January 30, 2007 at 8:57 AM (PT)
If you hear some scratching noises on XM RADIO, it's probably not static -- but it might be rats. The satellite radio's DC headquarters is so infested with the furry little critters that the company has gone to the rat-eradication equivalent of DefCon 1.
"Those of you familiar with DC rodents know that we're looking at the size of small house cats," writes XM SVP DAN TURNER in an internal memo sent to employees on FRIDAY.
TURNER goes on to describe the gnawing dread: "Currently we have lost the functionality of Production Room 8 as the rodents have discovered that the cover on our fiber optics cables makes good nesting material. A couple of weeks ago it was one of the multi-function studios that was taken out of commission. Tomorrow it could be a cable to a satellite uplink. It is that serious."