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The New XM Channel Line Up


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#1 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:50 PM

Leaked to Orbitcast, prettty much exactly what has already been posted, a few of the channel logos are a little different.

http://www.orbitcast...XM_LINEUP-1.pdf
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:04 PM

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:19 PM

So, does anyone know when these changes are taking affect?

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:25 PM

Never mind. It looks like it is going to be tomorrow. :D

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:28 PM

So, does anyone know when these changes are taking affect?

In the very fine print at the bottom right corner of the channel guide it says "Lineup Effective November 12,2008"

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:37 PM

What really worries me is the lack of xL denotations in the Rock category. I hope Octane, Alt Nation and when it comes back if the rumor is true, Bone Yard that these aren't cut up garbage. Censorship is one of the things I hate about FM radio the most, uncut rock is why I got satellite radio in the first place. And for the millionth time, the one artist payola channels need to go.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:41 PM

What really worries me is the lack of xL denotations in the Rock category. I hope Octane, Alt Nation and when it comes back if the rumor is true, Bone Yard that these aren't cut up garbage. Censorship is one of the things I hate about FM radio the most, uncut rock is why I got satellite radio in the first place. And for the millionth time, the one artist payola channels need to go.


I have Sirius now and those stations do not cut out the cuss words in songs. I hope that helps relieves your worries. :)

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:47 PM

Remember: SIRIUS does use the "xL" notation on explicit channels...perhaps the "new" XM won't either.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:51 PM

I have Sirius as well, I know those channels are uncut, but I have little to no faith in Melvin doing right by subscribers. It would not surprise me to see the channels cut up, nothing Melvin does will surprise me, just further disappoint me.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:53 PM

Leaked to Orbitcast, prettty much exactly what has already been posted, a few of the channel logos are a little different.

http://www.orbitcast...XM_LINEUP-1.pdf


If you compare today's channel guide http://www.xmradio.c...annel_guide.pdf to tomorrows there are many differences. One I like is that there will be 2 more "XL" comedy channels: Blue Collar Comedy and "Foxhole".

There is also an "XL" Cosmo Channel! What is that about? An Elvis channel?

Many logos change suggesting that if the programmers at Sirius thought they had a similar content to an XM channel, the XM was dropped. A few examples are 12, 26 and 49.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:55 PM

Remember: SIRIUS does use the "xL" notation on explicit channels...perhaps the "new" XM won't either.


Take another look at the line up. Faction, Shade 45, Howard 100, Howard 101, Blue Collar Comedy, The Foxxhole, Raw Dog, Playboy Radio, and Cosmo Radio are all Sirius channel that have the xL notation on the XM channel line up. Hopefully this is just an oversight on Octane and Alt Nation, not Melvin screwing with subscribers.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:55 PM

Why would you call that an XM Line up? It is a Sirius Line up. I read a poster on another Forum who said all "Sirius wanted was XM's sports and money. And now that they have that they don't give a Sh*t (his word not mine) about XM". Well I wasn't aware that XM had any money, but Sirius sure got the sports and completely ruined XM's music stations :raspberry And oh BTW Steve you will be happy to know since there is no more XM and I no longer am a sub. of Sat. radio this will be my last post here. And I still hope Mel and Sirius goes under quickly. They deserve it and I for one happen to like seeing people and companies get what they so richly deserve :evilgrin:

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:01 PM

If you compare today's channel guide http://www.xmradio.c...annel_guide.pdf to tomorrows there are many differences. One I like is that there will be 2 more "XL" comedy channels: Blue Collar Comedy and "Foxhole".

There is also an "XL" Cosmo Channel! What is that about? An Elvis channel?

Many logos change suggesting that if the programmers at Sirius thought they had a similar content to an XM channel, the XM was dropped. A few examples are 12, 26 and 49.



Foxxhole and Cosmo Radio both suck IMO. Cosmo Radio is just a womens gossip channel. The Foxxhole is pretty lame, I never found it that funny. Sirius has an agreement with Graceland, so Elvis Radio was born. It was the first of many one artist channels. And Channel 12, Outlaw Country is NOTHING like X Country. Hopefully the new Outlaw Country will be programmed a little different then it is now.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:05 PM

I see tons of changes there. Many may be subtle (or maybe not, only listening over time will tell), but more channels appear different than the same. Even the talk and sports lineups have many changes.


DirecTV, please don't make me have to go back to watching March Madness in standard Def! Oh, and the usual begging for AMC and BBC America. You are so close to actually being the HD Leader.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:09 PM

I'm an early XM adopter and have grown to like the music progaming. When my wife bought a Ford it came with 90 days of Sirius. I never could find an equivalant to 26. In general, my habits were fixed and I never liked Sirius as well.

We dropped Sirius and waited for the merger. We wanted the price of one account with two radios. They want us to have two accounts.

I was in favor of the merger. Now I'm not and won't be until I can have two radios on one account.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:11 PM

Why would you call that an XM Line up? It is a Sirius Line up. I read a poster on another Forum who said all "Sirius wanted was XM's sports and money. And now that they have that they don't give a Sh*t * (his word not mine) about XM". Well I wasn't aware that XM had any money, but Sirius sure got the sports and completely ruined XM's music stations :raspberry


I have both XM and Sirius and I think Sirius music is a lot better than XM.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:16 PM

I have both XM and Sirius and I think Sirius music is a lot better than XM.


I agree. Sirius music programming is FAR better. With XM i'm feeling like i'm listen to a playlist setup by a machine. With Sirius you get news and info about the songs you are listening too. Artists in the studios as guests or hosting. Just much better all around.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:20 PM

I'm an early XM adopter and have grown to like the music progaming. When my wife bought a Ford it came with 90 days of Sirius. I never could find an equivalant to 26. In general, my habits were fixed and I never liked Sirius as well.

We dropped Sirius and waited for the merger. We wanted the price of one account with two radios. They want us to have two accounts.

I was in favor of the merger. Now I'm not and won't be until I can have two radios on one account.


I absolutely agree. Bought a Dodge that came with Sirius. No comparisons IMO to XM 26 & XM 54, Lucy, both of which are dead tomorrow. We are NOT continuing our Sirius when the free year is up.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:22 PM

I have both XM and Sirius and I think Sirius music is a lot better than XM.


I have both as well, and I could not disagreee more. Sirius has little to no depth. It's basically FM with no commercials. And Srius repeats more.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:30 PM

Now I'm depressed... No Squizz. I wonder how close Alt Nation will be to it. XM48 is the channel that my radio is on about 90% of the time.




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