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Encyclopedia > Sirius Satellite Radio
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.
Type Public NASDAQSIRI
Founded May 17, 1990 (as Satellite CD Radio, Inc.)
Headquarters Flag of the United States New York City, New York, United States
Key people Mel Karmazin, CEO
Scott Greenstein, President, Entertainment/Sports
James Meyer, President, Operations & Sales
Industry Broadcasting - Radio
Products Satellite radio
Revenue US$637.24 million (2006)
Net income US$1,104.87 million (2006)
Employees 772 (2007)
Slogan The Best Radio on Radio
Website www.sirius.com

Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQSIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. Headquartered in New York City, with smaller studios in Los Angeles and Memphis, Sirius was officially launched on July 1, 2002 and currently provides 69 streams (channels) of music and 65 streams of sports, news and entertainment to listeners. Music streams on Sirius carry a wide variety of genres, broadcasting 24 hours daily, commercial-free. A subset of Sirius music channels is included as part of the Dish Network satellite television service. Sirius channels are identified by Arbitron with the label "SR" (e.g. "SR120", "SR9", "SR17"). Image File history File links Sirius Satellite Radio logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Melvin Alan Mel Karmazin, a native New Yorker, (born August 24, 1943)[1] is an executive who has held several top jobs in the broadcasting industry and is currently CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is a satellite radio (DARS) service based in New York City that provides 68 streams (channels) of music and 55 streams of sports, news and entertainment to the United States and Canada. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... // A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio signal that is broadcast by a communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... USD redirects here. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... USD redirects here. ... This article is about work. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... // A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio signal that is broadcast by a communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals. ... Digital Audio Radio Satellite or DARS (also as SDARS, for Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service, among many variations) is the FCC term for satellite radio, currently being made popular in the U.S. by XM Radio and Sirius. ... “XM” redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... Arbitron is a radio audience research company in the United States. ...


With most Sirius-enabled radios, the user can see the artist and song information on display while listening to the stream. The streams are broadcast from three satellites in a tundra orbit above North America. For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). ... Tundra orbit is a class of a highly elliptic orbit with inclination of 63. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Its business model is to provide pay-for-service radio, analogous to the business model for premium cable television, in which music channels are free of commercials. Subscriptions are prepaid, with at least three months purchased at a time, and range in price from US$12.95 monthly (US$6.99 for each additional receiver) to US$499.99 for lifetime subscription. There is a US$15 activation fee for every radio activated. Sirius announced it has achieved its first positive cash flow quarter for the period ending December 2006.[1] The term business model describes a broad range of informal and formal models that are used by enterprises to represent various aspects of business, such as operational processes, organizational structures, and financial forecasts. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Sirius was founded as Satellite CD Radio, Inc., which it was known by until the company's founder and CEO, David Margolese, along with Ira Bahr, changed the name to its current designation on November 18, 1999. The name is derived from Sirius, sometimes referred to as the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night-time sky. The dog in the Sirius logo is unofficially named "Mongo", a name garnered from the debut of Sirius Satellite Radio’s sponsorship on Casey Atwood’s and later Jimmy Spencer’s NASCAR entry, when the announcing cast voted on names. "Mongo" later became NASCAR driver Spencer’s nickname with the NASCAR Broadcasters (mainly Darrell Waltrip) in the following races. is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see Sirius (disambiguation). ... Casey Lee Atwood(born August 25, 1980 in Nashville, Tennessee), began racing NASCAR as a teenager, first in the Busch Series #27 Castrol car, and then in the Nextel Series as a member of the Ray Evernham Dodge Motorsports stable. ... Jimmy Spencer Jimmy Spencer (born February 15, 1957 in Berwick, Pennsylvania) is an American NASCAR driver and commentator. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Darrell Lee Waltrip (born February 5, 1947 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion, the 1989 Daytona 500 winner, and current television race commentator with Fox Broadcasting Company. ...


On October 16, 2006 Sirius announced that it would be launching Sirius Internet Radio with 78 of its 135 channels being available worldwide on the internet to any of its subscribers with a valid user name and password. is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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XM Satellite merger

For more details on this topic, see XM/Sirius merger.

On February 19, 2007, Sirius announced a merger deal with XM Satellite Radio. Upon government approval, the merger will combine the two radio services and create a single satellite radio network in the United States.[2] XM Satellite Radio logo Sirius Satellite Radio logo On February 19, 2007, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced a merger that would combine the two radio services and create a single Satellite Radio network in the United States and Canada. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... “XM” redirects here. ...


Content

Channels

According to a Spring 2007 Arbitron report, the five most listened to channels on Sirius based on their Average Quarterly Hour (AQH) Share are Howard Stern 100, Howard Stern 101, New Country (60), Sirius Hits (1) and Octane (20).[3] This is a list of SIRIUS Satellite Radio channels. ... AQH Share is a statistic that measures broadcast radio listenership. ...


