XM Radio plans online music service

Satellite radio operator XM Radio has announced plans to launch an online music service. “Dubbed XM Radio Online, it will launch sometime in early October and operate commercial-free, just as its satellite programming does,” reports CNET “XM will charge US$7.99 per month for unlimited listening and offer a discount rate of $3.99 to subscribers of its existing radio services. The company’s main business is a commercial-free radio service that’s used with its portable satellite radio receivers, which are designed for use in homes and cars. The company currently claims about 2.1 million subscribers.”

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