Dear XM….

I know that you’ve brought me a lot of joy over the years. 70’s on 7, 80’s on 8, and 1st Wave have helped me rediscover a lot of great songs I had forgotten about. I’m sad to tell you that today I called and cancelled you.


I just couldn’t justify paying you $25 a month when you just sit in the car most of the day powered off. I’ve been thinking about this for months but I knew our relationship was almost over when I kept you unplugged the whole time I was driving back and forth to Michigan last week.

You see, I have a Zune and my Zune has tons of wonderful music and lots of great podcasts on it that I choose. Your Casey Kasem countdowns are wonderful but are rarely on. And, when I get bored, there is this free thing called “radio” that has music and local weather and traffic on it.

I wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors.

Sincerely, Me.