CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA Radio on SIRIUS Satellite Radio returns for
third season, Sept. 28

Glenn Healy, Kevin Weekes and Guy Carbonneau join HNIC Radio team

TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA heads back to the airways, Monday, Sept. 28, with HNIC Radio exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Season three will feature all the marquee interviews, intelligent hockey talk, and breaking news from the world of hockey that listeners have come to expect. Returning to its regular time slot, HNIC Radio on SIRIUS airs from 4-7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday on SIRIUS Satellite Radio channels 97 and 122, beginning Sept. 28. (Encore broadcast from 8 -11 p.m. and 12 a.m. - 3 a.m. ET, Monday to Friday, on SIRIUS Satellite Radio channel 97.

Jeff Marek returns as the host of HNIC Radio on SIRIUS, alongside rotating co-hosts including Kelly Hrudey, Cassie Campbell Pascall, Craig Simpson and Scott Morrison. Mike Milbury, Scott Oake, Mark Lee, PJ Stock, Pierre Lebrun, Jim Hughson and Elliotte Friedman return as contributors. Also, the newest members of CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcast team, Glenn Healy, Kevin Weekes and Guy Carbonneau have been added to the show on a weekly basis to provide their perspective on all NHL-related matters.

HNIC Radio on SIRIUS hits the ground running, providing listeners with all of the latest news from NHL training camps as well as intriguing stories and happenings from the off-season. Fans are invited to drop by the Front Street CBC Sports set inside the CBC building in Toronto, from Wednesday, Sept 30 to Friday, Oct 2, between 4 and 7 p.m. ET, to watch live broadcasts of HNIC Radio on SIRIUS.

Hot topics for discussion will include a look at all six Canadian teams as they begin the 2009/10 season, the ongoing Phoenix Coyotes situation, and the defending Cup champions in Pittsburgh. The show will also examine personnel changes around the NHL, including a coaching change in Dallas, Chris Pronger heading to Philadelphia, and phenom John Tavares as he launches his career with the Islanders. Special guests will include top NHL players Scott Gomez, Mike Comrie, Tim Thomas, Chris Pronger and Martin Brodeur, NHL coaches and officials-as well as regular members of the HNIC Radio on SIRIUS broadcast team: Ron MacLean, Kelly Hrudey, Mike Milbury, P.J. Stock, Elliotte Friedman, Mark Lee and on Wednesday, Sept 30, a special in-studio appearance by Ron MacLean, followed by Don Cherry, on Friday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. ET.

Hockey fans can visit CBCSports.ca 24 hours a day, seven days a week for live and on-demand video streaming of all games as well as comprehensive NHL coverage, including weekly columns from CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA personalities, breaking news, in-depth reports, broadcast schedules and more. At game time, Jeff Marek will be joined by Scott Morrison at the I-Desk, found on CBCSports.ca. The show will feature a mix of post-game interviews and coaches press conferences, game highlights, comments from online bloggers and discussions with Elliotte Friedman and Scott Oake from rinkside.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 28 services offered on Radio, Television, the Internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services, CBC/Radio-Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

About SIRIUS Canada

SIRIUS is Canada's No. 1 choice for satellite radio with 120 full-time channels broadcast from studios in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and New York. SIRIUS offers 100 per cent commercial-free music plus premium sports, news, talk and entertainment programming from North America's most recognizable and respected personalities and brands. SIRIUS offers listeners unparalleled coast-to-coast signal coverage and digital quality sound broadcast from four high-orbit satellites.

SIRIUS is the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the CFL, NFL, NASCAR and NLL and broadcasts live play-by-play games of the CFL, NFL and NLL. SIRIUS is also the exclusive satellite radio home of CBC's Hockey Night in Canada Radio. In addition, SIRIUS broadcasts live NASCAR races, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships as well as Barclays English Premier League and UEFA Champions League soccer.

SIRIUS products for the car, truck, home, RV and boat are available in more than 3,500 retail locations, including Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Centre Hi-Fi, Costco, Dumoulin, Future Shop, Home Hardware, London Drugs, Staples, The Source, Visions, Wal-Mart and 2001 Audio Video. All SIRIUS programming is available for a monthly subscription fee of only $14.99.

SIRIUS Canada's automotive partners include Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Pana-Pacific, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). SIRIUS automotive partners make up nearly 60 per cent of light vehicle sales in Canada.

Click on www.sirius.ca to listen to SIRIUS live, or to purchase a SIRIUS radio and subscription.

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For further information: For further information: For CBC information, contact: James Lamont, James.Lamont@mediaprofile.com, Media Profile, Toronto, (416) 342-1818 Mobile, (416) 859-5870; For SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada information, contact: Jeff Roman, jroman@siriuscanada.ca, (416) 513-7434

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