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
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
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
SOURCE XM Satellite Radio, Inc.