The big news this week is that competing satellite providers XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio are about to get the FCC go-ahead for a long-planned merger, according to the Wall Street Journal.
There's a smaller piece of local-related news about one of the two services as well.
XM's "Decades" channels frequently do tributes to legendary radio outlets of the past, and Cleveland is in the spotlight tomorrow.
WKYC/3 senior director and "Director's Cut" blogger Frank Macek gives the heads up about Friday's tribute to the top 40 days of "Radio 11", which carried the WKYC calls now only on television after the whole Westinghouse/NBC mess of the 1960's sent "KYW" packing back to Philadelphia. (Today, of course, 1100 AM is Clear Channel talker WTAM.)
The tribute to "KY" will air on XM's 60's channel, 6, from 4 PM-9 PM on Friday afternoon and evening.
From the channel's website:
Sonic Sound Salutes- This Week: WKYC in Cleveland, OH
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
60's on 6 "Sonic Sound Salutes" continue as we re-create great 60's radio stations across America. Terry " Motormouth" Young transforms the 60's on 6 into these great stations every Friday with their original jingles, DJs, and local happenings. This week WKYC in Cleveland, OH.
And even if the XM/Sirius merger gets the FCC's OK before then, we're pretty sure that won't change...