Archive: XM Satellite Radio

Following In XM's Footsteps?

By Dan Beyers XM Satellite Radio moved a step closer to the altar with Sirius this week, winning regulatory support for its merger from the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. That got us thinking about Washington's homegrown satellite community, and how many of the players have been showing new...

By Dan Beyers | June 18, 2008; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

XM's Lee Abrams Moves To Tribune Co.

By Frank Ahrens Lee Abrams, the creative heart and soul of XM Satellite Radio since its 1998 founding in Washington, is leaving to help retool the Tribune Co. Abrams, 55, will be the chief innovation officer for Tribune, based in his hometown of Chicago, the company said today. In the...

By Dan Beyers | March 11, 2008; 02:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Early Briefing: Shareholders OK Satellite Radio Merger

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt also gives merger his backing. (By Susan Goldman -- Bloomberg News) *XM and Sirius shareholders voted to approve the $5 billion merger of the two companies, though it still faces regulatory scrutiny. Also, Reed E. Hundt, who was FCC chairman when XM and Sirius...

By Terri Rupar | November 14, 2007; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Interview With Gary Parsons and Nate Davis

The New York Times discusses the potential merger with Sirius with XM Chairman Gary Parsons and interim chief executive Nate Davis. They discuss the future of the merger, the reason for opposition to it and what happens if it doesn't go through. See story...

By Terri Rupar | September 15, 2007; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Optimism Over XM-Sirius Merger?

That's what the Wall Street Journal is suggesting today after reporting (subscription required) that an XM Satellite Radio director "made the largest insider purchase ever at the company amid optimism that legal rulings in favor of another merger could help clear the path for XM's proposed combination with Sirius Satellite...

By Dan Beyers | August 29, 2007; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (13)

XM's CEO To Step Down

XM founder Hugh Panero will be leaving the Washington satellite radio company in August. XM's Hugh Panero. (Katherine Frey - The Washington Post) The news comes as XM is seeking to win regulatory and shareholder approval of its merger with Sirius satellite radio out of New York. Sirius chief executive...

By Dan Beyers | July 24, 2007; 04:37 PM ET | Comments (22)

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