Friday, October 14, 2005

Decades of Music on XM

100% Commercial Free

Don't just imagine the old days. Relive them. If you've ever wanted to step back in time, XM Satellite Radio makes it happen. Our Decades channels remember the past just the way you do - and authentically recreate each era from the sound up. It's an experience that could only happen on radio - and only on XM.

From the World War II through the end of the millennium, we bring you irreplaceable hits of the past in their historical context. It's a decade-by-decade cavalcade: war news from the European front, Ike and Mamie, Jack and Jackie, Brylcreem and hula hoops, Watergate and Whitewater - right through 1999. And each decade has its own dedicated channel, so it's easy to revisit the times of your life in vivid detail, with amazing music and sounds that replay radio from each era.

The 40s - XM 4
Climb aboard the Savoy Express for a trip to yesterday and the sounds of swing. Revel in the heyday of the big bands and the hits of the 40s. All aboard, Track Number Four!

The 50s - XM 5
Relive Rock and Roll's earliest days with Elvis, Buddy and all the legends. Or follow the Hit Parade of the day with top sellers like Perry Como and Patti Page. Whatever your passion, The 50s rocks!

The 60s - XM 6
The times they were a changin' and it caused a revolution in music. From the Beatles to the Temptations... from The Beach Boys to Bubble Gum to Psychedelia - presented with all the energy of the legendary Top-40 DJs

The 70s - XM 7
Go ahead: Boogie back to the first disco revolution. Plus there's Barry Manilow, Fleetwood Mac, the Carpenters and more. All the good stuff -- and no Pet Rocks

The 80s - XM 8
The 80s were a decade-long hit machine. Turn it back on, and don't stop the music: an incredible playlist including Culture Club, Hall and Oates, Van Halen, Billy Idol and REO Speedwagon.

The 90s - XM 9
The music of the 90s has many faces; the face of the grunge sounds of Nirvana, the face of the hip hop sounds of Biggie, the face of the dance beats of Corona and finally, you can hear all of the great 90s music in one place and the music from the entire decade from 90 until the turn of the century. Plus listen up for some fun, entertaining antics, and interaction from coast to coast!

XM Instant Traffic & Weather 24 Hours a Day in 21 Cities

Powered by Traffic Pulse and The Weather Channel, XM Instant Traffic & Weather offers listeners in-depth, up-to-date information about road and weather conditions in 21 major metropolitan markets plus several interstate corridors nationwide.

Forget about waiting for traffic updates. XM Instant Traffic & Weather provides constant traffic and weather conditions, with continuous, real-time updates. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing greater detail and more frequent updates than available elsewhere on the radio.

Tune to any of the available XM Instant Traffic & Weather market channels for the most comprehensive, on-demand traffic and weather updates. The first 21 metropolitan markets are now available.

Boston, MA - XM 210
New York, NY - XM 211
Philadelphia, PA - XM 212
Baltimore, MD - XM 213
Washington, DC - XM 214
Pittsburgh, PA - XM 215
Detroit, MI - XM 216
Chicago, IL - XM 217
St. Louis, MO - XM 218
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - XM 219
Seattle, WA - XM 220
San Francisco Bay Area, CA - XM 221
Los Angeles, CA - XM 222
San Diego, CA - XM 223
Phoenix, AZ - XM 224
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX - XM 225
Houston, TX - XM 226
Atlanta, GA - XM 227
Tampa, FL - XM 228
Orlando, FL - XM 229
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL - XM 230
XM Emergency Alert 24/7 - XM 247

Highway 16 Clint Black "Drinking Songs & Other Logic" Oct 14, 2005 @ 6:00 pm ET

XM Channel 16
Get to the new music FAST with an exclusive listen to every track on the hottest new albums in country music. Hosted by Highway 16's Jon Anthony, featuring artist commentary on the music, the road, and life in general. It doesn't matter whether there are ten songs on the CD or 16 - he'll play them all!

A new album is featured each weekend! Take a ShortCut at 6pm Eastern Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

10/14 - Clint Black "Drinking Songs & Other Logic"
10/21 - Martina McBride "Timeless"
10/28 - Terri Clark "Life Goes On" XM WORLD PREMIERE
11/4 - Kenny Chesney "The Road & The Radio" XM WORLD PREMIERE
11/11 - Big & Rich "Comin' To Your City" XM WORLD PREMERE
11/18 - Reba McEntire "Number Ones" XM WORLD PREMERE
11/25 - Kenny Chesney "The Road & The Radio" (ENCORE)

Nascar Chase for the Cup on XM 144

Nascar stops this weekend in Charlotte N.C. for the UAW-GM Quality 500. This is the 5th race in the chase for the cup.

