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XMís Holiday Music Programming Begins Today


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XM, the nationís leading satellite radio service with more than 8.5 million subscribers, today announced that it will once again offer a suite of dedicated holiday music channels during the upcoming holiday season. XM kicks off its seasonal programming today with the launch of contemporary holiday hits channel ďHollyĒ (XM 103). Additional channels will launch later in the month, including XMís Radio Hanukkah, the first-ever national broadcast channel devoted exclusively to Jewish Culture, which will also return for the 2007 holiday season.

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XM Holiday 2007 Channel Lineup:

-- Holly (XM 103)- Available beginning November 1 at 12 midnight ET
through January 1
Features contemporary holiday hits mixed with selected traditional
favorites from popular artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Amy Grant
and more.

-- Holiday Traditions (XM 104)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET
through December 25
Features traditional holiday recordings from the 1940s through 1960s
with classic artists such as Bing Crosby, Nat ďKingĒ Cole and more.

-- Music City Holiday (XM 105)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET
through December 25
Features contemporary and traditional holiday hits from popular country
music artists, including Faith Hill, Kenny Rogers, and more.

-- A Classical Christmas (XM 106)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET
through December 25
Features traditional holiday carols performed by celebrated classical
musicians Luciano Pavarotti, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and many others.

-- Special X-Mas (XM 107)- Available November 19 at 12 midnight ET through
December 25
Features a unique mix of novelty songs, parodies, and retro oddities by
a broad range of artists, including Cheech and Chong, Bob Rivers, Weird
Al, Tiny Tim, Monty Python, and more.

-- Radio Hanukkah (XM 108)- Available December 4 at 12 midnight ET through
December 12
Features eight days of Hanukkah music and celebration of Jewish
culture, including exclusive live performances; specials focused on
contemporary and traditional Jewish music, film, childrenís programming
and more; and nightly broadcasts of the traditional Hanukkah
candlelight blessings. Listeners will hear songs by Neil Sedaka, The
Klezmatics, and Craig Taubman, among many others.

Select channels will be available on XM Radio Online (http://xmro.xmradio.com/) beginning November 12. Complete schedule and information on XMís dedicated holiday channels is available online at: http://www.xmradio.com/holiday.



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