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May 19, 2006

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Webster Hubble Telescope

I heard a suggestion posed to Station Manager Ken during his last State of the Station broadcast that he try to get WFMU on one of the satellite (either XM or Sirius) channels. He said he has tried a few times. I applaud the attempt, and can only say that XM could get some incredible support from us diehards in their ongoing battle if they would reconsider.

From an XM subscriber.

Taso

To follow up on this item, Sirius radio was pressed by the RIAA for the same thing and settled, they now pay a sort of royalty fee to allow listeners to save and record programs for later. I'm a sirius subscriber, but I'd love to see XM win this one. And here's hoping wfmu is on sattelite one day.

Ron D

WFMU's availability on either one of these would tip the scale of my decision to purchase one of these. Otherwise I can live without them.
I do hope XM wins the legal battle.

Does anybody remember when the RIAA was just a standards organization?


George

I've said many times. If either company puts WFMU (either a special satellite-only version or the uncut fm broadcast) on the satellites, that's the one I'll subscribe to. Nothing until then.

XM's looking nice right now though...with the fight looming.

Kendall

XM director of programming Eric Logan probably wrote that, and he's a really cool. Strangely I didn't get that letter, but I'm glad they're fighting the RIAA. I was planning on getting one of those new units when I could afford it.

Kendall

I just heard a debate on New York Public Radio between the RIAA head counsel and a representative of XM. It was really well run, with no interruptions and name calling, so I actually got to understand the arguements being presented. Every one of the RIAA's arguements were not only completely legal, but a lot of them also seemed irrelevant to the case. One of their complaints was that consumer could see the titles of the songs, and delete songs based on that and make playlists. I don't see how that's any different than someone taping something, rewinding and recording a new song to make a playlist.

Satellite Radio Systems

Very interesting article about RIAA suing XM Satellite Radio

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