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Report: Tate to approve Sirius-XM with $20M fine

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FCC's Deborah Tate (talking to David Rehr!)Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate is expected to approve the merger between Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. in exchange for a consent decree, according to the Wall Street Journal.

According to FCC officials close to the negotiations, Tate will sign off on the deal in exchange for a $20 million fine that resolves several enforcement issues involving the satellite radio companies.

Tate also has asked for other minor conditions, an FCC source said, though exact details are not known.

[Wall Street Journal]
Thanks Peter!

149 Comments

Done. Finally.

Ummmm, we waited this long for this!!

Basically like saying, "you want my yes vote to merge? It's going to cost you $20 million?"

Basically like saying, "you want my yes vote to merge? It's going to cost you $20 million"

That's more than Mayor on New York paid for service!

THANK GOD!!!

Fuck you Rehr and HD radio bitch !

This stock will trigger a massive turnaround in the stock market...I see a huge opportunity to buy here, as you're looking at $8/share for SIRI in 12 mos or less...

About time. $20 mil is a disgusting figure.

I LOVE TATE!!!!!!!!! AND Taint too!!!!!!

ESAD AC!!!!!!!

when already.

"Tate also has asked for other minor conditions, an FCC source said, though exact details are not known."

Well, the forced inclusion of HD Radio certainly would not be minor! Ha! Ha! Screw you NAB/Struble/iBiquity/HD Alliance - that was HD Radio's last gasp! FUCK YOU!

who gets the money?

JUST VOTE YES TO MERGER......

Just got the phone with a reliable source of comm. tate's office and the meger is approved Congrats to satradio and FUCK U NAB and all the other scumbags that delayed this merger for so long

Add it to merger costs.

PCSTEL, READ A BOOK

AC, SCRAM KID

MERGER SCHEME APPROVED

$20 million is nothing to Sirius/XM. It's like $2 to most of us. I don't see it as a negative in any way. In fact, with the fine paid, I would think that the "violations" from the past can no longer pop up and haunt the merged company! Hope we can all exhale soon!

$20 million is nothing to Sirius/XM. It's like $2 to most of us. I don't see it as a negative in any way. In fact, with the fine paid, I would think that the "violations" from the past can no longer pop up and haunt the merged company! Hope we can all exhale soon!

What the hell are the concessions Tate is asking for.

neener neener to U davey1975

10% of the 20 million gets wired directly to Tate's Swiss Int'l bank account so she could buy a small island for her and Mel.

The sad thing is is that everything we're seeing now could've taken place a few short weeks after the DoJ's approval.....it didn't have to go on for additional 4 months!

Now the lawyers take over.

Precisely... what took them so damn long?

suck my balls AC/NAB douche

YAY! Copps and Adelstein --- what losers !

Lets see.

Tate: Pay 20M Fine
JA:

25% Spectrum
Install HD Radios and foot the bill ($75M or more a year)
6 year price freeze.

I'll go with Tate.

Thank you very much!

CNBC and CNN are reporting a tentative agreement with the merger as long as sirius and xm pay a $20million fine!! I'm sure they will pay the fine and we all move on!! Thanks to everyone who waited so patiently for this merger to go through!!! Let the NAB and HD RADIOS lawyers get involved!!! THEY WILL NOT WIN! NHL NBA NASCAR PGA NFL and MLB on ONE RECIEVER I LOVE IT!!!

BUY!

why isn't siri taking off

$20 million is better than the concessions Adelstein wanted.

It's extortion, but XM/Sirius can live with it. Now the only uncertainty is how much Mel will gut XM. This is been my biggest fear....leave Top Tracks, Deep Tracks and Fine Tuning alone, and please please please reduce the number of rock channels on Sirius...it's a bit absurd.

Hey NAB....bite me.

IT'S ABOUT FREAKING TIME!!!!!

yes going with the 20mil fine payment over that douche that wants double the years on the price freeze and interoperable radios yes we take door number one

Bitch.

See - DEMS SUCK!

Hope 0.0 made sure to say Your Moms Box at the end of the show today. Will tomorrow be the first day of dead air until Bubba gets settled in at his new studio??

Finally they're doing the right thing. Now I worry about what the NAB will attempt next; If only they put the same amount of effort and planning into fixing their own programming and stations as they do with trying to destroy satellite radio, maybe they wouldn't have so much to worry about.

I think the National Association Of Bullshit is going to appeal and try somehow to stop this merger but its too little to late.

