Friday, March 30, 2007

SSG Is 1 Year Old

March 30, 2007

It was one year ago that SSG launched with a goal of providing various information and opinions relating to the world of satellite radio. It was our goal to keep readers up to speed with information as quickly as possible, and we feel that we have for the most part accomplished that.

From modest beginnings on a standard blogger template to acquiring the www.satellitestandard.com name to simplify the address by avoiding having to use the "blogspot", to working with some wonderful sites and people, it has been an interesting experience.

I would like to thank all of those who contribute to making this site possible. Writers, those familiar with the workings of computer language, those that help with research, and of course the input of readers, have all helped make Satellite Standard Group what it is today.

One primary objective when SSG was launched was to keep it self sustaining. Thanks to Google, and the ability to have a site on blogger for free, that task was greatly simplified, and were it not for that capability, SSG would likely not continue to exist. SSG exists on the backs and efforts of people with a passion for satellite radio, and that is something to be proud of.

Over the past year SSG has posted over 2,400 articles which equates to an average of nearly 7 articles per day. We make efforts to keep SSG content fresh, and it is thanks to the contributors that this can happen.

Over the past year SSG has had nearly 800,000 page loads. This equates to a bit over 2,100 per day. Modest numbers, but we try to continue to grow.

Over the past year SSG has had the ability to work with and promote some very compelling sites regarding satellite radio. Some pre-existed SSG and others were brand new. All share a passion for Sirius and XM. SSG readers should take advantage of the wonderful content that these many sites provide.

It is obvious to state that the past year has been frustrating for those invested into satellite radio. There have been various opportunities with Sirius, XM and related equities, but overall, the sector has been on a rough road. As believers in the sector, some of the news has at times been troubling. Many wonder what 2007 will bring for this sector. The merger is now on the forefront of the sector, and the uncertainty surrounding it makes finding a direction difficult. We at SSG will make efforts to keep readers informed with news, reports, and of course our opinion.

In the past, satellite radio has been a very polarizing environment, and to a certain extent that still exists today. Fans as well as investors of XM and Sirius are a very passionate group, and they often seems to parallel the fans of the Yankees and Red Sox. The merger brings about a chance to focus the passion onto satellite radio as a whole rather than segmenting that passion into one company or another. We hope to see that this year will bring a united fan base and that should the merger happen, a group that can express their wants and desires as to what satellite radio services should be.

If you are a regular reader of SSG I hope that we continue to earn your respect. If you are new to SSG I would ask that you browse our past articles, and check back often to see if this site provides at least part of the information you are seeking. If you dislike SSG, it is our hope that you will take a fresh look at this site and do so with an open mind. If you are a passionate fan of satellite radio, you may even want to consider becoming a contributor to the site.

Thank You all again, and CHEERS!

3/30/2007 02:06:00 PM

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  • I love your site, and Happy Birthday. I am a very unhappy SIRI and XMSR stock holder and need your help. When will we have a decision about the merger? It seems people know or assume that it will not go thru, based on the stock price action. Does anyone else assume that as well?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 30, 2007 3:57 PM  

  • There are many unhappy shareholders these days. The merger is not a "done deal" nor is it "doomed". There are compelling arguments on each side of the fence. It boils down to how the marketplace is defined, and whether or not "political factors" get into the picture. Right now it seems that there are a lot standing on the sidelines. Pay attention during the public comment period, and by all means participate in the process by letting your opinion be known to the government officials.


    By Blogger SSG, at March 30, 2007 5:08 PM  

  • yeah..this is driving me insane as well. Bottom line is this will become a political factor as SSG mentioned. Some big big money doesnt want this to happen.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 30, 2007 10:13 PM  

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