SIRIUS XM Radio to Offer Listeners Extended Block of Tom Petty's Buried Treasure Show on Deep Tracks Channel

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that Tom Petty's critically-acclaimed Thursday evening show on Deep Tracks, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, will now also be broadcast each Sunday evening for an uninterrupted four hours on Deep Tracks SIRIUS channel 16 and XM channel 40 beginning Sunday, February 15.

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Due to popular demand, SIRIUS XM listeners will now have access to four non-stop additional hours of Tom Petty's Buried Treasure on SIRIUS XM's Deep Tracks channel every Sunday from 8:00 pm - 12:00 am ET/5:00 pm -9:00 pm PT. Each Sunday's special will kick off with a rebroadcast of the latest show that debuted on Deep Tracks the prior Thursday at 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT. The programming will continue with two shows from the Buried Treasure vault as well as an additional encore of Thursday's show.

Each week, Grammy Award(R) -winning singer-songwriter, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Heartbreakers ringleader, Traveling Wilbury and rock legend Tom Petty pulls together a set of rare and classic tracks, many vintage, from his private vaults, for an hour of radio magic woven together with Petty's informed, passionate and entertaining commentary. This season Tom has been particularly inspired by the numerous emails from fans of the show requesting their personal "buried treasures" and their input will no doubt influence Tom's choice of playlists.

Tom Petty, along with legendary musicians including Jimmy Buffett, Bob Dylan, Eminem, Grateful Dead, David Johansen, B.B. King, Wynton Marsalis, Willie Nelson, Mojo Nixon, Elvis Presley, Marky Ramone, Lou Reed, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen and "Little Steven" Van Zandt represent the diverse and creative artist-driven music programming being broadcast by SIRIUS XM today.

SIRIUS XM's Deep Tracks explores classic rock's archives by digging deep into classic rock albums. Deep Tracks listeners will hear Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, The Doors, The Allman Brothers, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Bob Dylan and many others.

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