The group Women Involved in Farm Economics supports the Sirius-XM merger.
“The farms and rural communities we represent have been well served by satellite radio,” stated President Pam Potthoff in a letter to the FCC.
“Approval of the merger between Sirius and XM will ensure that our communities continue to receive important informational service via satellite radio, and also will provide our constituents with more programming choices at improved prices.”
Rural communities benefit from the weather, emergency and other informational services provided by satellite radio, according to WIFE. Sirius broadcasts 24/7 news and weather information during natural disasters and other emergencies; XM provides Red Cross Radio, which delivers information for victims and relief workers in disaster zones, it noted.
WIFE was organized in 1976; it’s a non-profit that aims to improve profitability in production agriculture.