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SIRIUS merging with XM Radio!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Let's hope they keep the Oprah Channel, for God's sake!

  2. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    If true, I hope they keep the XM method of grouping sports channels. Sirius' is so haphazard it had to be done by a pathetitard. (A reach to use that SportsJournalists.com term, which I hope I spelled correctly.)
  3. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    So ... with $1 billion in debt, I'm wondering if I should purchase Sirius (My car is Sirius-ready ... that's why I'd go that route.). What's to say they'll be around for the year of my subscription would run? OTOH, if they merge, rates could rise for new subscribers.

    Oh the insanity.
  4. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Like we didn't all see this coming... ::)

    I've got XM. As long as they don't fuck with the old-school rap station AND bring me Howard Stern, I'll be cool with it.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    If this means I can now get Margaritaville Radio then I'm a happy guy.
  6. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Around Xmas I was considering getting satellite radio. The guy at the store told me two things:
    1) Sirius and XM will merge this year
    2) Rates will go up, so buy now.

    However, it can be reasoned he threatened the rate increase just to make an immediate sale.
  7. Lucas Wiseman

    Lucas Wiseman Well-Known Member

    Even if it is officially announced, I doubt any merger would be complete for at least another year.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I cancelled my SIRIUS recently. Wasn't worth the $12.95. Of course if you drive a lot I guess it would be.
  9. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    I have XM and I rarely use it.
  10. Lucas Wiseman

    Lucas Wiseman Well-Known Member

    I think a lot of it depends on what type of device you have... I have a portable one and I use it all the time (especially on planes and when traveling)... If I just had one that was in my car, I probably wouldn't continue to use the service.
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    This graph is all I need to know about this merger ...

    A consolidation is seen as way to save hundreds of million of dollars in redundant costs, but the FCC may resist a merger which would eliminate competition in the satellite radio market.

    I can't imagine the FCC allowing them to mesh into one channel. I figured this would be the case.
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    What is the monthly fee for XM and Sirius?

    I've considered getting XM a couple times (especially for the baseball), but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Not sure if I'd use it enough really.
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