It looks as if the existence of Clear Channel programming in SiriusXM's channel lineup will be coming to an end soon.
CCE was an early XM Satellite Radio investor, and the satellite operator carried some Clear Channel station programming (like Top 40s KIIS/Los Angeles and Z100 WHTZ/New York, AC Lite WLTW/New York, Country WSIX/Nashville, and Urban WGCI/Chicago). But after Clear Channel announced during its Q2 conference call that the company had completely divested of any and all ownership in satellite radio company SiriusXM, it was revealed that the CC channels would soon disappear, according to Tom Taylor Now.
Originally slated to get the axe by the end of this month, "there’s speculation that there’s a reprieve until sometime in October. One theory about the extra time is that Clear Channel had commitments to advertisers that needed to be fulfilled," Taylor wrote today.
Read more in Tom Taylor Now here.