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With the merger of Sirius and XM, is this the beginning of the end for terrestrial radio?

Asked by mrjadkins (1256points) July 29th, 2008

Is this the new media shift? In the next 1–2 years, automakers can sell a Sirius XM radio and/or HD radio as part of their audio packages. Do you think this will make regular broadcast radio change? Less commercials? More freedom? etc.

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qualitycontrol's avatar

I hope so. I wish this would happen with cable tv. If we are paying for the service then why are commercials needed?

marinelife's avatar

No. Now that there is no competition, I think the price will be jacked up making it less attractive to buyers.

megalongcat's avatar

I doubt it will be a new media shift. In fact there has been a recent backlash against online and satellite radio. Normal radio is still going very, very strong. Happily so. I can’t see myself trading my FM/AM radio in for anything really.

Granted, I do run an internet radio station on the side.

Maverick's avatar

sattelite radio has always been a stupid idea. The beginning of it was the beginning if the end of it. I’ve always said, and still believe, that there will only be one radio in the not-too-distant future, and that is Internet radio. Even that is kind if a misnomer in that it is actually just streaming audio over the Internet.

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