And then there's the news that Clear Channel will introduce six regional news and talk channels for XM, including programming from their terrestrial stations, such as WLW and WSIX. For one thing, this regional coverage would seem to go against the FCC grain of how satellite programming is supposed to work. But more importantly, why is Clear Channel providing content for XM, at a time when the battle lines between the two media have never been sharper? As Wall Street and consumers weigh the value of satellite versus terrestrial radio, Clear Channel turns around and helps XM get better.
And they wonder why they have image problems.