WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "GRAMMY® Radio" will return to XM on February 8, providing millions of music fans unmatched coverage of GRAMMY Week events, as well as highlights from the past 50 years of the GRAMMYs. GRAMMY Radio will air on XM's exclusive programming channel, XMX (XM 2) through February 10, the evening of the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This dedicated content is part of XM's multi-year programming and marketing partnership with The Recording Academy®.
To kick off GRAMMY Radio, XM will broadcast "Fifty Years of The GRAMMYs," an exclusive 50-hour retrospective highlighting past winners since 1958 in a range of categories in all genres of music, including "Record Of The Year," "Song Of The Year" and dozens more.
In addition, GRAMMY Radio will once again offer the only live broadcast of this year's pre-telecast GRAMMY Awards, as well as red-carpet interviews from the GRAMMY Awards and broadcasts of unforgettable performances by a "who's who" of superstar artists at the most exclusive events during GRAMMY Week. These include: MusiCares® Person of the Year tribute honoring music icon Aretha Franklin; GRAMMY Salute To Jazz® honoring Sonny Rollins and McCoy Tyner; and GRAMMY Salute To Classical Music® honoring Lang Lang and Earl Wild, among many other GRAMMY Week events.
"GRAMMY Radio will once again provide millions of XM subscribers the closest thing to red-carpet access and front-row seats at the music industry's most exclusive events, traditionally reserved only for music industry V.I.P.s," said Eric Logan, executive vice president of programming for XM. "XM is the ideal platform to bring comprehensive coverage of GRAMMY Week events to the millions of music fans who subscribe to our service."
In addition to GRAMMY Radio and related GRAMMY specialty programming, XM recently launched "XM Radio Mobile GRAMMY Sweepstakes" in conjunction with mobile partner AT&T Wireless. Through January 31, AT&T Wireless customers can automatically enter to win a trip for two to the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards, including airfare, hotel and $500 cash by downloading the XM Radio Mobile application to their phone. With XM Radio Mobile, AT&T Wireless customers can also use their mobile phone to listen to GRAMMY Radio on "XMX." More information on this sweepstakes and the XM Radio Mobile service is available at http://www.xmradio.com/mobile.
XM is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 8.5 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2007 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Ferrari, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota, is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2008. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please 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 3-1-07. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department. All programming subject to change.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070313/XMLOGO
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