Interesting... but ... not convincing...

The NAB is probably happy in a way, though, they've completed their dirty work.....they've prolonged this long enough that holiday sales for this year can be forgotten about....if the FCC would've made this decision back in April getting products out for the holiday sales wouldn't have been a problem. Let's just hope the merged company is able to eventually pull itself up.

20 million dollar fine?? a slap on the wrist... grab the skis boys let's go skiing...

Now get Opie and Anthony's contract done you jerks!

Yeah, you tell em AC

neener neener

So the FCC with finally completely approve the merge only thing is they want them to pony up $20 million in fines, Fines for what? Oh wait the way too strong FM transmitters in the radios, that the FCC themselves gave the greenlight to in FCC testing.

Honestly this sounds like extortion.

"Now get Opie and Anthony's contract done you jerks!"

Boss Stern says "step into my office,why?becasue your fuckin fired!"

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hahaha where is anonymous coward and the other NAB fags that have been on this site all along...i hope you choke on your hd radios u scumbag bastards...im rich bitch!!!!!!!!!

Can we get Congressional intervention to prevent Melvin Karmazin's "merge" monopoly scheme? If Tate is not going to defend the choice of satellite radio subscribers, perhaps our Attorney Generals and Congressman can help. Call your Congressman and tell them to vote "NO" to merge monopoly without HD radio inclusion.

HD Digital Radio • IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE!
HD Digital Radio. It's here. It's local. It's free. DISCOVER IT!
www.hdradio.com

I think I'm in LOVE.

PCSTEL, AC lololololololol......................HAHA

I think I'm in..... LOVE.

See ya, AC, I't's been nice knowin' ya. LOL

See ya, AC, I't's been nice knowin' ya. LOL

"Finally they're doing the right thing. Now I worry about what the NAB will attempt next; If only they put the same amount of effort and planning into fixing their own programming and stations as they do with trying to destroy satellite radio, maybe they wouldn't have so much to worry about."

Now that the merger appears to be "law", those NAB/iBiquity scumbags would have a very difficult time turing this aound - LOL!

Hey Anonymous Coward.....FAIL!! The merge monopoly is complete....lol ...Fug-off and don't come back.

SAVE O&A!!!!! (stomp)

SAVE O&A!!!!! (stomp)

SAVE O&A!!!!! (stomp)

SAVE O&A!!!!! (stomp)

SAVE O&A!!!!!

........

dean wormer =loser

@AC

"Can we get Congressional intervention to prevent Melvin Karmazin's "merge" monopoly scheme? If Tate is not going to defend the choice of satellite radio subscribers, perhaps our Attorney Generals and Congressman can help. Call your Congressman and tell them to vote "NO" to merge monopoly without HD radio inclusion."

It appears to be law - good-luck with that, MotherFucker! It would be extremely difficult to overturn this decision - go back to your shitty terrestrial/HD radio, and fix your own Goddamn problems, but you can't - it's too late.

HD radio is in the shitter!!

I'm a Stern fan, but I want O&A to stay as well.... after all, I need something to listen to when Stern is on vacation for extended periods of time.

0.0 will be fine...they still have 6 markets left

when stern is on vacation/off, i listen to the gay channel, I mean whats the diff?

HD Digital Radio • IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE!
HD Digital Radio. It's here. It's local. It's free. DISCOVER IT!
HD Digital Radio. It's the same Shitty programming you hear on he radio that comes with the car.

ill believe it when i see it but Adelsteins comments really say it all

I think Mel had to eat out Tate under her desk to get this approved.

PCSTEL, stick to grammar.........HAHA

"dean wormer =loser

Posted by: Mat"

Ding Dong on the mark

After approval, I don't look for any major changes for at least a year or until the interoperable & a la carte receivers are on the market.

I didn't post that... but hey, you losers do what you do. I'm enjoying my portfolio.

"HD radio is in the shitter!!"

This was HD Radio's last gasp, especially with automakers starting to integrate in-dash Internet access. If I was an investor in iBiquity, I would start pulling out my investments, and if I was a broadcaster thinking about converting to HD, the FCC's decision would be the deciding factor. Even with the touted 10db power increase for FM-HD, awaiting FCC approval, and requiring more massive outlays in HD equipment, there is now no incentive to invest more in the HD Radio scam. No one is buying HD radios, and now, iBiquity has made many enemies, including Pioneer who got suckered into manufacturing HD radios, so it appears this was iBiquity's last gasp, at all expense. J.P. Morgan just got suckered into investing in iBiquity, and I bet that they are happy as pigs-in-shit, now.

