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Posted: 1/1/2006 1:51:28 PM EDT
Get in my car, hit my Fox News preset for Sirius and CNN Headline news in ranting away. Searched through all the channels and it's gone. Called up cust. serv. and they told me Sirius and Fox are in "negotiations" and they don't know if they will have it or not. Can't find any press release on the sirius site about it. Sent an email off to sirius asking what is up.

The only reason I got sirius was FoxNews and HardAttack. Now with only one of the two i'll probably cancel. I've already suspended my account because of it. Anyone else pissed?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 2:24:40 PM EDT
Sorry about your luck.

Check this out: www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20725



XM Radio: The Left Side of the Satellite Dish
By Debbie Schlussel
FrontPageMagazine.com | December 30, 2005

When Howard Stern begins his satellite radio career on January 9th, he may learn that he hasn't escaped the censors.

Where terrestrial radio is sometimes disciplined by the FCC, satellite radio is governed by something far more malignant: The Orthodox Liberal-Left.

At least, that was my experience with XM--the number one satellite radio service and rival to Stern's Sirius. I was aggressively sought by XM to do a show. But XM's left-wing programming officials' idea of what my views should be were far more restrictive than a governmental body properly trying to enforce decency in extreme cases. At XM, they were obsessed with Cindy Sheehan and Jane Fonda, vegetable-infused bus tour fantasies, rigidly pro-choice, and opposed to Justice Roberts' nomination.

Over the past year, XM leadership courted me for a new women's programming channel--the only original programming they were investing money in. Men are generally the leaders in using technology. But women are the majority of new car buyers--where XM and Sirius get their main exposure through temporary free satellite offerings as part of the package when buying a new car. That's why XM was focusing its dollars on trying to provide programming "for women."

But I don't do "women's programming." I make fun of it. To me, the idea that different plumbing means I need any special programming--a la the Damsel-in-Distress Network (a/k/a "Lifetime") or Oprah's atrocious failure called the "Oxygen Network"--is absurd. But that's not the way the left sees it, as I found out when I visited XM studios in Washington.

I turned down the offer to do XM's women's programming several times, but finally gave in as a way to get in the door. XM has a conservative talk radio channel, but like Sirius, it doesn't offer any original conservative talk programming that you can't hear on regular, free terrestrial radio (so why buy it?).

I had a successful conservative talk radio show on Detroit's Infinity Broadcasting FM talk station (on which Stern's show was running). While #1 in its late-night time slot, my show was replaced by "O'Reilly Radio Factor"--a free, company-owned show. The station could save money by not paying me (or Bill O'Reilly). My audience was mostly men--and the select group of smart women who don't need tampon and Chico's ads, a Jaclyn Smith he-cheated-on-me movie of the week, and a steady diet of Oprah-style feminism to pique their interest.

When I agreed to do a pilot for XM, I had a conference call with XM's top programming official and Amy Reyer, the program director for the women's channel, now called "Take Five." (Taking more than five seconds of it could be hazardous to your health.) Both had listened to tapes of my show and both told me to ignore the fact that it was a "women's" channel. I could do my show the way I did it on terrestrial radio, they insisted. They even discussed rating the show "extreme language," which I assured them was NOT necessary. I'm a conservative, not a porn star.

"We don't bite," Reyer assured me. But once I got to XM studios, my experience was otherwise. Everything I said or did was too offensive, too un-P.C. for the privileged liberal women's programming director, Reyer.

She told me she was looking for a conservative and had auditioned another one, who was too "mousy" (her word). But it soon became clear that she wasn't looking for a conservative at all--mousy or otherwise. She was looking for an Alan Colmes-style buffoon to be a foil, the conservative bete-noire.

I recorded my pilot the day after Peter Jennings died, and my comments about his liberal and pro-Palestinian bias offended her. So did my comments about women with tattoos, fat women, and pretty much everything else.

Hillary Clinton made a comment in the news about supermodels and what a negative influence they are on "our daughters," causing them to become anorexic. (Not like Chelsea is exactly rail-thin, but whatever.) I said I found that odd, given that so many Americans (over 60%) are obese--an epidemic in this country, while anorexia is a small issue in comparison. I thought that stores like "Torrid," featuring super-sized thongs (the length of the Golden Gate Bridge), low-rise jeans in Size 18 (perfect for muffin-top over-exposure), and hammock-esque halter tops were the problem. Maybe Americans need to get more anorexic, not less, I said at a lunch-time conversation.