America ’s #1 spectator sport has its own radio channel…and it’s an exclusive on XM channel 144. Wherever you drive, wherever you work, wherever you take your XM, NASCAR Radio takes you to the track for every NASCAR Nextel Cup, Busch Series, and Craftsman Truck series race. When news breaks, you’ll be there…on pit road, in the garage, and in the media center.

You also have a forum, with lively call-in talk shows, where fans gather to debate (as only NASCAR fans can) issues and the latest controversies. From the XM originals, like DIALED IN live from Charlotte each afternoon with NASCAR Radio's Claire B. Lang, to MRN's NASCAR Live and PRN's Fast Talk with Benny Parsons, you're covered.

Now, you can also catch up with the most popular NASCAR programs from Speed Channel, like Inside Nextel Cup and Trackside. Whether you're old school or a new fan, NASCAR Radio will make the sport come alive as never before.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Altec Lansing offers XM2GO's Stereo Docking Station

Altec Lansing xm2go XM Satellite Radio Stereo Docking Station

  • Compatible with all xm2go devices, including Delphi, Tao, and Pioneer
  • Two 2" drivers with 6W total power Charges xm2go device while broadcasting XM radio
  • Volume control and LED indicator
  • Headphone jack
  • 10 1/2" W x 3 1/2" H x 6" D
  • Includes AC adapter, home antenna and 3 interchangeable docking cups

American Honda to Equip Over 550,000 Vehicles With XM Satellite Radio for 2006

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio(Nasdaq: XMSR), the nation's leading provider of satellite radio with over 5million subscribers, today announced that American Honda Motor, one of theworld's most successful automotive brands, will factory-install over 550,000of its 2006 vehicles with XM Satellite Radio. That means a record number ofHonda and Acura brand passenger cars and trucks will arrive at dealershowrooms able to deliver more than 150 XM channels of commercial-free musicand a wide variety of news, sports, talk, traffic, weather and entertainmentprogramming.

For the first time ever, XM is now factory-installed on the all-new 2006Honda Civic, one of the best-selling model lines in the U.S., and the award-winning 2006 Honda Pilot sport-utility vehicle. The following Honda modelsalso include XM Satellite Radio as a factory-installed feature for the 2006model year: Honda Accord, Honda Accord Hybrid, Honda Pilot, Honda Odyssey,Honda Element, and Honda Ridgeline.

XM Satellite Radio is a standard factory-installed feature on all AcuraRL, Acura TL, Acura TSX and Acura MDX models.

"The rapid expansion of XM Satellite Radio across the Honda and Acuralineups demonstrates the broad appeal of XM's award-winning content offering,"said Paul Kirsch, vice president, OEM, for XM Satellite Radio. "XM is aperfect complement to the exceptional driving experience for Honda Civic andHonda Pilot owners."

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Post Your XM Radio Questions

If you have a question regarding XM Radio or any other topic for that fact post your question and I will see what I can do for you as far as an answer or opinion.

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Delphi Corporation filed voluntary petitions for business reorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

TROY, Mich., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delphi Corporation(NYSE: DPH) today announced that in order to preserve the value of the companyand complete its transformation plan designed to resolve Delphi's existinglegacy issues and the resulting high cost of U.S. operations, Delphi and 38 ofits domestic U.S. subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for businessreorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on Saturday inNew York City. Delphi's non-U.S. subsidiaries were not included in thefiling, will continue their business operations without supervision from theU.S. courts and will not be subject to the chapter 11 requirements of the U.S.Bankruptcy Code. Delphi's global management team will continue to manage boththe U.S. and global businesses. Delphi expects to complete its U.S.-basedrestructuring and emerge from chapter 11 business reorganization in early tomid-2007.

"Our global operations, both U.S. and non-U.S., will continue withoutinterruption," said Robert S. "Steve" Miller, Delphi's chairman and CEO. "Ourcustomers all over the world can be assured that we will continue to meettheir scheduling, delivery and production needs in a timely manner.Throughout this reorganization of our U.S. businesses and beyond, we will beintensely focused on continuing to provide all of our customers withleading-edge technology, product development, superior engineering,outstanding quality products and services, and world-class customer support."

