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New Music Channel Names

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by ThomasM, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    Now that MOOD MEDIA owns DMX (Sonic Tap) I ran across a new PDF of their DBS channel listing (many of which appear on DirecTV). The listing is dated 3-29-13. I found their "new" names so funny and confusing I thought I'd share the ones that are carried by DirecTV. Hopefully, DirecTV won't change the names in the program guide....

    Old Name New Name

    Adult Alternative Backpages
    Alternative Feedback
    Beautiful Instrumentals Easy Instrumentals
    Big Band/Swing Swing Kings
    Blues Lucille
    Classic Hits Blend 67890 <---My Favorite!!
    Classic Jazz Vocal Blend Jazz Traditions
    Classic R & B Mo' Soul
    Classic Rock Rock Show
    Classic Rock Workout Varsity
    Coffeehouse Rock The Cafe
    Dance Kinetic
    Familiar Favorites FM1
    Flashback New Wave The New Wave
    Folk Rock Acoustic Crossroads
    Great Standards Unforgettable
    Groove Lounge Nulounge
    Hit Country Country Music One
    Hot Jamz Concrete Beats
    Hottest Hits Hot FM
    Irish Celtic
    Jazz Jazz Instrumentals
    Light Classical Intermezzo
    Malt Shop Oldies 50's and 60's Hits
    Metro Blend Reflections
    Modern Country Nashville USA
    New Age Aura
    PUMP! Toned
    Red, Rock and Blues Roadhouse
    Reggae Kingston
    Silky Soul The Blvd.
    Singer-Songwriters Songbook
    Smooth Jazz City Lights
    Soft Hits Ambrosia
    The Playground Kidtunes
    Today's Hits Hitline
    Traditional Country Country Gold

    So remember, when you want to be cool tell your friends you listen to 67890 and they will look at you kind of funny!! :listening
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    The new names are pretty lame. :nono2:
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  3. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    So is their programming.
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  4. Carroll A

    Carroll A Cool Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Those sound just like Muzak channels on Dish...
  5. sdk009

    sdk009 Icon

    Jan 19, 2007
    Kihei, Maui, HI
    Since it ain't SiriusXM, who cares what they call themselves.
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  6. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    MOOD MEDIA bought MUZAK as well as DMX. They dropped the "Muzak" name because it had "bad connotations" of being just elevator music.
  7. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    SiriusXM has some pretty dopey channel names also. And blabby DJ's. And little to no stereo separation. And a boatload of compression. And, and, and..... :angry:
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  8. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Aug 6, 2010
    The new names are quite stupid!!!!!!! (No surprise..... THINGS GET WORSE NOT BETTER)

    I hope DTV doesnt change the names!!
  9. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy New Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    I was checking out dmx music website and stumbled on this announcement about name changes to music channels and I quickly called their customer support line and they verified that Sonic Tap will go through name changes shortly as well.

    For one ,they are going to change Coffee House Rock to The Cafe and tweak it to sound more like xm and slackers coffee house stations,which I look forward to.

    Also Folk Rock will become Acoustic Crossroads which I look forward to as well.

    Below is a link to name changes coming on some of their line ups and another link to sample the line up.


  10. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    The Cafe and Acoustic Crossroads are names of Muzak channels that DISH offers as part of its music-only lineup.

    I wonder if this is a wholesale replacement by the Muzak offering as opposed to a name change and format tweak.
  11. celticpride

    celticpride Icon

    Sep 6, 2006
    Des anybody carry progessive rock channels? I lke groups like genesis IQ,,pendragon,mostly autumn,yes,wishbone ash.
  12. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    Sirus/XM has the group names.
  13. charlie460

    charlie460 Godfather

    Sep 12, 2009
    What's the meaning of the new name for Classic Hits Blend, "67890" ?
  14. KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s
  15. dvdmth

    dvdmth Icon

    Jul 24, 2008
    Denver, CO
    I work out twice a week at a 24 Hour Fitness club, and I'm pretty sure they use DMX for the background music. Over the last couple of weeks, the music selection at the club is noticeably changed (for the worse IMO). I wonder if the changes being discussed here have something to do with it, or if the club simply decided to change the station(s) they have on.
  16. charlie460

    charlie460 Godfather

    Sep 12, 2009
    Thanks, i'm an idiot.
  17. jasondm4

    jasondm4 Mentor

    Mar 4, 2010
    League City, TX
    Noticed these name changes awhile back on the DMX player at work. But never saw them change on DTV. I figured well the names DTV currently has are a lot easier to understand for the average consumer so I figured that's why they hadn't changed them.If someone wants to listen to Alternative well the name Alternative makes a lot of sense doesn't it? Instead of the name Feedback...
  18. ThomasM

    ThomasM RF Engineer

    Jul 20, 2007
    Milwaukee, WI
    According to the DMX web site link listed above:

    As a part of our recent changes, you may notice that the names of your favorite programs have changed.
    No worries – these changes are "in name only" and do not reflect any changes to the program content. Your daypart schedules will NOT be affected and there is no need to make any changes on your player.
    The names of our programs delivered by satellite will all remain the same.

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