Finance Maven Jean Chatzky To Host Daily Show On XM’s Exclusive "Oprah & Friends" Channel
Chatzky Joins Oprah Winfrey, Bob Greene, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Robin Smith, Marianne Williamson, Nate Berkus and Gayle King in Advance of September 25 Channel Launch
Washington D.C., September 07, 2006 -- Harpo Radio, Inc. and XM Satellite Radio, the nation’s leading satellite radio service with more than seven million subscribers, today announced the addition of noted financial expert Jean Chatzky as host of a daily show for the “Oprah & Friends” channel, debuting September 25 exclusively on XM.
Chatzky, featured in last season’s popular “debt diet” series on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” joins Oprah Winfrey and other popular personalities Bob Greene, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Robin Smith, Marianne Williamson, Nate Berkus and Gayle King as on-air hosts for “Oprah & Friends.” The highly-anticipated channel will offer a broad range of original daily programming on a variety of topics including nutrition, fitness, health, self improvement, finance, home, and current events.
Chatzky is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, and motivational speaker. She is the financial editor for NBC’s “Today” show, a contributing editor for Money and Travel + Leisure, and a columnist for The New York Daily News. In addition, Chatzky is the author of four books, which include bestsellers You Don’t Have to Be Rich and Pay it Down! From Debt to Wealth on $10 a Day. Her latest book, Make Money Not Excuses, will be released on September 26 by CROWN Publishing.
Harpo Productions, Inc. produces the number one rated, award-winning “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” creates and develops original TV programming, and operates Oprah.com, a premier women’s lifestyle website. Harpo Print, LLC and Hearst Magazines publish the monthly O, The Oprah Magazine and quarterly O at Home publications. Harpo Films, Inc. produces feature films as well as top-rated telefilms under the “Oprah Winfrey Presents” banner. Harpo, Inc. produces the original cable series “Oprah After the Show,” which airs on the Oxygen Network. Harpo Radio, Inc. will produce the content for “Oprah & Friends” on XM Satellite Radio, which will debut in September 2006.
About XM Satellite Radio
XM (Nasdaq: XMSR) is America’s number one satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Toronto and Montreal, XM’s 2006 lineup includes more than 170 digital channels of choice from coast to coast: the most commercial-free music channels, sports, talk, 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, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki and Porsche, is available in more than 140 different vehicle models for 2006. XM’s industry-leading products are available at consumer electronics retailers nationwide. 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, the Company’s dependence on technology and third party vendors, its potential need for additional financing, as well as other risks described in XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 3-9-06. Copies of the filing are available upon request from XM Radio’s Investor Relations Department.
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