Oops, I blew the lid off ultra-liberal Amy Reyer. "That's very irresponsible," she said, visibly irked. "I hope you will be more responsible than that on the air," implying that my comments would immediately hypnotize millions of girls not listening to her women's channel to become skin and bones. Right.

Then, there were tattoos. A&E was just premiering its new reality show about tattoo artists, at the time. I talked about women with tattoos and how, when I see a woman with a tattoo, I see a woman who's probably easy. If she makes a decision to permanently deface her body so quickly--probably by going to some low-rent needle den in a drunken stupor, getting a metal implement repeatedly stabbed into her body--she'll probably make other split-second decisions to insert other things into her body in a drunken stupor. When I see a woman with tattoos, I generally see a skank, a whore.

Oops! I offended the left-wing Ms. Reyer again. "You can't say 'skank' on the radio," she protested. "It will offend our listeners. You need to be more like PBS." How many PBS-watching 68-year-old cat-ladies--who stay home watching tax-subsidized specials on neo-feminist, pro-Palestinian, lesbian art from Antartica--do you think get satellite radio? Not many. But it's not like the liberal Reyer was in touch with that.

It's not like Reyer had any experience in actual radio. She didn't, coming from doing "women's" shows on community access cable. Community access cable--Didn't Wayne and Garth do that?

In the end, the women's channel, Take Five, ended up choosing audio of TV's "The Ellen Degeneres Show" and "The Tyra Banks Show" for its "flagship" programming. I suppose Banks' Oprah-light, Jerry Springer-esque White minstrel show is more acceptable than my use of the word "skank." Ditto for the Tyra episode on which her male doctor felt her up to prove to the world that her breasts are real. This is XM's idea of what upscale, satellite-radio-consuming women want.

When I got to Ms. Reyer's cubicle at XM headquarters, all was explained to me by the postings on the wall. Other than her son's drawing, there were just two items, but they told me everything I needed to know. First, there was a notice about Cindy Sheehan's bus tour, complete with Jane Fonda and vegetable fuel. I asked her why she had that up on her wall. "We're going to broadcast the tour on our channel," she told me. I asked her if she really thought women would be interested in hearing daily rantings by Hanoi Jane and Jihad Cindy. "Definitely. That's what our listeners, that's what a lot of women, want to hear."

The other posting on Reyer's wall was an article about Bush's then Supreme Court nominee, Judge John Roberts, how women are rabidly pro-choice, and see abortion as the most important issue in his nomination. Which women? Not the ones I know. (Maybe the ones who attended Chelsea Clinton's and Reyer's alma mater, Sidwell Friends--the fancy, private Quaker school for rich, white liberals in Washington, who wouldn't dare send their kids to public school to "mix with the Black folk"; all while they insist on busing your kids in.) I suppose XM's women's channel is not aimed at the millions of women who voted for a pro-life candidate in 2004, George W. Bush.

Fortunately, Roberts was confirmed, and the bus tour to nowhere never got off the ground. But XM's misguided idea--that women want to hear these raving lefty lunatics attack our country and soldiers on a daily basis--should tell you something. That XM was investing money primarily in this channel, programmed by a woman possessed with left-wing orthodoxy, is elucidating.

I learned what Howard Stern and other satellite neo-groupies will soon find out. Satellite radio is gripped by censors far worse than legitimate decency standards: the liberal-left.

Satellite radio is an innovative technology. But its steady diet of the same old mainstream media agenda is anachronistic. You can get the same thing reading the front page of The New York Times--minus Tyra Banks' classy breast "examination."

Link Posted: 1/1/2006 2:36:17 PM EDT
Pay money to listen to crap.
I was thinking of getting sat radio.
I'm glad I didn't.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 2:50:38 PM EDT
There was a news article the other day about how Sirius was dropping Fox News. That makes up my mind on which satellite radio company to go with.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:02:03 PM EDT
Come to the XM nation....We have room
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:05:56 PM EDT
FoxNews upped the $ they wanted from XM and Sirius, Sirius said No Thanks. It sucks, but at least we don't get Air scAmerica with Sirius. NRA News Rocks as well.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:26:22 PM EDT
I kind of like Air America myself. Kind of like a cross between the comedy channel and a train wreck. I never fail to laugh my ass off when listening.. fullclip
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 3:51:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 4:04:48 PM EDT by El_Abogado]

Originally Posted By TacticalMan:
Sorry about your luck.

Check this out: www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20725



A family member works at XM Radio. This woman was less than honest in her portrayal of contract negotiations with XM. Money was a factor. She wasn't going to get enough and she had a personal disagreement with the XM employee, unrelated to politics.

