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College Sports Broadcaster Tim Brando Joins SiriusXM

Stocks in this article: SIRI

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it has become the new radio home of the Tim Brando Show, the popular national sports talk show hosted by college sports broadcaster Tim Brando.

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The Tim Brando Show will air nationwide every weekday ( 9:00 am12:00 pm ET) starting Monday, February 4, on SiriusXM College Sports Nation (channel 91).  The show, which will air on radio exclusively on SiriusXM, will cover the world of sports, with a focus on college athletics, featuring an array of compelling guests, topics and commentary.

"I'm thrilled to have our show on SiriusXM College Sports Nation," said Brando.  "We are celebrating our 12th anniversary of the Tim Brando Show this week; this new affiliation with SiriusXM ensures us maximum exposure to loyal college sports fans across the country."

"Tim is one of the finest sports broadcasters on the airwaves," said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM's SVP of Sports Programming.  "He has covered the college sports landscape for more than three decades and, as his audience already knows, his level of knowledge and experience in the college game is exceptional.  The Tim Brando Show is a superb addition to our SiriusXM College Sports Nation lineup and we're thrilled to be the show's radio home."

In addition to hosting the Tim Brando Show, which is simulcast on TV on CBS Sports Network, Brando has had a prolific career as a play-by-play announcer and TV host.  He has called more than 25 different sports during his career, including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, college football and basketball, NFL, MLB, NBA and golf.

Brando has been calling NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship games for CBS since 1996 and also serves as the host of CBS Sports' College Football Today and At The Half shows. He is the lead play-by-play announcer for Raycom's coverage of SEC and ACC basketball broadcasts and hosts the Emmy Award-winning syndicated show Football Saturdays in the South.  Brando has called play-by-play for SportSouth television's coverage of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and MLB's Atlanta Braves. Brando was a studio host for ESPN's SportsCenter, ESPN's college football halftime show (1986-94) and ESPN's coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship (1987-90). He served as play-by-play announcer for TNT during the 1994 NBA Playoffs. Brando was sports director for WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, La. and the voice of LSU basketball games (1981-86).

Tim was the 2009 recipient of the coveted Jake Wade Award given by the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (COSIDA).  This award is given annually to a national media member for outstanding promotion of intercollegiate athletics.

SiriusXM College Sports Nation is SiriusXM's 24/7 college sports talk channel.  Airing on SiriusXM channel 91, it showcases the best college games and a full daily lineup of college sports talk programming that offers news, highlights and season-long analysis of the nation's teams and conferences.  For more info visit www.siriusxm.com/collegesports.  Follow the SiriusXM College Sports Nation channel on Twitter @SiriusXMCollege.

About Sirius XM Radio

Sirius XM Radio Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 23.9 million subscribers.  SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple, and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning.  Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control.  Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.  

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements:  our competitive position versus other forms of audio entertainment; our dependence upon automakers; general economic conditions; failure of our satellites, which, in most cases, are not insured; our ability to attract and retain subscribers at a profitable level; royalties we pay for music rights; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation; failure of third parties to perform; and our substantial indebtedness.  Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site ( http://www.sec.gov ).  The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

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Media contact: Andrew FitzPatrickSiriusXM212-901-6693 andrew.fitzpatrick@siriusxm.com

SOURCE Sirius XM Radio

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