Views on an XM/Sirius merger

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Doc Searls shares his thoughts about the possible merger of XM and Sirius: “I don’t care how diverse the programming becomes, it’s still coming from too few companies. When the choice gets down to one, I guarantee that programming will have a homogenous quality to it.” One programmer sees some upsides. “Public/community radio, with its hook of no commercials, will inevitably gain from a pool of listeners who won’t be as excited about paying $20 a month for programming that changes from when they signed up,” writes Ernesto Aguilar, p.d. of KPFT-FM in Houston.