On June 9th, some heavy hitters from Sirius and XM met with FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor-Tate. The meeting, which was made public in an Exparte filing by Sirius and XM stated that Mel Karmazin, Patrick Donnelly and Nate Davis met with the commissioner to reiterate their positions regarding the proposed merger of Sirius and XM.

While executives meeting with commissioners themselves is not rare, it has been uncommon during this merger process.

Sirius and XM FCC Filing

Position - Long Sirius, Long XM