Programming content

Subscriber growth for XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio
Subscriber growth for XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio
See also: The Howard Stern Show

A major component of Sirius business strategy has been to execute far-reaching and exclusive deals with big-name entertainers and personalities to create and build broadcast streams, from the ground up. Sirius has reached extensive deals with domestic diva Martha Stewart, E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt, aka Little Steven, Jimmy Buffett, and Eminem to executive-produce streams or entire channels on Sirius. Van Zandt was the first major musician recruited by Sirius or XM to create branded music channels and he has created two distinct stations for Sirius, the Underground Garage dedicated to garage rock, and Outlaw Country with its focus on alternative country music. Image File history File links XM_and_Sirius_subscribers. ... Image File history File links XM_and_Sirius_subscribers. ... “XM” redirects here. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ... Martha Stewart (born Martha Helen Kostyra on August 3, 1941) is an American business magnate, author, editor and homemaking advocate. ... The E Street Band is a backing band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen on and off since 1972. ... Steven Van Zandt (born November 22, 1950) is an American musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve. ... James William Jimmy Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is a singer, songwriter, author, businessman, and recently a film producer best known for his island escapism lifestyle and music including hits such as Margaritaville (No. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Underground Garage is a Garage Rock radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 25 and DISH Network channel 6025. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967. ... Willie Nelson Outlaw country was a significant trend in country music during the late 1960s and the 1970s (and even into the 1980s in some cases), commonly referred to as The Outlaw Movement (both by fans and by people in the music industry) or simply Outlaw music [1]. The focus...


By far the largest of these deals was announced on October 6, 2004 when Sirius announced that it signed a five-year, US$100 million per year agreement with Howard Stern to move his radio show, The Howard Stern Show, to Sirius starting on January 9, 2006.[4] The deal, which gave Sirius exclusive rights to Stern’s radio show, also gave Stern the right to build three full-time programming channels. Currently, Stern has two operating channels on Sirius, but still retains the right to a third. Stern said his move was forced by the stringent regulations of the FCC whose enforcement was intensified following the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show. Beginning with the announcement of his imminent departure, Stern complained Infinity Broadcasting was making his departure more acrimonious than was necessary. is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... USD redirects here. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... FCC redirects here. ... Janet Jackson covers her exposed breast immediately after Justin Timberlake tears off part of her wardrobe to expose it Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was broadcast live on February 1, 2004 from Houston, Texas, was noted for a controversial halftime show in which Janet Jacksons bare breast was exposed by... CBS Radio Inc. ...


Howard Stern's first major hire for Sirius was Tampa, Florida based Bubba the Love Sponge who was previously been dismissed by Clear Channel due to a US$750,000 fine proposed by the FCC. Tampa redirects here. ... Bubba the Love Sponge Clem (born Todd Clem in Warsaw, Indiana on April 23, 1966) is a Tampa, Florida radio talk show host who has had a colorful past. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ...


Sirius presents an extensive array of programming on multiple channels that cover a wide variety of genres. The overall categories include: Music, News/Talk, Sports, Entertainment. Within each category there are multiple channels that present a wide variety of sub-genres. For example the Music category sub-divides into streams for Rock, Pop, Country, Hip-Hop/R&B, Jazz/Blues – and within each stream there are channels for various sub-sections. An example of the variety of music offerings available would be the 22 channels playing different sub-genres of rock.


The vast majority of its programming is self-produced exclusively for Sirius. However, there are some shows—especially in the Talk genre—that are syndicated programs originally created for terrestrial radio that now air on traditional radio and Sirius simultaneously, for example, the Eternal Word Television Network which broadcasts on channel 160. The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is a U.S.-based broadcasting network that carries Catholic-themed programming, including a Daily Mass from its Irondale Monastery/Studios, talk shows such as EWTN Live and Sunday Night Live, Daily Rosary, Benediction, doctrinal instruction programs, entertainment/variety shows, childrens programming, live...


Among the hosts who present shows heard on Sirius, there are many high-profile personalities:

On November 18, 2004 the former COO and President of Viacom, Mel Karmazin, was named the CEO of Sirius. Stern worked under Karmazin at Infinity Radio and the two appeared to always have a great deal of mutual respect. It was Karmazin who fiercely protected Stern in the wake of the Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show (produced by MTV and aired by CBS, both co-owned with Infinity-now CBS Radio-until CBS Corporation split off in 2006) and the FCC crackdown on shock jocks and obscenity, in general. Lance Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson on September 18, 1971) is a retired American professional road racing cyclist. ... NBA redirects here. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Wild Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... Scott Ferrall is a sports talk radio host who currently broadcasts for Sirius Satellite Radio on Howard 101. ... 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On October 25, 2005 Sirius announced that "E Street Radio", the exclusive channel of legendary artist Bruce Springsteen, would air from November 1, 2005 to January 31, 2006 on the Bridge - Channel 10. On September 14, 2006, The Bridge was replaced again, by The Who Channel. This special limited-run channel was moved to channel 98, replacing Rolling Stones Radio, and the Bridge restored, on January 1, 2007, But was turned back into E Street Radio again on October 5, 2007/ is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Who Channel plays music from The Who on SIRIUS Satellite Radio channel 10 and DISH Network channel 6010. ... This article is about the rock band. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Sports

