Sirius Satellite Radio to Air Three Major Televised Hurricane Relief Concerts on Sept. 9 & 10
Live broadcasts of "Shelter From the Storm" and "S.O.S.: Saving Ourselves" on Fri. Sept. 9; "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" on Sept. 10
NEW YORK, Sept 08, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that it will broadcast three major televised hurricane relief concerts taking place on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10.
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On Friday, September 9 at 8 pm ET, SIRIUS will broadcast the "S.O.S.: Saving Ourselves" hurricane relief telethon on BET, starting at 7:30 pm ET on SIRIUS channel 50, Hot Jamz. Featuring live performances from Stevie Wonder, Omarion, Common, David Banner, Jay-Z, Juvenile, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Master P and many more, the telethon's proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.
Also on Friday, September 9, SIRIUS will broadcast the "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" benefit concert on commercial-free music channel 9, The Pulse. SIRIUS will re-air the broadcast at 11 pm ET.
"Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" will feature scheduled performances by Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, U2, Randy Newman, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart, Kanye West and Neil Young, along with celebrity appearances. The live, commercial-free, one-hour event, which will benefit the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, will be broadcast on television networks ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The WB and UPN.
SIRIUS will also air MTV Networks' hurricane relief benefit concert, "ReAct: Music & Relief" live on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 8 pm ET. The concert will be heard on commercial-free music channel SIRIUS Hits-1, channel 1, starting at 8 pm ET.
"ReAct Now: Music & Relief" will feature scheduled performances by artists including Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, Audioslave, Neil Young, Alan Jackson, Staind, Melissa Etheridge, Motley Crue, Dashboard Confessional, Good Charlotte, Maroon 5, John Mayer, Common, Sheryl Crow, Goo Goo Dolls, Ludacris, Dave Matthews Band, Gretchen Wilson, John Mellencamp, Green Day, Usher, Rob Thomas and more.
The special will feature artist performances from four U.S. cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Nashville -- and will air live in its entirety on MTV, VH1 and CMT. Additional artists may appear in the lineup and all proceeds from the show will go to the American Red Cross.
SIRIUS delivers more than 120 channels of the best commercial-free music, compelling talk shows, news and information, and the most exciting sports programming to listeners across the country in digital quality sound. SIRIUS offers 65 channels of 100% commercial-free music, and features over 55 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95. SIRIUS also broadcasts live play-by- play games of the NFL, NHL and NBA and is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL and NHL.
SIRIUS radios for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are manufactured by Alpine, Audiovox, Blaupunkt, Clarion, Delphi, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sanyo, Sony and XACT Communications. Available in more than 25,000 retail locations, SIRIUS radios can be purchased at major retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Office Depot, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart and RadioShack. SIRIUS is also available at heavy truck dealers and truck stops nationwide.
SIRIUS radios are currently offered in vehicles from Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln-Mercury, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo. Hertz currently offers SIRIUS at major locations around the country.
Click on http://www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to find a SIRIUS retailer or car dealer in your area.
Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance with respect to SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and, accordingly, such statements involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the key factors that have a direct bearing on our operational results are: our dependence upon third parties, including manufacturers of SIRIUS radios, retailers, automakers and programming partners, our competitive position and any events which affect the useful life of our satellites.
Contacts for SIRIUS: Elise Brown Media 212-584-5290 firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle McKinnon Analysts 212-584-5285 email@example.com Jaymie VanValkenburgh Investors 212-584-5158 firstname.lastname@example.org
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