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XM on DirecTV - a happy thought

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jfalkingham, Mar 28, 2006.

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  1. jfalkingham

    jfalkingham Godfather

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    Ok - I have to admit, I was an XM hater on DirecTV. I loved having MusicChoice on in the background with no talk and work through the day. So, as much bitchin' that I did, I thought it only right to post some praise.

    I have noticed a considerable decrease of talk between the songs on a few channels that I listen to, 814 Highway 16 you can hear 5 sometimes 6 songs in a row without as much as a prompt and they NEVER talk over the music (which is a lot more than I can say for my Sirius). They still do the behind the music stuff or exclusive interviews, but those happen outside of the work day.

    Anyway, like I said, I complained along with a lot of other people when the switch first happened, but from my perspecitve it seems as though XM & DirecTV has listened to some of their customers and changed a bit to make it more about music (at least on the channels I listen to) and less about talking between every song.

    From a 4 year Sirius subscriber - Good Job!

    btw - I still will not subscribe to XM though, I've got my news stations back on Sirius and my motorsports are coming next year :)
     
  2. Fl_Gulfer

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    I'm not happy with XM since they don't have a Blues station like Music Choice did XM has Jazz & Blues on the same channel, They have nothing in common.
     
  3. kc1ih

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    Huh? What do ya call Bluestown?
     
  4. pez2002

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    music choice is ok but i like xm better :)
     
  5. Steve Mehs

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    Bluesville channel 854 on DirecTV, 74 on XM.
     
  6. Joe C

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    Try listening to the sixties channel, that Randy motor mouth guy never shuts up:rolleyes:
     
  7. crkeehn

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    The Sixties channel is the worst of channels for talk. They are simulating a 60s radio station (which shows how far we've come.) I can remember recording off the air in the 60s and it was always song/talk/song/talk/talk/song/talk. The DJ started talking before the song ended and didn't stop before the next song started.

    All of the other channels are much better.
     
  8. Steve Mehs

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    Actually it's Terry 'Motormouth' Young, one of the best DJs XM has.
     
  9. pez2002

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    hes the only guy i listen to on the 60s on 6

    does he still say see ya later debbie slater he uesd to say that back in philly :lol:
     
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