Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov 20, 2008

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Detroit News:

If you have XM or Sirius Satellite radio, you might be wondering why your radio blew up last week. Here's the deal: The two merged, Sirius is the dominant partner, and it'll be a while before the dust settles. Sirius has always positioned itself as more mainstream in terms of music, while XM dug deeper in all forms of music to present what you couldn't hear on terrestrial radio. So it's not surprising that XM's excellent Soul Street, which played many deep classic soul cuts, was dumped in favor of Sirius' Soul Town, which plays the more predictable hits. XM's '50s on 5's personality Matt the Cat, who played semi-obscure, early R&B, is gone, and fans of that channel were shocked to hear the nasal squawk of '60s New York disc jockey Cousin Brucie coming out of their radios... Sirius, XM listeners hear shakeup after merger (Thu, 11/20)

 

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