Sirius to Devote Exclusive Channel to Bing Crosby for the Holidays - 'Bing Crosby Christmas Radio'
"Bing Crosby Christmas Radio" airs December 21-25, features 20+ years of vintage Bing Crosby holiday radio programs Classic shows with Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Rosemary Clooney, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Stewart, Peggy Lee, The Andrews Sisters, and more Bing's wife Kathryn Crosby and daughter Mary Crosby host the channel, share their personal anecdotes and memories
NEW YORK, Dec 13, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today that it will devote an entire channel - Bing Crosby Christmas Radio - to classic Bing Crosby radio broadcasts from the personal vault of Bing Crosby, one of America's most beloved entertainers of all time and a star synonymous with classic holiday entertainment.
Working with the Crosby family, SIRIUS tapped into Bing's personal archives and will transform channel 119 into Bing Crosby Christmas Radio from December 21-25, broadcasting 5 consecutive days of Crosby's incredible holiday radio shows from 1938-1962, brimming with special celebrity guests, music, performances and variety shows.
Bing's wife Kathryn Crosby and daughter Mary Crosby will host the channel, sharing personal anecdotes and memories about the programs.
These shows include his most popular recording ever, "White Christmas," as well as multiple Christmas Day and Christmas Eve radio specials hosted by Bing over the years.
Bing Crosby Christmas Radio will feature a wide variety of Crosby's beloved music, storytelling and special guests like Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, The Andrews Sisters, Jimmy Stewart, Phil Silvers, Jimmy Durante, and Edgar Bergen and his daughter, a young Candice Bergen.
Classic radio programs on Bing Crosby Christmas Radio include "Christmas Sing with Bing," "The Bing Crosby Show," and "Philco Radio Time."
Crosby was a major radio star from 1931 to 1962. He appeared on approximately 4,000 radio broadcasts, nearly 3,400 of them his own programs.
SIRIUS, "The Best Radio on Radio," delivers more than 130 channels of the best programming in all of radio. SIRIUS is the original and only home of 100% commercial free music channels in satellite radio, offering 69 music channels. SIRIUS also delivers 65 channels of sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather and data. SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, NASCAR and NBA, and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the NFL and NBA, as well as live NASCAR races. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95.
SIRIUS Internet Radio (SIR) is a CD-quality, Internet-only version of the SIRIUS radio service, without the use of a radio, for the monthly subscription fee of $12.95. SIR delivers more than 80 channels of talk, entertainment, sports, and 100% commercial free music.
SIRIUS Backseat TV(TM) is the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring three channels of children's TV programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network, for the subscription fee of $6.99 plus applicable audio subscription fee.
SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in more than 20,000 retail locations, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Crutchfield, Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, RadioShack and at shop.sirius.com.
SIRIUS radios are offered in vehicles from Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep(R), Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercury, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. Hertz also offers SIRIUS in its rental cars at major locations around the country.
Click on www.sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS radio and subscription.
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, 2006 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Among the significant factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed are: our pending merger with XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc. ("XM"), including related uncertainties and risks and the impact on our business if the merger is not completed; any events which affect the useful life of our satellites; our dependence upon third parties, including manufacturers of SIRIUS radios, retailers, automakers and programming providers; and our competitive position versus other audio entertainment providers.
P-SIRI Media Contact: Hillary Schupf SIRIUS 212.901.6739 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Copyright (C) 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved
News Provided by COMTEX