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2009 NFL Season Kicks Off on SIRIUS XM Sept. 10

September 8, 2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, will offer unparalleled coverage of the 2009 NFL season, providing SIRIUS subscribers and XM subscribers with the “Best of SIRIUS” programming package with live play-by-play of every game plus 24-hour coverage of the sport on SIRIUS NFL Radio, channel 124.

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The 2009 NFL campaign kicks off at 8:30 pm ET on Thursday, Sept. 10, when the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers host the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field. The game will be available to listeners nationwide on SIRIUS channels 125 and 124 and on XM channels 102 and 124.

SIRIUS XM broadcasts every NFL game live nationwide — from the preseason through the playoffs and Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida. For more information and a schedule of NFL games on SIRIUS XM, visit www.sirius.com/nfl or www.xmradio.com.

SIRIUS NFL Radio (SIRIUS channel 124 and XM channel 124 with the “Best of SIRIUS”), the only radio channel dedicated entirely to pro football talk, offers in-depth coverage of the game 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 showcases a roster of hosts that includes former players, coaches and front office executives including: Carl Banks, Gil Brandt, Randy Cross, Dean Dalton, Rich Gannon, Pat Kirwan, John Madden, Jim Miller, Tim Ryan, Marty Schottenheimer, Shannon Sharpe, Ross Tucker and Solomon Wilcots.

NFL on SIRIUS XM – Opening Weekend: (All times ET)

                                                   SIRIUS Chns:    XM Chns:
                                                   Away   Home   Away   Home
                                                   Feed   Feed   Feed   Feed

    Thu 9/10  8:30 PM   Tennessee @ Pittsburgh      ---    125    ---   102*
    Sun 9/13  1:00 PM   Miami @ Atlanta             153    125    ---   102*
    Sun 9/13  1:00 PM   Kansas City @ Baltimore     146    152    ---   110*
    Sun 9/13  1:00 PM   Philadelphia @ Carolina     122    147    106*  ---
    Sun 9/13  1:00 PM   Denver @ Cincinnati         144     91    ---   108*
    Sun 9/13  1:00 PM   Minnesota @ Cleveland       123    130    107*  ---
    Sun 9/13  1:00 PM   NY Jets @ Houston           126    154    103*  ---
    Sun 9/13  1:00 PM   Jacksonville @ Indianapolis 129    113    ---   109*
    Sun 9/13  1:00 PM   Detroit @ New Orleans       155    127    ---   104*
    Sun 9/13  1:00 PM   Dallas @ Tampa Bay          121    158    105*  ---
    Sun 9/13  4:15 PM   San Francisco @ Arizona     127    125    ---   102*
    Sun 9/13  4:15 PM   Washington @ NY Giants      121    123    ---   107*
    Sun 9/13  4:15 PM   St. Louis @ Seattle         122    126    ---   103*
    Sun 9/13  8:20 PM   Chicago @ Green Bay         127    126    103*  102*
    Mon 9/14  7:00 PM   Buffalo @ New England       126    125    103*  102*
    Mon 9/14  10:15 PM  San Diego @ Oakland         127    122    104*  105*

    * denotes "Best of SIRIUS" channel on XM.

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

Weekdays

  • 7 – 10 am: The Opening Drive with Bob Papa, Randy Cross, Peter King & Shannon Sharpe
  • 10 am – 1 pm: The SIRIUS Blitz with Adam Schein, Rich Gannon & Jim Miller
  • 1 – 3 pm: The Red Zone with Solomon Wilcots, Marty Schottenheimer, Gil Brandt, Carl Banks, Ross Tucker & Alex Marvez
  • 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 Bryan McGovern, Jim Miller, Ross Tucker & Gil Brandt

Tuesdays

  • 7 – 9 pm: SIRIUS Fantasy Football with Adam Caplan & John Hansen

Fridays

  • 8 – 11 pm: SIRIUS Fantasy Football with Caplan & Hansen

Saturdays

  • 8 – 11 am: The Weekend Kickoff with Howard David & Dean Dalton
  • 11 am – 2 pm: Press Coverage with Vic Carucci & Dan Leberfeld
  • 2 – 4 pm: Chalk Talk with Dave Hagen
  • 4 – 7 pm: The End Zone with Bryan McGovern & Pat Kirwan
  • 7 – 11 pm: Late Hits with Andrew Bogusch & Jim Miller

Sundays

  • 9 am – Noon: The SIRIUS Tailgate Show with Adam Schein, John Madden, Gil Brandt & Adam Caplan
  • Noon – 8 pm: The Sunday Drive with Steve Torre & Bill Lekas. 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

SIRIUS XM will once again feature the “SIRIUS|XM 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 compare their scores to the experts on SIRIUS NFL Radio and other hosts from across the SIRIUS XM platform. Prizes will be awarded weekly. For details and Official Rules, visit www.sirius.com/pigskin. Open only to legal residents of the contiguous United States and D.C., age 18 and over.

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, Wal-Mart and independent retailers.

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.

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the business combination transaction involving SIRIUS and XM, including potential synergies and cost savings and the timing thereof, future financial and operating results, the combined company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as “will likely result,” ” are expected to,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of SIRIUS’ and XM’s management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of SIRIUS and XM. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

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.

P-SIRI

    Contact for SIRIUS XM Radio:
    Andrew FitzPatrick
    SIRIUS XM Radio
    212.901.6693
    andrew.fitzpatrick@siriusxm.com

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