WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Golf fans nationwide can hear complete coverage of the Masters Tournament from Augusta, Ga., on XM Satellite Radio April 7 – 13 on XM channel 146.
XM will provide more live radio coverage of the Masters than any other broadcaster. 2008 will mark XM’s third consecutive year as the exclusive satellite radio network of the Masters.
XM tees off its coverage of Masters Week on April 7 with Peter Kessler’s daily morning show “Making the Turn.” XM will be at Augusta starting April 8 with the pre-event press conferences at Augusta National Golf Club. An in-depth preview of the Masters and interviews from the Par 3 Contest will air April 9. Live play-by-play coverage can be heard on XM April 10 to 13, from the first tee to the green jacket ceremony.
XM’s Brian Katrek will host the broadcast and John Maginnes will be the lead analyst. XM reporters will include Mark Carnevale, Doug Bell, Fred Albers, and John Tautges. Jim Gray will join the XM broadcast team to interview players at Augusta. The XM team will be located at key positions on the course for coverage and commentary.
XM airs golf programming throughout the year, as well as every Major League Baseball game, every National Hockey League game, college sports from the six major conferences, and motorsports. XM also offers the 24-hour sports talk radio channels XM Sports Nation, MLB Home Plate, NHL Home Ice, ESPN Radio, ESPN Xtra, and Fox Sports Radio.
XM (Nasdaq: XMSR) is America's number one satellite radio company with more than 9 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM's 2008 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: commercial-free music, premier sports, news, talk radio, comedy, children's and entertainment programming; and the most advanced traffic and weather information.
XM, the leader in satellite-delivered entertainment and data services for the automobile market through partnerships with General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota is available in 140 different vehicle models for 2008. XM's industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. XM programming is also available through XM Radio Online, as downloads of original XM shows via podcasts from XM's Web site or the Apple's iTunes Store, and as streams of commercial-free XM music channels to AT&T and Alltel wireless customers through XM Radio Mobile. For more information about XM hardware, programming and partnerships, please visit http://www.xmradio.com/.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements in this press release include demand for XM Satellite Radio's service, our significant expenditures and losses, our dependence on technology and third party vendors, our potential need for additional financing, the health of our satellites, the impact of our proposed merger with Sirius, our substantial indebtedness as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-1-07. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio's Investor Relations Department.