Amid the stories yesterday of XM raising rates to $12.95/month, one of the facts that seems to get buried in the Sirius vs. XM comparison is that Opie and Anthony’s channel will cease to become a paid extra. It will now be included in basic XM service. The expectation of the boys, of course, is that this will open them up to a lot more new listeners.
Also with the new pricing, online access to XM becomes part of the standard plan rather than a paid extra. So, for people who used to pay for both online access and O&A, the new pricing will actually be cheaper.