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Saturday, August 21st, 2010
1:49 pm
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Are you happy with your satellite radio?

(If I correctly understand Wikipedia's articles those in USA now get Sirius XM Radio, while those in Canada still get Sirius Satellite Radio Canada.)
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
8:09 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sirius XM Radio Inc has been working with its advisers to prepare for a possible bankruptcy filing, the New York Times reported on its website on Tuesday, citing people close to the company.


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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
10:36 am
Impending Rate Hike
Well... That didnt take long now did it?

Original Story from endgaget

Sirius XM hasn't even been one for long, and yet we're already staring an impending price increase in the face. According to Sirius Buzz, company support representatives are now confirming to the general public that a rate hike will go into effect starting March 11, 2009. They're encouraging current subscribers to lock in their current rates for three years in order to be grandfathered in, but should you choose not to, you'll likely be paying $2 more for additional subscriptions and a $2.99 fee for the online internet radio service. If there's any good news here, it's that the latter fee will give you access to that oh-so-amazing 128k "premium" feed, though we're still left in the dark about any future channel expansions stemming from the increase.

Not sure how I feel about this, but I don't think jacking the rates up on what is essentially a "Luxury" item during an economic crisis is really the smart thing to do at the moment.

I think if I had not already renewed my subscription (yearly) this month, I may have seriously reconsidered renewing at all. By the next time my subscription fee comes down to be renewed, ill hopefully have a shiny new 3G Iphone that i can jack into the car and then use Pandora, or some similar service to pump content to the stereo.

Current Mood: annoyed
Friday, July 25th, 2008
10:24 pm
Merger Approved by FCC.

Federal regulators formally approved the merger of the nation's only two satellite radio operators Friday, ending a 16-month-long drama closely watched by Washington and Wall Street.
Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.'s $3.3 billion buy-out of rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. will mean 18 million-plus subscribers will be able to receive programming from both services. Executives said it will mean huge cost savings that will lead to a first-time profit for the relatively nascent industry.
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to approve the buyout, with the tie-breaking vote coming Friday night from Republican commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate.

Tate had insisted that the companies settle charges that they violated FCC rules before she would approve the deal. The companies agreed this week to pay $19.7 million to the U.S. Treasury for violations related to radio receivers and ground-based signal repeaters.
The approval appeared to hit a glitch on Friday when a dispute surfaced between the chairman and Tate over the enforcement issue, but differences between the two were quickly resolved, and the approval went forward.
Monday, March 24th, 2008
4:36 pm
Merger Approved!
Supposedly the Justice department has approved the merger of Sirius/XM Radio

Now the FCC needs to follow suit!
Sunday, November 25th, 2007
6:17 pm
So as Promised the list of presets.

Some of these are purly there for me, some are tony's and some are both.

7 - 70's (me)
8 - 80's (both)
9 - 90's (both)
12 - Super Shuffle (me)
15 - Classic Rewind (me)
16 - The Vault (me)
20 - Octane (both)
21 - Alt Nation (Tony)
22 - First Wave (Tony)
23 - Hair Nation (Both)
24 - Lithium (Both)
27 - Hard Attack (Both)
28 - Faction (Tony)
30 - Coffee House (Me)
72 - Pure Jazz (Me)
73 - Spa 73 (Me)
100 - Howard 100 (Both)
104 - Raw Dog (Me)
Saturday, November 24th, 2007
1:14 pm
I saw this community and thought Id give it a watch.

I was first indoctrinated into the sirius family by way of my Hubby as he got sirius when he bought his 2003 Mazdaspeed Protege.

Sirius wasnt available as an option when I bought my Mazda, but it was when I got my VW. I happend to be a stern fan, been listening to him since 1990 or so. So when he made the jump it was only natural i Jump with him.

Anyways just a quick hello... and I will maybe post my presets a little later, but they are numerous on the VW radio : )


Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
11:09 am
Hi Dr. Laura, thanks for taking my call...

First, some background: I have two items. One of them is a 2004 Grand Am with an "XM-Ready" factory sound system. The second item is a Streamer Replay radio. I have been using the built-in FM transmitter to listen to Sirius through the stereo but I'd like to use a direct connect method for better sound quality. There are the two options I am considering, and both of them cost about the same.

Option 1: I could buy a GM tuner that would replace my Streamer radio and allow me to select Sirius channels using my band button. It would be very convenient and the sound quality would be much better, however I wouldn't have the replay, song seek and pause functions of the Streamer.

Option 2: I could get an adapter that would essentially give me an auxiliary input on my stereo. This method would let me keep the Streamer and the bells and whistles that it includes, but there's the hassle of an extra radio in the car.

I am leaning toward option 1, but the opinions of your fuzzies are welcome. Unless I disagree with them and then you will be destroyed. :)
-Wolfus (aka Denny Crane)

Current Mood: hey now!
Thursday, February 15th, 2007
8:11 am
February 14 Lineup Changes
First off - gee, looks like some familiar faces here :-)

Wasn't I surprised yesterday when I turned on my Sirius and it started updating. At first I thought they'd taken away Sirius Disorder, which would have really hacked me off since that's a good place for interesting, random music, plus Larry Kirwan's Celtic Crush on Saturday mornings. No, it turns out they just moved from channel 24 to channel 32. This sent me to my favorite third-party source for Sirius information, Sirius Backstage, which led me to this page at Sirius describing the lineup changes. The short version:

New Channels
24 - Lithium24 - 90's alternative (I heard a lot of grunge, Kid Rock, that sort of thing)
75 - Siriusly Sinatra ("Coming soon") - this replaces "Standard Time"
106 - The Foxxhole - Jamie Foxx-sponsored "urban comedy, entertainment, and lifestyle" channel

Channels That Have Moved
24 - Sirius Disorder - now on 32
32 - Reggae Rhythms - now on 97
98 - The Who Channel - now on 29 (slated to become an all-punk channel sometime soon)
106 - Sirius OutQ - 109 (now they're going to have to get Harvey Fierstein back to do a bunch of new bumpers)
125 - Sports Play-By-Play 1 - now on 122

Channels That Are Gone For Good
67 - Revolution - Christian rock (this surprises me, since I would have thought there would be a strong market for it)
122 - Sports Byline
139 - C-SPAN (aka "Watching Paint Dry Radio")
186 - Hardcore Sports

And finally, I was amused as heck to turn on Alt Nation on the way to work this morning and they were playing "Shoes" by Kelly.

Current Mood: bouncy
Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
11:12 am
Sirius has changed the way I listen to all music, I used to be all about buying CDs and listening to them. I wasn't a internet denizen at all. Once I had Sirius, all the entertainment I needed for 6 hour car drives is now in a little box. I brought all my CDs to MFF but even the Chicago traffic station (the only time I've listened to Sirius traffic) was handy and maybe listened to 1 cd.

Now, I'm all into mastering on DVDs all of my video stuff, I have in the background: Sirius

With the Howard replays, I can hear the show 24/7

$13 a month with $7 for additional in car receiver. Best $20 a month I have ever spent.


Current Mood: fun fun fun
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