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Rights Agreement [Amendment] - CD Radio Inc. and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Co.

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                          AMENDMENT TO RIGHTS AGREEMENT

         AMENDMENT, dated October 13, 1998 (this "Amendment"), by and between CD
RADIO INC., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), and CONTINENTAL STOCK
TRANSFER & TRUST COMPANY (the "Rights Agent").


         WHEREAS, the Company and the Rights Agent are parties to a Rights
Agreement, dated as of October 22, 1997 (the "Rights Agreement");

         WHEREAS, the Company proposes to issue and sell 5,000,000 shares of its
common stock, par value $.001 per share ("Common Shares"), to Prime 66 Partners,
L.P., a Texas limited partnership controlled by Sid Bass (the "Purchaser"),
pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement, dated as of October 8, 1998 (the
"Agreement"), by and between the Company and the Purchaser;

         WHEREAS, under the terms of the Rights Agreement, unless the Rights
Agreement is amended, the Purchaser would become an "Acquiring Person," as
defined in Section 1(a) of the Rights Agreement, upon the purchase of the Common
Shares pursuant to the Agreement; and

         WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company deems it desirable and
in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders to amend the Rights
Agreement to exclude the Purchaser and any of the Purchaser's Affiliates and
Associates who would otherwise be deemed Beneficial Owners (as defined in the
Rights Agreement) as a result of such transaction from such definition of
"Acquiring Person."


         Accordingly, the parties agree as follows:

         1. AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1(A). The definition of "Acquiring Person" set
forth in paragraph 1(a) of the Rights Agreement is amended, effective upon the
Closing Date (as defined in the Agreement), by adding the following clause at
the end of such Section 1(a):

         "; provided, further, that Prime 66 Partners, L.P., a Texas limited
         partnership (hereinafter referred to as "Prime"), and any of Prime's
         Affiliates or Associates that would otherwise be deemed to be
         Beneficial Owners of the Acquired Common Shares (as defined below)
         shall not be, or be deemed to be, an Acquiring Person solely by reason
         of the purchase by Prime of 5,000,000 Common Shares (the "Acquired
         Common Shares") pursuant to the Stock Purchase Agreement dated as of
         October 8, 1998 by and between Prime and the Company, unless and until
         Prime and/or any of such Affiliates or Associates shall become the
         Beneficial Owner or Beneficial Owners of an additional one percent (1%)
         or more of the outstanding Common Shares."

         2. MISCELLANEOUS. This Amendment shall be deemed to be a contract made
under the laws of the State of Delaware and for all purposes shall be governed
by and construed in accordance with the laws of such state applicable to
contracts to be made and performed entirely within such state. This Amendment
may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of such counterparts shall
for all purposes be deemed to be an original, and all such counterparts shall
together constitute but one and the same instrument. If any provision, covenant
or restriction of this Amendment is held by a court of competent jurisdiction or
other authority to


be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remainder of the terms, provisions,
covenants and restrictions of this Amendment shall remain in full force and
effect and shall in no way be effected, impaired or invalidated.

         EXECUTED as of the date set forth above.

                                       CD RADIO INC.

                                       By: /s/ Patrick L. Donnelly
                                       Name:  Patrick L. Donnelly
                                       Title: Executive Vice President, General
                                              Counsel and Secretary

                                       CONTINENTAL STOCK TRANSFER &
                                       TRUST COMPANY

                                       By: /s/ Roger Bernhammer
                                       Name:  Roger Bernhammer
                                       Title: Vice President