What a bunch of scared little rabbits those wussies at Clear Channel are! After they and a few other large conglomerates have completely taken over the industry and forced crappy bands on us simply because they have rich and/or famous daddies, and after they were so happy to have Howard Stern on their stations only to fire him and stiff him on his contracts because he got fined by the FCC, now they've decided to declare war on satellite radio just because Howard's going to Sirius and taking a few million people with him, me included. I heard an ad on a Clear Channel station today that was a direct retaliation to Howard going to satellite, and the slogan at the end was, "You shouldn't have to pay for radio." What they should say, though, is, "You shouldn't have to pay for radio, but we've done such a crappy job of delivering content that you're going to." What's funny is that one of the hosts of a talk station on Clear Channel keeps telling the audience that satellite is the wave of the future despite them telling him not to. I think he's angling to get on satellite because he's as sick of Clear Channel being wusses as I am. Satellite radio has hundreds of channels, each with their own specialty, and none of it is based on what sells. It's based on wanting to provide variety. As time goes on, I imagine it will get a little more commercial and dependent on ratings, just as cable TV has, but at least they give you choices instead of the same old crap. And let's not forget that Howard is going to revolutionize radio with his new channels. Just to hear Howard and the gang be able to do the radio they've always wanted to do without worry of being censored is worth the $12 per month, but if you add in the fact that you can actually listen to music stations without having to listen to the hideous music on terrestrial radio these days, it's awesome. Maybe I won't have to bring tons of CD's in the car anymore and get them all scratched up just to hear music in the car (do they have an all-Devo station?). It's unlikely that satellite will put terrestrial radio out of business, but hopefully they can at least take down Clear Channel.