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SIRIUS XM Radio to Broadcast 4-Day Celebration of the New Wave Band, The Cure, During the Memorial Day Holiday

May 15, 2009

“4 for The Cure Memorial Weekend” will feature The Cure in concert plus a rare interview with lead singer Robert Smith exclusively on SIRIUS XM’s 1st Wave channel

NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced it will broadcast a four-day celebration of the iconic New Wave band, The Cure. “4 for The Cure Memorial Weekend” will feature an exclusive, rare interview with frontman, Robert Smith, a previously unreleased concert recording and music spanning the band’s three-decade career. “4 for The Cure Memorial Weekend” will launch on 1st Wave, SIRIUS channel 22 and XM channel 44, starting Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25.

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For the SIRIUS XM special broadcast, 1st Wave channel host Richard Blade spoke to Robert Smith. Robert will offer SIRIUS XM listeners a glimpse into his very private personal life and discuss his band’s music–both old favorites and new songs–songwriting, recording, and performing live. The Robert Smith interview will air one-time only on Sunday, May 24 at 11 am ET.

SIRIUS XM will also broadcast The Cure’s previously unreleased concert performance from the band’s appearance at Los Angeles’s Hollywood Bowl on May 31, 2008. This exclusive 3-hour broadcast will air on Friday, May 22 at 6 pm and will be rebroadcast on Saturday, May 23 at 12 pm ET; Sunday, May 24 at 10 pm ET and Monday, May 25 at 4 pm ET.

Additionally, Robert Smith will guest deejay throughout Memorial Day weekend, introducing Cure songs and offering his insights into the band’s music, including the New Wave classics “Let’s Go to Bed,” “Just like Heaven” and “Friday I’m in Love.”

SIRIUS XM’s 1st Wave channel broadcasts the first wave of alternative music from the era that defined alternative. On the channel, SIRIUS XM listeners will hear The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2, R.E.M., The Smiths, The Police, New Order, Pretenders, The Clash, Morrissey and many others.

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About SIRIUS XM Radio

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

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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The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: our substantial indebtedness; the businesses of SIRIUS and XM may not be combined successfully, or such combination may take longer, be more difficult, time-consuming or costly to accomplish than expected; the useful life of our satellites; our dependence upon automakers and other third parties; our competitive position versus other forms of audio and video entertainment; and general economic conditions. Additional factors that could cause SIRIUS’ and XM’s results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in SIRIUS’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and XM’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and available at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and SIRIUS and XM disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

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    Contacts for SIRIUS XM Radio:

    Sal Resendez
    sal.resendez@siriusxm.com
    646 313 2405

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