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The New XM Channel Line Up


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#26 OFFLINE   mhaines1

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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.


I know what you mean. Squizz was the only channel I listened to.
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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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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:26 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.


Also will Directv carry Margaritaville ?

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:28 PM

As much as I'd like to see the Clear Channel stations gone, I would really miss some of the talk, especially Fox Sports and some of the programming on Talk Radio and America's Talk.
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 01:10 AM

So the update has come through. I like the new programing line up. Better music IMHO. I signed up for the sirus extra pack but for some reason its not showing up on my radio. Ahh well ill wait till morn and give it a reset if its still not there.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:04 AM

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


I'm missing two favorites as well. TOP TRACKS is gone (I think) and Audiovisions. Guess everyone took a bit of a hit.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 06:52 AM

I just committed to a three year xm deal a couple of weeks ago. While I probably would have done so anyway because of the sports, it would have been nice if they had told me that there would be so many changes to the music lineup. Hopefully the "rock" and "pop" stations aren't too different.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:48 AM

I'm missing two favorites as well. TOP TRACKS is gone (I think) and Audiovisions. Guess everyone took a bit of a hit.


Top Tracks is a name change, now Classic Vinyl I believe. My presets stayed and only channel names have changed.
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 07:56 AM

I see the Sirius line up changed also and a couple of my favs are gone. Anyone have a line up yet? I can't get to sirius.com from work.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:02 AM

I know I have heard a few references to channels like "BPM, on Sirius xx and XM81". I just did not remember what they said for the Sirius number, but it does look like many of teh changes are on both channels.

Of the 12 presets I have on my car, 3 are to channels that are totally gone, 3or 4 are channels that moved and 3 or so are to channels that have changed names (and probably changes in playlist) but stayed in the same place. TH eonly one I know that stayed more or less the same is BPM81.


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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:06 AM

Was listening to XM 54 today (Was Lucy, now is Lithium) aside from the name and the bumps inbetween songs, nothing seems to have changed. Did't get a chance to listen to anything else, my wife took over once she saw XM35 is online and is Xmas music......
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 08:16 AM

I know I have heard a few references to channels like "BPM, on Sirius xx and XM81". I just did not remember what they said for the Sirius number, but it does look like many of teh changes are on both channels.

Of the 12 presets I have on my car, 3 are to channels that are totally gone, 3or 4 are channels that moved and 3 or so are to channels that have changed names (and probably changes in playlist) but stayed in the same place. TH eonly one I know that stayed more or less the same is BPM81.


Yeap, The Beat is gone on Sirius. I was just driving along and then I realized that they were not playing the "right" songs on 36. :(

I don't like what I hear. So if nothing changes I'll be gone by the time the subscription is up for renewal. I'll give Slacker.com a try.
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