Another cornerstone of Sirius’ business strategy has been to pursue exclusive sports content. Currently, Sirius has exclusive satellite radio broadcasting rights to all NFL, CFL and NBA games. Sirius also announced in December 2005 a multi-year deal with the NBA, which makes the satellite radio company the broadcaster of more live NBA games than any other radio outlet. Sirius airs Full Court Press, weekdays from 12 pm - 3 pm ET; FCP is the only all-NBA show on Sirius. The agreement also creates a 24-hour NBA Radio Channel, located on channel 127. NHL games were shared with XM for the 2005–2006 season, and XM now holds exclusive rights. Sirius currently has full NASCAR coverage, including, among other programs, a two hour weekly show hosted by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. NFL redirects here. ... CFL redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... full court press noun 1. ... NHL redirects here. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... For other persons named Tony Stewart, see Tony Stewart (disambiguation). ...


Sirius also has rights to a number of major college sports teams, including teams in the Big East, Big Ten and Southeastern Conferences as well as schools like Notre Dame. Beginning in 2005 Sirius also has exclusive radio rights to cover the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. In August 2004, Sirius launched Sirius NFL Radio, a 24-hour radio stream dedicated exclusively to covering the NFL. Sirius has also been aggressive in creating its own in-house produced studio sports radio content. The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Final four redirects here. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Sirius also has the only national horseracing talk show, At the Races, hosted by noted racing handicapper,Steve Byk. The show which airs weekdays between 4 and 7, is unique in the horseracing world.


Sirius also broadcasts select English Premier League matches, in addition to airing World Soccer Daily, a Monday-Friday two hour talk show dedicated to soccer, and has inked an exclusive deal with EPL power Chelsea. Continuing their major expansion of soccer coverage, Sirius announced a deal to add UEFA Champions League soccer to their lineup on September 27, 2006. For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... World Soccer Daily is a radio show established in 2002 and hosted by Nick Geber and Steven Cohen. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... European Cup redirects here. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Business music service

In August 2003, Sirius partnered with Clearwater, Florida-based Applied Media Technologies Corporation, a provider of telephone "on hold" messaging.[5] AMTC, as the exclusive marketing partner for business subscriptions, provides Sirius service in a package branded as Sirius Business. For US$24.95 per month, AMTC provides all of Sirius' streams of commercial-free music, and pays all performance royalties to ASCAP, Broadcast Music Incorporated, and SESAC, so that business owners may legally play Sirius' music in their establishments. Clearwater is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa. ... Applied Media Technologies Corporation (AMTC) was founded in 1991 in Tampa, Florida as a provider of on hold messaging to US and Canadian businesses under the brand name TelAdvantage. ... The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects intellectual property, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ... Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) is a collecting society that protects composers intellectual property in the communications business, especially radio. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


Unlike the music services Muzak, Music Choice, XM for Business, or DMX Music, the Sirius business music services use the same channels and SDARS delivery platform as the consumer Sirius service. The SDARS delivery platform, on the other hand, is more reliable than any of the other services in that it is not subject to satellite dish rain fade. Unfortunately, the highly elliptical orbit of the Sirius satellite constellation can pose difficulties for the reliable delivery of the signal to stationary antennas in certain parts of the country. To eliminate this potential problem, Sirius intends to launch a geostationary satellite to improve service to non-mobile customers such as those of Sirius Business.[6] The service can also be accessed online using Sirius' online streaming technology, allowing any business with a broadband Internet connection to overcome any potential reception issues. Additionally, Sirius is applying for repeaters in Hawaii and Alaska, the first satellite radio company to do so. Muzak Holdings LLC is a company, founded in 1934, that is best known for distribution of music to retail stores and other companies. ... For Music Choice in United Kingdom, see Music Choice Extra Music Choice is a name used by two different companies, one in the US and one in Europe. ... XM may stand for: XM Satellite Radio, a United States broadcasting company. ... DMX Music (previously known as Digital Music Express before its merger with AEI Music), is a subscription service that provides over 100 channels of music in digital format, delivered via digital cable, satellite, and on-premise technology. ... Digital Audio Radio Satellite or DARS (also as SDARS, for Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service, among many variations) is the FCC term for satellite radio, currently being made popular in the U.S. by XM Radio and Sirius. ... In satellite communications, rain fade refers to the absorption of a microwave Radio Frequency (RF) signal by rain or snow, and is especially prevalent in frequencies above 11 GHz. ... Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO) is an elliptic orbit characterized by a relatively low-altitude perigee and an extremely high-altitude apogee. ... A geosynchronous satellite is a satellite whose orbital speed equals the Earths rotational speed. ...