Delphi plans to finance its global operations going forward withUSD $4.5 billion in debt facilities plus additional committed and uncommittedfinancing lines and/or securitization facilities in Asia, Europe and theAmericas. The financing includes USD $2.5 billion borrowed from prepetitionrevolver and term loan facilities and a commitment for up to USD $2 billion insenior secured debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from a group of lendersled by JPMorgan Chase Bank and Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. The companyplans to obtain approval of an adequate protection package for the benefit ofits prepetition lenders as part of the Company's overall financing activities.

The proceeds of the DIP financing together with cash generated from dailyoperations and cash on hand will be used to fund post-petition operatingexpenses, including its supplier obligations and employee wages, salaries andbenefits. The overall liquidity available to Delphi (including more thanUSD $1 billion on hand outside the U.S., which Delphi does not plan torepatriate to fund U.S. operations) will support its global operations outsidethe U.S. and help ensure the continued adequacy of working capital throughoutits global business units.

"We took this action because we are determined to achieve competitivenessfor Delphi's core U.S. operations, and the key to accomplishing that goal isreducing these costs as soon as possible," said Miller. "We simply cannotafford to continue to be encumbered by high legacy issues and burdensomerestrictions under current labor agreements that impair our ability tocompete. We must also realign our global product portfolio and manufacturingfootprint to preserve our core businesses. This will require a substantialsegment of our U.S. manufacturing operations to be divested, consolidated orwound-down through the chapter 11 process. We believe the chapter 11 processwill provide the flexibility to address our legacy issues and allow us to takeadvantage of the fundamental strength of our businesses."
Miller said that Delphi has been engaged in constructive discussions withrepresentatives of its major unions, but was unable to complete the necessarymodifications to its collective bargaining agreements without assistance fromGeneral Motors Corporation or intervention of the U.S. courts. "Having beenunable to resolve our U.S. legacy issues out of court," Miller said, "wedetermined it was in Delphi's best interest to address the U.S. cost-structureissues through the chapter 11 process now while our liquidity position isstrong. We will be making a further proposal this month to each of our unionsto transform our labor agreements to a competitive labor cost structure and toaddress non-profitable and non-strategic U.S. operations. In addition, weexpect to address pension plans and health and retiree benefits to align themwith competitive benchmarks in the industry and our transformation plan."
Delphi noted that its non-U.S. subsidiaries are generally competitive,cash flow positive and experiencing high growth opportunities. "One of ourprimary goals is to preserve and continue the strategic growth in non-U.S.operations while we address our U.S. cost structure issues through thechapter 11 process," said Miller.
Delphi filed more than 40 "first-day" motions along with its voluntarypetitions covering Delphi's employees and business operations, post-petitionDIP financing, continuing supplier relations, customer practices, certainexecutory contracts, taxes and related matters, utilities, retention ofprofessionals and case administration matters. The company said it expectsthat the Bankruptcy Court will hold hearings on the first-day motionsfollowing the Columbus Day holiday observed in the U.S. and, in the interim,will approve bridge orders granting interim relief with respect to employeesand business operations, continuing vendor relations and customer practicespending the Court's consideration of first-day hearings. Delphi will issue afurther press release this weekend regarding the Bankruptcy Court'sconsideration of Delphi's request for the entry of interim bridge orders andproviding further information about its chapter 11 reorganization casesincluding the date, time and location of the hearing on Delphi's first daymotions.
Among other matters, the relief anticipated from the Bankruptcy Court thisweekend and at the first day hearings next week would permit the company tocontinue to pay wages, salaries and current benefits of U.S. hourly andsalaried employees and certain retiree benefits without disruption and in thesame manner as before the filing. Similar relief for employees in Delphi'ssubsidiaries outside the U.S. is not required because they will continue to bepaid in the ordinary course of business without court supervision.
"The Board of Directors, the senior management team and I greatlyappreciate the loyalty and support of our employees," said Miller. "Theirdedication and hard work are critical to our success and integral to thefuture of Delphi."
Delphi also noted that the execution of its transformation plan throughthe chapter 11 process may give rise to the incurrence of additionalprepetition claims as collective bargaining agreements, executory contracts,retiree health benefits and pension plans, and other liabilities of thecompany are addressed and resolved to maximize stakeholder value goingforward. There is no assurance as to what values, if any, will be ascribed inthe chapter 11 cases as to the value of Delphi's existing common stock and/orany other equity securities. Accordingly, the company urges that theappropriate caution be exercised with respect to existing and futureinvestments in any of these securities as the value and prospects are highlyspeculative.
More information on Delphi's U.S. restructuring, including access to Courtdocuments and other general information about the chapter 11 cases, isavailable at Delphi has also set up two separatetoll-free information lines: one for specific supplier inquiries, 866-688-8679or 248-813-2601, and another for employees, customers, shareholders and otherinterested parties, 866-688-8740 or 248-813-2602.
For more information about Delphi and its operating subsidiaries, visitDelphi's Media Room at

24/7 Emergency Information on XM Radio Channel 247

XM Emergency Alert - XM 247 is dedicated to providing critical, updated information before, during and after natural disasters, weather emergencies and other hazardous incidents to listeners across the country.

