SIRIUS XM To Broadcast 'Doctor Radio Reports: Understanding Autism'

Friday, April 23, 2010 General News
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NEW YORK, April 22 SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that it will broadcast Doctor Radio Reports: Understanding Autism, a two-hour live call-in Autism Awareness Month special hosted by veteran journalist Perri Peltz.

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On Doctor Radio Reports: Understanding Autism, Peltz and a panel of world-class doctors, experts, and parents of affected children will explore autism and disorders on the autism spectrum from every angle--including medical, social and practical--break down the latest research and treatment options, and take calls from listeners around the country.

Doctor Radio Reports: Understanding Autism will air live April 23 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET on Doctor Radio, SIRIUS channel 114 and XM channel 119. It will replay April 23 at 8:00 pm ET, April 24 at 10:00 am and 4:00 pm ET and April 25 at 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm ET.

Peltz will be joined by an expert panel for this in-depth discussion, including:

Topics on Doctor Radio Reports: Understanding Autism include:

What is autism and what are the various disorders on the autism spectrum?

Treatment and therapies:

Tips for families:

Autistic kids to autistic adults:

In addition, Randy Lewis will continue the conversation in an interview on Senator Bill Bradley's weekly SIRIUS XM show American Voices, sharing success stories about his employees who have autism and other disabilities, and his personal experiences as the father of a child with autism. American Voices airs Sunday at 2:00 am, 6:00 am, 7:00 am and 10:00 am ET on SIRIUS XM Stars, SIRIUS channel 102 and XM channel 155.

Doctor Radio features live, call-in shows hosted by leading NYU Langone Medical Center doctors from a vast array of fields including: child psychology; sexual health; plastic surgery; emergency room medicine; cancer; heart health; women's health; dermatology; pediatrics; men's health; diet and nutrition; sports medicine; psychiatry; and more. For sample audio clips and a complete programming lineup visit

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.

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, the combined company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," " are expected to," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "intend," "will," "should," "may," or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of SIRIUS XM's management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of SIRIUS and XM. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: general economic conditions; our dependence upon automakers and other third parties, the substantial indebtedness of SIRIUS and XM; the useful life of our satellites; and our competitive position versus other forms of audio and video entertainment. Additional factors that could cause SIRIUS' and XM's results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in SIRIUS' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and XM's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site ( The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and SIRIUS and XM disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.


-- Melissa Nishawala, MD, Assistant Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU Langone Medical Center, Medical Director of Autism Spectrum Disorders Services at NYU Child Study Center -- Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks, Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- Randy Lewis, Senior Vice President, Distribution and Logistics, Walgreens, and father of a child with autism. Walgreens employs adults with autism at one of their distribution centers. -- Kim DeOre, MD, Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, host of a weekly show on Doctor Radio, mother of two children, including one on the autism spectrum -- Lori Evans, Ph.D., Director of Training at the NYU Langone Medical Center Psychology program, specialist in ADHD and Behavior Disorders, co-host of Doctor Radio's weekly child psychiatry and psychology show -- Craig Newschaffer, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel University. -- Shonda Schilling, wife of retired Boston Red Sox All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling, and author of The Best Kind of Different: Our Family's Journey with Asperger's Syndrome


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