SIRIUS Satellite Radio

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Company Profile
Company Name SIRIUS Satellite Radio
CEO Name Mel Karmazin
CEO Compensation $10,707,350
Annual Company Revenue $3,025,434,000
Federal Lobbying/Political Donations ('09-'12*) $910,000
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2011 data unless otherwise noted.
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SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, with its "national broadcast studio complex" located in New York City's Rockefeller Center, calls itself "one of the largest, most sophisticated, digital broadcasting facilities in the world." The "complex houses state-of-the-art production studios for our over 130 channels, plus four performance spaces for artists and musicians, and a comprehensive digital library," it states on its website.[1]

SIRIUS Satellite Radio is "a service offering over 130 channels of satellite radio featuring digital-quality music, sports, news and entertainment programming when and where you want it. We use three satellites to broadcast over 130 channels of satellite radio to listeners throughout the continental US and Canada." SIRIUS offers "100% commercial-free music channels," its website states.[1]

SIRIUS Satellite Radio is named for Sirius, "the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major and the Northern Hemisphere. It was named after the ancient Egyptian god Osirus, who was represented pictographically as a dog, giving Sirius its more familiar name: the Dog Star."[1]

The company's revenues in 2011 totaled $3,025,434,000.[2]

Ties to Pete Peterson's "Fix the Debt"

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." SIRIUS Satellite Radio is part of the Campaign to Fix the Debt as of February 2013.

This article is part of the Center for Media and Democracy's investigation of Pete Peterson's Campaign to "Fix the Debt." Please visit our main SourceWatch page on Fix the Debt.

About Fix the Debt
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." Through a special report and new interactive wiki resource, the Center for Media and Democracy -- in partnership with the Nation magazine -- exposes the funding, the leaders, the partner groups, and the phony state "chapters" of this astroturf supergroup. Learn more at PetersonPyramid.org and in the Nation magazine.

Personnel

Executive Management

  • James E. Meyer, Chief Executive Officer
  • Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer
  • Dara Altman, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
  • Patrick L. Donnelly, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • David J. Frear, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Former management includes:[3]

  • Mel Karmazin, former Chief Executive Officer[4]
  • Scott Greenstein, President, Entertainment and Sports
  • Andreas Lazar, Senior Vice President, Business Development
  • John H. Schultz, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Board of Directors

Former board members include:[5]

  • Joseph P. Clayton, Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Leon D. Black, Director
  • Lawrence F. Gilberti, Director
  • Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer
  • Warren N. Lieberfarb, Director
  • Michael J. McGuiness, Director

Contact information

SIRIUS Satellite Radio
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Toll-free phone: 888 539-SIRIUS (7474)
URL: http://www.sirius.com

Resources and articles

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 FAQs and About Sirius, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, accessed August 29, 2007.
  2. Sirius XM Radio, "2011 Annual Report", organizational report, page 14 of section titled Other Matters.
  3. Management Bios, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, accessed August 28, 2007.
  4. Bio: Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer, SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
  5. Governance, Investor Relations, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, accessed August 29, 2007.

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