[JPL] XM Debuts New Public Radio Channel on September 1

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Tue Aug 31 10:00:40 EDT 2004

XM Debuts New Public Radio Channel on September 1

     WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio
(Nasdaq: XMSR), the nation's leading provider of satellite radio with more
than 2.1 million subscribers, will debut the new XM Public Radio channel (XM
Channel 133) this Wednesday, September 1.  XM Public Radio, the newest
addition to XM's critically-acclaimed programming line-up, will feature
programs from Public Radio International (PRI) and its station partners
Chicago Public Radio and WGBH Boston; American Public Media, the national
production and distribution branch of Minnesota Public Radio; and Boston
public radio station WBUR.
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     "We are excited to begin broadcasting XM Public Radio to our millions of
listeners across the country," said XM Satellite Radio President and CEO Hugh
Panero, "and it is an honor to carve out this completely new space in the
broadcasting arena with such esteemed public radio programming partners as
Public Radio International, American Public Media and WBUR.  We look forward
to working with these partners to ensure that the quality programming they
produce reaches the broadest audience possible."
     XM Public Radio will feature a host of critically-acclaimed public radio
programs, including This American Life, Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?,
Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac, Speaking of Faith, On Point, and Only
a Game, among others.
     In addition, award-winning public radio newsman Bob Edwards will host a
new morning interview program, The Bob Edwards Show, exclusive to XM Satellite
Radio, which is scheduled to debut on October 4. Edwards hosted National
Public Radio's "Morning Edition" for 25 years, attracting more than 13 million
listeners weekly. In 1999, he and the show received a prestigious Peabody
Award for excellence in broadcasting.  Edwards was recently selected for
induction into the Radio Hall of Fame.  He has also received the Edward R.
Murrow Award from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting for outstanding
contributions to public radio.
     Detailed information about XM Public Radio, including a complete schedule
and program descriptions, is available at http://www.xmradio.com/publicradio.

     About XM Satellite Radio
     XM is America's #1 satellite radio service with more than 2.1 million
subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York
City and Nashville, Tennessee at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2004
lineup includes more than 130 digital channels of choice from coast to coast:
68 one-hundred-percent commercial-free music channels, featuring hip hop to
opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues; 40 channels of premier
sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and 21
channels of the most advanced traffic and weather information for major
metropolitan areas nationwide.
     Affordable, compact and stylish XM satellite radio receivers for the 
the car, the computer and boom boxes for "on the go" are available from
retailers nationwide. In addition, XM is available in more than 80 different
2004 car models. XM is a popular factory- installed option on more than 40 new
General Motors models, as well as a standard feature on several top-selling
Honda and Acura models. JetBlue Airways and AirTran Airways passengers will be
able to listen to XM's programming in-flight later in 2004. This fall, XM will
offer XM NavTraffic, a new service that will provide real-time traffic
information for vehicle navigation systems.  For more information about XM,
visit http://www.xmradio.com.

     Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from 
those in
the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM
Satellite Radio's service, the Company's dependence on technology and third
party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other
risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-15-04. Copies of the filing are
available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.

SOURCE  XM Satellite Radio
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     /CONTACT:  David Butler of XM Satellite Radio, +1-202-380-4317, or
david.butler at xmradio.com/

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