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Aug 21, 2017

Today's Guest: Eric Rhoads, publisher, Radio Ink

B. Eric Rhoads, publisher, Radio Ink, Streamline Publishing, Mr. Media Interviews
B. Eric Rhoads, publisher, Radio Ink, Streamline Publishing

Following months of rumors, the two satellite radio companies, Sirius, and XM, last week confirmed one of the industry’s worst-kept secrets: their only hope of ever making a buck may well be combining their businesses. • Will Howard Stern and Martha Stewart soon be under the same K-Mart comforters as Opie and Anthony and Oprah Winfrey? • Will Major League Baseball and the National Football League both be available to sports fans from the same radio provider? • Will Sirius honcho Mel Karmazin be satisfied being number two to XM chairman Gary Parsons? • Will Mr. Media ever have to listen to “Radar Love” on terrestrial radio again? To address a few of these issues, I have invited B. Eric Rhoads, publisher of Radio Ink magazine, into the Mr. Media podcast and web site this week. Published every other week since 1989, Radio Inkis perhaps best-known for its annual “40 Most Powerful People in Radio” issue. It’s the radio industry version of the Forbes 400. I have known Eric for almost eighteen years, since I wrote for the predecessor to Radio Ink, the Pulse of Radio. Eric’s publications are devoted to the business of radio, so I thought he would be the perfect person to offer perspective on the proposed Sirius/XM merger.

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