XM Liquid Metal rocks! Although I do think it was better in it's original form, no Ozzy, no Metallica, no nu metal, just Dying Fetus, Pissing Razors, Cannibal Corpse, Vampire Moose, Napalm Death, etc. Man on man I remember the first time I ever heard Mercury.
100% pure death metal. Maggot Infested, Satan Approved! Music that will melt your face, make your ears spew blood, and your heart turn to ice as you listen to the most evil sounds as provided by our unholy master himself.
XMLM was THE reason I got XM back in 2003. To listen to the music FM radio can't play in all it's grotesque glory.
It was actually one of the original channels on the radio. I was bummed when they dropped it. Been listening to XM since spring 00. I am not sure if they even have local radio around here anymore
There is no way you could be listening to XM in the Spring of 2000. XM didn't launch service until the Fall of 2001, originally they were supposed to launch on 9/12/01, but that didn't happen for obvious reasons.
Its a shame because the sat radio is a great IDEA. But in reality it only works if you travel alot. Doesn't work great if you spend less then 45 minutes in the car per day.
Ennnnnh! Wrong! My ride into work is 12 minutes each way, provided I don't get stopped by a train and I wouldn't even think of not having access to both XM and Sirius on my way in.
I was unaware that XM carries Clear Channel music channels. Are these just rebroadcasts of some of their local channels or special channels that are just on XM? I'd wonder why XM would even bother with channels like those when they could just setup similar channels on their own. Things like this are one of the reasons that there is limited success with SAT radio. Why would I PAY for the privilage of listening to commercials? I could understand for something like Stern or ESPN radio which is something you may not be able to get via other sources, but for music? Heck, you can find 100s of music sources online, or just buy an MP3 player and listen to your own music. Unless they are giving away those channels for free, it makes no sense to me.
Clear Channel was an initial investor in XM, along with GM, DirecTV and a few other companies. In return Clear Channel was allowed to have a certain amount of XMs bandwidth. In the very beginning XM carried simulcasts of four FM Clear Channel music stations. KIIS (21) from LA, WSIX (11) from Nashville, WLTW (23) from NYC and KHMX (22) from Houston. Eventually all of these stations were taken inhouse and then XM went commercial free. Clear Channel was upset, took XM to court and they won. In the Spring of '06 commercials returned to Nashville, MIX, KISS and Sunny and WSIX was added back to the line up. XM created commercial free clones of those four channels and the CM channels are not available on XM Canada, XM Radio Online, XM on DirecTV or XM on AOL Radio. Before XM lost the court case they had 69 commercial free music channels, and they still have 69 commercial free music channels. XM makes no money off the commercials, Clear Channel does.
And I'd bet my life, satellite radio will never have commercials. Commercial free music is one of the main selling points and one of the biggest advantages over dinosaur radio.
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