What happened to Orbitcast?

IdRatherBeSkiing

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I have noticed that Orbitcast seems to be dead. Last update was 05/02. Ryan missed the 2009 Q2 earnings call entierely. Its been spotty for months.

I am assuming that TSS and others are still paying advertising to Orbitcast. Does anybody know what is going on?
 

Bandwagon03

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Count me as another one wondering what is going on...for Ryan to miss 2 big events, Rehr resigning, and the Earnings Call, wow...:confused:

Hope everything is OK, Ryan does a great job over there.
 

roscoryan

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There still haven't been any updates. Losing Orbitcast and Ryan's support of satellite radio would be a huge loss to our community.

:(
 

phillyphan

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Orbitcast is like the only sat radio site that is not blocked yet at my work. It's basically the only site I can get to for some information.
 

Bandwagon03

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I have been noticing he has been updating his Twitter much more so, than the site itself, again to agree with RR it would be a loss to the Sat Rad Community, as far as news on Sat Radio it is a great site. Plus, Ryan is very Savvy about radio and the radio biz in general.

:(
 

Jon

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Judging by the nature of some of the comments (the O&A-Stern flamewars, the trolls), I wouldn't be surprised if he shut it down for that reason. One wonders if he just pulled a Ziggy (XM411 hasn't been updated in YEARS) and just quit.
 

flap_jackson

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He should at least release a statement, or put "closed" on his website. Instead of having a picture of Grandmaster Flash.

And if he doesn't like the comments, you can always kill them by taking that feature off.
 

flap_jackson

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Time to start throwing it out there again, Ryan has only had 1 post since June, and that was a week ago... Has there not been enough postable news? Or is Ryan on vacation?:scratch:
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Time to start throwing it out there again, Ryan has only had 1 post since June, and that was a week ago... Has there not been enough postable news? Or is Ryan on vacation?:scratch:

I was just wondering the same thing. I assume given the large number of more intrusive ads that he should have some interest in keeping the site going. It used to be I would get my information from orbitcast and post it here or XMFAN. Now I get my information here or XMFAN (if you know how to filter out the crap) long before it ever appears on Orbitcast (if ever). I can only assume that his RL has taken more time.
 

flap_jackson

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I was just wondering the same thing. I assume given the large number of more intrusive ads that he should have some interest in keeping the site going. It used to be I would get my information from orbitcast and post it here or XMFAN. Now I get my information here or XMFAN (if you know how to filter out the crap) long before it ever appears on Orbitcast (if ever). I can only assume that his RL has taken more time.

Still, he's most likely losing readers who are tired of coming back and looking at the same picture every day.