World Series Yankees vs. Marlins Live on XM Satellite Radio Leads XM's New Season of Fall Programming

Oct 17, 2003

Washington D.C., October 17, 2003 -- XM Satellite Radio, America's #1 satellite radio service, is launching a new fall season of programming with live coverage of the World Series, exclusive live concerts by America's hottest performing artists, and special events to celebrate XM's fast-approaching milestone of 1 million subscribers.

"There is a reason that almost one million fans have flocked to XM. Whether you're a New York fan or a New Age fan, whether you like the Marlins or Phish, XM continues to create the colorful, intelligent, and compelling programming that listeners want," said Lee Abrams, XM's Chief Programming Officer.

  • Major League Baseball on XM Radio culminates with the World Series live on ESPN Radio (XM Channel 140) starting with Game One on October 18. When XM listeners tune into the game, the score and other information will be featured on the radio's display screen in real time. The New York Yankees-vs.-Florida Marlins series follows the exciting play-off action also carried live on XM.
  • The exclusive broadcast of a live performance by the chart-topping Black Eyed Peas recorded at XM's state-of-the-art performance theater in Washington, D.C. airs October 22 on The City (XM Channel 67), one of XM's nine urban music channels. The Black Eyed Peas will also make special appearances on XM's Top 20 on 20 (XM Channel 20) and MTV Radio (XM Channel 25) channels. Artists scheduled to visit XM in the coming weeks include renowned jazz diva Cassandra Wilson, alternative-music favorites the Mars Volta, country star Marty Stuart, legendary rockers Little Feat, and scores of other artists.
  • XM Radio's 101 radio channels are celebrating XM's upcoming 1-million-subscriber milestone with weeks of specially themed programs, including:

    XM Kids (XM Channel 116) airs The ABC's of Childish Music, featuring every great childhood song ever recorded in alphabetical order, beginning October 20.

    Sonic Theater (XM Channel 163), the XM channel devoted to audio books and contemporary dramas, hosts "Million Mile Week," featuring the Peabody-winning edition of Homer's Odyssey, beginning October 24, plus classic Mark Twain stories read by Kelsey Grammer and much more.

    Radio Classics (XM Channel 164), the old-time radio channel, hosts "A Million Years From Earth," featuring episodes of the preeminent radio science fiction series Dimension X. The1950s drama anthology includes shows adapted from stories by Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, and Isaac Asimov.

  • XM Comedy (XM Channel 150) spotlights today's hottest stand-up comics recorded live and uncensored at the famed Caroline's on Broadway comedy nightclub in New York City this fall.
  • XM's exclusive NASCAR channel (XM Channel 144) delivers live coverage of the championship races in all three of NASCAR's top divisions - the Winston Cup, Busch, and Craftsman Truck series.
  • Special X (XM Channel 30), XM's eclectic, off-the-wall channel that plays everything from surf music to polka to parrot-training records, airs Halloween X-tacy, three days of spine-tingling Halloween programming beginning October 31, including spooky monster songs and Christopher Walken's reading of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven." Plus "The Best of Dr. Demento" on Special X will feature the good Doctor playing his favorite haunted hits and obscure gems.
  • Ask! (XM Channel 165), one of XM's 10 talk and variety channels, marks the return of radio legend Art Bell as he resumes his overnight talk show about UFO sightings, arcane mysteries and conspiracy theories. Bell's program airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 am - 5 am with replays from 6 am -9 am ET
  • For more information about these and hundreds of other specials across the XM dial, visit XM's web site at http://programming.xmradio.com.

    About XM Satellite Radio
    XM is America's #1 satellite radio service. With nearly 930,000 subscribers, XM is on pace for 1.2 million subscribers later this year. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville, Tennessee at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM provides its loyal listeners with 101 digital channels of choice: 70 music channels, more than 35 of them commercial-free, from hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; and 31 channels of premiere sports, talk, comedy, kid's and entertainment programming. Compact and stylish XM satellite radio receivers for the home, the car, the computer and even a boombox for on the go are available from retailers nationwide. In addition, XM is available in more than 80 different 2004 car models. XM is a popular factory-installed option on more than 40 new General Motors models, as well as a standard feature on several top-selling Honda and Acura models. For more information about XM, visit http://www.xmradio.com.

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    David Butler
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    david.butler@xmradio.com