Barry Switzer Joins XM Satellite Radio

Switzer will join XM Satellite Radio as a football analyst this fall, providing
expert analysis and no-holds-barred commentary on the sports talk radio channel
XM Sports Nation (XM Channel 144).

During his
16 years as football coach at the

Oklahoma, Switzer led
the Sooners to three national championships, and he posted the fourth-best
winning percentage (.837) in college football history. In the NFL he coached
the Dallas Cowboys to victory in Super Bowl XXX, retiring in 1997 with a 45-26
career NFL coaching record.

A member
of the College Football Hall of Fame, Switzer is now the newest member of XM
Radio’s on-air team. Starting August 20, he will appear live on the show
“XM Sports Nation This Morning” with host T.J. Rives every Monday and
Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 am ET. Switzer will join Rives in sizing up the
week’s biggest match-ups in college and professional football, and they will
take phone calls from XM listeners across the

United States.

really looking forward to being on XM,” Switzer said. “It’s amazing
to me how you can tune into college football games from all over the country,
and people can call into XM to put in their two cents, wherever they live. It’s
a great thing for diehard fans like me, and I think we’re going to have a lot
of fun.”

joins XM as it prepares to offer its largest package of college football games
ever. XM is now the official satellite radio network for all six
“power” conferences in college football — the ACC, Big East, Big
Ten, Big 12, Pac-10, and SEC. This will be the first season that XM will carry
Big 12 and SEC games. XM also recently signed an agreement with FOX Sports to
be the exclusive satellite radio network for the Bowl Championship Series (BCS)
National Championship Game and other BCS games.

Switzer is one of the most successful football coaches of all time, and it’s an
honor to have him on the XM team,” said Eric Logan, XM executive vice
president of programming. “XM is the home for college football, and Coach
Switzer brings an extraordinary perspective of the game, drawn from a
phenomenal career. As an

native, I couldn’t be happier that he’s on XM. We now have the six power
conferences on XM, plus the BCS, so having Coach Switzer on the air, talking to
XM listeners every week, is another powerful addition to our sports

XM is the
nation’s leading satellite radio company with more than 8.2 million
subscribers. People listen to XM on satellite radios for the car, home, office,
and portable use.

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