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The New XM Channel Line Up


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#21 OFFLINE   hahler2

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:49 PM

I'm with you guys. At first I was excited about the merger because it gave me NFL on my satrad. Now however, they are killing the 3 stations I listen to the most. 26, 48, and 54. And I've listened to Sirius before. There is no equivalent to 26 or 54, and Octane blows compared to Squizz.

If it weren't for the fact that there is nothing in my area for rock stations I would be dropping my subscription tomorrow.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:12 PM

I don't see 82 The System or 83 Chrome on there :(
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:17 PM

Good to see BBC Radio 1 on XM. I had Sirius and used to listen to that.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:50 PM

X-Country is gone, I wonder if they keep the midnight call in all request show or if they ditched that too.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:06 PM

I am confused. Is this the new lineup for XM subscribers and Sirus subscribers?

As an example does XM pick up the Elvis channel; Margaritaville channel?
I have XM.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:24 PM

I have been an XM subscriber almost since they have been in existence. I have received no word of any of these changes. And if they take away Flight 26 for everyone I am going to be really hacked off. Shouldn't they notify their current customers before changing everything? I only found out about the changes through this forum. Are the changes just for existing Sirius customers or for everyone?:confused:
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:25 PM

I am confused. Is this the new lineup for XM subscribers and Sirus subscribers?

As an example does XM pick up the Elvis channel; Margaritaville channel?
I have XM.


I know, this is supposed to happen tomorrow and I have no idea if this affects sirius at all.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:48 PM

This may suck more than the stock price.

That's impossible. ;)
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:08 PM

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.


While I like Sirius better for the tracks they play(we have both XM and Sirius currently), I completely agree with the repeats of not just songs but artists. Sirius needs to expand their playlists badly.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:41 PM

I am confused. Is this the new lineup for XM subscribers and Sirus subscribers?

As an example does XM pick up the Elvis channel; Margaritaville channel?
I have XM.


That is what the XM line up will look like in a few hours. No word on the Sirius line up yet.

I have been an XM subscriber almost since they have been in existence. I have received no word of any of these changes. And if they take away Flight 26 for everyone I am going to be really hacked off. Shouldn't they notify their current customers before changing everything? I only found out about the changes through this forum. Are the changes just for existing Sirius customers or for everyone?:confused:


This line up is effective for all current and future XM subscribers.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:51 PM

I don't see 82 The System or 83 Chrome on there :(


Area on channel 80 has replaced The System. The System was never mentioned as part of the merger as it (along with UPop) is operated by WorldSpace Satellite Radio. And the way things look, WorldSpace might not be around much longer. I never listened to Area 33 much on Sirius, but I'll miss Zoltar on The System. Satellite radio needs more people like him behind the mic.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:56 PM

I'm a little disappointed to see 48 Squizz go, that was probably my favorite station of all time. I also do listen to a little rap/hip hop, so I was glad to see the sirius stations take over there...raw was starting to get annoying. I have listened to Octane off my dish subscription and I haven't been very impressed. Hopefully they combine some of the 'features' of Squizz.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:17 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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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:25 PM

It appears as if they've dropped the music channels that had commercials (21 & 22 come to mind right off) and are going back to 100% commercial free music...
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:30 PM

Lower right hand side under 'More Music Channels'. All five Clear Channel operated music channels are still a part of the line up.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:44 PM

Squizz appears to be more of a name change. Bodhi is the program director, and rumor is he's staying with Octane. Let's hope.

Also, I emailed Bodhi about the XL being dropped from Squizz (it happened 2 months ago actually, not today) and my understanding is the XL has more to do with the DJs using bad language. Since the change, the music has not changed, and hopefully that remains.

By them dropping the XL from the channel, they are able to include it in the new "Family Friendly" a-la-carte packages, and hopefully that was their ONLY motivation in making this change, and the music remains uncensored.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:46 PM

I know what you mean. Squizz was the only channel I listened to.


Alt Nation = Ethel, and according to Ethel's MySpace page, those DJs from XM remain, including Cane.

Octane = Squizz, and as I said above, if Bodhi stays I'll be more comfortable with this change, as Octane is not quite the same as Squizz--they tend to put the better stuff on Hard Attack. Well, Hard Attack is gone for Liquid Metal, so I think that is good news for Squizz fans!

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:58 PM

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.


Disagree. Sirus needs to expand it's playlist. I don't care about news and info on songs. I want music, nothing but music. If I want talk I'll listen to FM.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 09:01 PM

it looks like the channel changes are going to happen @ midnight :D
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 09:16 PM

Lower right hand side under 'More Music Channels'. All five Clear Channel operated music channels are still a part of the line up.


Yeah... Just saw that... Oh well.... :(

Wonder when that contract is up...
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