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Currently I use an internet radio for listening through the night with a pillow speaker. Been doing it since I was a kid. The one problem I have is that the stations I listen to are commercial radio stations that have too many commercials. My internet radio has support for Sirius. As my title says, are any of the talk or sports stations commercial free?

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None that I am aware of.


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Please forgive me if my memory fails me.... back in 2005 to 2007 wasn't the whole push of HD radio that they were commercial free...


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Think about the logistics of that. Talk Radio and sports are one of the few things that are done live these days. If there weren't commercials, a 3 hour radio broadcast would have your talk personalities on air the entire time, with no breaks for snacks or bathroom. They use the commercials to take a breather from being on the air.

That being said, most of the talk shows that I listen to (and I listen to primarily sports and entertainment, very little music) have more on-air time than terrestrial talk. Often shows will start and they wont take their first break until 20-25 minutes into the program. I believe the average is six minutes of commercials for a one hour broadcast.

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Think about the logistics of that. Talk Radio and sports are one of the few things that are done live these days. If there weren't commercials, a 3 hour radio broadcast would have your talk personalities on air the entire time, with no breaks for snacks or bathroom. They use the commercials to take a breather from being on the air.

That being said, most of the talk shows that I listen to (and I listen to primarily sports and entertainment, very little music) have more on-air time than terrestrial talk. Often shows will start and they wont take their first break until 20-25 minutes into the program. I believe the average is six minutes of commercials for a one hour broadcast.

You could be right about that. It just seems like six minutes of talk and fifty-four minutes of commercials. I have always wondered why the heavy demand shows don't charge more for the commercial and do less of them. The Masters golf tournament on CBS is done this way.

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SiriusXM has basically abandoned sports talk radio. Other than ESPN your choices are Mad Dog Radio and part time Yahoo Sports Radio. No CBS Sports Radio, Fox Sports Radio, or NBC Sports Radio. 

They have also significantly reduced the number of Home/Away sports broadcasts of college sports. 

I am usually able to find my teams somewhere on internet radio so I will not be renewing my 5 subscriptions. 

I listen to very little music. 


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SiriusXM has basically abandoned sports talk radio. Other than ESPN your choices are Mad Dog Radio and part time Yahoo Sports Radio. No CBS Sports Radio, Fox Sports Radio, or NBC Sports Radio.

Are you on Sirius or on XM? Because on Sirius, I get ESPN, ESPNnews, Mad Dog, NFL Radio, College SportsNation, Sirius SportsZone (which has shows from Bleacher Report and covers MMA/Boxing/Wrestling), Sirius 93 which has a variety of shows, Sirius 94 is soccer, and their is a Nascar channel. I never have a lack of shows to listen to. Tim Brando, Dan Patrick, Paul Finebaum... what exactly is it you are looking for? If CBS, Fox, or NBC want to be carried on Sirius, they need to reach agreements with Sirius XM and I guarantee they'll get a spot somewhere.

Sure, you're not going to get EVERY college game on Sirius, but there are just too many to air. That's what online is for. You'll get the majority of the top 25 matchups. All home and away NFL games, too.

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There is also the new all NBA channel on 217.
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I have both Sirius and Xm subscriptions and I stand by what I wrote. 

Piss poor choices for sports talk programming. 


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I have both Sirius and Xm subscriptions and I stand by what I wrote. 
Piss poor choices for sports talk programming. 

For someone who's username is "I WANT MORE", seems to be a fitting stance.

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