WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM the nation's leading provider of satellite radio with more than 8.5 million subscribers, today announced a new channel featuring Spanish-language oldies hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Caricia, (XM channel 93), will feature timeless music from popular legendary artists, including: Julio Iglesias, Jose Feliciano, Roberto Carlos, Leo Dan, Jose Jose, Leonardo Favio, Armando Manzanero, Nino Bravo, Camilo Sesto and more.
"We're pleased to bring XM listeners the Caricia channel, where they will hear legendary artists from all over Latin America," said Jesus Salas, senior programming director, XM Satellite Radio. "The Caricia channel will deliver "musica del recuerdo" or timeless music that is certain to bring listeners back to the 60s, 70s and 80s."
XM offers the most Spanish language programming on satellite radio. XM's four channels of commercial-free Latin music include: Latin pop hits channel, Viva (XM 91); regional Mexican music channel, Aguila (XM 92); newly launched Spanish oldies hits channel Caricia (XM 93); and tropical dance music and reggaeton hits channel Caliente (XM 94).
XM also offers a Spanish-language world sports talk radio channel, XM Deportivo (XM 147), which features Spanish soccer coverage and sports information from around the world, and CNN En Espanol (XM 126) the 24-hour Spanish language news network where you will hear Alberto Padilla, Claudia Palacios, and Juan Carlos Arciniegas anchor news.
In addition to XM Radio, Caricia is also available on XM Radio Online. Programming and additional information for the channel will be available online at http://www.xmradio.com/onxm/channelpage.xmc?ch=93.
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 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.Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070313/XMLOGO
SOURCE: XM Satellite Radio
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