XM to Broadcast Fourth Season of Tom Petty's Weekly Musical Series

"Tom Petty's Buried Treasure" kicks off new season on November 13

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced Tom Petty's critically-acclaimed music series, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, will launch its highly-anticipated fourth season on Deep Tracks XM channel 40, Thursday, November 13 at 8 pm ET. Tom Petty's Buried Treasure radio show is synonymous with the best of rock, rhythm and blues music.

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"SIRIUS XM is thrilled to offer Tom Petty fans a brand new season of Buried Treasure," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "Only SIRIUS XM delivers the kind of premium audio entertainment experience that allows listeners to delve into the personal record collection of a legend like Tom Petty, and get an intimate glimpse at the music's impact on him."

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.

On November 11, 2008, Reprise Records will release Extended Play Live by Mudcrutch, the legendary Florida band featuring Tom Petty, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh, Mike Campbell, and Benmont Tench. Mudcrutch undertook a brief tour of California venues in the spring of 2008. Extended Play Live features four tracks from that celebrated tour, including a dramatic fifteen-minute version of the band's masterpiece, "Crystal River," recorded live at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. All four tracks on Extended Play Live are currently available for streaming at www.mudcrutchmusic.com.

Also, Peter Bogdanovich's film, Runnin' Down A Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, was recently re-released by Warner Bros Records. The critically acclaimed film brings Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers full circle, from their humble Gainesville, FL beginnings to their emotional hometown 30th anniversary concert. For complete and up-to-the-minute info on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, please visit www.tompetty.com.

Tom Petty, along with legendary musicians including Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, David Johansen, "Little Steven" Van Zandt, Mojo Nixon, Marky Ramone and B.B. King, represent the diverse and creative artist-driven music programming being broadcast by SIRIUS and XM today.

Tom Petty's Buried Treasure airs on XM's Deep Tracks XM channel 40 on Thursdays at 8 pm ET, with encore rebroadcasts airing on Saturdays at 4 am ET, Sundays at 2 pm ET and Mondays at 11 am ET. For more information, including a compete broadcast schedule, please visit www.xmradio.com/tompetty.

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