XM Announces New “Opie & Anthony” Weekend Programming
Washington, D.C., November 20, 2006 – Fans of the popular “Opie and Anthony” show will have more uncensored “O&A” programming to enjoy, as XM, the nation’s leading satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers, today announced a new weekend lineup with original programming featuring shows hosted by favorite “Opie and Anthony” regulars. The new programming will debut November 25 exclusively on “The Virus” (XM 202), Opie and Anthony’s home channel on XM, formerly known as “High Voltage.”
The new weekend schedule will include:
• “Saturday Night Virus” – a live, three-hour show airing Saturdays from 9 p.m. ET to 12 midnight ET, that will feature a different host each week from a rotating roster of popular “O&A” personalities. Comedian and “O&A” regular Patrice Oneal will serve as the show’s inaugural host on November 25.
• “The Razzle Dazzle Hour” – a block of two new half-hour “Opie and Anthony” specials each weekend airing Saturdays at 6 a.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET, with additional encores on Sundays. “When the Mics Are Off,” featuring exclusive “off-air” content, and “Best of The Walks,” highlighting the favorite on-air moments from Opie and Anthony’s daily walk up West 57th Street in New York to their XM Studios, will also debut on November 25.
About XM Satellite Radio
XM (NASDAQ: XMSR) is America’s number one satellite radio company with more than 7 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, 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: 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 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.
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