A Small Piece of Good News


Last year XM and Sirius, America's two satellite-radio companies, announced plans to offer geographically specific weather and traffic reports as well as nationwide programs. The National Association of Broadcasters objected strenuously, since this would undercut one of its advantages when competing for listeners. After XM rolled out the new service in March, the trade group filed a petition with the FCC to stop it.

This week the broadcasters withdrew their petition.