Drudge Hints At Fox-Sirius Dispute
October 27, 2005 at 11:40 AM (PT)
The DRUDGE REPORT THURSDAY morning (10/27) is carrying a headline that reads "**Exclusive** FOXNEWS pulls programming from SIRIUS Radio over contract dispute... Developing..." The headline does not link to a story, but while ALAN COLMES' show did not air on SIRIUS LEFT WEDNESDAY night and no longer appears on the SIRIUS LEFT web site or schedule, FOX NEWS CHANNEL's audio, which briefly went to a loop of commercials and promos early THURSDAY, is back to normal on SIRIUS channel 133 as of midday THURSDAY and TONY SNOW's FOX NEWS RADIO show did air on SIRIUS RIGHT the same morning. By late THURSDAY, the item had been pulled from DRUDGE's site and FOX NEWS CHANNEL continued to air on SIRIUS.
FOX recently announced that FOX NEWS RADIO talk programming would have its own channel on rival XM SATELLITE RADIO, but the XM deal is not exclusive.