XM/Sirius to announce Merger today?

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Post by Hoosier Daddy » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:56 pm

K-Rock wrote:But even then, the one advantage that terrestrial will always have over satellite is that it's free. Satellite has yet to overcome that huge psychological barrier about "paying for radio"...
This is becoming less and less of an issue. You pay for (legal) music downloads. You pay for internet service, and radio via broadband connection ain't cheap -- at least when compared to dial-up. You pay for cable television or satellite TV and don't bat an eye. Satellite radio is next.

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Post by Ace Purple » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:14 pm

From the Drudge Report tonight; details are presumably forthcoming:

New twist in the satellite radio merger... Impacting late...
CLEAR CHANNEL acquisition developments ... MORE...
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Post by Ace Purple » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:43 pm

Update from Drudge:

FCC CHIEF QUESTIONING SIRIUS/XM RADIO DEAL... MORE... 'A need for greater clarity' over what was being proposed for fees and programming... Developing...
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Post by Ace Purple » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:13 am

WASHINGTON, March 6 — Kevin J. Martin, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has privately questioned recent Congressional testimony by the architect of a proposed merger of the nation’s two satellite radio companies that subscribers would both pay the same monthly rate and receive significantly more programming.

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Post by Cameron » Wed Mar 07, 2007 5:26 am

I think the merger would be great. The FCC should approve it and then shut-down the authority to operate all of the XM/SIRIUS terresital repeaters.

Let the SATELLITE RADIO companies merge and deliver SATELLITE RADIO via SATELLITE.

Go for it.
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Post by Hoosier Daddy » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:05 am

Cameron wrote:I think the merger would be great. The FCC should approve it and then shut-down the authority to operate all of the XM/SIRIUS terresital repeaters.

Let the SATELLITE RADIO companies merge and deliver SATELLITE RADIO via SATELLITE.

Go for it.
Absolutely.

And while we're on a self-cleansing roll, let's revoke every FM Translator license from 88.1 to 107.9.

If you can't cover it from your main stick, then you can't cover it at all.

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