In Orbit: XM and Sirius Take Satellite Radio to a Higher Level
Toto, Christian, The World and I
Christian Toto is a writer for The Washington Times.
Once upon a time, disc jockey Vin Scelsa believed radio's accessibility served as the industry's bedrock--a transistor radio and fistful of batteries is all one needs. Now, the veteran gabber isn't so sure.
Scelsa is spinning discs for Sirius radio these days, one of two satellite radio companies offering consumers a new way to hear music and talk.
The disc jockey's conversion may smack of pragmatism--his long-running Idiot's Delight program long ago ran out of homes on the commercial radio dial.
As the number of satellite radio subscribers continues to climb, it seems likely that Sirius and industry leader XM Satellite Radio could become the HBO and Showtime equivalent for commercial airwaves. That …
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Publication information: Article title: In Orbit: XM and Sirius Take Satellite Radio to a Higher Level. Contributors: Toto, Christian - Author. Magazine title: The World and I. Volume: 19. Issue: 10 Publication date: October 2004. Page number: Not available. © 1999 News World Communications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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