SIRIUS XM Radio to Launch the Michael Jackson Tribute Channel in Honor of Michael Jackson

"The Michael Jackson Tribute Channel" celebrates Jackson's musical career

Quincy Jones special to feature behind-the-scenes stories of creating Jackson's "Off the Wall" and "Thriller" albums

NEW YORK, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will launch The Michael Jackson Tribute Channel to commemorate the life and music of Michael Jackson. The exclusive, limited-run channel is dedicated to the King of Pop's extensive musical career.

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The Michael Jackson Tribute Channel will launch on Saturday, June 27 at 12:01 am ET and air through Monday, June 29 at 11:59 pm ET on Heart & Soul, SIRIUS channel 51 and XM channel 62, and will honor the legendary career of Michael Jackson who passed away on June 25, 2009.

The channel features Jackson's solo work, as well as recordings from The Jackson 5, interviews and stories from other artists, plus other unique content that celebrated Jackson's musical contributions. Music industry legend Quincy Jones, who produced Thriller, among other Jackson solo albums, served as Executive Advisor, providing counsel on the channel's creative direction and structure.

In addition, listeners will hear Quincy Jones discuss two Michael Jackson albums he produced, Off the Wall and Thriller. Jones will share the inspiration for both albums as he takes listeners track by track during the special on Monday, June 29 at 9:00 pm ET on The Michael Jackson Tribute Channel. The Quincy Jones special will also air on Tuesday, June 30 at 3:00 pm ET, Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 am ET and Thursday, July 2 at 9:00 pm ET on Heart & Soul, SIRIUS channel 51 and XM channel 62.

The Michael Jackson Tribute Channel will feature special programming from the XM archives.

SIRIUS XM began broadcasting special Michael Jackson programming across a wide range of its commercial-free music channels on Friday, June 25. Various channels devoted special features to the "King of Pop" with tributes, personal memories, favorite songs and more.

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