While it’s still a bit early for unified radio hardware, the Sirius XM merger has initially resulted in some programming cross-pollination, lower tier themed lineups, and an a la carte pricing plan. For $4/month more The Best of Sirius offers XM subscribers Howard Stern, NFL, NASCAR, and Playboy Sirius channels – in addition to the entire XM lineup. For XM subscribers (or potential subscribers) on the fence, two reduced priced lineups have been introduced (Mostly Music and Mostly Talk). These packages run $10/mo – only $3 less than the full XM lineup. Most interesting to me is the introduction of a la carte pricing on new Sirius hardware. $7/mo gets you any 50 (non-premium) Sirius stations. Additional channels are only 25 cents more a month. It’s worth noting that the reduced tier and a la carte packages don’t include Internet streaming access. Though with a variety of free online radio options (Slacker, Pandora, etc), it may not matter.