Washington, D.C., June 3, 2008 – Cam’Ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, The Game, Young Jeezy and many other popular hip-hop artists have joined XM Radio to host three weekly music shows dedicated to the distinct sounds of hip-hop music on the East Coast, the West Coast and in the South, it was announced today by XM. The trio of hour-long shows – “Dipset Radio,” “C.T.E. Radio,” and “Black Wall Street Radio” – will feature a different artist hosting each week, playing their own selection of East Coast, West Coast or Southern hip hop tracks, interviewing other artists and more. All three shows will premiere June 5-7 on XM’s uncut hip-hop channel “RAW” (XM 66).
DIPSET RADIO – Artists Cam’Ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Duke Da God, Hell Rell, JR Writer, Freekey Zekey and 40 Cal from Harlem-based Diplomat Records will alternate as hosts. Airs Thursdays at 8pm ET on XM 66
BLACK WALL STREET RADIO – West Coast rap artists The Game, Juice, Nu Jersey Devil and DJ Haze will alternate as hosts. Airs Fridays at 8pm ET on XM 66.
C.T.E. RADIO – Artists Young Jeezy, Blood Raw, Slick Pulla, Roccett, 211 and DJ Infamous from Atlanta-based Corporate Thugz Entertainment will alternate as hosts. Airs Saturdays at 6pm ET on XM 66.
All three shows will air during XM’s celebration of Black Music Month. Throughout the month of June, XM will feature special programming including live performances, interviews with influential artists, and XM programming premieres. Ne-Yo, Flo-Rida, Jeffrey Osborne, Teyanna Taylor, Karina, Howard Hewitt, Quincy Jones and many others will be among the artists featured during the month-long salute to the musical contributions of African-Americans. Additional information and details are available at www.xmradio.com/BMM.
XM is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 9.3 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, the exclusive home on the Internet for XM’s commercial-free music channels; 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/.
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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. All programming subject to change.
Contact: Anne-Taylor Adams, XM, 212-708-6171, email@example.com