Stern dollars

Larry Weil
Fri Oct 8 12:42:34 EDT 2004

At 6:36 AM -0400 10/8/04, Bill O'Neill wrote:

>Just tuned over to Stern and he's pushing his new medium.  In 
>typical Stern style, he predicted that sat radio will blow up FM in 
>five years.  He likens his planned move (as are some columnists) to 
>Uncle Milty moving to television from radio.  Early challenges, he 
>cites, are detractors concern that Stern, unlike Opie & Anthony, 
>will not cost extra for that channel, essentially being equally 
>accessible to kids as the kid channels, etc.  The "subscriber" 
>defense seems solid enough to quell that, IMO.

Sirius has stated that they will never have extra charges for premium 
services.  This makes me think that the receivers are designed so 
that individual channels can not be enabled or disabled, only the 
entire receiver.

Larry Weil
Lake Wobegone, NH

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