the author clearly has an agenda.
Its true that satellite radio only uses up to 50kb for its music stations (in the same way Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) does), however, 50kb of AACplus is at least comparable to 128k mp3, if not better. Now, as the author says, regardless of what you;re told, 128k mp3 is not cd quality, but to say that FM can sound much better clearly shows a lack of undestanding. There are FM stations here that sound awful, campared to even their OWN mp3 streams, due to bad engineering and bad compression setups. (lets face it, most FM stations are way over compressed in the first place).
DAB radio uses MPEG2 audio, and in many peoples opinion, sucks. Most stations are lucky to get 128K of bandwidth for their mpeg2 stream and this has hurt the system, with many countries turning to HD radio/DRM radio and leaving DAB on the sidelines.
In my opinon, the author of the artical seems to have his own agenda to make new radio formats sound bad. The part where he makes comment on "stars of the past, who are responsible for the terrible FM radio formats of now", forgets, that program directors and station owners and operators are the ones ACTUALLY responsible for this. The stars are only there, because the company wants them.
A better article, with the same points, but with no bias is here.
(edited for spelling, which is probably still bad)