Originally Posted by pirate555
I am SO disappointed with my XM because all of the channels I want to hear are slammed with DJ's and promos for XM@!
I didn't subscribe to "XM commercial free radio" to hear that old has-been Wolfman Jack, Motormouth or *any* other DJ.
And it's not just on the rock n' roll stations... even the classical channels have their DJ's with: 'that was bla-bla-bla and so who recorded this in 1966 and bla-bla-bla'... Next (yawn) we are going to hear bla-bla-bla/// gimmie a break!
Also, many many times in any given hour I am told I am listening to "The Sixties on XM RADIO" and there is NO reason XM needs to do that because they have their own satellites and the FCC knows who and where they are! If it is a issue of the FCC requiring XM to provide station identification ~ do it on the DISPLAY!
Trust me, I will not renew my XM subscription.
I was looking forward to switching to Sirius at the end of my year subscription, but thanks to these forums, I've learned that Sirius also has way too much verbiage.It's interesting that Sirius provides many truly "commercial and verbal free" channels on my girlfriends cable channels? NO words at all ~ Yesssss.
Now where can I find those channels without subscribing to cable?
Anyone considering XM should be ready for talking and DJ's on all of the best channels.
A final comment to XM: BOOOOOOOO!
Then satellite radio is not for you. Get an iPod. Both XM and Sirius have DJs, they are radio services, not digital jukeboxes. DJs are a part of radio. I have both XM and Sirius and while it does vary from channel to channel, Sirius' DJs are generally more talkative then on XM. For alt rock, Ethel on XM has no DJs, Sirius' Alt Nation has Madison. No DJs on Big Tracks on XM, no DJs on Enlighten either.
If you're hearing 100% uninterrupted music at your girlfriends house, and if she does have cable, you're not listening to Sirius your either listening to DMX, or most likely Music Choice. Sirius only provides audio to Dish Network. DMX and Music Choice provide audio services via cable for residential subscribers or directly for commercial subscribers. They're not available for vehicle use.
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