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Satellite Radio versus Terrestrial Digital

From an article by Wired News on the approval of terrestrial digital radio, developed by the firm iBiquity Digital:

"The only advantage of satellite radio was that they could say they were digital, and now that argument goes by the wayside," said Dennis Wharton, the National Association of Broadcasters senior vice president of communications. "And we are free and local. If you can get what you want and it's free, there really is no argument for satellite radio."
This is as specious an argument as I've read in a while. It assumes that radio today is actually reasonably good, and that people enjoy listening to it. Personally, the only radio I can tolerate these days is NPR.

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