XM Sets New Date for Subscription Radio Launch

21 September 2001

The launch date for XM Satellite Radio’s national subscription service has been reset for September 25.

Originally scheduled for September 12, the launch was delayed following the previous day’s terrorist attacks.

The service, which offers a hundred digital radio channels for $9.99 per month (plus $250-upward cost of buying a special radio), will first become available in Dallas and San Diego, expanding into the Southwest next month before going national in November.

A similar service will be rolled out by New York-headquartered rival Sirius Satellite Radio in December.

News source: MediaWeek.com (USA)