Chicago - Nov 12, 2001 - At a news conference in Chicago, XM president and CEO Hugh Panero announced that XM Satellite Radio has expanded its launch of the first U.S. digital satellite radio service nationwide, bringing 100 channels of music, news, sports and entertainment across the entire continental United States.
XM is marking the final phase of its national launch, across the entire Northern U.S., with a "Power of X" listen-and-ride tour, rolling city-by-city events beginning in Chicago and scheduled over the next 25 days in 25 major cities including Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, San Francisco and Washington, DC, and culminating with coast-to-coast events December 5 in New York and Seattle. XM initiated its nationwide launch Septempber 25 in its lead markets of San Diego and Dallas/Fort Worth and expanded in mid-October across the entire Southern U.S.
XM offers 13 channels of news and information covering the latest national, world, business, financial and technology developments from premier partners and its own programming staff. These channels extend the reach of America's most trusted and popular hosts and commentary from TV and radio to motorists everywhere across the United States, ensuring they are never out of touch with the latest news.
XM radios, already available across the Southern U.S., have now arrived at major electronics retailers in the North, including Best Buy, Circuit City, Tweeter, participating RadioShack Dealers and Franchisees, Crutchfield, Good Guys, CarToys, Audio Express and Sound Advice; and at independent retailers.
Such manufacturers as Sony, Alpine and Pioneer will offer a broad array of XM radios including models that will easily enable any existing car stereo system to receive XM service (the Pioneer Universal Receiver and the Sony Plug-and-Play) and more than 20 models of new AM/FM/XM systems offering many other great features. General Motors this month rolled out factory-installed Delphi-Delco XM radios in Cadillac DeVille and Seville models, and will expand to more than 20 GM models next year.