WASHINGTON, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Coinciding with St. Patrick's Day, XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading satellite radio service with more than 7.6 million subscribers, will offer a special 72-hour national broadcast channel devoted exclusively to the music and culture of Ireland. XM Green: Radio Ireland (XM channel 200) is a musical tip of the cap to the true sounds of the Emerald Isle, featuring an eclectic mix from every genre of Irish Culture including traditional, celtic and contemporary releases beginning Friday, March 16 and running through Sunday, March 18. XM's three-day celebration of St. Patrick's Day will showcase popular Irish and Irish-influenced artists such as The Chieftains, James Galway, The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners. Popular hits from contemporary artists including The Pogues and Flogging Molly will also be showcased on XM Green. In addition, Ireland's old-style songs and traditional melodies will be performed by artists such as Dennis Day, Celtic Thunder, Irish Weavers and Frankie Gavin, among many others. The channel also will highlight the rich legacy of music originating from the heartland of the ancient Celtic civilization. XM Green: Radio Ireland will also be available through XM Radio Online, XM's Internet streaming service. Complete programming information for XM Green: Radio Ireland, including detailed broadcast schedules, is available online at http://www.xmradio.com. About XM Satellite Radio XM (Nasdaq: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 7.6 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2006 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information. XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2006. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com. 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 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-9-06. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.
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