The End of Sirius/XM?

All the financial outlets are reporting the imminent filing of Chapter 11 by Sirius XM and their stock has tumbled to just 8c as I write this. A lot of people seem to be saying this means the end for satellite radio but I’m hopeful that they will be able to restructure and continue. Maybe they will have to lose the NFL and Howard Stern but I’ve no interest in them anyway. Of course, doing so might lose them more subscribers than they can afford to lose. But I’d hate to see them go under.

I like XM for the long radio dead spot on my commute to San Diego. I suppose I can go back to CDs and/or the iPhone. Slacker would be great but there’s no high speed internet connection for most of the journey.

But those are thoughts for later, if and when the time comes.

5 thoughts on “The End of Sirius/XM?”

  1. I read that Charlie Ergen / Dish is interested (and has some of their debts) – if anyone can make it work, he can!

    Chapter 11 is a looooong way from switching off the transmitters! They have cash flow, they just have too much debt.

  2. Howard Sterns is a moron as is anyone…! I haven’t listened to radio of any type since I put in the ICE/LINK iPod thingy. My wife has Sirius and loves it but has been thinking of drooping it and setting up an in-car iPod instead.

    I worked as the graphics boss on the movie Soldier, one of my crew listened to Sterns, thought he was a god. I listened to it for a few days to see what all the hubbub was about. Frankly at the end of those two days I told the guy to get ear phones as I was done with it. The guy said he’s a “shock Jock” and he’s funny! I don’t think so!

    That was way off topic, sorry. Get an 80 gig iPod and download all those songs and podcasts out there.

  3. Cool. When I put that up there during the week it wasn’t showing up for me so I figured I had done it wrong somehow. Must have been a cache thing.

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