XM does have Fox News and MLB. No Howard Stern. None. That's good enough for me.

ETA: XM dropped VH1 and MTV radio. Why? The parent company, Viacom, insisted that XM also run Viacom's new gay and lesbian radio channel. XM refused.

Chief Justice John Roberts' wife used to work for XM radio as an attorney.

NRA members prefer XM to Sirius by 3 to 1.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:05:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cmattdvc:
Come to the XM nation....We have room



+1
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:15:46 PM EDT
here's an answer. sorta.....

1. get laptop
2. you have a pc
3. pc needs a audio in..
4. get verizon national broadband access
5. run the audio of tv into your pc, get some webcasting software (free)
6. put the lappy in you car, run connector to your radio (ala ipod)
7. connect to internet, connect to your home pc, listen to cnn..
8. for even more fun... do slingbox, watch your tv in your car. your tv at home can be on cable or sat with ir blaster you can even change channels.. watch video.. even tivo (at home under your control in your car)

i actually do something like this where i run a police scanner at home and listen to it over my laptop in my car.

possibilities are endless... put a webcam in your car for instance and put your car on the net as a webserver...
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:17:30 PM EDT
Supposedly XM just added another Fox News Talk show. I'm not sure what it is but my friend who has XM said they just added it. Now if they would just add NRA news.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:29:16 PM EDT
But hey, you get Stern
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 4:31:27 PM EDT
I wondered what happened to FOX news on my Sirius...going XM now.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:48:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
Pay money to listen to crap.
I was thinking of getting sat radio.
I'm glad I didn't.



Same here. Waste of money. It's just like with paying for TV and movies: you're just giving money to people that hate you.

I've pretty much given up listening to radio- books-on-tape make my commute a lot easier. Listening to Martin Amis's "The Information" at the moment. Beats Howard or Bill O'Reilly any day.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:02:17 PM EDT
Lud·dite
n.
1. Any of a group of British workers who between 1811 and 1816 rioted and destroyed laborsaving textile machinery in the belief that such machinery would diminish employment.
2. One who opposes technical or technological change.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[After Ned Ludd, an English laborer who was supposed to have destroyed weaving machinery around 1779.]
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:06:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:22:15 PM EDT

4. get verizon national broadband access

Is it really fast enough for that use? IIRC they claim it's 144kbps, but in practice it's really a fraction of that speed. Connected to my laptop or with using my Treo, it takes about ten minutes just to download cnn.com's main page. The speed is so slow I only use it in emergencies.z
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:44:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By El_Abogado:
Lud·dite
n.
1. Any of a group of British workers who between 1811 and 1816 rioted and destroyed laborsaving textile machinery in the belief that such machinery would diminish employment.
2. One who opposes technical or technological change.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
[After Ned Ludd, an English laborer who was supposed to have destroyed weaving machinery around 1779.]



You are sabotaging this thread.....
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:47:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By zoom:

4. get verizon national broadband access

Is it really fast enough for that use? IIRC they claim it's 144kbps, but in practice it's really a fraction of that speed. Connected to my laptop or with using my Treo, it takes about ten minutes just to download cnn.com's main page. The speed is so slow I only use it in emergencies.z



Do you have an EVDO card or a regular air card?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 6:55:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 6:56:02 PM EDT by El_Abogado]

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
You are sabotaging this thread.....


As long as I'm not hijacking it!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 7:55:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalMan:
Sorry about your luck.

Check this out: www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20725



XM Radio: The Left Side of the Satellite Dish
By Debbie Schlussel
FrontPageMagazine.com | December 30, 2005

When Howard Stern begins his satellite radio career on January 9th, he may learn that he hasn't escaped the censors.

Where terrestrial radio is sometimes disciplined by the FCC, satellite radio is governed by something far more malignant: The Orthodox Liberal-Left.

At least, that was my experience with XM--the number one satellite radio service and rival to Stern's Sirius. I was aggressively sought by XM to do a show. But XM's left-wing programming officials' idea of what my views should be were far more restrictive than a governmental body properly trying to enforce decency in extreme cases. At XM, they were obsessed with Cindy Sheehan and Jane Fonda, vegetable-infused bus tour fantasies, rigidly pro-choice, and opposed to Justice Roberts' nomination.

