XM Radio Announces Comprehensive Broadcast Schedule For 2008 World Series

XM to provide four different broadcasts of every game of the Fall Classic

Listeners can hear game calls in English and Spanish

MLB Home Plate channel 175 to broadcast live on site at AL and NL ballparks

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that XM Radio will offer listeners nationwide the most comprehensive radio coverage of the 2008 World Series, with four different live broadcasts of every game and up-to-the moment news and analysis on the 24-hour baseball talk channel, MLB Home Plate (XM channel 175).

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XM will offer game calls in English and Spanish, plus the official team radio broadcasts of both the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays and National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Starting with Game 1 on Wednesday, October 22, and throughout the series, XM subscribers can choose from:

    --  Tampa Bay Rays broadcast - XM channel 176
    --  Philadelphia Phillies broadcast - XM channel 183
    --  ESPN Radio broadcast - XM channel 189
    --  Spanish language broadcast - XM channel 174

In addition to live play-by-play coverage, XM's 24 hour baseball talk channel, MLB Home Plate (XM channel 175), will offer fans the latest news and analysis from a panel of expert hosts that includes Cal Ripken Jr., Bill Ripken, Rob Dibble, Kevin Kennedy, Buck Martinez, Eric Byrnes, Charley Steiner, Mark Patrick, Chuck Wilson, Ronnie Lane, Joe Castellano, Holden Kushner and others.

MLB Home Plate will broadcast live from the AL and NL ballparks before and after every game, offering baseball fans game previews and post-game interviews from the field and clubhouses with players, managers and coaches.

Prior to games 1 and 2, SIRIUS XM Radio personality Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo will host special World Series editions of his acclaimed daily show, Mad Dog Unleashed, live from Tropicana Field. Mad Dog Unleashed airs nationwide (2-7pm ET) on SIRIUS channel 123 and XM channel 144. Russo's scheduled guests include MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.

"The World Series is the biggest event on the baseball calendar and we will cover it from all angles," said Steve Cohen, SIRIUS XM's SVP of Sports Programming. "Fans from coast to coast will be able to tune in for every pitch in both English and Spanish and our hosts will be at the ballpark for every game providing listeners with wide-ranging pre- and post-game coverage that will take our listeners onto the field and inside the clubhouses."

XM listeners can also tune in for regularly updated traffic and weather reports for the Tampa and Philadelphia areas on XM 228 (Tampa) and XM 212 (Philly).

As the Official Satellite Radio Partner of Major League Baseball, XM broadcasts every game for every MLB team from Opening Day through the entire postseason. Baseball fans can also tune into MLB Home Plate, channel 175, for the only radio channel dedicated to the MLB 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For more information please visit www.xmradio.com.

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SIRIUS XM Radio has content relationships with an array of personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Buffett, Elvis, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Frank Sinatra, Opie & Anthony, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tom Petty, and Bob Edwards. SIRIUS XM Radio is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, NBA, NHL, and PGA Tour, and broadcasts major college sports.

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SIRIUS XM Radio also offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network; XM NavTraffic service for GPS navigation systems delivers real-time traffic information, including accidents and road construction, for more than 80 North American markets.

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