December 16, 2008

Disco and Old School Hip-Hop Channels Back by Popular Demand on SIRIUS XM Radio

NEW YORK, Dec 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --

The Strobe and Backspin return on January 15

The Beat Morning Show launches on BPM

SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced the return of two music channels: The Strobe and Backspin. SIRIUS XM listeners will be able to listen to The Strobe and Backspin beginning Thursday, January 15.

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The Strobe and Backspin will bring back disco/classic dance and old school hip-hop respectively to SIRIUS and XM. Additionally, The Beat Morning Show will launch on BPM on January 15. The daily show will feature popular dance hits and be hosted by former Beat program director Geronimo.

"Bringing back The Strobe and Backspin, and adding The Beat Morning Show, is part of our commitment to respond to our subscribers' overwhelming passion for our service," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "We are fortunate to have an enthusiastic audience that embraces satellite radio with unprecedented fervor. We will continue to listen to them as we strive to create the best audio entertainment experience available."

The Strobe channel will showcase the best songs and artists of disco and classic dance. The channel will bring listeners back to the days of glitzy club life and Studio 54 while playing the biggest dance hits of the 1970s and 1980s. The channel will feature shows highlighting various disco club classics, freestyle and mixed disco favorites, including, Deney Terrio's Request Fever and Causi's Club Classics.

SIRIUS XM's Backspin channel will feature the best of old school rap and hip-hop. The channel will be the home of several specialty shows including Ladies' First with Monie Love and Zulubeats with Afrika Bambaataa, Mick Benzo and The Cutman LG.

About SIRIUS XM Radio

SIRIUS XM Radio is America's satellite radio company delivering everything worth listening to, including 69 commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather, to more than 18.9 million subscribers.

SIRIUS XM Radio has content relationships with an array of personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Buffett, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Bob Edwards. SIRIUS XM Radio is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, NBA, NHL, and PGA TOUR, and broadcasts major college sports.

SIRIUS XM Radio has arrangements with every major automaker. SIRIUS XM Radio products are available at shop.sirius.com and shop.xmradio.com, and at retail locations nationwide, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Sam's Club, and Wal-Mart.

SIRIUS XM Radio also offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network; XM NavTraffic(R) service for GPS navigation systems delivers real-time traffic information, including accidents and road construction, for more than 80 North American markets.

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The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: general business and economic conditions; the performance of financial markets and interest rates; the failure to realize synergies and cost-savings from the merger or delay in realization thereof; the businesses of SIRIUS and XM may not be combined successfully, or such combination may take longer, be more difficult, time-consuming or costly to accomplish than expected. Additional factors that could cause SIRIUS' and XM's results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in SIRIUS' and XM's Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007 and their respective Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2008, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and SIRIUS and XM disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

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    Contacts for SIRIUS XM Radio:

    Samantha Bowman
    SIRIUS
    212 901 6644
    sbowman@siriusradio.com

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