Jan 05, 2005

Washington D.C., January 05, 2005 -- XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the country's number-one satellite radio service with more than 3.2 million subscribers, today announced that former major league baseball manager and Fox baseball anchor Kevin Kennedy and acclaimed sports journalist Tony Kornheiser have joined XM's award-winning sports, talk and music programming line-up for 2005.
XM is the Official Satellite Radio Network of Major League Baseball. Starting with the 2005 season, XM will be broadcasting games for every MLB team with play-by-play commentary from the teams' local announcers. In addition, in collaboration with MLB, this spring XM will debut a dedicated 24/7 Major League Baseball channel featuring original programming and classic MLB broadcasts throughout the season.

Kevin Kennedy, the long-time television anchor for FOX's baseball coverage and the former manager of the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers, will host an exclusive show on XM's 24/7 Major League Baseball channel beginning this spring.

"XM is thrilled to have Kevin Kennedy as a key part of our baseball family," said Eric Logan, XM's Executive Vice President of Programming. "Kevin Kennedy will offer XM listeners an entertaining and respected perspective of our national pastime rooted in three decades of major league experience as a broadcaster and manager."

Acclaimed Sports Journalist Tony Kornheiser Debuts on XM

XM will be broadcasting the new daily radio program hosted by Tony Kornheiser, the Washington Post columnist and co-host of the highly rated ESPN program Pardon the Interruption. Kornheiser's new show will begin airing in February 2005. XM is the only national broadcaster to offer Kornheiser's radio program.

"Between my work in print, radio and television, radio is by far the most fun - the one where you can be yourself most often. I'm so happy to be back on the radio again and I'm thrilled to be joining XM Satellite Radio," said Tony Kornheiser.

About XM Satellite Radio
XM Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio service with more than 3.2 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2004 lineup includes more than 130 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: 68 one-hundred-percent commercial-free music channels, featuring critically-acclaimed original programming, concerts, and diverse musical genres ranging from 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. XM was named Best Radio Service at the 2004 Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. Popular Science recently chose XM products for two prestigious "Best of What's New 2004" Awards. As the Official Satellite Radio Network for Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Exclusive Satellite Radio Service for NASCAR, as well as the Official Satellite Radio Service for ACC, PAC-10 and Big-10 collegiate football and basketball, XM Satellite Radio is the industry leader in sports radio programming, offering thousands of live sporting events each year.

XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Volkswagen, is available in more than 120 different vehicle models for 2005. XM also is available in Avis, National, and Alamo rental cars, and will soon be available on JetBlue and AirTran Airways. Consumers can experience XM over the Internet through XM Radio Online at 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, XM'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 3-15-04. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.

XM Contact:
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Phone: 202-380-4318
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