Atlanta-based media company Redding Communications, Inc.
is requesting an FCC investigation of the dilution of minority voices on
Sirius XM (SIRI).
RCI CEO Robert "Rob" Redding Jr.
said that he has worked with his legal team to send a letter to the FCC
about changes on Sirius XM 128. The channel
recently cut black political
programming time for Al Sharpton and others. The satcaster also changed the
name of the channel from "The Power" to the "Urban View" on Feb. 8. His
show, which is owned by RCI, was among those cut.
Redding says that two Freedom of Information Act requests
were also filed with the FCC relating to monitoring of the 2008 merger
between Sirius and XM and complaints against the channel.
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The FOIAs and request for an investigation come as
listeners yesterday launched a boycott of Sirius XM starting
Wednesday and say a protest at headquarters is expected.
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