Enough is enough, stop doing that now!! I didn't post that

$20 million? Sounds like a bribe to me...how much is Deborah getting for her cut? Or does she get a nice cushy seat on the XM/Sirius BOD after her term is up?

Can we get Congressional intervention to prevent Melvin Karmazin's "merge" monopoly scheme? If Tate is not going to defend the choice of satellite radio subscribers, perhaps our Attorney Generals and Congressman can help. Call your Congressman and tell them to vote "NO" to merge monopoly without HD radio inclusion.

HD Digital Radio • IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE!
HD Digital Radio. It's here. It's local. It's free. DISCOVER IT!
www.hdradio.com

Too little too late jackasses the merger is on and fuck HD radio and Fuck Terresterial Radio Satellite Radio and Internet Radio For Life. I

C3SR is appealing to lawmakers to provide legislative relief. They claim that the vast majority of satellite radio subscribers will suffer price hikes and deterioration in programming as a result of the merger. They also think the $20million in proposed fines shortchanges the taxpayer substantially and that the companies should be held responsible for their actions.

$20 million is extortion but each subscriber and investor could pony up a dollar and this bullshit would be over. Where do I send my 2 dollars?


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Let's get Congressional intervention to prevent Melvin Karmazin's "merge" monopoly scheme? If Tate is not going to defend the choice of satellite radio subscribers, perhaps our Attorney Generals and Congressman can help. Call your Congressman and tell them to vote "NO" to merge monopoly without HD radio inclusion.

HD Digital Radio • IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE!
HD Digital Radio. It's here. It's local. It's free. DISCOVER IT!
www.hdradio.com

************************************************URGENT****************************************************
Let's get Congressional intervention to prevent Melvin Karmazin's "merge" monopoly scheme? If Tate is not going to defend the choice of satellite radio subscribers, perhaps our Attorney Generals and Congressman can help. Call your Congressman and tell them to vote "NO" to merge monopoly without HD radio inclusion.

HD Digital Radio • IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE!
HD Digital Radio. It's here. It's local. It's free. DISCOVER IT!
www.hdradio.com

@George
C3SR needs to give it up. The Dept. of Justice had their say: they said, "Not a monopoly. No restrictions to merger." The FCC is about to have their say, with a fine for previous actions and a few concessions from the merged company. GIVE IT UP. Did lawmakers fight against the Exxon merger, something that affects ALL of our lives every day?? NO.

"C3SR is appealing to lawmakers to provide legislative relief. They claim that the vast majority of satellite radio subscribers will suffer price hikes and deterioration in programming as a result of the merger. They also think the $20million in proposed fines shortchanges the taxpayer substantially and that the companies should be held responsible for their actions."

Lots-of-luck!

************************************************URGENT****************************************************
Let's get Congressional intervention to prevent Melvin Karmazin's "merge" monopoly scheme? If Tate is not going to defend the choice of satellite radio subscribers, perhaps our Attorney Generals and Congressman can help. Call your Congressman and tell them to vote "NO" to merge monopoly without HD radio inclusion.

HD Digital Radio • IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE!
HD Digital Radio. It's here. It's local. It's free. DISCOVER IT!
www.hdradio.com

Here come the *******

Someone is really desperate!!!!!!!!!********

Oh Noes**************

The twenty million is called saving face. Good move. Everybody gets what they want. Stock is already up.

RYAN - any chance we can clean up these comments and remove repeated abuse of the comment system? One post of your thoughts and propaganda, fine. 2-3 times, annoying as hell.

************************************************URGENT****************************************************
Let's get Congressional intervention to prevent Melvin Karmazin's "merge" monopoly scheme? If Tate is not going to defend the choice of satellite radio subscribers, perhaps our Attorney Generals and Congressman can help. Call your Congressman and tell them to vote "NO" to merge monopoly without HD radio inclusion.

HD Digital Radio • IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE!
HD Digital Radio. It's here. It's local. It's free. DISCOVER IT!
www.hdradio.com

************************************************EXTREMELY*URGENT****************************************************
Let's get Congressional intervention to prevent Melvin Karmazin's "merge" monopoly scheme? If Tate is not going to defend the choice of satellite radio subscribers, perhaps our Attorney Generals and Congressman can help. Call your Congressman and tell them to vote "NO" to merge monopoly without HD radio inclusion.

