XM to Offer First-Ever Irish Music Channel as Part of St. Patrick's Day Holiday Programming Lineup "XM Green: Radio Ireland" to Feature Ireland's Music and Culture from March

16-18

The Chieftains, James Galway, The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners And More

Headline XM Original Programming for "XM Green: Radio Ireland"



    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.
 
 

SOURCE XM Satellite Radio, Inc.

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