Washington, DC (March 31, 2006)–XM Satellite Radio, the nation’s leading satellite radio company with more than 6 million subscribers, has unveiled its new channel lineup, which will expand the total number of XM channels to more than 170 with the addition of 10 new commercial-free music channels and seven regional news and talk channels coming this spring and summer.
“Our programming lineup demonstrates the depth and breadth of XM’s industry-leading content portfolio,” said Eric Logan, executive vice president of programming for XM Satellite Radio. “We continue to expand programming with our first-ever regional news and talk channels, innovative music formats, plus 10 new music channels that demonstrate XM’s firm commitment to providing the most choice and most channels in satellite radio.”
Overall, XM’s new channel line-up has 69 commercial-free music channels, the most commercial-free music channels in satellite radio. XM added two new commercial-free music channels on March 1: Big Tracks (XM Channel 49), focusing on classic rock from the late ’70s onward, and XM Chill (XM Channel 84), devoted to chill music. During April and May, XM will bring the total number of new commercial-free music channels to 10. These new channels include the return of the heavy metal channel XM Liquid Metal by popular demand.
Additionally, Bob Dylan will host a weekly, hour-long music show exclusively on XM beginning in May on XM’s deep album rock channel, Deep Tracks (XM Channel 40). The program marks the first time the music legend has ever hosted a radio show. The show features an eclectic mix of music hand-selected by Dylan. He will offer regular commentary on music and other topics, and interview special guests, including fellow musicians.
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