Over the past year, XM leadership courted me for a new women's programming channel--the only original programming they were investing money in. Men are generally the leaders in using technology. But women are the majority of new car buyers--where XM and Sirius get their main exposure through temporary free satellite offerings as part of the package when buying a new car. That's why XM was focusing its dollars on trying to provide programming "for women."

But I don't do "women's programming." I make fun of it. To me, the idea that different plumbing means I need any special programming--a la the Damsel-in-Distress Network (a/k/a "Lifetime") or Oprah's atrocious failure called the "Oxygen Network"--is absurd. But that's not the way the left sees it, as I found out when I visited XM studios in Washington.

I turned down the offer to do XM's women's programming several times, but finally gave in as a way to get in the door. XM has a conservative talk radio channel, but like Sirius, it doesn't offer any original conservative talk programming that you can't hear on regular, free terrestrial radio (so why buy it?).

I had a successful conservative talk radio show on Detroit's Infinity Broadcasting FM talk station (on which Stern's show was running). While #1 in its late-night time slot, my show was replaced by "O'Reilly Radio Factor"--a free, company-owned show. The station could save money by not paying me (or Bill O'Reilly). My audience was mostly men--and the select group of smart women who don't need tampon and Chico's ads, a Jaclyn Smith he-cheated-on-me movie of the week, and a steady diet of Oprah-style feminism to pique their interest.

When I agreed to do a pilot for XM, I had a conference call with XM's top programming official and Amy Reyer, the program director for the women's channel, now called "Take Five." (Taking more than five seconds of it could be hazardous to your health.) Both had listened to tapes of my show and both told me to ignore the fact that it was a "women's" channel. I could do my show the way I did it on terrestrial radio, they insisted. They even discussed rating the show "extreme language," which I assured them was NOT necessary. I'm a conservative, not a porn star.

"We don't bite," Reyer assured me. But once I got to XM studios, my experience was otherwise. Everything I said or did was too offensive, too un-P.C. for the privileged liberal women's programming director, Reyer.

She told me she was looking for a conservative and had auditioned another one, who was too "mousy" (her word). But it soon became clear that she wasn't looking for a conservative at all--mousy or otherwise. She was looking for an Alan Colmes-style buffoon to be a foil, the conservative bete-noire.

I recorded my pilot the day after Peter Jennings died, and my comments about his liberal and pro-Palestinian bias offended her. So did my comments about women with tattoos, fat women, and pretty much everything else.

Hillary Clinton made a comment in the news about supermodels and what a negative influence they are on "our daughters," causing them to become anorexic. (Not like Chelsea is exactly rail-thin, but whatever.) I said I found that odd, given that so many Americans (over 60%) are obese--an epidemic in this country, while anorexia is a small issue in comparison. I thought that stores like "Torrid," featuring super-sized thongs (the length of the Golden Gate Bridge), low-rise jeans in Size 18 (perfect for muffin-top over-exposure), and hammock-esque halter tops were the problem. Maybe Americans need to get more anorexic, not less, I said at a lunch-time conversation.

Oops, I blew the lid off ultra-liberal Amy Reyer. "That's very irresponsible," she said, visibly irked. "I hope you will be more responsible than that on the air," implying that my comments would immediately hypnotize millions of girls not listening to her women's channel to become skin and bones. Right.

Then, there were tattoos. A&E was just premiering its new reality show about tattoo artists, at the time. I talked about women with tattoos and how, when I see a woman with a tattoo, I see a woman who's probably easy. If she makes a decision to permanently deface her body so quickly--probably by going to some low-rent needle den in a drunken stupor, getting a metal implement repeatedly stabbed into her body--she'll probably make other split-second decisions to insert other things into her body in a drunken stupor. When I see a woman with tattoos, I generally see a skank, a whore.

Oops! I offended the left-wing Ms. Reyer again. "You can't say 'skank' on the radio," she protested. "It will offend our listeners. You need to be more like PBS." How many PBS-watching 68-year-old cat-ladies--who stay home watching tax-subsidized specials on neo-feminist, pro-Palestinian, lesbian art from Antartica--do you think get satellite radio? Not many. But it's not like the liberal Reyer was in touch with that.

It's not like Reyer had any experience in actual radio. She didn't, coming from doing "women's" shows on community access cable. Community access cable--Didn't Wayne and Garth do that?

In the end, the women's channel, Take Five, ended up choosing audio of TV's "The Ellen Degeneres Show" and "The Tyra Banks Show" for its "flagship" programming. I suppose Banks' Oprah-light, Jerry Springer-esque White minstrel show is more acceptable than my use of the word "skank." Ditto for the Tyra episode on which her male doctor felt her up to prove to the world that her breasts are real. This is XM's idea of what upscale, satellite-radio-consuming women want.

