DC’s Other Radio Dial

I won’t say our radio selection here in DC will win us any awards. Our highest rated radio station is WTOP, an all-news format dedicated to covering in grandiose detail the workings of the town, which, while fascinating, lacks a catchy tune. Then again, it does give someone like Mark Plotkin a forum with which to club local politicians into submission to his will. But, there’s another radio solution here in DC.

DC is the home of XM Radio, satellite subscription radio service. They’ve got a hundred or so stations, some of them are commercial free, some of them play live music, and they’ve got a gorgeous live performance facility here in town as well. With a lock on the baseball market, and an exclusive deal with Major League Baseball, XM today signed a second deal, bringing Hockey Games to their service, all based out of their Florida Ave NE facility.

Of course, they don’t have Mark Plotkin, so if that’s your deal, don’t worry about signing up.

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