Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sirius/XM radio merger...

So, this week, Sirius' purchase of XM has finally gone through, effectively pissing off terrestrial radio.

What does this mean? Well, it means that those of you who have XM or Sirius will soon have options to listen to stations from both providers. They got together to cut down on operations costs, which probably really means that they couldn't afford Howard Stern's half-a-billion dollar contract.

In all seriousness, I look at it optimistically...I've been lucky enough to listen to both providers and they both have great content. It's just a matter of visibility and by knocking down prices on receivers or subscriptions, it makes pay radio not so terrifying. The only thing is, there are people that probably still wouldn't pay for radio because we're so used to having it for free.

Well, if you want to listen to the same songs a day, I guess it isn't worth it.

But this deal may turn a lot of heads. Stay tuned.

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