The technology for Sirius Satellite Radio receivers as well as some of the uplink equipment, and the studio encoder, originated at Bell Labs in the late 1990s and subsequent years. The studio encoder was a result of Bell Labs efforts in statistical multiplexing of perceptual audio coded signals, a cousin of the MP3 standards. The waveform design for the terrestrial and satellite signals, as well as the early prototype receivers, were implemented in a logic and tested in the field to verify the performance of the receivers. This work was contracted by Sirius to , at the time a spinoff of AT&T. Early prototypes were followed by a number of generations of custom designed chipsets, supplied at first by Agere Systems and later supplied by Agere Systems and their competitor ST microelectronics.
Talk radio content recently added onto Sirius Satellite Radio include the ABC News and Talk channel 143 (since having ceased operations), including live feeds of Sean Hannity and Larry Elder's syndicated radio shows, Patriot Talk channel 125 (which includes Michael Reagan's syndicated radio show) and Fox News Talk channel 145 (which includes syndicated radio hosts such as Alan Colmes and John Gibson).
In November 1999, Marketing chief Ira Bahr convinced Margolese to again change the name of the company, this time to Sirius Satellite Radio, in order to avoid association with the soon-to-be-outdated CD technology. Having secured installation deals with automakers including , and , Sirius launched the initial phase of its service in four cities on February 14, 2002, expanding to the rest of the on July 1, 2002. In 2001 Margolese stepped down as CEO, remaining as chairman until November 2003, with Sirius issuing a statement thanking him "for his great vision, leadership and dedication in creating both Sirius and the satellite radio industry."
Dock-and-play satellite radio modules offer another way to listen to XM or Sirius Satellite radio. You can also purchase home kits, boomboxes, and portable kits that enable you to take it along for all of your outdoor activities. Many of our plug-and-play stereos can record live radio, allowing you to pause, rewind, and fast forward the broadcast. Some radios even have the ability to show scrolling sports scores or stock ticker updates.
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