MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 22, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --
What: Oprah Winfrey and Hugh Panero, CEO of XM Satellite Radio, will preside over the opening bell to celebrate the debut of the "Oprah & Friends" channel on XM Satellite Radio. Who: Joining them will be Oprah's "friends" who host shows on the new XM channel: legendary poet, award-winning actress and best-selling author Dr. Maya Angelou; interior design and style expert Nate Berkus; financial coach and money expert Jean Chatzky; renowned exercise physiologist and fitness expert Bob Greene; O, The Oprah Magazine editor-at-large Gayle King; noted cardiologist and award-winning author Dr. Mehmet Oz; distinguished psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Robin Smith; and spiritual teacher and internationally acclaimed author and lecturer Marianne Williamson. When: Monday September 25th, 2006 from 9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT.
The ceremony will be made available to press via satellite or via closed caption on the NASDAQ Tower on the corner of 43rd and Broadway in Times Square.
Networks are encouraged to take the NASDAQ Opening Bell ceremony feed live via satellite. There will be no interview opportunities after the Opening Bell, however, networks are encouraged to use the live broadcast for programming. The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. EDT on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623.
Additionally, NASDAQ will be making a refeed available of the ceremony including Hugh Panero and Oprah Winfrey's remarks at 1:00 p.m. E.T. If you are interested in the playback feed it will be made available from 1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. E.T. on Waterfront fiber 1625. If you have any questions on the feed, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.
XM Satellite Radio and NASDAQ will be making photos available online or upon request. Photographers can also cover the event from Times Square and photograph the ceremony from NASDAQ's seven story Tower from Military Island on 43rd and Broadway. Due to space constraints, photographers will not be permitted in the studio for this event.
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.
Contacts: Nathaniel Brown SVP, Communications 212.708.6170 Nathaniel.Brown@xmradio.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Silvia Davi 646-441-5014 firstname.lastname@example.org Stephanie Lowenthal 646.441.5220 email@example.com
About XM Satellite Radio (XMSR):
XM 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, 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: the most 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, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, Porsche, Suzuki, Subaru, and is available in more than 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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