XM Radio Offers Listeners Every Game of the 2009 Major League Baseball Season Starting April 5

video inside post 2009 season premieres with the World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies hosting the Atlanta Braves on Opening Night

MLB Home Plate channel’s Scott Graham and Buck Martinez to host pre-game special live on Opening Night from Citizens Bank Park

SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced today that XM Radio will air every game of the 2009 MLB season live nationwide starting with Opening Night, April 5, when the World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies will host the Atlanta Braves at 8:00 pm ET at Citizens Bank Park. Listeners from coast to coast will hear the Phillies radio broadcast for the game, featuring legendary broadcaster Harry Kalas, Scott Franzke and Larry Andersen, on XM channel 175.

MLB Home Plate, SIRIUS XM’s 24-hour baseball talk channel, will broadcast live on Opening Night from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia prior to the Phillies-Braves game. Scott Graham and former Major League catcher and manager Buck Martinez will host a pre-game special from 5:00-8:00 pm, interviewing players and talking to fans around the country as a lead-in to that night’s game and the start of the 2009 season.

The following day, April 6, XM will carry all 13 games from MLB’s traditional Opening Day. Through the regular season and post-season, XM will air every game from all 30 Major League teams on XM channels 175 to 189. A schedule of upcoming MLB games on XM can be found at www.xmradio.com/mlb. Listeners can also get Spanish-language broadcasts of games on MLB En Espanol, XM channel 174.


On Monday, April 6, MLB Home Plate host and former Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox manager Kevin Kennedy will report live from Fenway Park in Boston before the Red Sox play the Tampa Bay Rays and from 1:00-4:00 pm ET, Seth Everett and former Mets GM Jim Duquette will host a special edition of their daily MLB Home Plate show, Power Alley, live from Camden Yards in Baltimore before the Orioles face the New York Yankees.

“Once again XM listeners will have access to every Major League Baseball game with no blackouts or exclusions,” said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS XM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “So no matter where they live, fans won’t miss a game involving their favorite team. Plus, they’ll be treated to game calls from some of the game’s legendary voices like Vin Scully, Harry Kalas, Bob Uecker and others.”

In addition to live play-by-play coverage, SIRIUS XM offers baseball fans 24 hour coverage of the game on MLB Home Plate, the only radio channel dedicated to covering Major League Baseball seven days a week, 365 days a year. Now available to both XM and SIRIUS subscribers (XM channel 175, SIRIUS channel 210 with the “Best of XM” programming package), MLB Home Plate offers the most comprehensive radio coverage of the Major Leagues with a daily lineup of talk shows hosted by baseball experts and insiders like Cal Ripken Jr., Bill Ripken, Rob Dibble, Jim Duquette, Kevin Kennedy, Buck Martinez and others.

“MLB Home Plate offers both XM and SIRIUS listeners a true insider’s look at the game,” said Greenstein. “Our hosts provide the kind of perspective that can only be learned as a big league player, manager or front office executive. Listeners can hear compelling interviews with players and managers every day and fans can call in to talk about the topics that are on their minds.”

MLB Home Plate Daily Schedule: (All times ET)

— 7 – 10 am: Baseball This Morning with Scott Graham and Buck Martinez
— 10 am – 1 pm: Power Alley with Seth Everett, Jim Duquette and Billy
— 1 – 4 pm: Inside Pitch with Jeff Joyce and Kevin Kennedy
— 3 – 6 pm: The Show with Jody McDonald and Rob Dibble
— 6 – 7 pm: XM PreGame (Fantasy 411 6pm – 8pm Fridays with Mike Siano
and Cory Schwartz)
— 7 – 10 pm: Game (8p-11p Fridays after Fantasy 411)

— 10 pm – 2am: MLB Live with Joe Castellano

— 8 – 10 am: Minors and Majors with Grant Paulsen
— 10 am – 1 pm: Talking Baseball with Ed Randall
— 1 pm – 4 pm: Game
— 4 pm – 7 pm: MLB Live Weekend with Casey Stern
— 7 pm – 10 pm: Game

— 10 pm – 2 am: MLB Live Weekend with Lee Hamilton

— 8 – 10 am: Minors and Majors with Grant Paulsen
— 10 am – 1 pm: MLB Live Weekend with Holden Kushner
— 1 pm – 4 pm: Game
— 4 pm – 8 pm: MLB Live Weekend with Lee Hamilton
— 8 pm – 11 pm: Game

— 11 pm – 2 am: MLB Live Weekend with Joe Castellano

**This schedule is subject to change based on game schedule.

For more information please visit www.xmradio.com/mlb.