XM gets "sirius"

Paul Anderson paulranderson@charter.net
Sun Dec 28 17:46:26 EST 2003

On Dec 26, 2003, at 12:16 PM, rogerkirk wrote:

> An interesting article in the NY times today:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/26/arts/music/26SATE.html?th
> says that XM has 1 million subscribers and needs 3 million to break 
> even.  Sirius has 200K and needs 2 million to break even.  Are there 
> realistically 4 million+ more potential listeners waiting in the 
> wings?

3,999,999 as of January 5 when I get XM installed in my car.  I'm tired 
of the struggle to find any halfway decent music on the radio without 
sifting through songs I've heard way too many times.

AM and FM radio has failed to provide anything other than 
lowest-common-denominator entertainment.  The generality that it's fine 
for most people might be true, but most people I talk to (neighbors, 
friends and coworkers) have similarly given up on traditional radio for 

I'll still listen to WBZ for news, WTAG for more local news and the Sox 
and WXRV for a good tune once in a while, but I'm hoping not to tire of 
XM's seventy music channels for a while.


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