When I got to Ms. Reyer's cubicle at XM headquarters, all was explained to me by the postings on the wall. Other than her son's drawing, there were just two items, but they told me everything I needed to know. First, there was a notice about Cindy Sheehan's bus tour, complete with Jane Fonda and vegetable fuel. I asked her why she had that up on her wall. "We're going to broadcast the tour on our channel," she told me. I asked her if she really thought women would be interested in hearing daily rantings by Hanoi Jane and Jihad Cindy. "Definitely. That's what our listeners, that's what a lot of women, want to hear."

The other posting on Reyer's wall was an article about Bush's then Supreme Court nominee, Judge John Roberts, how women are rabidly pro-choice, and see abortion as the most important issue in his nomination. Which women? Not the ones I know. (Maybe the ones who attended Chelsea Clinton's and Reyer's alma mater, Sidwell Friends--the fancy, private Quaker school for rich, white liberals in Washington, who wouldn't dare send their kids to public school to "mix with the Black folk"; all while they insist on busing your kids in.) I suppose XM's women's channel is not aimed at the millions of women who voted for a pro-life candidate in 2004, George W. Bush.

Fortunately, Roberts was confirmed, and the bus tour to nowhere never got off the ground. But XM's misguided idea--that women want to hear these raving lefty lunatics attack our country and soldiers on a daily basis--should tell you something. That XM was investing money primarily in this channel, programmed by a woman possessed with left-wing orthodoxy, is elucidating.

I learned what Howard Stern and other satellite neo-groupies will soon find out. Satellite radio is gripped by censors far worse than legitimate decency standards: the liberal-left.

Satellite radio is an innovative technology. But its steady diet of the same old mainstream media agenda is anachronistic. You can get the same thing reading the front page of The New York Times--minus Tyra Banks' classy breast "examination."




Yeah right. Listen to Opie and Anthony or the Comedy Channel and tell me that XM censors them. Yes, some channels are censored because well they have to cater to a large audience.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:06:11 PM EDT
Screw XM

I would rather have Sirius.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 8:20:34 PM EDT
I don't care for either one. Why? Because what people fail to realize is that in 5 years it'll be just like cable TV. Plenty of commercials and fees that slowly increase. Good channels will then cost more and require extra payment. All you satellite people will be paying out your ass for shitty music and talk radio.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 9:58:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:14:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
No misery, I am paying today for commercial free radio. The day it no longer meets my needs or is a value in my mind I'll cancel my subscription. Are you under the impression that once you subscribe you can't cancel? Or maybe the equipment was a major investment? $10 for XM Roady2 kits on eBay.



No, my point is, that it'll soon be just like cable TV. Of cource you can cancel, but just as cable TV is today, what's the alternative? Local TV sucks around here. I'm forced to have cable to get good reception and better channels. Cable TV started just as this satellite shit did. Low prices, new entertainment choices, little or no commercials. Now look at it. No different than non-cable. Unless you want to pay for premium channles that actually suck today, like HBO, Showtime, ect...

One day soon, local radio will be worthless, and all the "good" stuff will be on satellite and cost plenty more with just as many commercials as you get with cable/satellite TV. I'm just saying that it's how people get suckered into shit that just costs more money. You always have a choice, but some people are raving up a storm about this satellite radio, and I don't think too many are looking at the future.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:22:15 PM EDT
i listend to XM on a few road trips and siruis to canada and back. it was no competition siruis is way better for the music i wanna listen to. Last trip we went on was in a truck that came with XM radio but we actualy pulled the siruis out of mine cause we like it so mutch more. granted i dont listen to the news or anything just rock and for that XM falls way short for me. love my siruis.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:30:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DLoken:

Originally Posted By TacticalMan:
Sorry about your luck.

Check this out: www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20725



XM Radio: The Left Side of the Satellite Dish
By Debbie Schlussel
FrontPageMagazine.com | December 30, 2005
<SNIP>




Yeah right. Listen to Opie and Anthony or the Comedy Channel and tell me that XM censors them. Yes, some channels are censored because well they have to cater to a large audience.



The language may not be censored. Their choice of what subject matter to broadcast certainly seems like it based on that article.

I use XM because of MLB, FOX and America Right
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:40:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TacticalMan:
Sorry about your luck.

