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Interview with Mel Karmazin of Sirius in NyTimes


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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   BrianAe

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Posted February 28 2005 - 01:33 AM

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I found it fairly disturbing. It is clear that long term he sees advertising in significant amounts on all channels. I think this interview shows the mind of someone who is very much in the FM mind set.

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Jed M

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Posted February 28 2005 - 05:53 AM

I agree, he seems very corporate oriented. Notice he is asked twice about the difference between FM and Sirius and he makes it sound like the music should be more generic since its national than a local FM channel. Interesting.
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Posted February 28 2005 - 08:00 AM

Jed, I don't want to sign up to read the article for fear of additional spam. Can you give me an idea of what Mel has to say about his view of Sirius music? That is something I'd really like to understand.

 

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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Jed M

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Posted February 28 2005 - 09:30 AM

Ron, Most of it is business oriented. His only real concern seems to be making a profit, which is understandable. He mentions that he sees terrestrial radio as his main competitor, not XM. Here is a small quote that I was basing my statement on. It does require one to read between the lines a bit, but thats how I saw it since he compared Sirius to what he did at Infinity.

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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   BrianAe

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Posted February 28 2005 - 09:39 AM

Ron, Registration is free and you won't get any spam. I've been reading The Times every day online for years.




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