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Discussion in 'Sirius XM General Discussion' started by Cable Lover, Jul 14, 2008.
Is XM going to remove channels from D*?
yep just read it on satellite guys
You bes breakin it down
This thread is kind of misleading. XM isn't just removing the channels from DirecTV, they are removing them from the XM service completely. Four channels will be leaving DirecTV, three more are leaving XM that aren't on DirecTV.
Leaving XM and DirecTV:
The Torch (829)
Special X (848)
Music Lab (XM 51)
The Flow (XM 61)
On the Rocks (XM 79)
Thanks for the clarification Jeremy, I thought this was some crazy merger fallout (not that there is a merger). Not that big of a deal, can we get the thread title changed?
This is all unconfirmed rumor for now. There's been nothing released from XM, that I could find.
Though I wouldn't be surprised... I've never listened to any of those channels.
And if I'm not mistaken, these channels are not available on XM radios, they are (or were) only available on XM Online or DirecTV.
No, they are available on XM - some are just online, some are both radio and online.
Yep.. Thread title scared me... Let's change that...
Satellite Guys made it seem like it was D* that was removing the channels.
No they didn't.
None of those channels have been on XM... for YEARS. Litterally. They were XMRO (online) and Directv only channels they are removing.
Oh, sorry. Well shows how much I listened to them. I usually hang out around my presets.
No need to apologize, they are all pretty much no-loss stations--especially considering when XM took them off the sats years ago, they went on auto-pilot anyway.
It is cool of them to leave these around for those who liked them while making room for "better" stations on their platform though. When Sirius cuts a station, thats it...done.
But you can only hold on for so long, I guess.
Yep... removed from XM satellites in March 2006 (or thereabouts).
I still miss Music Lab when driving.
It is official. XM is completely removing their offerings for these 7 channels. DIRECTV has been given notice that this will happen tomorrow morning at 6am ET.
Sorry to bring the bad news,
I still don't know how anyone can tell what kind of music is on those channels (and others) based on some of the names they give them.
And I for the life of me can't tell what the hell type of music an FM station that goes by the moniker of Laser, The Peak, The Lake, Kiss or Q102 plays. Who cares the name of the station, I care about the music they play. There is absolutely nothing wrong with XMs channel names and a lot of them make more since then you may think, unlike in the FM world what the moniker is loosely related to the stations call letters.
You mean like Lucy, Fred, and Ethel? And just where is Desi, anyway...
Actually, I hope they replace Special X with Fungus on DirecTV. Special X was just a weird station to begin with. I can't believe anyone would listen to it on a regular basis.
:lol: I was actually just thinking that to myself a few weeks ago - I flipped through looking for the "Ricky" station.