Utilizing XM's nationwide broadcast system, XM Emergency Alert delivers key survival information such as evacuation routes, shelter locations, critical health and medical information, and updated weather emergency information for impacted areas. XM Emergency Alert provides data drawn from a variety of sources, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Weather Service, police and fire departments, and local eyewitness reports.

XM Emergency Alert is produced by a dedicated staff for instant, around-the-clock information during serious local emergencies.

NHL on XM - Your teams Schedule

Channels XM 204-209

Here is link to look up your favorite NHL team on XM Radio. See what channels they will be heard and and what time they play. I hope this helps.

NHL Hockey Schedule on XM Radio

Monday, October 10, 2005

Audiovox XPress Comming Mid October

The Audiovox Xpress proves that an XM satellite radio doesn’t have to be big to deliver big-time performance. This plug-and-play radio offers you a slew of features designed to make your XM experience as enjoyable as possible. Its compact size means you won’t have to sacrifice much space in the car, yet it still makes room for a large, easy-to-read display that’ll show you channel, song, and artist information, plus much more.

The Xpress comes with the accessories you’ll need to use it in your vehicle — a docking station, an antenna, and a power adapter. A built-in wireless FM transmitter lets you broadcast the sound through the FM radio in your car. If your car stereo has an auxiliary input, you can also use the Xpress’s line output to make a direct audio connection. And the docking station features an auxiliary input that lets you connect and play a portable device, like your MP3 player.

While you’re listening, you can save up to 20 songs or artist names in TuneSelect; it’ll then tell you anytime one of them is playing on XM. You can customize the display to scroll sports scores or a stock ticker. Program up to 30 presets, and your favorite channels will never be far from reach. Press the "Jump" button, and you’ll flip to the channel of your choice instantly. And for convenient system control, the package includes a wireless remote.


  • plug-and-play XM satellite radio
  • includes car accessories: docking station, DC power adapter, and roof-mount antenna
  • built-in wireless FM transmitter broadcasts on any FM frequency
  • display shows channel, artist, and song information
  • TuneSelect alerts you when any of 20 songs or artists you’ve saved is playing
  • auxiliary input for connecting a portable player
  • Jump button takes you directly to a programmed channel
  • 30 channel presets
  • scrolling info extras, such as sports scores
  • scrolling stock ticker with 20 selectable stock symbols
  • wireless remote control
  • 4-3/8"W x 2-1/2"H x 13/16"D Bill Howard Reviews the RoadyXT

Delphi XM Roady XT
REVIEW DATE: 09.28.05

By Bill Howard of

The Delphi XM Roady XT supplants the Roady2 as the smallest, simplest way to add satellite radio to your car. At 2.4 by 4.0 by 0.7 inches (HWD), the XT is one-quarter smaller than the Roady2 (which is now just $50). The Roady XT requires minimal setup: Put the tiny antenna on your car's dash or roof, plug in the power, and tune your car radio to one of the 100 frequencies transmitted by the XT's built-in FM modulator. There's even a line-out jack, should you want better sound. The Roady XT has a three-line display that can stream stock quotes and sports scores.

Buy it here!

Get the latest Channel Linup from XM Radio

Here is a link to get a list of the latest channel linup card from XM Radio. See what channels are your favorite.

Artist Confidential™ Music & Conversation... Up Close & Personal with Tori Amos 10/17/05

Spotlighting one artist per episode, XM's George Taylor Morris sits down with music's most fascinating personalities for revealing and candid one-on-one interviews. This intimate conversational forum unfolds before an audience of fans and friends in XM's Performance Theater.

In addition to hearing music legends offer insights into their life, art, and the creative process, listeners experience XM-exclusive musical performances that are part of every episode. From Rush sharing an adventurous personal journey to Neil Sedaka recounting the dawn of rock 'n' roll first-hand, many unheard tales are told.

