More NY Backing For Satellite Radio Merger

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts.

More members of the New York Congressional delegation have signed on to
back the proposed merger between Sirius and XM Satellite Radio.

Reps. Yvette Clarke, Carolyn Maloney, Eliot Engel, Ed Towns and Gregory
Meeks have all signed a letter backing the plan. Engel, along with Rep.
Anthony Weiner, had previously voiced their support for the plan.

“The merger of Sirius and XM
will create new opportunities for this type of diverse programming that has
been overlooked by terrestrial-radio broadcasters. This merger will allow the
companies to offer even more diverse content by consolidating programming and
better utilizing capacity to offer even more unique and diverse programming to
currently underserved populations," states the letter.

They added, "we firmly
believe that allowing these satellite-radio companies to merge…is in the
public interest."

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