WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio and The Content Factory, a Chicago-based content distribution company, today announced Dan Patrick's national radio show will air on the sports talk channel XM Sports Nation starting January 21.
Fans across the country can hear Patrick's renowned insight and humor on "The Dan Patrick Show" on XM Sports Nation (XM channel 144) every weekday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon ET/7 a.m. to 9 a.m. PT.
Patrick premiered his new syndicated radio show in October. In addition to the radio show, Patrick recently joined Sports Illustrated as a senior writer for the magazine and SI.com, and will re-launch DanPatrick.com in February 2008. Prior to joining the Content Factory, Patrick spent 18 years at ESPN, where he served as an anchor on "SportsCenter" and, for the past eight years, hosted his ESPN Radio show.
"We are excited about being part of XM Satellite's powerful programming line-up," said Dan Patrick. "The Dan Patrick show has quickly developed a strong terrestrial radio affiliate network and we look forward to expanding our reach to XM's millions of subscribers from coast to coast. When we launched the show, it was our goal to provide an unparalleled listener experience and we are thrilled to bring our program to America's number one satellite radio company."
"People who love sports love to listen to Dan Patrick on the radio, and now you can hear Dan on XM wherever you are, from coast to coast," said Kevin Straley, XM senior vice president of news, sports, and talk programming. "Dan Patrick is one of the biggest names in sports broadcasting, and his show is a fantastic addition to XM Sports Nation on channel 144."
Patrick continues to make national news by interviewing some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment. Senator John McCain, U.S. Rep. Tom Davis and former Oakland A's slugger Jose Canseco all made headlines on "The Dan Patrick Show" with strong comments about baseball's steroid scandal. Other notable guests include David Beckham, Wayne Gretzky, NASCAR's Tony Stewart, Mavs' owner Mark Cuban, Artie Lange of the Howard Stern Show, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson, skateboarder Tony Hawk, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and comedian Dennis Miller. The show is distributed by The Content Factory on a variety of media platforms, and can now be heard on more than 80 terrestrial radio stations and in eight of the top ten markets in the U.S.
XM is the sports leader in satellite radio with more than 5,000 live sporting events annually. XM is the official satellite radio network for Major League Baseball, the six major college sports conferences in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), the National Hockey League, the PGA TOUR, and the IndyCar Series. XM also offers the most sports talk on the radio with the 24- hour channels XM Sports Nation, MLB Home Plate, NHL Home Ice, ESPN Radio, ESPNews, and Fox Sports Radio.
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) 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 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. 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. Programming is subject to change.
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