Coward Alien Stern obviuosly knew about this before it was announced. Sirius XM Radio Inc. (SIRI) named interim Chief Executive Officer James Meyer to the job permanently, solidifying the satellite-radio companyâ€™s leadership after a takeover by billionaire John Malone earlier this year. Meyer will assume the role immediately, the New York-based company said today in a statement. He had taken the job on an interim basis in December after longtime CEO Mel Karmazin resigned. Before that, Meyer had served as Siriusâ€™s president of sales and operations since 2004......................... http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-...ames-james-meyer-chief-executive-officer.html "Le Grand Orange" Chief Executive Officer James Meyer http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/30/us-siriusxm-results-idUSBRE93T0HI20130430 Former colleagues have described Meyer as the former "No. 2" executive who worked closely with Karmazin for eight years. Meyer told investors last quarter not to expect any big changes under him as he focuses on subscriber growth with a tight focus on costs. However, people who have worked with Meyer say he lacks strong programming experience. A large part of Sirius XM's business involves securing high-profile contracts with talent, such as radio host Howard Stern, and airing exclusive content to keep subscribers paying for the service.