July 25, 2007 |
Hugh Panero, one of the founders of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., is departing as chief executive of the company, a title he would have lost anyway if XM's proposed combination with rival Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. goes through. Panero's duties will be assumed on an interim basis by Nate Davis, who had been in the role of president and chief operating officer since July 2006. Davis, a former telecommunications executive, has served on the board of XM since 1999.
October 8, 2007 |
Through the years, Bob Dylan's dealings with the public have been difficult. Hear him live and he can be a mumbling and aloof musician. Riffle through interviews with Dylan on YouTube and you discover a contentious, pretentious artist who is laconic, distant, apparently indifferent to enunciation, pleasantries and other everyday social constructs.
October 13, 2008 |
Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed King of All Media, has lost his crown. The shock jock's syndicated morning radio show once drew a national audience of 12 million, but since jumping to satellite radio three years ago, his listeners have dwindled to a fraction of that.
July 24, 2008 |
Federal regulators appeared poised Wednesday to give final approval to the merger of the nation's only two satellite radio operators, which would bring together the two struggling companies after a 17-month quest. Deborah Taylor Tate, a Republican who held the swing vote on the five-member Federal Communications Commission, reportedly was ready to vote in favor of the $3.9-billion merger if Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. agreed to new conditions.
March 21, 2007 |
The chairman of the Senate's antitrust subcommittee Tuesday blasted the proposed merger of the country's two satellite radio providers, saying it would create a "business colossus" that would raise prices for listeners. "You have every right to ask ... but it's another thing to grant you that permission to be virtually unrivaled, unchallenged in this whole area," Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) said at the third hearing on Capitol Hill over the merger. "What a business!
October 18, 2004 |
In announcing his defection to satellite radio, shock jock Howard Stern thumbed his nose at regulators, boasting that his raunchy show would then be free of government meddlers and fines. Some experts say Stern shouldn't be so sure the long arm of the law won't try to muzzle him -- even in outer space. "If the neoconservatives in government really want him, I think Howard Stern would have to move to Mars" to continue his shtick, said Deborah A.
October 7, 2004 |
Shock jock Howard Stern, whose raunchy antics have redefined talk radio while placing him at the center of a national debate on media indecency, told listeners Wednesday that he was abandoning traditional broadcasting for satellite radio -- a money-losing, unregulated, subscriber-only medium that reaches a fraction of his millions of listeners.
June 3, 2001 |
In a once-abandoned printing factory that used to churn out National Geographic magazines, 82 immaculate, gleaming radio studios stand at near-silent attention, waiting for a master switch to be thrown in late summer. XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. is gearing up to go on the air in a big way: 100 channels of digital music and talk radio beamed to your car, broadcasting everything from rock, pop and country to news, comedy and evangelical programming.
November 1, 2001 |
The future of radio has arrived. But was it worth waiting for? And paying for? Satellite pay radio, beamed straight from space to your car or home, marks the first major advance in radio signal delivery since the introduction of FM in the 1930s. Last month, after much hype and numerous delays, XM Satellite Radio began rolling out its 100-channel service for $9.99 a month (plus about $225 or moreand up for a receiver) to several cities, including Los Angeles.