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SIRIUS XM Radio’s Kids Place Live Launches New Show – ‘Kids Stuff’ – Geared Toward the Sandbox Set

December 22, 2008

New midday show inspired by SIRIUS’ Kids Stuff channel, to mix pre-K themed music, storytelling and games

“Kids Stuff” to kick-off with an exclusive performance from kindie rock superstar Laurie Berkner

Kids Place Live on SIRIUS and XM Radio is nation’s premier radio channel for kids 10 and under

NEW YORK, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today the debut of Kids Stuff, a three-hour daily show inspired by SIRIUS’ Kids Stuff channel. The show, dedicated to the sandbox set, will feature a mix of pre-kindergarten themed music with old-school storytelling of classic folk and fairytales by renowned children’s artists and celebrities. Kids Stuff will air Monday through Friday at 12 pm ET on Kids Place Live, SIRIUS and XM channels 116.

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Kids Stuff will premiere on December 24th with an exclusive performance from renowned children’s recording artist Laurie Berkner. Berkner, joined by an audience of Kids Place Live families, will perform songs from her new album Rocketship Run.

Kids Place Live, available to SIRIUS XM’s more than 18.9 million subscribers, is the nation’s premier radio station for kids ages 10 and under. With the addition of Kids Stuff, the channel broadens to include top-level music and entertainment content geared specifically to children ages 2 to 4.

In addition to Kids Stuff, Kids Place Live also offers a variety of daily live programming geared to kids 10 and under. Kicking-off things daily at 7 am ET is The Animal Farm, a live interactive program that blends music with an assortment of fun animal characters. The show hosted by Kenny Curtis, a 20-year veteran of children’s radio, encourages kids to call-in and talk to their favorite animal characters as they follow their misadventures on The Animal Farm.

At 3 pm ET, kids can tune-in for The Absolutely Mindy Show hosted by Mindy Thomas. The four-hour show features music and interviews with celebrities and children’s authors as well as fun interactive games and trivia. On The Absolutely Mindy Show kids help create the programming by calling in to help Mindy solve problems, interview guests and request their favorite songs.

As the day winds down, at 7 pm ET, children’s singer-songwriter Robbie Schaefer takes over with Robbie Schaefer’s Stuck in a Real Tall Tree. On the show Robbie talks to kids about their home, asks them to share stories from their field trips and whatever else they have on their minds. The show also features music from today’s hottest children’s artists that both parents and kids can enjoy together around the dinner table.

In addition to live daily programming, Kids Place Live also features nightly music only shows with Automatik¸ a jukebox of the best kids music played without interruption, and Dreamcatchers, a menu of lullabies and softer songs that serves as a nightlight for kids and parents. Other specialty programs include The Rumpus Room Concert Series featuring live performances from today’s hottest kids artists recorded at the SIRIUS XM studios, and Talespinners, which features new and classic stories told by celebrities like Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Jennifer Aniston as well as the greatest professional story-tellers and spoken-word recording artists in North America.

For more information on Kids Place Live, please visit www.xmradio.com or www.sirius.com.

About SIRIUS XM Radio

SIRIUS XM Radio is America’s satellite radio company delivering commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather, to more than 18.9 million subscribers.

SIRIUS XM Radio has content relationships with an array of personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Buffett, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bubba the Love Sponge(R), The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, 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(R), NASCAR(R), NBA, NHL(R), and PGA TOUR(R), and broadcasts major college sports.

SIRIUS XM Radio has arrangements with every major automaker. SIRIUS XM Radio products are available at shop.sirius.com and shop.xmradio.com, and at retail locations nationwide, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Sam’s Club, and Wal-Mart.

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(R) 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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