Slated to begin March 2006.

Bob Dylan has agreed to host a weekly, one-hour music show for XM Satellite Radio's Deep Tracks channel, beginning in March 2006. It marks the first time the music legend will have hosted a radio show.

Featuring an eclectic mix of music hand-picked by the cultural icon, the program will also include commentary from Dylan on music and other topics, along with Dylan interviewing guests and taking emails from XM subscribers.

"Songs and music have always inspired me," Dylan said in a press release. "A lot of my own songs have been played on the radio, but this is the first time I've ever been on the other side of the mic. It'll be as exciting for me as it is for XM."

XM currently has more than 5 million subscribers and expects to end the year with 6 million. Dylan has released more than 44 albums, containing more than 600 songs covered by more than 2,000 artists, ranging from Rage Against The Machine to Duke Ellington to Garth Brooks.

"Bob Dylan epitomizes the American music experience and his unflagging integrity and vision defines everything we hope for XM to be," said XM chief creative officer Lee Abrams. "It is an honor to count Bob Dylan among the members of the XM artist family, and is further testimony of XM's commitment to create original music programming that makes a difference."