Sirius Backseat TV

In March 2007, Sirius announced the upcoming availability of its first video service called "Backseat TV". In August 2007, the company revealed details of the first receiver, the SVC1, was originally offered exclusively through Chrysler OEM factory units. The service includes streaming video from three "family" television channels: Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network Mobile. There will be a single screen for back seat passengers to watch while front seat passengers have the option of simultaneously listening to any normal Sirius radio channel. The service is reported to cost an additional US$6.99 per month on top of the standard Sirius subscription price.[7][8] The MSRP of the factory installed units is US$470 and the aftermarket unit has an MSRP of US$299.99. Both were made available in the fourth quarter of 2007.[9] This article is about the TV channel. ... For Disney Channel in other countries, see Disney Channel around the world. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ...


Other content

In June 2005, Sirius signed an agreement with BBC Radio 1 in the UK to rebroadcast the station to an American audience. Sirius also has exclusive satellite radio rights to National Public Radio, carrying two separate streams. The deal with NPR was the first high-profile deal entered into by Sirius. It should be noted that the Sirius NPR NOW programming does not include the popular programs All Things Considered and Morning Edition. [10] BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... NPR redirects here. ... All Things Considered (ATC) is a news radio program in the United States, broadcast on the National Public Radio network. ... Morning Edition is an American radio news program produced and distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). ...


With the launch of Sirius Canada in December 2005, American listeners gained five Canadian-produced stations including CBC Radio One, CBC Radio Three and Iceberg Radio, and Première Plus and Bande à part for French listeners. Iceberg Radio is programmed by Standard Broadcasting, which also provides a number of additional channels exclusive to Canada; the other four come from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. After a delay and outcry from Canadian subscribers, Sirius Canada added Howard Stern's Channel 100 to their lineup in early 2006. Channel 101, Stern's other channel (featuring Bubba the Love Sponge, Scott Ferrall, and other personalities), were made available in late June 2006. CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CBC Radio Three is a website devoted to Canadian arts and music. ... Iceberg Radio is a Canadian Internet radio service, which provides 250 channels of streaming audio. ... La Première Chaîne is a Canadian French language news and information service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Société Radio-Canada, the public broadcaster in Canada. ... Bande à part is the name of a website and a Sirius Satellite Radio station in Canada that are devoted primarily to Québécois arts and music. ... Standard Broadcasting Corporation is a Canadian radio broadcasting company. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... Howard 100 and Howard 101 are Sirius Satellite Radio channels that carry programming affiliated with Howard Stern. ... Bubba the Love Sponge Clem (born Todd Clem in Warsaw, Indiana on April 23, 1966) is a Tampa, Florida radio talk show host who has had a colorful past. ... Scott Ferrall is a sports talk radio host who currently broadcasts for Sirius Satellite Radio on Howard 101. ...


Talk radio content recently added onto Sirius Satellite Radio include the ABC News and Talk channel 143, including live feeds of Sean Hannity and Larry Elder's popular syndicated radio shows, Patriot Talk channel 144 (which includes Michael Reagan's well-known syndicated radio show) and Fox News Talk channel 145 (which includes syndicated radio hosts such as Alan Colmes and John Gibson).


On March 14, 2006, Sirius added Cosmopolitan Radio, Playboy Radio, and returned the audio simulcast of the Fox News Channel TV feed, which was previously removed during a contract dispute. The service also added Fox's satellite talk radio channel, Fox News Talk. is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 1936 issue Cosmopolitan is a magazine for women, sometimes referred to as Cosmo, which has been published for more than a century. ... Playboy Radio is a radio station on Sirius Satellite Radio. ... Fox News redirects here. ... Fox News Talk is a channel on XM Satellite Radios US platform that showcases talk shows and news reports from Fox News Channel personalities and syndicated show hosts such as Tony Snow and Alan Colmes. ...


In April of 2003 Sirius launched Sirius OutQ, the first ever 24/7 talk channel designed for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered audience. Personalities associated with the channel include Frank DeCaro, Michelangelo Signorile, Derek Hartley, and Romaine Patterson. SIRIUS OutQ is a news, talk and entertainment channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, designed for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender audiences. ... Frank DeCaro is an openly homosexual American comedian. ... Michelangelo Signorile Michelangelo Signorile (born December 19, 1960), is a gay American writer and a national radio host whose program is aired each weekday across the United States and Canada. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Romaine Patterson is currently the co-host with Derek Hartley of the Derek and Romaine show on Sirius Satellite Radios SIRIUS OutQ channel 109. ...


