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SiriusBuzz Introduces Live Chat

Over the years I have had several requests for live chat on SiriusBuzz. Until now, I have avoided such a feature, as it takes time and effort to make such a service come to life, and even if launched, I did not want to have to moderate the chats and have people worry about the… → Read More

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Sirius XM’s World Cup Coverage May Improve With Rule Change

No matter what nation you are routing for, the FIFA World Cup is an event that brings about national pride, a sense of belonging, and noisy horns. That’s right, noisy horns. These horns have been used at soccer matches for years, but are beginning to become a source of complaint from fans, players, television and… → Read More

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Feeding America Partners With Sirius XM To Reach America

If you are a charitable organization with the goal of feeding America what is the best way to do it? Television makes sense, but the costs can be quite extensive. Traditional radio is another option, but that would require a lot of coordination with scores of radio stations, and even then they would only reach… → Read More

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Does Sirius XM Internet Radio Appeal To The Younger Audience?

Sirius XM satellite radio is the core business of Sirius XM. Out of this world content delivered to consumers via satellite seemed revolutionary when the concept was dreamed up, but here in 2010 there are many ways that consumers get audio content. Some, like AM and FM radio have been around for decades, while others… → Read More

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CBS and Fox Join National Association of Broadcasters

People who love satellite radio love to hate the National Association of Broadcasters. Most of the harsh feelings came to fruition during the merger process, and I was among those that was highly critical of the NAB during that period. That being said, the NAB does lobby for some interesting and perhaps noble things, but… → Read More

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Have An Idea To Mitigate Interference From The WCS Spectrum?

As many satellite radio investors are aware, the WCS Spectrum issue is still embroiled in debate. The issue has been ongoing for years, and at one point XM Satellite Radio was even contemplating buying the spectrum. On May 20th, the issue will once again be on the forefront with the FCC. Under consideration is the… → Read More

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How Important Is Social Media To Sirius XM? VERY

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Sirius XM Facebook page, as well as the pages of Sirius XM channels.  I applauded the company for finally making a concerted effort in this arena.  Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have become ingrained in our daily lives, and it is often through these… → Read More

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Ford Post Profit. Optomistic About Auto Sales

In yet another boost of confidence Ford motor Company announced a profit of $2.1 billion, and remained optimistic about the outlook of the auto sector for 2010. The company, which did not seek a government bail-out, seems to be on very solid footing. Along with their Q1 numbers, Ford indicated that they will be paying… → Read More

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GM May Pay Off Debt Early

It is being widely reported that General Motors will announce this Wednesday that they anticipate paying off debt to both the United States and Canada much earlier than June of this year. While not directly tied to satellite radio, the news should carry an impact on the overall markets, and may be a step in… → Read More

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Sirius XM Radio Approaches 50,000 Fans On Facebook

It took a while for Sirius XM Radio to get into the social networking scene, but now that they have, their efforts are catching on. As of this writing, Sirius XM’s Facebook page is on the verge of eclipsing 50,000 fans. While this may not seem like a “huge” number, it is an impressive start,… → Read More