A settlement agreement reached between XM Radio and Clear Channel results in four stations with commercials

If you bought into XM Radio for uninterrupted music and talk radio wherever you go, you may be a bit disappointed by this news. Four of its stations provided by Clear Channel will now have commercials thanks to a settlement agreement reached by the two companies:

In addition, commercial advertisements will resume on music programming currently provided to us by Clear Channel. Certain of these changes implement a settlement agreement and are in accordance with the preliminary decision of the arbitration panel for a dispute we had with Clear Channel relating to our respective rights and obligations under agreements entered into in connection with Clear Channel’s 1998 investment in us.

With XM Radio offering over 160 channels, I don't think that four stations with commercials will bother too many people – but you never know.

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