Sirius' satellites

Sirius Satellite in space, concept drawing.

Sirius’ spacecraft Radiosat 1 through Radiosat 4 were manufactured by Space Systems/Loral. The first three of the series were orbited in 2000 by Proton-K Block-DM3 launch vehicles, with the final three-satellite constellation completed on November 30, 2000. Radiosat 4 is a ground spare, in storage at Space Systems/Loral’s facility in Palo Alto, California, ready to be launched if any of the three active satellites encounter transmission problems. The satellites are based on the Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform. Image File history File links Cd_radio_sirius. ... Image File history File links Cd_radio_sirius. ... Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), of Palo Alto, California, is the wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications. ... The Proton rocket (formal designation: UR-500) is a Russian unmanned space vehicle design first launched in 1965 and still in use as of 2003. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto[1] Area  - City 25. ...


Sirius' satellites are named Radiosat because there is already a fleet of satellites named Sirius, launched by Sweden's NSAB (Nordiska Satellitaktiebolaget, or Nordic Satellite AB, and known today as SES SIRIUS) and used for general telecommunications and satellite television throughout Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia. SIRIUS is a constellation of geostationary satellites operated by SES SIRIUS operating from 5° East in the Clarke Belt. ... Nordic Satellite AB (NSAB) is a company that operates two SIRIUS satellites, which provide the Nordic countries and the Baltic states, with TV, radio, data and communications solutions. ... SES SIRIUS, formerly called Nordic Satellite AB (NSAB) is the owner and operator of the two SIRIUS satellites, which provide the Nordic countries and the Baltic states, with TV, radio, data and communications solutions. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ...


The current, primary uplink facility for Sirius is located in Vernon, Sussex County, New Jersey. The original facility was located on the roof of the building housing the Sirius studios in Rockefeller Center in New York City but has since been decommissioned. Vernon Township is a township located in Sussex County, New Jersey. ... The County of Sussex (also known as Sussex County) is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Sirius does not as yet use geostationary satellites, though plans to expand their network in 2008 will add one. Currently, its three satellites fly in geosynchronous highly elliptical orbit (Tundra orbit) in a 24-hour orbital period. Sirius claims the elliptical path of its satellite constellation ensures that each satellite spends about 16 hours a day over the continental United States, with at least one satellite over the country at all times. The orbit allows the satellites to broadcast from directly overhead the continental United States, avoiding the problem of large buildings or objects blocking the signal and requiring a much smaller terrestrial repeater network than does competitor XM. The locations of the Sirius Satellites can be viewed here: RadioSat 1, RadioSat 2, RadioSat 3. A geosynchronous satellite is a satellite whose orbital speed equals the Earths rotational speed. ... Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO) is an elliptic orbit characterized by a relatively low-altitude perigee and an extremely high-altitude apogee. ... Tundra orbit is a class of a highly elliptic orbit with inclination of 63. ...

All three satellites broadcast directly to the consumer's receiver, but due to the highly elliptical orbit only two of them broadcast at any given time. A third, separate signal is uplinked to the AMC-6 Ku-band satellite and received by 36-inch satellite dishes for the ground repeater network. This third signal is broadcast on a third segment of the signal. Image File history File links Sirius_orbit_Earth. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Sky Digital mini-dish Astros mini-dish. Special dish for up to 16 satellite positions (Ku-band) Satellite dish antenna for C-Band Satellite Dishes installed on an apartment complex A satellite dish is a type of parabolic antenna designed with the specific purpose of transmitting signals to and...


The Sirius signal is separated into three carriers, one each for the two satellites, and the third for the terrestrial repeater network where available. Sirius receivers decode all three 4 MHz carrier signals at once to achieve signal diversity. This is in contrast to XM which uses six carriers and decodes three 2 MHz carriers to economize on receiver power consumption and complexity at the cost of channel-changing speed. There is an intentional four-second delay between the two satellite carrier signals. This enables the receiver to maintain a large buffer of the audio stream, which, along with forward error correction, helps keep the audio playing in the event that the signal is temporarily lost, such as when driving under an overpass or otherwise losing line-of-sight of any of the satellites or ground repeater stations. Diversity Combining is the technique applied to combine the multiple received signals of a diversity reception device into a single improved signal. ... In telecommunication, forward error correction (FEC) is a system of error control for data transmission, whereby the sender adds redundant data to its messages, which allows the receiver to detect and correct errors (within some bound) without the need to ask the sender for additional data. ... When viewing a scene, as in optics, photography, or even hunting, the line of sight is the straight line between the observer and the target. ...


