NEW YORK – September 4, 2003 – SIRIUS (NASDAQ: SIRI), known for delivering the very best in commercial-free music and premium audio entertainment to cars and homes across the country, today announced the launch of “Rolling Stone on SIRIUS” through an exclusive collaboration with Rolling Stone magazine. Airing every Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. ET on SIRIUS Entertainment, stream 135, the one-hour weekly program will be hosted live by top Rolling Stone editors Joe Levy and Jenny Eliscu and will feature breaking insider music-related news plus information culled from the most current issue of the magazine as it hits the newsstands. The show will also include live interviews with SIRIUS Stream Jockeys and music industry insiders, as well as listener call-ins. The program will debut September 10th.
"Rolling Stone has been one of the leading voices of the music industry and ahead of the curve in reporting on the music business for more than three decades. Now our listeners will have access to the exclusive programming that only Rolling Stone can provide," said Mary Pat Ryan, Executive Vice President, Marketing at SIRIUS. "This partnership is an excellent example of an established brand coming together with a new brand to create unique content that listeners can't find anywhere else."
"SIRIUS and Rolling Stone share a passion for music and a common goal of providing music lovers with the latest news on the industry," said Jann S. Wenner, founder and publisher, Rolling Stone. "We are the prominent source of news and information about music and are proud to bring our expertise to 'Rolling Stone on SIRIUS' and to be a part of the future of entertainment – SIRIUS satellite radio."
SIRIUS is the only satellite radio service bringing listeners more than 100 streams of the best music and entertainment coast-to-coast. SIRIUS offers 60 music streams with no commercials, along with over 40 world-class sports, news and entertainment streams for a monthly subscription fee of only $12.95, with greater savings for upfront payments of multiple months or a year or more. Stream Jockeys create and deliver uncompromised music in virtually every genre to our listeners 24 hours a day. Satellite radio products bringing SIRIUS to listeners in the car, truck, home, RV and boat are manufactured by Kenwood, Panasonic, Clarion and Audiovox, and are available at major retailers including Circuit City, Best Buy, Car Toys, Good Guys, Tweeter, Ultimate Electronics, Sears and Crutchfield. SIRIUS is the leading OEM satellite radio provider, with exclusive partnerships with DaimlerChrysler, Ford and BMW. Automotive brands currently offering SIRIUS radios in select new car models include BMW, MINI, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Nissan, Infiniti, Mazda and Audi. Automotive brands that have announced plans to offer SIRIUS in select models include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Volvo, Volkswagen, Land Rover and Aston Martin. Genmar Holdings, the world’s largest manufacturer of recreational boats, Formula Boats and Winnebago, the leading supplier of recreational vehicles and motorhomes, have also announced plans to offer SIRIUS.
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About Rolling Stone
Profound, moving and memorable, Rolling Stone is the voice of rock ‘n roll. The magazine focuses on all forms of social behavior and American society. The brand is synonymous with the what, when, where and why of youth culture. Rolling Stone provides all the news that fits to 11.7 million readers every two weeks.