Comments on: Sirius XM: Are you ready for some radio? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Steve Grey http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-353674 Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:27:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-353674 I have been a subscriber to Sirius since 2006, and I am thoroughly disheartened with the new format. All of my favorite stations have been completely revamped and the on air personalities removed. Sirius was like old time FM without the commercials, laid back and loose. Now the corporate greed mongers have taken over and it sounds like any terrestrial radio station without the commercials. Give it a few more years and they will start sneaking the commercials in, and it will be like cable TV, paying for content and commercials. I will not be renewing my subscription. I can get the same effect with a subsription to Rh*****y or I T***s or any number of other outlets and an MP3 player. That way I hear what I want when I want. Look for my Sirius Starmate receiver and Boombox on E-B**

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By: Earl Voss http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351934 Tue, 19 Aug 2008 17:47:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351934 Hi,
I’ve had XM for about 2 years – I do enjoy it (I’m not a Howard fan) primarily for the baseball coverage. I do want to hear Chris Russo’s new show, however, and this brings me to the question of what programming will be shared… There should be one set of programming for either kind of radio. I also signed up for XM Weather data, which I don’t think Sirius carries. Lastly, I do experience quite a few dropouts in my area of Northern NJ; sometimes just a large tree canopy will cause a drop out.

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By: Tony DeStefano http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351895 Mon, 18 Aug 2008 03:48:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351895 All my sports in one easy place plus I hope a FUSION stations full time~!!

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By: Tony DeStefano http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351894 Mon, 18 Aug 2008 03:46:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351894 I have XM for the Red sox and look forward to getting patriots coverage with the merger. ALso one huge difference you Sirius folks are missing is Fusion Fridays on XM so I am hoping for a fusion station full time…. sow we can all RTF.

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By: Steven O'Farrell http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351639 Sun, 03 Aug 2008 16:30:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351639 I have had Sirius for 2 1/2 years, and I never listen to terrestrial radio anymore. I do not, for the life of me, understand why this technology and product have met so much resistance from the American consuner!? One listen and I was hooked. It literally obsoletes terrestrial radio, but try convincing the millions of ignorant, misinformed people in this country! It is almost as if they are brainwashed; this thing should be at least as popular as the i-pod – it’s that good!

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By: Rich http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351622 Sat, 02 Aug 2008 13:48:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351622 Does anyone know when you will be able to get all the stations??

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By: Bob http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351607 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 22:54:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351607 I have had XM for over three years and really do enjoy it. I drive for a living in areas where AM & FM radio reception is very poor. So it is my constant companion. Excellent sound quality and a lot of variety in music choices. If one is better than the other I think it is a very subjective choice and just boils down to personal taste. Hope fully we will get the best of both.

On another note. Why does anyone listen to Howard Stern? I certainly would not pay money to listen to his drivel.

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351579 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 02:00:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351579 As an XM subscriber I have a few channels that I subscribe for. If those channels go away I will have no reason to keep on paying.

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By: Bill http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351573 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 20:38:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351573 I have XM at home and work at home. XM110 classics or XM112 vox is on 24/7 and sounds great, almost as good as playing your own CD. 35 cents a day for no damn commercials is a helluva bargain. My big question is what happens when programming is shared, what will I lose, and will the ala carte scheme save some money? Stay tuned!

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By: Louie Alvarez http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351568 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 17:05:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/07/29/sirius-xm-are-you-ready-for-some-radio/#comment-351568 I have had XM for several years now. I really enjoy listening to commercial free music. As long as the new company keeps that up, I will be happy. I guess the merger makes it easier to choose a stereo (for car or home) because you won’t have to worry if it is XM ready or Sirius ready.

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