Sirius offers car radios and home entertainment systems, as well as car and home kits for portable use. The Sirius receiver includes two parts — the antenna module and the receiver module. The antenna module picks up signals from the ground repeaters or the satellite, amplifies the signal and filters out any interference. The signal is then passed on to the receiver module. Inside the receiver module is a chipset consisting of eight chips. The chipset converts the signals from 2.3 gigahertz (GHz) to a lower intermediate frequency. Sirius also offers an adapter that allows conventional car radios to receive satellite signals.


Sirius broadcasts using 12.5 MHz of the S band between 2320 and 2332.5 MHz. Audio channels are digitally compressed using a proprietary variant of Lucent's Perceptual audio coder compression algorithm and encrypted with a proprietary conditional access system. Sirius has announced that they intend to implement hierarchical modulation technology to economize on bandwidth up to 25%.[11] The S band ranges from 2 to 4 GHz. ... In 1996, AT&T spun off its Systems and Technology units, along with the famous Bell Laboratories, to form a new company named Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU). ... Perceptual Audio Coder (PAC) is an algorithm, like MPEGs MP3 standard, used to compress digital audio by removing extraneous information not perceived by most people. ... Conditional access (CA) is the protection of content by requiring certain criteria to be met before granting access to the content. ... Adaptive modulation is a transmission scheme in digital communications where the transmitter adapts its transmission mode in accordance with the channel. ...


On June 8, 2006, Space Systems/Loral announced that it was awarded a contract for the fifth Sirius spacecraft.[12] The new spacecraft will feature a nine-meter unfurlable reflector. The first four Sirius spacecraft used more traditional parabolic reflectors. The new satellite has been designed for geostationary orbit, unlike the other satellites in the constellation; the different orbit has the stated purpose of allowing for more consistent reception for fixed location users (many subscribers have reported having to regularly reposition their antennas for optimal reception). is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Receivers

As of 2005, Sirius receivers are available for various new Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Toyota (except Corolla), Porsche, Volkswagen, and Volvo vehicles, and the service plans on adding availability for portable use. Subaru offers Sirius on the Forester and Impreza. Starting in 2006, all Rolls-Royce vehicles sold in the United States come with a Sirius radio and lifetime subscription as standard equipment. Sirius has an exclusive contract for VW and Audi vehicles from 2007 through 2012, and with Kia from 2008 through 2014, with an optional extension to 2017. Beginning in the 2007 model year, Bentley vehicles will have Sirius as an option, and it will be standard equipment in several models beginning in 2008.[13] Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, and has been an almost wholly owned (99. ... For other uses, see BMW (disambiguation). ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... Dodge is a North American brand of automobiles and light to heavy-duty trucks from Chrysler, sold globally. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... This article is about Nissans automobile brand. ... For other uses, see Jaguar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jeep (disambiguation). ... Land Rover was the name of one of the first British civilian all-terrain utility vehicles, first produced by Rover in 1947. ... Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. ... Lincoln is an American luxury automobile brand, operated under the Ford Motor Company. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Mercury is an automobile marque of the Ford Motor Company founded in 1939 to market near-luxury cars slotted between entry-level Ford and luxury Lincoln models, similar to General Motors Buick (and former Oldsmobile) brand and Chryslers Chrysler brand. ... The BMW or New MINI is a car produced by BMW since 2001. ... For information on Mitsubishi brand computer monitors, see NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. ... Nissan Motor Co. ... This article is on the car division of Toyota. ... This article is about the automaker. ... Corolla can be: A Latin-language term for crown The Toyota Corolla, a model of automobile manufactured by Toyota The corolla is one whorl of the perianth of a flower and composed of petals The town of Corolla, North Carolina This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that... This article is about the auto company. ... VW redirects here. ... Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a well-known Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ... For other uses, see Subaru (disambiguation). ... Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a BMW subsidiary responsible for the manufacture of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. ... Bentleys winged B badge and hood ornament 1929 Blower Bentley from the Ralph Lauren collection. ...


Sirius also makes several receivers for aftermarket installations such as the Sportster4, Starmate Replay, Sirius S50 with built in 1 GB MP3 player, and the Sirius One.


