Radio Wars, the story of commercial radio, is up for Best Feature Documentary at the New York City International Film Festival. The reason that I bring this is up is because I was interviewed for the film. I have a dog in this fight.
From the press release:
Along with other historical battles, the documentary focuses on the war for radio dominance between Sirius and XM Satellite Radio before they became one company, and their mutual fight for survival against the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and National Association of Broadcasters-who both seemed bent on destroying the companies. RADIO WARS delves deep into SiriusXM's conflict-ridden history, from its best days during the stock market boom, to its darkest hours and near bankruptcy when shares were trading at a mere five cents each. The movie uses their stories to question the ethics and powerful influence Wall Street has over what we hear each broadcast day.
Shock jock Howard Stern plays a big role in this film; as well as other historical figures Nikola Tesla (inventor of wireless communication), Edwin Armstrong (inventor of FM radio), Martine Rothblatt (inventor of satellite radio) and David Sarnoff (RCA). RADIO WARS credits Stern with expanding "free speech" as we know it in modern day radio broadcasting.