HD Digital Radio • IT’S TIME TO UPGRADE!
HD Digital Radio. It's here. It's local. It's free. DISCOVER IT!
www.hdradio.com

lol this is fun

I agree Nathan, put a stop to the comments from dean wormer

"why isn't siri taking off"

dude siri went up 1.00 in the last 3 days - what more do you want???

I think it's just getting started (hopefully)

Call your AG to remove the 20,000,000 dollars of extortion.

deterioration in programming - Hasn't that already happened on Testicular Radio? Hey, we got that for free there and didn't have to wait 500 days. Bring on the merger. I'll take my chances.

Now to determine which model I want...

The 80GB iPod or the 160GB.

AC - YOU LOST!

Oh! another thing, can you ask the folks at Orbitcast (since you work there) why they are "ALL Things Satellite" and NOT covering WRSP?

What a bunch of Crap. WRSP was up 29.07% today!

Ryan,

Love this board. Is there anyway you could make the FONT size bigger so I can laugh hysterically into the night. Big day for satrad.

"NOT covering WRSP?"

How about...We don't care

" Did you know?? The average time it takes the FCC to approve an NPRM is 700 days after issuance"?

Hey PCSTEL,
As any "uneducated" dullard knows, rules are meant to be broken. Your vast knowledge of satellite radio, and your incredible insight concerning this merger, doesn't mean squat shit anymore, not that it ever did. You are an arrogant blowhard, and I'm sure the good people who have diligently posted on this site will not miss your smug, insulting comments. Now go to the library, and read up on the history of terrestrial radio, because before long they will be history!

and so it goes,

ANONYMOUS WARRIOR

@Orbitcast Fanboy
CTRL + "+"

What a great country... you can get anything done as long as you pay off the crooks running the government!!!

they ought to fine the NAB 100 million dollars for wasting everyone's time. and Georgetown partners should pay a fine as well for trying to get in the game with the big boys... although they may get some of the spectrum so more power to them...

is it just me or does Tate look like Glenn Close?

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WRSP is competition, for the pea brained, uneducated, ass known as AC.

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We are putting all of our money into WRSP and taking over the world. AC, would you like a job?

the ******URGENT**********
messages from www.hdradio.com
reflect the sense of imending doom to HD radio.

the thing that sucks about HD radio (besides everything) is that it's high definition crap as opposed to regular broadcast crap. it's just a really dumb idea that will die out soon.

the only place it would make a difference is in super high end stereo systems. now that siri and xm can combine their resources, theres no reason they cannot deliver high definition signals too if theres even a demand for it...

Hmmmm. a choice between premium satellite programming with nearly 100% coverage, or spotty coverage with HD crappy programming.

I'll take satrad please!

ALL YOUR BASES BELONG TO US

FYI, 'HD' Radio doesn't stand for "High Definition" at all, nothing to do with sound quality whatsoever.

Hey mp3candy,
You make some astute observations; yeah, I like it! Not so much like Glenn Close - more like John Glenn.

high definition? um, are you an idiot?

Well, look on the bright side, now there's only ONE satellite radio service people won't pay for.

AC, people don't even know what HD Radio stands for. They should be sued for misleading the public.

The humiliation of the AC is priceless.

Go find another board to ruin, you little shit!! LOL!!


HD RADIO: IT'S TIME TO DIE!

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WRSP is competition, for the pea brained, uneducated, ass known as AC.

ORBITCAST HAS NOT INCLUDED WRSP BECAUSE THEY WANTED IT TO LOOK LIKE

THERE WERE ONLY 2, right AC??

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"AC, people don't even know what HD Radio stands for. They should be sued for misleading the public."

"Hybrid Digital/Analog, Not High Definition”

"Most Americans, including reporters and editors, think that HD Radio stands for High Definition radio, a natural assumption given our experience of HDTV, High Definition TV. Wrong... I would have to call it intentionally misleading. The deceptive strategy has worked... HD Radio is a trade name. It doesn’t have to stand for anything but a product. That product is by no means High Definition Radio.”

http://tinyurl.com/63vxec

"HD Radio is already lost (and really isn't 'HD')"

"Quite honestly, it doesn't stand for anything, said Peter Ferrera, president and CEO of the HD Digital Radio Alliance. The concept was somewhat of a steal from HD television, where viewers know it means better quality."

http://tinyurl.com/2r5bz9

What's a matter AC, can't figure out how to copy and paste all the content?

