Cindy, if you do go FTA, there is a channel up there called JCTV. It's put out by the Trinity Broadcasting Network and is a music and action sports network. I love it! Would probably be a good fit into your music venue.
I never had Sky Angel, I looked into and just to get set up at 61.5 wasn't worth it to me. However, I agree with what you are saying, they shouldn't of started the secular channel offerings especially after sueing DISH for offering Christian based channels in the 260 range. Also they should of never swindled thier "Lifelong Subscribers". However I just noticed something. I have an ITVN reciever, which ITVN has just been purchased by a new IPTV company in Canada called BroadShift and guess what BroadShift offers on IPTV, that's right Sky Angel.
http://www.broadshift.com/ They offer over 25 TV/Radio stations for $25 CAD/month.
Since BroadShift bought ITVN and that does indeed go through I see this as a launching point for Sky Angel IPTV in the US.