All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SIRIUS’
Howard Stern is apparently upsetting some of the execs at NBC, the network for which he appears as a judge on the show America’s Got Talent. He’s been talking about Jay Leno and the company’s budget cuts, and the celebrity DJ said on his Sirius show that he received a threatening comment from one of the execs. “I did hear …
Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin said he would back the merger of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio under voluntary conditions created by the two companies.
"As I have indicated before, this is an unusual situation," Martin said. "I am recommending that with the voluntary commitments they’ve offered, on balance, this transaction would be in the public interest."
Ron Paul received 10 percent of the vote in the Iowa’s Republican caucus, and onlookers are busy debating about whether this is encouraging (because 10 percent isn’t insignificant) or a sign of defeat (because 10 percent isn’t nearly enough to win). A similar (though much quieter) discussion is taking place over a 38 percent growth in Sirius’s subscriber base.
Ahh, yes, I will jump on the bandwagon and talk about Sirius and XM merging. No, not so I too can get on the top of TechMeme (it’s too late to play that game, if you want to get to the top of TechMeme you’ve got to be early, or you’ve got to say something interesting about the news, like Doc Searls did).
Since I’m late and not interesting, we’ll give up on that game, OK? Heheh.
Celebrity shock jock Howard Stern may prove himself to worth the half billion dollars SIRIUS Satellite radio spent on him. Since Stern defected from the FCC controlled airwaves, traffic to the SIRIUS website has ballooned, surpassing rival XM Radio, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.
Sirius Satellite Radio announced the release of their upcoming portable satellite radio device. It is called the Sirius S50, and is scheduled to come out in October.
Canadian radio listeners will have the opportunity to subscribe to a pair of satellite radio providers.
Adding to the ever-expanding lexiconical (lexiconal? lexiconiferous?) universe that cyberspace has berthed, the most recent newborn phenomenon of “podcasting” has caused radio giant Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and Viacom’s Infinity Broadcasting to develop a whole new brand of radio.
Todd over at the A Penny For Blog, shares some great insights on word of mouth marketing (WOM). Check it out.
The FCC is being cut out of the loop (thank God) via Sirius, its management, Howard Stern and the legendary Mel Karmazin. XM Radio is playing a leading role now, but the real noise is being generated by Sirius.
Radio Innovator Signs Five-Year Agreement to Broadcast on SIRIUS Beginning in 2006. Landmark Deal for SIRIUS and Satellite Radio Industry, With Significant Potential to Accelerate Growth for SIRIUS.