Fox News Radio bites back after drop from Sirius XM
Fox News Talk no longer airs on the XM platform and is no longer available online on SiriusXM Internet Radio. It was dropped on 12/21. SiriusXM said on its website that “listeners can tune to FOX News Channel (Ch. 114) for Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and more. Conservative talk radio is also on SiriusXM Patriot (Ch. 125) including Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and others. Even more conservative talk radio is available on SiriusXM Patriot Plus (Ch. 780) in the Politics category.”
Fox News Radio’s website, meanwhile, posted the following statement:
“Upset that XM took Channel 126 off the air and is telling you to accept their substitute channel? Are you dropping XM? Well, you can listen live at any of our great stations. Click the Station Finder above, or Listen live on this site.
Also, NEW to our podcast lineup is the FOX News Talk podcast including all of our great talk shows in one podcast. Use coupon code dropxm to save 15% on the first three months or annual subscription. Click here to order now.
As of 1/1/2013 the power of FOX News on Radio –FOX News Talk –is no longer on XM Radio. Contact XM and let them know that you want to continue to listen to us on channel 126.
1) Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/siriusxm?filter=2
Like our page, then tag us (@fox news radio) in your post on SiriusXM’s page.
2) Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/siriusxm
Click here to get started with a status message (account required to post)
3) Call 212-901-4700
4) Email firstname.lastname@example.org
5) Website – http://www.siriusxm.com/contactus”
RBR-TVBR observation: We’ve heard that it could be simply politics. As soon as Karmazin left SiriusXM and Liberty/John Malone has all but taken over, the channel was dropped. While we reported that SiriusXM dropped Fox Business Channel in late 2008, dropping Fox News Talk is taking things a bit too far. We already have plenty of negative comments from readers on our site—SiriusXM is going to lose subscribers from this obvious politically-motivated move. You can’t tell us it’s because of limited bandwidth…