Dear AC,
I'm going to miss hearing from you on Orbitcast. I will especially miss your reflections on my posts, and your ehthusiasm for the guy's who lost. We can still be friends; no hard feelings, my man. Enjoy the rest of the summer, and stay well.
PS - GO FUCK YOUSELF, you useless piece of SHIT.

"but, but, but... um, ah...", says AC.


Hey HD RADIO,

You can FUCK OFF too! HD my ASS! Horrible Device, yeah, thats it. Or HUGE DISSAPOINTMENT! Are you proud of youself, you stupid little shit? Now go shove yourself up Rehr's rear!

Commissioner Tate is HOT! I hope this cougar goes on Howard.

You do know that when you add all the features (sports packages). it will be the same price or more from both companies.


So if you just bought a sub from sirius and xm youuuuu........

Sorry mel has just informed me. Merger better, money more lesser, all hail mel!

AC you're babbling. Take it easy.

"If you own SIRI or XM and were even thinking of voting Democratic in
the November Election, THINK AGAIN. Read The Market Watch article on
the SIRI Google lead in page.
Essentially a possible scenerio exists that if the SIRI/XM merger is
approved now, The NAB will Sue in Federal Court to block the merger.
It isn't that The NAB could win but that would delay the merger long
enough to enable the Democrats to regain power then they could re-
appoint the Board, stuff it with Democrats and get the merger
reversed. And I am a life long Democrat but no longer!!!
SAW "

I, as well, was a Democrat before this merger and am no longer a democrat.

Keep pushing NAB, and all the votes will go to McCain.

"Commissioner Tate is HOT! I hope this cougar goes on Howard."

Is she too old to be considered a MILF? Image, what she looked like at age 18, or 16, or 14. Question - would she have been worth it?

I'm going to get the rammed up the butt package. Its were you pay a shitload of money and get rammed up the butt, for what you payed.


Can't wait!

Rehr, NAB, C3SR, Georgetown, HD radio and all the other assholes (Markey, etc in congress) Go screw yourselves.


Poor Plowboy and his "risky" investments. He has only gone black 54,300 in the last two days and hopes to net another 125K before calling it a day....

I'm sorry to have kept you poor fucks on the line for an extra 120 days, but I was hoping someone else would vote yes so that I could save my ass. I realized in the end, the Dems weren't going to have me so I'd better cave and vote GOP. Aren't I a Kunt keeping this vote out till the very last minute?

How do I look.... am I pretty or not?

Those of us who were smart enough to get a Lifetime package late last year don't have to worry about rising prices anyhow.

"The humiliation of the AC is priceless.

Go find another board to ruin, you little shit!! LOL!!


HD RADIO: IT'S TIME TO DIE!

Posted by: Max"


Hey Max-Blow Me

Everyone, while here, click on an ad.. buy something and make Ryan a dime will you?.. He makes money I'm sure with clicks and traffic. if it weren't for him, we wouldn't have this forum!

Matt

The humiliation of the AC is priceless!

Everyone, while here, click on an ad.. buy something and make Ryan a dime will you?.. He makes money I'm sure with clicks and traffic. if it weren't for him, we wouldn't have this forum!

Matt

Everyone, while here, click on an ad.. buy something and make Ryan a dime will you?.. He makes money I'm sure with clicks and traffic. if it weren't for him, we wouldn't have this forum!

Matt

Hey "Mat", AC, Anonymous Dwarf, NAB Troll, Registered Loser:

go fuck yourself, and I do hope you're enjoying the wholesale humiliation you've been getting here.

I think you've gotten the web equivalent of an anal tear.

Bu we all knew you liked that.

bottle that shit

NOW GET O AND A CONTRACT DONE AND LIL JIMMY NORTON!!! Spread the virus. And PLEASE DON'T put the howard stern HOO HOO I invented everything channel on my 2 radios!!!!

"Go find another board to ruin, you little shit!! LOL!! "

LMFAO!