Popular radios from Sirius:

  • Sportster 5 - plug and play radio with a color screen and one hour of storage
  • Sirius Stiletto 100 - the first portable Sirius radio that allows subscribers to listen to live Sirius programming. The Stiletto boasts a 2 gigabyte memory, which is roughly equivalent to 100 hours of recording time. The unit's batteries give the user approximately 30 hours of life. The unit also features Wi-Fi technology, which is used as a backup to stream music from the Internet when a clear signal strength is not readily available from the built-in antenna. Sirius' partnerships with Napster and Yahoo Music provide additional content for Stiletto users.
  • Sirius Stiletto 10 -The "feature"-lite version to the Stiletto 100. The Stiletto 10 offers all that the Stiletto 100 offers but does not offer Wi-Fi, MP3/WMA playback and only offers 256 megabytes of storage space (about 10 hours of Sirius programming).
  • Sirius Stiletto 2 - the newest portable Sirius radio. A slimmer, improved version of the Stilleto 100. Has microSD slot behind battery for storing MP3/WMA files and playlists (not Sirius content). Wi-Fi support expanded to handle WPA and WPA2 (non-Enterprise) with passcodes.
Sirius Sportster Boombox
  • Sportster 3 was the first radio to use the new universal dock station.
  • Sirius S50 - the first portable Sirius radio - which is not a LIVE portable, it has to be plugged in to a home or car dock where content can be downloaded for later listening
  • Sirius Starmate ST1 (note: ST1C is the Canadian version)
  • Sirius Starmate Replay ST2
  • Sirius Sportster Exec. Docking Station Package
  • Sirius Sportster Radio with Boombox Package
  • Tivoli Sirius Table Radio
  • Kenwood H2EV Radio with Car and Home Kits
  • Clarion Calypso Sirius Radio with Car Kit
  • XACT XTR1 Radio with Car Kit
  • SiriusConnect for Pioneer SIR-PNR1 which can be modified with kit from MJS's Gadgets to provide a Serial or USB Serial interface to control the radio. Useful for building Carputer user interfaces.

Each receiver must be connected to an external antenna, which is included with the receiver. Antenna placement is crucial to receiving a clear signal. In some locations users have experienced difficulty receiving the Sirius programming because the signal is not consistently strong. For best reception, antennas should be placed such that they have an unobstructed view of the sky (preferably on rooftops without overhanging eaves or trees). If this is not an option, the antenna should be placed on an exterior wall. When placing on an exterior wall, the antenna should be mounted to a wall which faces the center of the continental United States in order to minimize the likelihood of the building itself blocking the signal.[14][15] Image File history File links Sirius_sportster_reciever. ... Image File history File links Sirius_sportster_reciever. ... Clarion Co. ... Carputer is a term sometimes used to refer to a computer installed in a car. ... An eave is the edge of a roof. ...


On-line media streaming options

Yahoo! Widget
Yahoo! Widget

Sirius subscribers are also able to access all of the proprietary music channels and most of the talk stations via streaming media through Sirius.com. Image File history File linksMetadata Siriustuner. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Siriustuner. ... Streaming media is multimedia that is continuously received by, and normally displayed to, the end-user while it is being delivered by the provider. ...


Attractive alternatives to the browser based player are available such as a Yahoo! Widget (designed to look like a miniature Sportster model), and SIRIUS Internet Radio Player (based on Windows Media Player and available as plug-in or standalone application). Both alternatives are gaining popularity with streaming listeners, and offer artist and track name information updated in real time, which is an improvement from the online Sirius player. Yahoo! Widgets is a free application platform for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. ...


Sirius subscribers who use a Linux-based operating system can use Sipie to stream on-line channels. Neither Windows Media Player nor a web browser are needed. This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ...


In addition to being available through Sirius.com, Howard Stern's website offers a Java application that streams the two Stern-themed channels. The site also states that Stern-specific video and audio clips will be made available at a later date.[16] This article is about the Java island. ...


SiriusMac is a Sirius Radio streamer for Mac OS X.


