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I enjoyed the article by Buzz McClain (“The Sky Is Calling,” 2/16). This is the first decent stab at satellite radio that I’ve seen. What I find interesting is that General Motors, which was one of the original owners of DirecTV, is involved. I wonder if Sirius and XM will be true to their mantra. So far, Music Choice (DirecTV) and DMX audio services, on the DBS satellites, have proved to be terribly programmed—and really boring. I hope that digital satellite radio is different. I’m also curious as to how well these services will work in urban areas populated by tall office towers, which block the sky. As a lifelong radio junkie, I wish these folks well. As for me, I may still listen to my “feed” of NAC/SJ WLVE, which I get delivered by C-band satellite to my home.

Toronto