Bill Mack Show moving to Willie’s Place XM Channel 13

“I’m so happy to have my old friend and radio hero Bill Mack joining us at Willie’s Place,” said Willie Nelson. “He’s a true Texas-bred radio legend and we’re going to have more fun than we’re supposed to. I guarantee it!”

NEW YORK – February 12, 2009 SIRIUS XM Radio announced today that legendary DJ Bill Mack the “Satellite Cowboy” will join Willie Nelson’s exclusive SIRIUS XM channel, Willie’s Place, to host a daily show. The Bill Mack Show will premiere on SIRIUS XM’s Willie’s Place SIRIUS channel 64 and XM channel 13 on Monday, February 16 at 12:00 pm ET.

Bill Mack, the Grammy® Award-winning songwriter, will broadcast live from his “Satellite Ranch” studio in Ft. Worth, Texas every weekday, playing three hours of his favorite traditional country music.

Each Wednesday at 2:00 pm ET, his longtime friend, Willie Nelson, will continue his tradition of calling in from the road for “Willie Wednesdays.” Mack will also host special broadcasts from the SIRIUS XM studios at Willie’s Place at Carl’s Corner, Texas, Nelson’s full service bio-diesel truck stop, restaurant and theater complex on I-35, one hour south of Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas.

The Bill Mack Show will air Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET on SIRIUS XM’s Willie’s Place and will be rebroadcast from 12:00 am – 3:00 am ET. The show will feature his wife “Sweet Cindy,” his son “Billy The Kid” and unpredictable sidekick “Terrible Truman.” The weekday show will also include calls from listeners across the country, as well as live interviews with country music legends and recordings from his personal interview archives that span over 50 years of broadcasting.

Additionally, Mack will host a two-hour weekly gospel music show, The Sunday Social, every Sunday at 10:00 am ET. Mack has hosted a daily trucking talk show on XM’s Open Road channel for the past seven years.

“Bill Mack is a country music radio icon and will fit in perfectly with his good friend Willie Nelson on SIRIUS XM’s Willie’s Place channel,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio

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Mack joins the exclusive channel devoted to authentic Texas honky-tonk and “Western Swing” music with special regular segments featuring Willie Nelson. The channel also features artist interviews, both new and archival gems, and live broadcasts from Willie’s Place at Carl’s Corner, Texas, including a live performance by Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel on Tuesday, February 24. Willie’s Place listeners will hear such legendary artists as Willie Nelson, Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys, Ray Price, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams, as well as music from contemporary Texas artists and dancehall favorites that are carrying the torch for traditional country music.

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