SIRIUS Satellite Radio Announces Its Top Ten Music Events of 2007

Dec 21, 2007

The Grateful Dead, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, JAY-Z, Little Steven Van Zandt and Garth Brooks contribute to making SIRIUS 'The Best Radio on Radio'

NEW YORK, Dec 21, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today its top ten music events for 2007. SIRIUS reaffirmed its leadership in radio programming with its stellar line-up of exclusive artist-branded and produced channels, live broadcasts from historic music events, and live performances at SIRIUS' Rockefeller Center studios.

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    In no particular order, here are the Top Ten SIRIUS music events of 2007:

    * SIRIUS launched the Grateful Dead Channel, a 24-hour commercial free
      channel dedicated to the music and legacy of the Grateful Dead.  The
      channel features exclusive, rare performances and original shows hosted
      by Grateful Dead members and special archival interviews with the late
      Jerry Garcia.

    * Siriusly Sinatra, produced by SIRIUS and the Sinatra family, launched as
      a one-of-a-kind channel with music spanning the entire spectrum of Frank
      Sinatra's career.  The channel also features exclusive rare archival
      interviews, performances and the music of other artists from the big
      band, swing and traditional pop genres.

    * SIRIUS' popular E Street Radio channel re-launched this year in support
      of Magic, Bruce Springsteen's first album recorded with the E Street
      Band since 2002.  Listeners of E Street Radio can hear rare recordings
      of performances, exclusive interviews, celebrity guest DJs and the music
      of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

    * SIRIUS announced in 2007 that it had re-signed legendary radio
      personality Bruce Morrow, known to his legion of fans as 'Cousin
      Brucie,' to an exclusive multi-year deal.  The deal demonstrated SIRIUS'
      ongoing commitment to playing Oldies music from the 50s and 60s. SIRIUS
      remains the only radio outlet on which listeners can hear 'Cousin

    * In 2007, Little Steven Van Zandt, founder and architect of the
      Underground Garage SIRIUS channel 25, launched The Little Steven
      Sessions.  The show airs three times daily and features Little Steven
      discussing the music, history, philosophy, and life style that is the
      Underground Garage.

    * SIRIUS turned one of its channels over to country music star Garth
      Brooks for two weeks in celebration of the release of his 3-disc
      greatest hits CD set.   Garth Brooks Radio featured music selected and
      presented by Garth Brooks.

    * JAY-Z Nation launched in November to coincide with the release of JAY-
      Z's album, American Gangster.  The channel dedicated to, and produced by
      JAY-Z, featured exclusive interviews, special programming and live
      concert playback from JAY-Z's five city tour.

    * SIRIUS, the exclusive home of Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville
      channel, broadcast every live performance from Jimmy Buffett's 2007
      "Bama Breeze" tour.

    * Multi-platinum artist 50 Cent performed live in front of SIRIUS
      subscribers at the company's studios in New York's Rockefeller Center.
      The show aired live on G-Unit Radio, a weekly all-day broadcast produced
      by 50 Cent on SIRIUS' Shade 45 channel.

    * SIRIUS broadcast an exclusive in-depth interview with one of rocks
      living legends, Keith Richards.  The rare interview was conducted by
      Steve Jordon, Keith's friend and bandmate from X-pensive Winos.

    Other 2007 highlights include:

    Exclusive, New Music Programming & Specials:
    * SIRIUS added to their acclaimed roster of celebrity hosts with the
      launch of several new shows.  Siriusly Sinatra launched Nancy For Frank,
      a weekly show hosted by Nancy Sinatra.  The channel also premiered The
      Chairman's Hour, an innovative weekly program 'hosted' by Frank Sinatra
      using rare materials unearthed from the Sinatra family archives.
      Country music renegade Steve Earle joined SIRIUS with his weekly show
      The Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio on Outlaw Country.  Rock
      icon Joan Jett joined Tony Hawke's Faction Radio channel hosting Joan
      Jett's Radio Revolution.
    * British pop icons, Duran Duran, took control of SIRIUS' Super Shuffle
      channel for a week in celebration of the band's latest album, Red Carpet
      Massacre.  The channel, Red Carpet Radio, featured the exclusive
      premiere of Red Carpet Massacre with track-by-track discussion and
      several shows hosted by the members of the band.
    * In 2007, SIRIUS provided exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of some of
      the biggest music events across all genres, including the MTV Video
      Music Awards, Country Music Awards, Tony Awards, Grammy Awards, Live
      Earth, Lollapalooza, Vans Warped Tour, Ozzfest, X-Games and
      International Bluegrass Music Association World of Bluegrass Festival,
      among many others.
    * SIRIUS continued to celebrate the diversity and heritage of music with
      exclusive programming on various channels throughout the month of June
      for Black Music Month, and in September, Hispanic Heritage Month.
    * In 2007, SIRIUS celebrated the independent spirit of music with the
      launch of Hits-Bound on Sirius Hits 1, a weekly program that provides an
      outlet for the best unsigned, indie, international and homemade music.
    * SIRIUS' Coffee House channel debuted Coffee House Live, featuring live
      performances from some of today's greatest singer-songwriters, including
      Sheryl Crow, David Gray, Lyle Lovett, Feist, Jose Gonzalez, Paula Cole,
      Ryan Adams and many more.

2007 Exclusive Music Performances:

SIRIUS continued their exclusive concert events in 2007 with live performances in their Rockefeller Center studios in New York City from artists that included 50 Cent, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Patti Scialfa, Gretchen Wilson, Lyle Lovett, KT Tunstall, David Gray, Queens of the Stone Age, Steve Earle, Plain White T's, Ryan Adams, Wyclef Jean, LeAnn Rimes, Natasha Bedingfield, Little Big Town, Rufus Wainwright, Erasure, Chris Cornell, Sinead O'Connor, and Sheryl Crow among many others.

Exclusive Music Previews/Premieres:

In 2007, SIRIUS continued their tradition of providing listeners with exclusive album premieres and previews with track-by-track discussions from artists which included Bruce Springsteen, JAY-Z, Genesis, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Faith Hill, Smashing Pumpkins, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Amy Grant, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, R Kelly, Emmylou Harris, Mick Jagger, Radiohead, Annie Lennox, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Matchbox 20 and many others.

SIRIUS will continue to provide exclusive music programming with artist branded channels, interviews, performances and commercial free music in 2008. For more information please visit


SIRIUS, "The Best Radio on Radio," delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR and NBA, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.

SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR) is a CD-quality, Internet-only version of the SIRIUS radio service, without the use of a radio, for the monthly subscription fee of $12.95. SIR delivers more than 80 channels of talk, entertainment, sports, and 100% commercial free music.

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    Neel Khairzada

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