SIRIUS' Grateful Dead Channel to Celebrate its One Year Anniversary

Tue Sep 2, 2008 10:00am EDT

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The Grateful Dead Channel to give SIRIUS listeners an exclusive preview of The
Dead's upcoming release 'Rocking the Cradle: Egypt1978'

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI)
today announced that the Grateful Dead channel SIRIUS channel 32 will
celebrate its first anniversary beginning Sunday, September 7 at 7:00 am ET
and running through Tuesday, September 30.
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    The month-long celebration will include an exclusive premiere of The
Dead's upcoming release Rocking the Cradle:  Egypt 1978, highlights from the
past year's programming, including appearances from the members of the band,
live in-studio performances, memorable moments from the live talk show, Tales
from the Golden Road, and visits from celebrity Deadheads like Jimmy Buffett,
Jesse Ventura, Tommy Chong and many others.
    The anniversary month coincides with the Grateful Dead's release of a
historic, never-before heard concert performed at The Great Pyramids of Giza,
Rocking the Cradle:  Egypt1978. This special collection includes more than
three hours of rare and previously unreleased music and will be in stores on
September 30. This release also marks the 30th anniversary of the band's
legendary performances in Egypt.
David Lemieux, Grateful Dead archivist and the daily host of Today in
Grateful Dead History on SIRIUS' Grateful Dead channel, will host an hour-long
premiere preview special highlighting the Egypt1978 release. The one-hour show
will debut on Sunday, September 7 at 12:00 pm ET with an encore presentation
at 12:00 am ET. The show will also rebroadcast at various times throughout
"Anniversary Month" on the channel.
    The Grateful Dead Channel launched exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio
last year. The channel features music spanning the band's career with
unreleased concert recordings and original shows hosted by band members Bob
Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The channel also features rare archival
interviews with Jerry Garcia and contributions from Grateful Dead expert David
Gans and Dead archivist David Lemieux.
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