Cross-posted at The Curly R.
I just discovered XM Radio, which I expect some of you have for the baseball, has pulled MSNBC from its lineup. Gone. This is a huge blow to choice on satellite radio, and if it even registers with you, get over and sign a petition to get it back on the air.
I found XM Radio contacts at the Save MSNBC on XM Satellite Radio blog. I called and emailed Kevin Straley, XM vice president for talk programming and he called me back personally within 30 minutes! He indicated it was a business decision, that the MSNBC-XM contract was up, and XM was running out of transmission bandwidth, so they hacked it. He also indicated they listen to their subscribers, and if there were a groundswell, they would work to bring it back. Here is his contact info:
Kevin Straley, VP of talk programming
The central listener feedback line is 202-380-4094, and here are some others to include in your email:
Hugh Panero, Chief Executive Officer - email@example.com
Nate Davis, President and Chief Operating Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Parsons, Chairman of the Board - email@example.com
Eric Logan, Executive Vice President, Programming - firstname.lastname@example.org
Be polite and let them know MSNBC is an important part of your listening rotation.
We now return you to our regularly scheduled baseball rant. Yeah, I know it's not a baseball post, but what's blogging if not speaking your mind?