XM Sponsors Stage at Festival


XM Satellite Radio Inc. plans to host a music stage Sept. 7 through 9 at the
San Diego Street Scene music festival.

The stage will feature electronic dance music from programmers signed with
the satellite-radio service, as well as live appearances by DJs from the
company's electronic music channel, dubbed 'The Move.'

XM is backing its mid-September service launch with $100 million in consumer

The service launches Sept. 12 in San Diego and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. It
then spreads throughout the Southwest in mid-October, and it should be available
nationally in early November.

The 100-channel audio service will feature 71 music channels, plus news and
sports programming. Subscribers will pay $9.99 per month for the nationwide
radio service.