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Miller, Kilar, Karmazin, 3 Executives to Watch in 2013

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.31.2013 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

The more time I spend watching the media world evolve, the more I come to believe that there a very few number of executives who have the right mix of...

Sirius XM Exploring Howard Stern Back-Up Plan

Bloomberg | Brett Pulley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sirius XM Radio Inc. is exploring programming alternatives in case the satellite broadcaster and talk-show host Howard Stern aren't able to agree on a...

A Taste of Honey or a Bitter Pill - With Howard Stern Enticed by Alternative Media, Can Sirius XM Survive Without Him?

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mario Almonte

In recent weeks, radio DJ Howard Stern seems like a man holding back a smoldering fire. With his five-year contract with Sirius XM expiring at the en...

Advertsing sales 101. A lesson from the Zen Master.

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

According to Wikipedia, Mel Karmazin started selling radio when he was 17 years old. Years later, Don Imus would refer to him as the "Zen Master" on a...

Mel Karmazin: Sirius XM Will Be "Very Profitable"

Fortune | Jon Birger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"I really don't mind everybody second-guessing," Sirius XM CEO Mel Karmazin tells me, though his tone screams otherwise. Karmazin and I are chattin...

Sirius XM Creditors "Angry," Warn Mel Karmazin Against Chapter 11

Business Insider | Dan Colarusso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As if being stuck between John Malone and Charlie Ergen wasn't enough, Mel Karmazin now has angry creditors on his tail. The Sirius XM boss is tryi...

Charlie Ergen Assures: I May Let Mel Karmazin Stay At Sirius XM

Business Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Echostar's Charlie Ergen and Liberty's John Malone continue to tug at the carcass of Sirius (SIRI). It sounds as though Charlie has the upper hand, p...

Sirius XM, DirecTV In Talks As Karmazin Tries To Fend Off Ergen

New York Times | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and ZACHERY KOUWE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sirius XM Radio, the satellite radio giant that is on the brink of bankruptcy, is in preliminary talks with Liberty Media, the conglomerate controlled...

Charlie Ergen, EchoStar Seeking Control Of Sirius XM Radio

Huff | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription) that Sirius XM chief Mel Karmazin is "scrambling to raise about $175 million" to fend off a takeover th...

Media Person of the Year 2008: The Contenders

I Want Media | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Who was 2008's leading personality in the media world? Who left a lasting imprint on the industry -- for good or ill? Cast your vote in I Want Media's...

Media Executives On Market Crisis: M&A Outlook Bleak

Portfolio | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Three out of three moguls agree: The implosion of Wall Street is going to be not so good for anyone hoping to get a big media deal done. NBC Universa...

Mel Karmazin, Sirius XM Chief: "Radio Sucks Today"

Hollywood Reporter | Paul Bond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mel Karmazin, trying to shore up Wall Street support for Sirius XM Radio, told analysts that regular radio "sucks" as an investment while the company ...

Sirius XM Chief Predicts Radio Domination: "We're Going To Be Bigger Than Clear Channel"

New York Post | Peter Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mel Karmazin is on a mission. Now that the creation of Sirius XM is official, terrestrial radio's formerly brightest star is after nothing short of t...

FCC Approves Sirius-XM Merger In 3-2 Vote

AP | JOHN DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Federal regulators formally approved the merger of the nation's only two satellite radio operators Friday, ending a 16-month-long dr...

The XM/Sirius Radio Merger: You're Kidding, Right?

Stephanie Losee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephanie Losee

As the hours tick by while interested observers of the XM/Sirius digital radio merger await word on final approval by the FCC, it may be worthwhile to wonder how in the heck we even got here.