NEW YORK - October 24, 2003 - SIRIUS (NASDAQ: SIRI), known for delivering the very best in commercial-free music and premium broadcast entertainment to cars and homes across the country, today announced that internationally recognized financial advisor David Bach -- the author of Smart Women Finish Rich and other best sellers -- will host a call-in talk show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. The program enhances a comprehensive lineup of original talk programming available on SIRIUS, which includes "The Lynn Samuels Show," "Rolling Stone on SIRIUS," and "CMJ New Music Report."
David Bach is the host of the PBS special, "Smart Women Finish Rich." He is also the creator of the Finish Rich book and seminar series. Bach is regularly featured in print and electronic media, including ABC's "The View," NBC's "Weekend Today Show," CBS's "The Early Show," and Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor." He has been profiled in Business Week, USA Today, People, the Financial Times and the Washington Post, among other respected publications.
Bach is distinctive among financial planning experts in that he has found the way to take a mundane and often-intimidating topic and made it simple, fun and empowering. His website is www.finishrich.com.
"Personal finance planning is a critical issue for all families, yet it's such a daunting task," remarked SIRIUS Vice President, Talk Programming, Jeremy Coleman. "David Bach has turned what used to be a stressful experience into an exercise that everyone, be they men or women, seniors or teenagers, singles or couples, can actually look forward to. We're thrilled that David has agreed to share his wisdom with SIRIUS subscribers."
Bach noted, "Millions of people nationwide have enjoyed great success with my financial planning strategies. I now look forward to sharing the very same strategies that I write about in my books and teach at my seminars during my show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio."
His show will air weekly on SIRIUS, beginning Saturday, October 25.
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