XM modifies channel lineup

| Thursday, July 25, 2002

XM Satellite Radio has announced it will reshape its 100-channel lineup, adding channels for neo soul, books and drama, old-time radio dramas, folk music, easy listening and other formats. The new lineup will debut Aug. 26.

Among the new channels are The Flow (ch. 61), featuring Neo Soul hits combining today's R&B, jazz, funk, hip-hop and soul; Sonic Theater (ch. 163), with audio books and radio dramas; Radio Classics (ch. 164), reliving the Golden Age of Radio with shows like "The Shadow," "Abbott & Costello," "Dragnet," and "The Lone Ranger;" The Village (ch. 15), featuring folk music; and Nashville! (ch. 11), playing today's top hits from platinum country stars.

To make room for the new programming, Open Road will move from ch. 168 to 171 and XM will drop Club 82 (ch. 82), C-Wave (ch. 105), Highway 15 (ch. 15), Lite (ch. 24), Radio Taj (ch. 104), WSIX (ch. 11) and XM News (ch. 120). In addition, some channels will be re-categorized. For more information, visit www.xmradio.com.

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