With the satrad ratings I have seen there are 2 observations that I thought were appearant: 1. Stern was the most listened to channel on either service. On the Sirius side it was even more lopsited with no music channel really pulling in heavy numbers. All the Sirius listening seemed to be skewed to Stern. 2. XM's music channels all were their draw. There was no one channel which was a big draw on XM like Stern was for Sirius but most of the music channels each had fairly substantial number and usually more than their Sirius counterpart. With both of these observations (and although Sirius XM does not use arbatron their ratings service likely would have told them the same thing), why would they decide to keep the Sirius music channels and kill the XM ones? In most cases the Sirius talent costs more money (more high profile at least to Mel). Why not keep the XM music? It seems to me that whoever is running this company is making arbatrary decisions without much thought put into it other than cost cutting.