SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO NAMES TOP EXEC

Joseph Clayton Takes Over as Service Readies Limited Launch

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CHICAGO (AdAge.com) -- Sirius Satellite Radio today named Joseph Clayton, previously vice chairman of Internet and long-distance service provider Global Crossing, as president-CEO.

Mr. Clayton, 52, succeeds Sirius Founder-Chairman David Margolese, who stepped down last month.

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to launch its 100-channel, subscription-based, digital-quality satellite radio service to consumers in Denver, Houston and Phoenix Feb. 14 before rolling out nationally.

Sirius, which will charge $12.95 per month for its service, follows rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings, which debuted its $9.99 per month service nationally earlier this month, supported by ads from Omnicom Group's TBWA/Chiat/Day, Playa del Rey, Calif.

Interpublic Group of Cos.' McCann-Erickson Worldwide, New York, handles integrated marketing for Sirius.

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