XM Satellite Radio To Add New Formats

XM Satellite Radio, America's leading national satellite radio service, is reshaping its 100- channel lineup, adding channels for neo-soul, books & drama, old-time radio dramas, folk music, easy listening and other formats. The new lineup takes effect Aug. 26, 2002. Playboy Radio, XM's first premium channel, will be available Sept. 3.

"We constantly strive to offer the most comprehensive, compelling, cutting-edge programming available on radio," said XM President and CEO Hugh Panero. "After nearly a year of delivering America's first nationwide digital satellite radio service, we've learned a lot about our listener's tastes and preferences. Based largely on subscriber feedback, we're making a number of enhancements to XM's 100 channel lineup."