After 17 months of negotiation, the Federal Communications Commission has approved the merger of XM and Sirius Satellite Radio. The two sat-rad providers have been tied up in merger talks since February 2007, and after a host of stipulations were laid out and some hefty fines paid, the final path to 900 channels of crap you won't listen to in your car is free and clear. Get ready all you satellite radio junkies, because in about three months, you'll be getting more throwaway channels than you can shake a stick at.
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