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Rick Dees Launched Into Outer Space

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2008-05-21 23:17:50     
Dees Entertainment

Rick Dees and XM Satellite Radio have reached an agreement that will make every show from The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, the longest running countdown show in America, available to XM's over 9 million subscribers. These shows will also be available to DirecTV subscribers and those renting cars equipped with XM Satellite Radios.

Jon Zellner, Senior Vice President/ Music Programming for XM Satellite Radio said, "The XM decades channels are designed to re-create Top 40 radio of the time and Rick Dees is a VERY important part of the format's history. We couldn't be more excited to add The Weekly Top 40 Countdown to the '80s on 8, '90s on 9, and XM 30, 'The Hitlist.'"

When asked about this partnership, Rick Dees said, "I am extremely excited to be on XM Satellite Radio and counting down the minutes to our launch." Dees continued, "We started The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 in 1983, and together we discovered some incredible music, and the stories behind the hits are even more amazing!"

The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 will be heard on 3 channels: EIGHTIES ON 8, NINETIES ON 9, with current shows running on THE HIT LIST, XM's channel 30. The shows debut on Saturday, June 7th.

About Dees Entertainment

Dees Entertainment provides original radio and television programming in the terrestrial and digital spaces. Produced with a focus on quality, every product from Dees Entertainment, including The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 and RICK.COM (http://www.rick.com), emanate from Rick Dees' state-of-the-art broadcast facilities in Burbank. DEES Entertainment also operates DDN, an internet based entertainment player and DDN MOBILE, a text messaging platform.

Dees Entertainment also has an exclusive partnership with EMMIS Communications to produce a daily morning radio show, Rick Dees in the Morning, from 5AM to 10AM on KMVN, Los Angeles - Movin 93.9 (http://www.movin939.com).

About XMSR

XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc. operates as a satellite radio service company. It provides music, news, talk, information, entertainment, and sports programming for reception by vehicle, home, and portable radios, as well as through the Internet to approximately 9.1 million subscribers in the United States. XM also manufactures satellite radios and accessories. It provides satellite entertainment and data services for new vehicles; car stereo, home stereo, mini-tuner, plug and play, and portable handheld products through consumer electronics retailers; Boeing satellite systems; and terrestrial repeater systems. The company also provides XM NavTraffic, a satellite traffic data service, which provides traffic information; XM WX Satellite Weather service that provides graphical weather data for situational awareness; and airplanes and rental cars programming. As of January 31, 2008, XM included 170 channels. The company has broadcast studios in Washington, New York, Lincoln Center, Chicago, and Nashville.

XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

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