XM Satellite Radio First to Offer 'FOX News Talk' Radio Channel From Coast to Coast New FOX News Talk Channel Set to Air on XM Satellite Radio

in January 2006

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio
 (Nasdaq:   XMSR), the nation's leading satellite radio company, will expand its
 talk radio programming with the launch of FOX News Talk Channel in January
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     The new channel will offer news, analysis and commentary from FOX News
 personalities Bill O'Reilly, Tony Snow, John Gibson, and Alan Colmes, among
 many others.  FOX News Talk is the latest addition to XM's robust line-up of
 talk radio programming, which offers a broad variety of news, information and
 opinion.  Additionally, it will give listeners another chance to hear the
 primetime FOX News Channel programs, including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity &
 Colmes and On The Record with Greta Van Susteren.
     Kevin Magee, senior vice president of FOX News Radio, said, "We are very
 pleased to partner with XM Satellite Radio. This provides another opportunity
 to expand the FOX News brand and to reach our growing audience across multiple
     Eric Logan, executive vice president of XM Satellite Radio added, "FOX
 News Talk is an important addition to XM's talk radio channels, as we strive
 to offer the most choices to our millions of listeners across the country. FOX
 News Talk offers some of the best-known names in broadcasting today, and we
 look forward to launching the channel on XM in January."
     About FOX News Radio
     FOX News, headed by Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, operates FOX News
 Radio, a 24/7 news service reaching more than ten million listeners a week.
 The network also offers one-minute and five-minute newscasts and breaking-news
 coverage to affiliate stations nationwide along with three weekday talk
 programs, The Tony Snow Show, The Alan Colmes Show and The John Gibson Show.
 Additionally, FOX News also operates FOX News Channel (FNC), the number one
 cable news channel in the United States for more than three and a half years,
 FOXNews.com and produces FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace and The Radio
 Factor with Bill O'Reilly.
     About XM Satellite Radio
     XM (Nasdaq:   XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio service with
 more than 5 million subscribers.  Broadcasting live daily from studios in
 Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame,
 XM's 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital channels of choice from coast
 to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, plus premier sports, talk,
 comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most
 advanced traffic and weather information. XM was named Best Radio Service at
 the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards.
     XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for
 the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota,
 Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, and Volkswagen/Audi, is available in more than 120
 different vehicle models for 2005.  XM's industry-leading products are
 available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information
 about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit
     Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in
 the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM
 Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third
 party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other
 risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 8-K filed with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission on 8-5-05.  Copies of the filing are
 available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.

SOURCE XM Satellite Radio

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