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People in the industry High-profile executive Bob Perry has left Mitsubishi Digital Electronics to join LG Electronics as its vice president of sales. Perry, who has served as chairman of the Video Division of the Consumer Electronics Association, is entrusted with leading LG's sales team, accelerating the company's progress in selling premium LG-brand digital video products through high-end retailers, and in continuing momentum for the Zenith digital brand. Hal Compton retired as CEO of CompUSA Inc. Compton joined CompUSA as chief operating officer in August 1994, and has been credited with CompUSA's subsequent mid-90s turnaround. He became CEO in March 2000, following the purchase of CompUSA

Massaging private and prospect sale invitation lists from new angles By Janet Pinkerton Computerization has simplified generating invitation lists for a retailer's private sale, but simply pulling a list from a retail customer database is only the first step towards a profitable sales event. Besides practicing good in-house "list hygiene," retailers tap out-of-house services to "clean" the list-remove duplicates—correcting or updating addresses to improve their investment in postage and mailer costs. Often, these companies also will profile a retailer's current customer base and more accurately cast a direct-mail net for new clients. More options for database services are available to retail as some

Note: This list is presented as a partial list of Sirius' programs as of March 2001. A final list will be announced by Sirius Satellite Radio at the launch of its national radio service this summer. Hits Top 40: Current hits, top-of-the-charts music. Pop Mix: A rock-based mix from mainstream to retro and alternative. Soft Rock: Pop hits from today and yesterday. Love Songs: A soft and romantic blend featuring the gentle sounds of artists past and present. 50s' Hits: Dick Clark and American Bandstand rock around the clock. 60s' Hits: Sixties classic and lost pop hits of the era. 70s'

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