Monday, October 24, 2005

Free XM Satellite Radio for Every Fan at Game One of the 2005 World Series


In the Largest Giveaway in the 102-year History of the World Series, Fans to Receive Coupon for RoadyXT Satellite Radio at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago for Game One and Minute Maid Park in Houston for Game Five

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To celebrate the first gameof the 2005 World Series, XM Satellite Radio will offer a free satellite radioto every fan who enters U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago for Game One thisSaturday, it was announced today by XM and Major League Baseball.

The giveaway will be the largest in the 102-year history of the WorldSeries.

When fans arrive at the ballpark for the first game of the Fall Classic,every ticket holder will receive a coupon good for the brand-new Delphi XMRoadyXT satellite radio (MSRP: $79.99), plus a World Series commemorative pinattached to the coupon.

In addition, if the 2005 World Series goes to a fifth game, XM will extendthis offer to fans at the Minute Maid Park in Houston for Game Five.

The 2005 World Series caps the first season of Major League Baseballaction carried live and nationwide on XM, the official satellite radio networkof MLB. XM carried every single game of the 2005 regular season, and iscarrying all postseason games through the World Series.

"XM raised the bar for Major League Baseball coverage by giving fansacross the country every game, all season long," said Howard Jacobs, seniorvice president of strategic partnership marketing, XM Satellite Radio. "Inthe one year since XM announced it would carry Major League Baseball games,XM's customer base has doubled to more than five million subscribers. We wantevery fan at the first game of the World Series to experience XM SatelliteRadio for themselves. And if the series goes to five games, we will do itagain for Game Five."

Fans have enjoyed unprecedented coverage of the postseason on XM, whichbroadcast four feeds of each game during the league championship series: thehome team feed, visiting team feed, national feed on ESPN Radio, and Spanish-language play by play from ESPN Espanol. This comprehensive, four-feedcoverage will continue through the World Series. Plus, XM's exclusivebaseball talk radio channel MLB Home Plate (XM Channel 175) will broadcastlive from the stadiums and other locations in Chicago and Houston during theWorld Series. XM will have a major in-stadium presence in Chicago andHouston, including XM listening stations and XM signage.

The Delphi XM RoadyXT is the newest satellite radio for listening to XM's150-plus channels of live sports, commercial-free music, and a wide variety ofother entertainment choices. The respected PC Magazine recently awarded theRoadyXT radio an "Editor's Choice" distinction in a five-star review.

Each RoadyXT coupon distributed at the ballpark will have a unique codenumber. The coupon holder can use the code number to order the RoadyXTonline. Consumers pay a $12.95 monthly subscription to listen to the XMservice. When ordering the RoadyXT, the coupon holder must prepay for thefirst three months of service.

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