NEW YORK, Sept 15, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI), the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the National Football League, announced today that it will broadcast a daylong radiothon dedicated to raising money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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The SIRIUS NFL Radiothon for Hurricane Relief will take place all day Tuesday, September 20, 2005 on SIRIUS NFL Radio // channel 124. The entire broadcast will also be streamed live on NFL.com.
Personalities from the worlds of sports, politics and entertainment, along with those directly involved with the relief effort, will appeal for contributions to the New Orleans Saints Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, formed by the Saints to provide aid and assistance to the people of New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region affected by the natural disaster. An independent Board of Directors will allocate and administer funds to the affected people. Listeners will be directed to log on to www.sirius.com or call a toll free number to make a contribution.
To raise funds, donated items will be auctioned off on SIRIUS throughout the day with proceeds being forwarded to the charity. The public can log on to www.sirius.com to bid on numerous auction items that will include a trip to Super Bowl XL, chances to meet famous athletes, a variety of sports memorabilia and apparel autographed by stars and celebrities such as Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Archie Manning, Pele, Derek Jeter, Joe Namath, Jerry Rice, Sandy Koufax, Brian Urlacher, Bill Walton, Tommy Lasorda, Annika Sorenstam, Eli Manning, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Michael Phelps and more.
Those scheduled to participate in the benefit include Hall of Famers John Riggins and Joe Namath, NFL players Kevin Mawae, Braylon Edwards, Will Allen, Reggie Wayne and Derrick Dockery, NFL coaches John Fox, Jack Del Rio and Jim Mora, Senator Bill Bradley, Cris Carter, Archie Manning, Dan Reeves, Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Miller and many more.
The SIRIUS NFL Radiothon caps off the NFL's "Hurricane Relief Weekend" initiative. Under the theme of "Recover and Rebuild," the NFL, its clubs, network television partners and sponsors will use the Sept. 18-19 NFL games in a special way as part of an ongoing initiative to raise funds and bring attention to the massive needs of the Gulf Coast region following the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina.
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, JBL, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer, Sanyo, XACT Communications and Visteon. 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 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.
Andrew FitzPatrick of SIRIUS, +1-212-901-6693, email@example.com
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