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Published:December 21st, 2010 11:31 EST

Richard Pryor Celebrates 70th Birthday With 'Richard Pryor Radio'

By SOP newswire2

SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch Richard Pryor Radio, a four-day uncensored channel devoted to the legendary comedian`s decades of groundbreaking work.

Widely considered one of the most innovative and daring comic talents of our time, Pryor explored controversial issues of racial inequity with great insight.  Pryor would have celebrated his 70th birthday this month.

Richard Pryor Radio will launch December 30 at 5:00 am ET and will run through 11:59 pm ET on January 2 on SIRIUS channel 108 and XM channel 139.  Richard Pryor Radio will offer listeners the chance to hear Pryor`s work in its purest form: raw, unedited and uncensored. The channel will feature hundreds of tracks from live concert performances, stand-up gigs and his seminal comedy albums spanning 1968-1992.

SIRIUS XM`s Richard Pryor Radio` is the perfect way to pay tribute to Richard on his 70th birthday, said Jennifer Lee Pryor. A four-day celebration of his body of work "completely uncensored and available to millions of fans across the country "is exactly what he would have wanted. 
For more information, please visit www.sirius.com  or www.xmradio.com
 
About SIRIUS XM Radio
 
SIRIUS XM is America`s satellite radio company, broadcasting more than 135 channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to more than 20 million subscribers in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, and through a wide range of mobile devices.
 
SIRIUS XM offers an array of content from some of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers. SIRIUS XM programming is also available at sirius.com and xmradio.com, and on Apple iPhone and iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices using the SIRIUS XM Premium Online App.
 
SIRIUS XM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available at retail locations nationwide, as well as shop.sirius.com and shop.xmradio.com.