When satellite radio came on the scene a few years ago, I didn't think many Americans would be willing to pay for it. I was wrong. About 14 million people now subscribe to satellite radio in this country. Just as with very-popular NPR, there's real appeal in being able to listen to high-quality commercial-free broadcasting, in a broad range of topics and genres, from Major League Baseball to '70s funk.
Dan Kennedy brings his usual smart take today to the news about a proposed merger of XM and Sirius.