2008 NFL Season Kicks Off on SIRIUS September 4

SIRIUS listeners will receive every NFL game

SIRIUS NFL Radio, channel 124, delivers the most comprehensive radio coverage of the NFL 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, announced today that SIRIUS will air every game of the 2008 NFL season live for the fifth straight year, offering listeners both home and visiting team broadcasts as well as national radio broadcasts.

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The 2008 NFL campaign kicks off at 7:00 pm ET on Thursday, Sept. 4, when the Super Bowl champion New York Giants host the Washington Redskins at Giants Stadium. On SIRIUS, fans will hear the Giants radio broadcast on channel 127, the Redskins radio broadcast on channel 126, and the national radio broadcast on channel 124.

SIRIUS offers listeners nationwide live access to every NFL game -- from the preseason through the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. For more information and a schedule of NFL games on SIRIUS visit www.sirius.com/nfl.

SIRIUS NFL Radio, channel 124, the acclaimed radio channel dedicated entirely to pro football talk, continues to provide unparalleled radio coverage of the NFL 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. SIRIUS NFL Radio features exclusive daily talk shows hosted by NFL experts, interviews with players and coaches from around the league, plus in-depth coverage of the NFL Draft, training camps, fantasy football and more.

SIRIUS NFL Radio boasts a roster of hosts that is unsurpassed in football knowledge and experience. Fans around the country can tune in for a steady diet of expert football talk with former players, coaches and executives such as Carl Banks, Gil Brandt, Randy Cross, Dean Dalton, Pat Kirwan, Jim Miller, Dan Reeves, Tim Ryan, Marty Schottenheimer, Shannon Sharpe, Ross Tucker and Solomon Wilcots.

Throughout the 2008 NFL season, SIRIUS NFL Radio will feature weekly, in-depth interviews with 18 NFL head coaches including: Romeo Crennel, Cleveland Browns; Brad Childress, Minnesota Vikings; Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville Jaguars; Tony Dungy, Indianapolis Colts; Herm Edwards, Kansas City Chiefs; Jeff Fisher, Tennessee Titans; John Fox, Carolina Panthers; John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens; Dick Jauron, Buffalo Bills; Lane Kiffin, Oakland Raiders; Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals; Rod Marinelli, Detroit Lions; Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers; Mike Nolan, San Francisco 49ers; Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints; Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons; Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers; and Ken Whisenhunt, Arizona Cardinals.

Emmy winning broadcaster John Madden also returns for his fifth season on SIRIUS. Madden will join fellow SIRIUS hosts Adam Schein and Gil Brandt every Sunday on The SIRIUS Tailgate Show, SIRIUS NFL Radio's exclusive pre-game program which airs Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET. Madden will also be heard every Wednesday and Monday throughout the season on The SIRIUS Blitz.

    NFL on SIRIUS - Opening Weekend: (All times ET)             Channels:
                                                           Away   Home   Nat'l
                                                           Feed   Feed   Feed
    Thu  9/4  7:00 PM   Washington @ NY Giants             126    127    124

    Sun  9/7  1:00 PM   Detroit @ Atlanta                  122    121
    Sun  9/7  1:00 PM   Cincinnati @ Baltimore             107    119
    Sun  9/7  1:00 PM   Seattle @ Buffalo                  125    91
    Sun  9/7  1:00 PM   NY Jets @ Miami                    129    118
    Sun  9/7  1:00 PM   Kansas City @ New England          126    147
    Sun  9/7  1:00 PM   Tampa Bay @ New Orleans            140    127
    Sun  9/7  1:00 PM   St. Louis @ Philadelphia           130    153
    Sun  9/7  1:00 PM   Houston @ Pittsburgh               158    123
    Sun  9/7  1:00 PM   Jacksonville @ Tennessee           113    xxx
    Sun  9/7  4:15 PM   Dallas @ Cleveland                 125    122
    Sun  9/7  4:15 PM   Carolina @ San Diego               123    127
    Sun  9/7  4:15 PM   Arizona @ San Francisco            126    119
    Sun  9/7  8:15 PM   Chicago @ Indianapolis             126    127    119

    Mon  9/8  7:00 PM   Minnesota @ Green Bay              126    127    124
    Mon  9/8  10:15 PM  Denver @ Oakland                   122    123    124

    SIRIUS NFL Radio channel 124 Daily Schedule: (All times ET)

    * 7 - 10 am: The Opening Drive with Bob Papa, Randy Cross, Pat Kirwan,
      Shannon Sharpe & Peter King
    * 10 am - 1 pm: The SIRIUS Blitz with Adam Schein, Marty Schottenheimer &
      Solomon Wilcots
    * 1 - 3 pm: The Red Zone with Bruce Murray, Gil Brandt, Carl Banks &
    * 3 - 7 pm: Movin' The Chains with Tim Ryan & Pat Kirwan
    * 7 - 8 pm: NFL Network's Total Access
    * 8 - 11 pm: Late Hits with Andy Gresh, Jim Miller, Ross Tucker & Dan

    * 8 - 11 pm: SIRIUS Fantasy Football with Adam Caplan & John Hansen

    * 8 - 11 am: The Weekend Kickoff with Paul Allen & Dean Dalton
    * 11 am - 2 pm:  Press Coverage with Vic Carucci & Dan Leberfeld
    * 2 - 4 pm:  Chalk Talk - Highlights from the week on SIRIUS NFL Radio
    * 4 - 8 pm: The End Zone with Ross Tucker & Pat Kirwan
    * 8 - 11 pm: Late Hits with Andrew Bogusch & Jim Miller

    * 9 am - Noon: The SIRIUS Tailgate Show with Adam Schein, John Madden and
      Gil Brandt
    * Noon - 8 pm: The Sunday Drive with Steve Torre & Ross Tucker. Live
      cut-ins to NFL games, Up-to-the-minute news and highlights from around
      the league and post-game interviews from the day's star performers
    * 8 pm - Midnight: NFL Rewind with Jack Arute & Jim Miller

This year SIRIUS will offer the "SIRIUS Pigskin Pick 'Em Game" on SIRIUS.com. Each week throughout the NFL regular season, visitors can log on to the website to enter their game picks and compete against the experts on SIRIUS NFL Radio and other hosts from across the SIRIUS platform. One entrant will win a SIRIUS Prize Pack each week. For more information visit www.sirius.com/pigskin.

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