FCC vote on XM-Sirius merger tied at 2-2

Leave it to this joke of an agency to make something like the XM-Sirius merger a partisan issue… But that’s what we have so far as Republicans Kevin Martin and Robert McDowell have voted for the merger and Democrats Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein voting against the merger. Adelstein considered voting for the merger, but changed his mind after the […]

Copps against Tribune, XM/Sirius deals

Democratic FCC commissioner Michael Copps has voiced his opposition against two pending media deals: Sam Zell’s acquisition of Tribune and the XM/Sirius merger. Tribune would need a waiver from the FCC so the deal can go through – and that Tribune can keep it radio/TV/newspaper combo intact in Chicago.