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NAB removes Sirius-XM banner?

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NAB Banner on the XM + Sirius merger

I just received a report that the NAB has taken down the banner opposing the Sirius-XM merger from their Washington D.C. building.

Interesting...

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something they know has been decided?

Now we know why the stock jumped up this morning.....

The NAB was running low of toilet paper in the lavatories.

I think it has something to do with FCC Chair pushing to relax media ownership rules. Would not be surprised if FCC Chair was relaxing the ownership rules to give something to pacify the regular radio guys so that he can also pass the merger. Relax the rules, pass the merger and use that to open the flood gates for some regular radio companies to get bigger market share.

I think it has something to do with FCC Chair pushing to relax media ownership rules. Would not be surprised if FCC Chair was relaxing the ownership rules to give something to pacify the regular radio guys so that he can also pass the merger. Relax the rules, pass the merger and use that to open the flood gates for some regular radio companies to get bigger market share.

This dog star will fly, good luck longs

Guess they got tired, of waiting on sirius and xmsr to pay the bill for the advertisment

like mel said, why pay for what you can get for free........lol

thanks again Mr Rehr, for all your very public help on the merger issue..

with the radio people running this kind of information in the media it becomes pretty clear this merger should be allowed note the comment below on watching radio

It could be argued that tomorrow's radio personality won't be the next Ryan Seacrest, but, rather, the station's listeners. Today's listeners can text or e-mail the station, compose playlists, chat with each other and air talent, enter contests and buy music. Technology has allowed them to become truly involved in a station's programming and advertising.

"Historically, radio was limited by its license,

" CBS Radio president of marketing David Goodman says. "Now radio can be more. If you want to listen, that's great. If you want to interact with the station using another device, you can. If you want to watch radio, you can."

HD radio?? What on earth are they talking about? People call and email radio stations all the time. As far as programming......if the suits with the big education would stop a minute they might realize most listeners could program a format much better than they(suits) do. Oh! wait a minute......i forgot about PAYOLA......nevermind :(

WOW! I told Rehr to stick that sign up his Rehr....he listened!

What Doug said above make perfect sense to me. NAB drops the fight against the satellite merger to take up their own cause for terrestrial radio deregulation. But again we are taking about NAB and this would have been a logical thing to do a long long time ago. So who knows? Maybe they took the banner down to clean the windows! LOL!

I will say one thing - Anybody who is for deregulation of terrestrial radio and against the satellite merger is being hypocritical. Its all radio! The same goes for being for the staellite merger and against terrestrial dereg. Thats hypocritical too!

For the future of radio's success as a media I hope dereg happens in both sat AND terrestrial radio. And I hope internet radio thrives as well. Its all radio.

Lots of interesting and imaginitive speculation. You all must've been big fans of the X-Files. Another look at NAB's building reveals the apparent truth - that they took it down to make room for another banner about the digital TV transition.