Receiver technology

At the heart of a Sirius receiver is a custom ASIC chip called the baseband processor, currently the STA240, which is produced by STMicroelectronics. The chip contains embedded ARM7TDMI and ARM946E-S microprocessors synthesized from IP cores. The ARM7 handles security and subscription mechanisms, while the ARM9 handles audio decoding and control functions. The firmware uses eCos for its operating system. Every baseband processor has a unique serial number (or Sirius ID), burned into it at the factory, which is an essential part of the subscription mechanism. Another major section of a Sirius receiver is the tuner. The tuner is also comprised of a custom ASIC, the STA210. The tuner connects to the antenna, and receives the incoming satellite and terrestrial signals at 2.3 GHz and downconverts them to intermediate frequency signals at around 75 MHz. The IF signals are fed to the STA240, which are digitized, demodulated, error-corrected, de-interleaved, and decrypted using specialized circuits on the chip. The baseband processor utilizes a 16 MB SDRAM memory to buffer four seconds of one of the satellite signals in order to bring it into time coincidence with the other for Maximal-ratio combining. On newer receivers that let you "pause" live radio, a dual-port PSRAM is employed to store up to 44 minutes of the selected channel. The baseband processor outputs digital audio over an I²S interface, which is fed to a D/A converter to produce the analog audio signal. The front-end of a Sirius receiver is called the head unit, required to display descriptive text (such as the category, channel, artist, and song name) and provide controls to the user. This is implemented by the third-party designers of Sirius-ready receivers, using a microprocessor of their choice. The head unit and baseband processor communicate over an RS-232 interface, speaking the Sirius Standard Protocol. STMicroelectronics is an international leading supplier of semiconductors. ... The ARM7TDMI processor is a 16-bit/32-bit RISC CPU designed by ARM, and licensed for manufacture by an array of semiconductor companies. ... In electronic design and electronic design automation an intellectual property block, IP-block or IP core is a unit of reusable design, the use of which has been licensed to a third party. ... The correct title of this article is . ... The acronym ASIC, depending on context, may stand for: Application-specific integrated circuit ASIC programming language Australian Securities and Investments Commission This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... An intermediate frequency (IF) is a frequency to which a carrier frequency is shifted as an intermediate step in transmission or reception. ... SDRAM means synchronous dynamic random access memory which is a type of solid state computer memory. ... In telecommunications, maximal-ratio combining is a method of diversity combining in which (a) the signals from each channel are added together, (b) the gain of each channel is made proportional to the rms signal level and inversely proportional to the mean square noise level in that channel, and (c... I2S, or Inter-IC Sound, is an electrical serial bus interface standard used for connecting digital audio devices together. ...


Sirius in Canada

Main article: Sirius Canada

In November 2004, a partnership between Sirius, Standard Broadcasting and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation filed an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to introduce Sirius in Canada. The application was approved on June 16, 2005. The decision was appealed to the Canadian federal cabinet by a number of broadcasting, labour, and arts and culture organizations, including the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, CHUM Limited, and the National Campus and Community Radio Association. The groups objected to Sirius’ approach to and reduced levels of Canadian content and French language programming, along with the exclusion of Canadian non-commercial broadcasting. After a lengthy debate, cabinet rejected the appeals on September 9, 2005. Sirius Canada was officially launched December 1, 2005. Sirius Canada is a Canadian partnership between Standard Broadcasting, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sirius Satellite Radio, which was one of three services licensed by the CRTC on June 16, 2005 to introduce satellite radio service to Canada. ... Standard Broadcasting Corporation is a Canadian radio broadcasting company. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors. ... is the 167th day of the year (168th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Cabinet of Canada (French: Cabinet du Canada or Conseil des ministres) plays an important role in the Government of Canada in accordance with the Westminster System. ... Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is a Canadian public interest group. ... This article is about the history of the CHUM Limiteds former assets, for the current ownership see CTVglobemedia. ... The National Campus and Community Radio Association/LAssociation nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires (NCRA/ANREC) is a non-profit organization of campus radio and community radio stations in Canada. ... Canadian content (abbreviated cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that radio and television broadcasters (including cable/satellite specialty channels) must air a certain percentage of content that was at least partly written, produced, presented, or otherwise contributed to by persons from Canada. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sirius Canada is a Canadian partnership between Standard Broadcasting, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sirius Satellite Radio, which was one of three services licensed by the CRTC on June 16, 2005 to introduce satellite radio service to Canada. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has reported poor reception in northern Canada.[17] Northern Canada, defined politically Northern Canada is the vast northernmost region of Canada variously defined by geography and politics. ...


Sirius Internet Radio

In October 2006, Sirius announced that it was launching a new service named Sirius Internet Radio that would, for the first time, offer approximately 75 of the 135 Sirius channels worldwide to people other than subscribers to its satellite radio service. Prior to this, Sirius subscribers who had a satellite radio were also able to access many of the Sirius channels via the internet, using a special password, but the service operated at 32kbit/s and was only available to those who purchased a satellite radio receiver. Sirius Internet Radio (SIR) is an internet-only subscription, allowing worldwide listeners to listen to the content without having to purchase a satellite radio receiver. The service also expands the number of channels that are available to Stiletto 100 users via WiFi. “KBPS” redirects here. ... Wi-Fi (or Wi-fi, WiFi, Wifi, wifi), short for Wireless Fidelity, is a set of standards for wireless local area networks (WLAN) currently based on the IEEE 802. ...


See also

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References

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  7. ^ Sirius.com. SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s Backseat TV™ Launches Only on Chrysler Group Vehicles. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-08-19.
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  10. ^ Sirius NPR NOW Schedule. Retrieved on 2007-10-29.
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  13. ^ PR Newswire via Sirius Satellite Radio (2006-10-30). SIRIUS Satellite Radio Exclusive in Bentley Vehicles. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
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  16. ^ Download The Howard Stern Audio Player!!!. HowardStern.com. Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
  17. ^ "Poor Sirius radio signals plague Inuvik customers", CBC News, 2007-02-16. Retrieved on 2007-02-21. 

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Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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