Supporters of The Word Network planned to protest Wednesday outside the Chevy Chase, Md. home of XM Satellite Radio President/CEO Hugh Panero. The group is led by the National Action Network, headed by the Rev. Al Sharpton, and wants XM to carry an audio feed from The Word, a religious TV network. The group is irked XM plans to add a premium channel, Playboy Radio. XM says it has several programs aimed at the African-American audience, including channels from Radio One, BET and WorldSpace. NAN previously protested outside XM’s headquarters.
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