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The National Hockey League (NHL) and XM Satellite Radio today announced a new weekly live satellite radio show titled NHL Hour which will be hosted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and a rotation of League executives. The show will debut Tuesday, November 27 at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on NHL Home Ice (XM Channel 204) and NHL.com. On December 6, NHL Hour will begin airing every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

The candid, interactive talk radio show will be hosted by a rotation of League executives, including Commissioner Bettman, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, and Senior Executive VP of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. The show will be co-hosted by XM sports host and former NHL player Bill Clement.

NHL Hour will provide fans with the latest news and events from the highest levels of the NHL. The show encourages fans to submit questions via phone and email. To submit questions to NHL Hour call 1-877-NHL-ON-XM (1-877-645-6696) or email homeice@xmradio.ca.

NHL Hour will broadcast live on XM and NHL.com from the NHL/XM Radio studio in the NHL Powered By Reebok store in Manhattan. The show will re-run on XM Satellite Radio and NHL Network, with archived shows available for download on NHL.com via a podcast. NHL Hour is a production of NHL Radio.

“The NHL has the best fans in sports. Thanks to XM Satellite Radio, we are able to offer this unique outlet for answering their questions,” said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. “I look forward to hearing from our fans directly and being a part of this one-of-a-kind radio show.”

“This program sets the bar high – it marks the first time fans of a professional sports league will have direct access to the sport’s top decision makers,” said John Bitove, chairman and CEO of XM Canada. “This is a unique opportunity for hockey fans to engage the Commissioner and learn more about the inner workings of their favourite sport. It is something completely different and can only be found on XM satellite radio. I would like to thank to Mr. Bettman for having the foresight to go where no other league has gone before.”

“Hockey fans have an unprecedented opportunity to get their questions answered directly from Commissioner Bettman and other senior executives at the NHL,” said Eric Logan, XM Satellite Radio executive vice president, programming. “We’re thrilled that Commissioner Bettman wants to do a radio show like this, and we’re proud to be bringing it to fans all across the U.S. and Canada.”

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