XM RADIO TO LAUNCH MAJOR NEW PROGRAMS " THE BOB EDWARDS SHOW" AND " OPIE AND ANTHONY" ON OCTOBER 4

Sep 30, 2004

XM to broadcast the premiere week of "The Bob Edwards Show" and Opie & Anthony special free-of-charge at xmradio.com

Washington D.C., September 30, 2004 -- XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading provider of satellite radio with more than 2.1 million subscribers, will launch two major new programs to be carried exclusively on XM on Monday, October 4.

XM will debut "The Bob Edwards Show," the much-anticipated morning program hosted by the award-winning journalist and former host of National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," and "Opie & Anthony," featuring the popular and irreverent talk radio duo, on Monday morning.

XM announced today that it will broadcast the first week of "The Bob Edwards Show" and an exclusive Opie & Anthony special free of charge on the XM web site www.xmradio.com.

"The Bob Edwards Show" on XM Public Radio (XM Channel 133)

Bob Edwards, known by millions as "the voice of public radio," has come to XM Satellite Radio to host a new, one-hour morning program featuring conversations with newsmakers, journalists, entertainers, and other notable people. Edwards' guests next week include Walter Cronkite, author Joyce Carol Oates, Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger, writer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., folk music greats Peter, Paul and Mary, and legendary classical pianist Leon Fleisher, as well as regular contributors such as Washington Post columnist David Broder, Fox Sports analyst Tim Green, and writer Carl Hancock Rux.

"It feels wonderful to be behind a microphone again hosting a daily program," said Edwards. "XM is reinventing radio in America. They're offering something entirely new, but also restoring what radio used to be, when it was exciting and vital to people's lives. I hope people will enjoy 'The Bob Edwards Show' on XM. Listeners will be hearing a radio program worthy of their intellect; a program where I'll speak WITH guests --- not AT them. Radio should be interesting, compelling, vivid and engaging; I think listeners will find all those things on our program."

XM subscribers will be able to tune into "The Bob Edwards Show" every weekday on XM Public Radio from 8-9 am ET, with encore presentations at 9-10 am ET and 9-10 pm ET. "The Bob Edwards Show" and XM Public Radio are underwritten by the National Association of REALTORS® and Citrix GoToMyPC®.

"Opie & Anthony" on High Voltage (XM Channel 202)

Opie and Anthony, one of the most popular and controversial teams in radio, will premiere their long-awaited, XM-only morning program on the new premium channel High Voltage. In advance of Monday's launch, XM will air "O&A Ungagged," an exclusive special featuring Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia offering candid details about their past experience on radio and plans for the new show on XM.

"O&A Ungagged" premieres Friday, October 1, at 12:01 am on High Voltage and plays continuously until Monday's debut show. XM will broadcast "Ungagged" free of charge at www.xmradio.com. The show will also air on XM Comedy (XM Channel 150) and the rock channels Boneyard (XM Channel 41) and Squizz (XM Channel 48). Show times are available on XM's web site.

XM subscribers can tune into Opie and Anthony weekdays on High Voltage at 6-10 am ET and 7-11 am PT, with additional encores during the day. XM's basic line-up of 130-plus channels is available for a monthly fee of $9.99. Subscribers can get High Voltage for an additional monthly fee of only $1.99 per radio.

About XM Satellite Radio

XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's #1 satellite radio service with more than 2.1 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville, Tennessee at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2004 lineup includes more than 130 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 68 commercial-free music channels, featuring hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; more than 40 channels of premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21 channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information for major metropolitan areas nationwide. Affordable, compact and stylish XM satellite radio receivers for the home, the car, the computer and boom boxes for "on the go" are available from retailers nationwide. XM is available in more than 100 different car models for the 2005 model year and Avis rental vehicles. XM Radio Online, XM's new premium Internet music service, debuts in early October. Passengers on JetBlue Airways and AirTran Airways will soon be able to listen to XM's programming in-flight. This fall, XM will offer XM NavTraffic, which provides real-time traffic information for vehicle navigation systems. For more information about XM, visit http://www.xmradio.com.

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