I was enthusiastic about the news that Sirius satellite radio channels are going to be added to Dish in June. However, a few things have dampened my enthusiasm. The first is that some people have said that these might only include music channels. IMHO, the unique aspect of the Satellite Radio services is the variety of talk, news and sports channels. Like many satellite fans, I live in the Middle Of Nowhere - with only a couple of very mediocre local radio stations. However, music is something that is not hard to find - in addition to the several dozen music audio channels on Dish, there are hundreds on the Internet. But, Dish has no audio talk, news or sports channels. Those can be found on the Internet, but they tend to be scattered, and you have to find them. Having a whole slate of them on Dish would be convenient. Then, I heard that you can audition the Sirius channels on their website, so I did so. First off, unlike the much-maligned Muzak channels, the Sirius channels have constant DJ interruptions. Admittedly, this is not as bad as ads (as found on XM channels), but only in the sense that a punch in the head is not as bad as being hit by a baseball bat. All current Dish audio channels, and most Internet music channels are free of both ads and annoying DJ yammerings. All of this would be tolerable if the Sirius music channels were particularly compelling. However, they seem similar to the Yahoo! Launchcast channels, in other words, you have a choice of pop, poppier and totally poppy. For example, despite the vague titles and descriptions, all of the Dance channels are dance pop hits. The so-called "Chill" channel should be renamed "Espresso". Similarly, all of the Classical channels are pop classics - no channel exclusively for baroque/chamber music. The clear emphasis is Rock - which is odd, considering that hardly any Rock is being made nowadays, and certainly nothing musically new. In fact, if you look close at the 30 Pop and Rock channels, what you are really getting is many, many variations on the theme of Oldies. I suppose this probably makes sense from a marketing standpoint, since the people who are likely to spend time in cars, and have $13 a month to spend, are people whose musical tastes were set during their college days years ago.