February 25, 2013

Redding News Review Request FCC Probe of Sirius XM Channel Change

Did Sirius XM Take 'The Power" Out of Its Black Talk Channel With Name Change?

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.

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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.

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.

See The Redding News Review for more on this story


8 comments:

  1. Its not racism his show was terrible.

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  2. Thank god they took this clown off the air I was about to cancel my xm account maybe they will get somebody like mo kelly wheres the whip? jesus I think black people deserve better.

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  3. I'm very close to cancelling my Sirius xm radio subscription!!! 1st gw on the hill, then warren ballentine, & now rob redding!! Seems like anyone with a strong opinion or that criticizes barack obama or the Illuminati in anyway gots to go!

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  4. alot of black folk sleeping conspiracies to nowhere, this is about preception and policy, there is a reason folks like industryears last year drafted a letter to the fcc about the lack of miniorty ownership in media in the usa and lack of informative programming for minorities, I like what rob is doing weather you like his show or not, there is a steady and consistant dwindling of black voices on the airwaves, but the problem in itself is the fcc to begin with. you can't have a agency formed by the gov to police media owners when that agency the fcc today is actually made up of people who they were once intrusted to police, police can't police folks, that's not a conspiracy that is a fact

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  5. I'AM WITH MR REDDING ON THIS ONE. THE CHANGES ON XM CHANNEL 128 SUCKS. I MISS MR. BALLENTINE AND MR. REDDING, AND ESPECIALLY MR. GEORGE WILL. XM CHANNEL 128 IS WEAK!! BEEN A LONGTIME LISTNER. I REALLY HATE WHAT HAPPEN. I CAN'T STAND JOE MADISON OR ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS.

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  6. Rob Redding was inflammatory, his I will whip you like a slave insulted me as an African American man. His show was horrible and he should stick to online. Warren ballentine is involved in some legal issues and GW had a stroke. I dont support everything with SIRRUS, although the above needed to be highlighted.

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  7. The Urban View should be called the NEGRO view..as they are nothing more than a FRONT for the Whitehouse! They have cut every show that darns to think critically on a so-called Black President with an Imperialist Policy on Blacks Worldwide. The Urban view with that good for nothing Joe Madison is a disgrace and any Black with a paid membership should cancel this Crap immediately! This Urban View is for the Slaveminded Negroes of Ignorance!

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  8. I loved this guy at least Rob spoke truth to power and spoke out about the sell outs like Mr. Long Hair Don't Care Sharpton.
    I have followed him to the net and listen on my phone. I will also subscribe to others who don't just blindly follow a fascist like Obama like a blind man behind his seeing eye dog.
    I can predict that crime will jump off the scales after Obama leaves office once the poor and especially black folks realize that Obama really didn't give a damn about them.
    You guys just wait and see the house negro has no clothes and many of you just make excuses for his denial of his own people.
    And what happens if you don't tow the line??? Ask Rob...

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