Check this out: www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=20725


XM Radio: The Left Side of the Satellite Dish
By Debbie Schlussel
FrontPageMagazine.com | December 30, 2005

When Howard Stern begins his satellite radio career on January 9th, he may learn that he hasn't escaped the censors.

Where terrestrial radio is sometimes disciplined by the FCC, satellite radio is governed by something far more malignant: The Orthodox Liberal-Left.

...



I dunno. XM has Laura Ingraham, Dr. Laura, Sean Hannity, Tony Snow, Michael Reagan and Larry Elders. I don't think that she can make the argument that XM panders to the ultra-left.
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 10:54:19 PM EDT
BUY MORE SIRIUS (SIRI)

BUY MORE XM (XMSR)

Buy as much as you can on both because any way you look at it, they're both going to do well. One or both may even get bought out by bigger MM giants which I'll be just as happy with.

For god-sakes though... Just keep on buying PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
­

Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:35:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By niceguymr:
BUY MORE SIRIUS (SIRI)

BUY MORE XM (XMSR)

Buy as much as you can on both because any way you look at it, they're both going to do well. One or both may even get bought out by bigger MM giants which I'll be just as happy with.

For god-sakes though... Just keep on buying PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
­




Why are you so desperate for us to buy their stock?
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:52:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:20:27 AM EDT
I had XM and I dropped it like a hot rock....

I love the Sirius and am pissed that fox is gone. that was about 70% of my listening.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:25:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/2/2006 8:30:40 AM EDT by Zippy_The_Wonderdog]
I have XM and love it. Yeah, Sirius may have Stern, but XM have Opie and Anthony.

Opie and Anthony are kinda like Stern's show, but funny. And pro gun.


Link Posted: 1/2/2006 8:37:46 AM EDT
Plenty of good books available on CD - anything important will be on regular broadcast stations.

Zero interest in paying for radio, but for those who do...


cost per month / annual cost / equivalent rounds of Q3131
9.99 119.88 554
12.99 155.88 720
14.99 179.88 831
19.99 239.88 1108
24.99 299.88 1385
29.99 359.88 1662




(based on $216.54 per 1K)
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 10:04:08 AM EDT
I just called and cancelled my two Sirius subscriptions.

WTF, they can pay Howard Stern 400 million bucks to ask every woman that walks in his studio if they enjoy anal sex but they can't keep Fox news on the air ?

XM here I come.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 2:16:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HillBillySniper:
i listend to XM on a few road trips and siruis to canada and back. it was no competition siruis is way better for the music i wanna listen to. Last trip we went on was in a truck that came with XM radio but we actualy pulled the siruis out of mine cause we like it so mutch more. granted i dont listen to the news or anything just rock and for that XM falls way short for me. love my siruis.



+1 Sirius is better.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:06:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
I have XM and love it. Yeah, Sirius may have Stern, but XM have Opie and Anthony.

Opie and Anthony are kinda like Stern's show, but funny. And pro gun.


i2.photobucket.com/albums/y28/cloudmax/shoot.jpg



Opie and Anthony pro-gun? Say What? Since when?? Back when they were on WAAF in Massachusetts, they used to call gunowners nutbars and kooks.....
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:42:10 PM EDT
They have XM on Direct TV and the programming just SUCKS..
I love my Sirius system in the truck...havent listened to regular FM or even any cd's since Ive bought the unit (been about 4 months now)...and btw, love Stern
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:53:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 9:17:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TZLVredmist:
I had XM and I dropped it like a hot rock....

I love the Sirius and am pissed that fox is gone. that was about 70% of my listening.



I learned about that when I was researching which radio system to get. That and Howard Stern are the main reasons I chose XM.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 9:32:31 PM EDT
+1 on XM. More of the music I like and it does NOT have Stern.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 5:20:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/3/2006 5:36:18 AM EDT by El_Abogado]

Originally Posted By mcgrubbs:

BTW, that chick that wrote that article is full of shit and is becoming more and more well known for being so.



Yeah, I hear she's a paid consultant of Sirius and a fan of Stern. . . .
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 5:28:23 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 5:38:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 5:39:36 AM EDT
XM has been running trailers for "Fox News Talk" coming in Jan for months.

Tony Snow
O'Reilly
Spencer Hughes
Neal Cavuto
John Gibson
Allan Colmes

plus overnight replays of the regular Fox News TV shows in the graveyard shift hours.

But hey, Sirius still has "wow, look at those tits"
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 8:27:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

But hey, Sirius still has "wow, look at those tits"



We used to have that here! (Except for lips and nips. . . )
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