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XM To Air 24-Hour Marathon Of Bob Dylan’s “Theme Time Radio Hour”


All 24 Episodes of Dylan’s Exclusive XM Show to Air in Original Broadcast Order on October 11

Washington, D.C., October 5, 2006 –All 24 episodes of Bob Dylan’s critically-acclaimed show “Theme Time Radio Hour” will air back-to-back beginning 12 midnight ET on Wednesday, October 11, it was announced today by XM, the nation’s leading satellite radio service with more than 7 million subscribers.

The “Theme Time Radio Hour” marathon will coincide with the premiere of the show’s 24th episode, which will be devoted to “Time.” Broadcast on XM’s dedicated folk channel, The Village (XM 15), the marathon will feature in original order every episode aired to date of Dylan’s popular XM show, including the popular “Baseball,” Mother,” “Jail” and “Divorce” themed shows.

The “Theme Time Radio Hour” marathon comes on the heels of mass critical praise for Bob Dylan’s latest studio release Modern Times, which had a sneak preview and its world premiere on XM in August 2006. Modern Times, which has already been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and became Bob Dylan’s first number one album in 30 years.

In May 2006, “Theme Time Radio Hour” debuted to popular and critical-acclaim on XM. Each weekly show features an eclectic mix of music based around a theme, with host Bob Dylan offering stories about the music and topics of interest. New episodes of Dylan’s “Theme Time Radio Hour” premiere on XM’s Deep Tracks channel (XM 40) Wednesdays at 10 a.m. ET, with additional encores airing throughout the week. Complete show details are available online at

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