Rock legend Bob Dylan has signed up to present a weekly radio show in America.

The hour-long show will broadcast on the Deep Tracks Channel, which is part of the XM subscription-only satellite radio service, from next March (06).

It will be the first time 64-year-old Dylan has DJ'd on the radio.

The singer says, "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."

The show will feature "an eclectic mix of music hand-selected by Dylan" as well as interviews and commentary, according to XM.

XM chief creative officer LEE ABRAMS says, "Bob Dylan epitomises the American music experience and his unflagging integrity and vision defines everything we hope for XM to be."