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Sirius XM Radio To Broadcast University of Kansas Sports
Jayhawk football and basketball games to air nationwide on SIRIUS XM
Mar 01, 2010

NEW YORK – March 1, 2010 – SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and the Jayhawk Radio Network, managed by IMG College, announced today that they have entered into a broadcasting agreement that will make Kansas football and men’s basketball games available to satellite radio listeners nationwide.

Starting this season, SIRIUS XM will broadcast regular season games for both men’s basketball and football. This Wednesday, March 3, SIRIUS XM listeners will hear the Jayhawks when they host Kansas State (8:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CT) on SIRIUS channel 122 and XM channel 143.

Under a separate agreement, SIRIUS XM also has the rights to broadcast this year’s Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament, March 10-13, in Kansas City, MO.

For a schedule of upcoming Jayhawks games on SIRIUS XM, visit or

In addition to live play-by-play of Jayhawks games, SIRIUS XM will immediately begin broadcasting Hawk Talk, the weekly call-in shows featuring head men’s basketball coach Bill Self during the basketball season and head football coach Turner Gill during the football season. Those shows will air on SIRIUS channel 122 and XM channel 143. Hawk Talk with Bill Self will air tonight and then every Monday between March 1 and March 15 (7:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm CT).

“With SIRIUS XM, college sports fans from coast to coast will have access to one of the nation’s top ranked men’s college basketball teams and KU football games in the fall,” said Steve Cohen, SVP of Sports Programming for SIRIUS XM. “Plus, they can tune in for great insight from Coach Self and Coach Gill on every edition of Hawk Talk.”

“We’re excited that SIRIUS XM will take Kansas basketball and football to a national, satellite audience,” said Jim Marchiony, associate athletics director at KU. “Kansas has a passionate national fan base, and it’s great that our fans will be able to follow the Jayhawks in this way.”

“We are thrilled to bring our Jayhawk Radio Network programming to SIRIUS XM,” said Jason Booker, General Manger of Jayhawk Sports Marketing, IMG College. “The partnership will provide listeners a convenient way to follow the Jayhawks and our sponsors will gain a larger platform to reach our fans."

SIRIUS XM broadcasts more college sports than any other radio outlet, airing football, basketball, hockey and baseball games from teams around the nation. SIRIUS XM listeners get play-by-play from conferences including the ACC, Big East, Big 12, Big Ten, SEC and Pac 10 and Ivy League.

About SIRIUS XM Radio
SIRIUS XM Radio is America's satellite radio company delivering to subscribers commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, and traffic and weather. SIRIUS XM Radio has content relationships with an array of personalities and artists, including Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O’Donnell, Jamie Foxx, Barbara Walters, Opie & Anthony, Bubba the Love Sponge®, Bob Edwards, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Jimmy Buffett, The Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. SIRIUS XM Radio is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL, Major League Baseball®, NASCAR®, NBA, NHL®, and PGA TOUR® and major college sports. SIRIUS XM Radio has arrangements with every major automaker. SIRIUS XM Radio products are available at and, and at retail locations nationwide, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Wal-Mart and independent retailers. SIRIUS XM Radio also offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first ever live in-vehicle rear seat entertainment featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network; XM NavTraffic® service for GPS navigation systems delivers real-time traffic information, including accidents and road construction, for more than 80 North American markets.

About IMG College
IMG College is the leader in developing integrated licensing, marketing, and multimedia opportunities for the nation’s top collegiate brands across local, regional, and national platforms. IMG College partners include the NCAA and its 88 championships, NCAA Football, leading conferences, and some of the most prestigious universities in the country. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, the world’s premiere sports, media, and entertainment company. For more information, please visit