He reminds me of the IBOC-shills on Radio-Info, RadioInsight, and AVS Forum. They will be whining this evening, demanding a Congressional investigation, all the while believing that the General Public is reading their message boards. They will shill for HD Radio, and like AC, post links to hdradio.com, advertising all of the HD Radio products that no one is buying. Without piggybacking on Satrad receivers, HD Radio is dead - it has come back from the grave more times than Dracula. iBiquity knows their technology is hopelessly flawed, so they resort to legislative means (even using International Trade Agreements to force its consideration overseas). The Europeans don't want it, so iBiquity goes after the smaller, less educated third-world countries. If I was J.P. Morgan, I'de be pulling out of iBiquity like some cheap whore, with a case of the clap. HD Radio is a cancer that has afflicted the radio industry - broadcasters and manufacturers that sign agreements end up later regretting the decision. It is reported that iBiquity has a nondisclosure clause, keeping those associated with HD Radio from talking negatively to the Press. Once iBiquity gets their hands around your balls, they don't let go.

I repeat-Blow Me Max

Or I could blow you! Please....... just a little?

Stop it guys it's not funny at all! I'm Mat!

I'm in love with you, AC, I want to have your child, and he will look like David Rehr.

Tate is a monstrosity. Even if she is simply a proxy for the Iniquity. Fines of this magnitude are malicious and un-American. The other constraints are equally un-American.

PLOWBOY, good for you, but expect a dip in the AM , hard . Praying for you to suceed.TOOK PROFIT TODAY. Taking MORE FRIDAY.

Told you guys I was a homo!!

Stop doing that!! Its not funny-I am going to get mad if you don't top it, top it now!!

BREAKING: Tate had a Heart Attack while fucking Mel.

BREAKING: Tate had a Heart Attack while fucking Mel.

I need 4.65 to break even since my investments since 2001 blowup

It's a disguised bribe .hooray

It's a disguised bribe .hooray

Does it really mean no HD in SatRadio radios? Really? Best news in months. FCC said 'let the market decide' on HD Radio then stacked the deck by allowing BigRadio and the gangsters who back it - including Price, Waterhouse who's seen as involved in a multi-million dollar 'estate grifting' of our family which left people dead before their time - by slopping digital signals onto AM&FM. Nice crowd, eh? They make Enron look good.

What did HD's spoiled brat tactics accomplish? Nothing good, much rotten. HD jams existing stations and blocks your ability to hear favorite stations. When you express concern about jamming, HD sleazy bully-boy promoters piously tell you, 'you have no business listening to out of town radio stations'. No right, eh? We'll see about that.

Hasn't the HD fiasco alienated loyal listeners? How many will trust BigRadio again? Isn't it a fine time for independent radio stations who avoided the HD 'carny shill'? Indeed it is.

Let's hope it's the end for HD, by which a gang of BigRadio greedy-guts and mob/Wall Street - redundant - money pimps contrived a 90s Enron scheme to slop digital onto AM & FM and jam competitors to ruin.

Thankfully, citizens caught on quickly and rejected this 'high stakes corporate scam'.

Enough HD dithering. Quit forcing something that listeners don't want. Hurricane season is upon us, and HD Radio makes it impossible to hear stations we rely upon for storm warnings, another fine benefit of HD radio otherwise known as State Sponsored Jamming.

Paul Vincent Zecchino
Manasota Key, Florida
24 July, 2008

Still Laughing .... Thanks for the prayers, but God has other things besides finance... it's 60% skill and 40% luck usually. When you have 400-500K into a stock that's volatile, you can expect very good days and very bad days.

I could be wrong, but the $$ potential for XMSR seems to be exceeding what i had thought for the "short term". I had thought 11.50-13.00 would be the/a play, but I'm seeing signs that 16.00-19.00 may be realistic as the unknowing continue to pour into Sirius.

Rememebr... XMSR is totally tied to Siri's value. I would have thought more people would have "got it" but, I guess not.

FYI.. getting ready to lay into Yahoo.. my next "project".
Good luck to you too pal.

Sorry..... Plowboy (above)

Considering the brainwashing that the IBOC Alliance has done this can not be repeated enough:

HD DOES NOT STAND FOR HIGH DEFINITION, IT STANDS FOR HYBRID DIGITAL AND IT IS NOT HIGH DEFINITION, ANALOG RADIO SOUNDS BETTER, (IBOC IS IT'S REAL NAME ANYWAY ALTHOUGH INIQUITY WALKED AWAY FROM IT GRADUALLY AS THEY LET PEOPLE ASSOCIATE THE LETTERS HD WITH HI DEF TV, NOW THEY SAY IT STANDS FOR NOTHING, WANT TO BUY A BRIDGE IN NY?)

Bob Young
Millbury, MA