Next Up!

Tori Amos
Heartfelt, mystical, powerful and personal. Tori Amos' uses soulful insights and her piano magic to reveal stories about her life and music.

Monday, October 17 at 6PM ET

XM Live - XM 200
The Loft - XM 50
XM Café - XM 45
Fine Tuning - XM 76

Encore Performances

Wed, Oct. 19 at 9AM ET

  • XM Live - XM 200
  • Fine Tuning - XM 76

Fri, Oct. 21 at 2PM ET

  • XM Live - XM 200
  • XM Café - XM 45

Sat, Oct. 22 at 3PM ET

  • XM Live - XM 200
  • The Loft - XM 50

Sun, Oct. 23 at 3AM ET

  • XM Live - XM 200
  • XM Café - XM 45

XM Radio Presents Then...Again....Live - REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity

Hi Infidelity was the soundtrack of middle America throughout the 80's and REO SPEEDWAGON performs the entire CD live on XM's "THEN...AGAIN...LIVE!" series! Before a limited audience of Superfans, you'll hear the whole album in the exact order as it was released on vinyl, cut by cut, with fresh interpretations and creative freedom. The past is alive on XM's exclusive "THEN...AGAIN...LIVE" series!

Monday, October 10 @ 6PM ET

Encore Performances
Wed, Oct 12 @ 9AM ET
Fri, Oct 14 @ 2PM ET
Sat, Oct 15 @ 3PM ET
Sun, Oct 16 @ 3AM ET

XM Live - XM 200
The Blend - XM 25
Top Tracks - XM 46
80s - XM 8

XM Satellite Radio Increases Lead with More Than 617,000 New Net Subscribers During Third Quarter of 2005

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XM Satellite Radio(Nasdaq: XMSR), the nation's leading provider of satellite radio, todayannounced it added more than 617,000 new net subscribers during the thirdquarter of 2005 for a total of more than 5.03 million subscribers. Thissubscriber gain represents a 48 percent increase in new net subscriberscompared to the third quarter of 2004, when XM added more than 415,000 new netsubscribers.

"This continues to be a phenomenal year for XM Satellite Radio, with morethan 1.8 million new net subscribers since the beginning of 2005," said HughPanero, President and CEO, XM Satellite Radio. "During the third quarter, weincreased our lead as the number-one satellite radio company by topping fivemillion subscribers, and we expect to surpass six million by the end of theyear. This was our best third quarter ever, and with a tremendous line-up ofnew products and programming choices, we expect the fourth quarter to be themost successful in the history of our company."

Panero recently celebrated XM's five-million-subscriber milestone byopening the NASDAQ Stock Market in New York with Grammy-winning musical artistand actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, who will host an exclusive XM showstarting in January. During the quarter General Motors and XM also celebratedthe three millionth GM vehicle with factory-installed XM Satellite Radio.

XM's exclusive satellite radio coverage of Major League Baseball shiftsinto high gear this week with live play-by-play coverage of post-seasonaction, starting Tuesday with the San Diego Padres vs. the St. Louis Cardinalsat 1pm ET (XM Channel 183), the Boston Red Sox vs. the Chicago White Sox at4pm ET (XM Channels 176 and 190) and the New York Yankees vs. the Los AngelesAngels at 7pm ET (XM Channels 177 and 190).

Today also marks the debut of "Take Five," the XM talk radio channel aimedat women, featuring satellite radio broadcasts of high-profile programs suchas "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." This Wednesday, XM will begin carrying NationalHockey League games as part of a ten-year agreement with the NHL.

RoadyXT now available at

The newest smallest XM Radio on the market, the RoadyXT from Delphi is now available for purchase from the A2Z Outlet Store.

Be one of the 1st to own this new reveloutionary XM Radio from Delphi. The RoadyXT features Cutting-Edge Design, Built-in Wireless FM Transmitter, Tune Select & other great features.

If you are an XM Radio lover, this is a must have. Visit for more info or to purchase at the lowest price on the web.

A2Z Outlet Store Starts "This Weeks A2Z Deal"

The A2Z Outlet Store announced starting Monday, October 10, 2005 they would be offering a new special purchase price on one item each week.

The promotion is called, "This Weeks A2Z Deal". Quantities of these specials will be limited and available on a first come first serve basiss. Purchase quantities are limited to 1 per customer per day.

Visit for more details and to see This Weeks A2Z Deal

To be added to the weekly email notification of "This Weeks A2Z Deal" visit