(via Daniel Mount – www.southerngospelblog.com)
This is a huge blow to the airing of Southern Gospel music all around the world! Sirius/XM management has made the decision to remove enLighten from the satellite service of both XM and Sirius, as well as Dish TV, effective Wednesday, May 4th, in the mistaken belief that’s its listenership is miniscule. (However, enLighten will continue to be offered via the Sirius/XM OnLine Internet service (Channel 805) and via the Sirius/XM SmartPhone App.)
For your information, this action has been taken because – as part of the merger agreement – the Federal Communications Commission is requiring Sirius/XM to make a group of channels available for “community-service” programming produced by minority and special-interest groups, which requires the removal of other channels due to limited bandwidth.
The only opportunity to reverse this decision requires immediate action by everyone who will be impacted by this action. Make a telephone call, send an E-mail, write a letter or do all three!
If you wish to voice your displeasure, here is contact information:
Telephone calls – If a Sirius subscriber, call Sirius Customer Care at 1-888-539-7474 or 1-866-635-2349
If an XM subscriber, call 1-800-XM-RADIO or 1-877-291-5304
In either case, comment on fact that enLighten is to be removed from the satellite service and, if it’s removed and not restored, you wish to cancel your subscriptions (if you do). (Do not be deceived by a rep telling you “it’s only moving to a new channel.)
You can send E-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By mail — send a letter or postcard (now 29 cents) to one or both of these gentlemen:
Mr. Scott A. Greenstein
President & Chief Content Officer
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 36th Floor
New York, New York 10020
ALSO – you might send a copy of your letter to:
Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554
Remember… while you can be firm in your statements, always be Christ-like in what you say and write. And… pray, pray, pray!
Again: to cause this action to be rescinded, a rapid and massive outcry is necessary!