s and 90s they were among the preeminent live
 touring bands. They have continued to amass a significant and extremely
 loyal fan base to this very day," said Scott Greenstein, President,
 Entertainment and Sports, SIRIUS. "This unique musical relationship makes
 SIRIUS the premier home for Dead Heads across North America and Grateful
 Dead Radio will bring the band's music into the future of audio
 entertainment."
     "Listen up, and listen good," said Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir.
     Grateful Dead started a musical revolution in the psychedelic landscape
 of the 60s. The band, well known for constantly touring, kept the hippy
 spirit alive during the following decades, creating a devoted community of
 fans. Grateful Dead's numerous studio recordings were often collected from
 material that they originally played in concert.
     Grateful Dead Radio joins a line up 24-hour, commercial-free music
 channels dedicated entirely to some of the world's greatest recording
 artists such as Elvis Radio, channel 13, the world's only official,
 all-Elvis Presley radio channel broadcasting live from Graceland in
 Memphis. SIRIUS has previously dedicated channels exclusively to the music
 of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, The Rolling Stones, David
 Gilmour and Pink Floyd, George Strait, and most recently The Who. SIRIUS is
 also the exclusive radio home of Shade 45, channel 45, the uncut hip-hop
 channel co-created with Eminem, "Little Steven" Van Zandt's Underground
 Garage, channel 25, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, channel 31, and
 Siriusly Sinatra, channel 75, the only channel dedicated to the music, time
 and spirit of Frank Sinatra.
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