WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Radio (NASDAQ: XMSR), the nation's leading provider of satellite radio, today announced that beginning Monday, April 28 the lineup for The Power (XM Channel 169), the nation's only 24-hour radio channel exclusively dedicated to African-American talk programming, will be expanded to include new shows featuring social, political and economic radio personalities and leaders.
The Power will expand its lineup with shows from radio personalities Keith Murphy, Armstrong Williams, David Anderson, Brian Higgins, Wilmer Leon, Willie Jolley, George Wilson, Robert "Rob" Redding Jr., Mario Armstrong, Maggie Linton, Charles Ellison and Peter Groff. These hosts join prominent community leaders, including Joe Madison, Kojo Nnamdi, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Warren Ballantine, Tavis Smiley and The 2 Live Stews.
"XM is proud to be home to The Power, the only national radio platform devoted to African-American talk," said Kevin Straley, SVP of Talk Programming for XM. "These new shows offer The Power's listeners the most diverse group of voices on the economic, political and social issues affecting African- Americans today."
Channel lineup additions include: -- "Urban Journal," Mondays through Fridays 8-9pm ET - Keith Murphy, veteran award-winning broadcaster who has been producing and hosting radio and television programs for more than 17 years, hosts this wrap up of the major stories of the day from Wall Street to Your Street. -- "Armstrong Williams Show," Monday through Fridays, 9-10pm ET - Armstrong Williams, who is one of the most prominent black conservatives in the media, debates issues impacting all Americans. Armstrong brings to his daily show a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for his conservative and Christian values. -- "Blackanomics," Saturdays 6-7am ET - Hosted by David Anderson, this show educates and raises the awareness to the economic issues impacting the African-American community. David encourages listeners to take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace and control their own financial destiny. Encores Sunday 6-7am ET. -- "Mind Yo Business," live Saturdays from 9-11am ET - Brian Higgins hosts this show dedicated to bolstering listeners' bottom line, while helping them find balance between work and family. Brian uses his proven network marketing, real estate and small business expertise to deliver a unique perspective on business and family issues. Encores Sundays 4- 6pm ET. -- "On With Leon," Saturdays, 11am-1pm ET - Wilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D, a political scientist whose primary areas of expertise are black politics and public policy, discusses the economics and public policies behind current affairs affecting the African-American community in this live show featuring interviews with renowned policy experts, government officials and journalists. Encores Sundays, 8-10pm ET. -- "Willie Jolley Show," Saturdays, 1-3pm ET - Host Willie Jolley is a premier speaker, singer and author who talks to listeners about accelerating success, growing businesses and growing people, performance and profits. Willie's live show will inspire, engage, and empower listeners by offering techniques, ideas, principles, and strategies to help them live the life they desire. Encores Sundays 7- 9am ET. -- "GW on The Hill" is live Saturdays, 3-5pm ET - Veteran radio news correspondent and former congressional staffer, George Wilson, hosts a live call-in show that provides a birds-eye view of life on Capitol Hill. George takes listeners inside the beltway for real-time updates on pending legislation and issues important to the urban community. George's 30-years experience allows him to deliver in-depth interviews with newsmakers, politicians, activists and educators. Encores Sundays 9-11am ET. -- "Redding News Report," Saturdays 5-7pm ET - Radio personality and journalist Robert "Rob" Redding Jr. hosts an intellectual and intriguing talk show that delves deep into issues affecting the black community. Rob's show promises to bring listeners to the forefront of developing news stories before they happen. -- "Digital Spin," Saturdays 7-8pm ET - Mario Armstrong translates technology to non-tech savvy audiences. Mario melds tech policy, Internet and popular culture, gadgets and gizmos, with commentary and stories on how technology impacts our lives, education, institutions, entertainment, politics, society and business. Encores Sunday at 3am and 11am ET. -- "Maggie Linton Show," Saturdays 10-11pm ET - Maggie Linton features stories about individuals who have reached for success and how they achieved their goals. Maggie helps listeners bring the positive lessons from these journeys into their own lives. -- "Blackpolicy.org," Saturdays 11pm-12am ET - Co-hosts Charles Ellison, in Washington, DC, and Peter Groff, in Denver, Colo., offer a cross- country and cutting-edge perspective on the political news of the day. Blackpolicy.org is 30 minutes of raw analysis sliced fresh, showcasing a diversity of issues and newsmakers impacting the modern electoral landscape. Encores Sunday 10-11pm ET.
Complete programming information, including show descriptions, air dates and times, is available online at http://www.xmradio.com/onxm/channelpage.xmc?ch=169 .
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 9 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2008 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. XM programming is also available through XM Radio Online, as downloads of original XM shows via podcasts from XM's Web site or the Apple's iTunes Store, and as streams of commercial-free XM music channels to AT&T and Alltel wireless customers through XM Radio Mobile. 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 2-28-08. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department. Programming is subject to change.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070313/XMLOGO
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