They can't afford to do that remember we are talking about Sat. radio. The two companies have different systems just like D* TV and DISH TV have different systems. They may be a merged company in name, but in fact they still have two different systems when it comes to broadcasting.
...this is crazy......the bottom line is that all of these channel belong to Sirius XM and to be fair they should find a way to get make them available to ALL without jerking people around with this 'obsolete' radio issue.
That is a big reason why I don't think they should have been allowed to merger. It's like trying to make one apple pie, but you had two pies before--one was apple the other was cherry. You can't turn all the cherries into apples to make the one apple pie! I'm sure someone can come up with a less stupid explaination, but that is the best I can do for right now.