SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada Adds Top-Rated Sports Talk Shows

    SIRIUS adds Prime Time Sports and Hockey Central at Noon to daily sports
    programming on Sports Express // ch. 97

TORONTO, Sept. 30 /CNW/ - SIRIUS Canada, the country's leading satellite radio company, today announced the addition of Hockey Central at Noon and Prime Time Sports - two of the country's top-rated sports talk radio shows - to its Canadian sports channel, "Sports Express" (Ch. 97). With the addition of these programs, originating from THE FAN 590 studios in Toronto, SIRIUS Canada has assembled some of the country's most popular sports radio shows together on a single channel.

"SIRIUS listeners told us that they can't get enough sports news, interviews and opinion from Canadian sportscasters," said Mark Redmond, President and CEO, SIRIUS Canada Inc. "Hockey Central at Noon and Prime Time Sports are two of the country's top rated sports programs and by adding them to the SIRIUS lineup we're creating an one-stop-shop for sports fans featuring some of the best radio personalities around."

SIRIUS subscribers across Canada and the U.S. can now listen to hockey talk show Hockey Central at Noon hosted by Daren Millard, Nick Kypreos, Doug MacLean and Mike Brophy. The show covers the latest breaking news and topics in the world of hockey. Hockey Central airs 12:00pm-2:00pm EDT Monday-Friday on SIRIUS' Sports Express // ch.97.

Bob McCown's Prime Time Sports will also join the SIRIUS Sports Express // Ch. 97 lineup. One of Canada's best-known sportscasters, Bob McCown hosts a popular syndicated daily sports talk show featuring in-depth interviews, analysis and opinion. SIRIUS subscribers can listen to Prime Time Sports at 7:00pm-8:00pm EDT Monday-Friday on Sports Express // ch. 97.

In addition to the newly added Hockey Central at Noon and Prime Time Sports, SIRIUS' Sports Express // ch. 97 features hourly sports news updates and the daily drive-time hockey talk program, Hockey Night in Canada Radio (HNIC Radio). Available exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, HNIC Radio features marquee interviews, intelligent hockey talk, and breaking news from the world of hockey. Hosted by Jeff Marek, alongside rotating co-hosts Ron MacLean, Kelly Hrudey, Craig Simpson, Elliotte Friedman and Cassie Campbell, HNIC Radio airs from 4:00pm-7:00 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday.

About SIRIUS Canada

SIRIUS is Canada's number one choice for satellite radio with 120 full-time channels broadcast from studios in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and New York. SIRIUS offers 100% 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 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.

About THE FAN 590

THE FAN 590 is one of 52 AM and FM radio stations owned and operated by Rogers Broadcasting, a division of Rogers Media Inc. In addition to carrying "Hockey Central at Noon" and "Prime Time Sports," THE FAN 590 carries play by play coverage of Toronto's top sports teams and is an official radio station of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.


For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Jeff Roman, SIRIUS Canada, P: (416) 513-7434, E:

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