40's On 4 Goes Up!

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by IndustrialH, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    So on the 7th of May 40's on 4 goes whoosh to Channel 73.
    I wonder what will end up on 4?
  2. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    Maybe 4 will become home to Pitbulls new channel?
  3. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Huh. Odd switch. I suppose it puts it with other genre stations, but that leaves 50's, 60's, and the rest all by themselves.
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    As a little house warming present (or in this case channel warming present) here are the top 10 reasons we’re moving on up.

    1) 73 was also a good year for wine.

    2) 73 is the new 4.

    3) The rent is cheaper.

    4) It’s just 4 in dog years.

    5) We’re on the lam.

    6) We could fit more musicians on the stage.

    7) When Sinatra says move it, you move it.

    8) Boca just isn’t our scene.

    9) It’s closer to the grand kids.

    10) 73’s the perfect temperature.
    Top 10 reasons ’40s hits is moving to Ch. 73 | SiriusXM Blog
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  5. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    73 also means end of transmission in HAM Radio speak.
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  6. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    I don't know if it's such an odd move as it puts the forties music next to Sinatra.
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  7. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I hear ya. I just always think in terms of that grouping, 40 on 4, 50 ON 5, ETC.

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  8. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    My letter from SXM says the channel will be called 40's Junction. Everything else will be same. It better.
    Us 40's fans were not too happy what happened last year with the Billy Joel channel and made it clear.
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  9. scotchandcigar

    scotchandcigar arrogant bastard

    It's also the number of years that have passed since the 40's.
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  10. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    ... I am trying not to remember the Billy Joel debacle.... :(
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  11. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking they will make CH 4 a Limited Run programming channel. So that solves the problem they had with the Billy Joel Channel on 4.
  12. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    ... and the Town Hall's could go there too.....
  13. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    We'll have to see if there's a bigger channel update on the way.
  14. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    If you all recall, Holiday Traditions was on Ch73 in stereo last Holiday season instead of Ch. 4 while 40' on 4 stayed on the radios. Now 40's is moving to Ch.73 permanently. So now we'll see if Holiday Traditions takes over on Ch.73 and preempts 40's or moves to Ch.4 and preempts Petbull.
  15. kryptonite

    kryptonite Well-Known Member

    I'm with the others on "what else is coming our way?" and "why? This makes no sense. 40sON4, 50sON5..."
  16. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I think they are removing the focus on the 40s as a decade channel. It is likely the least successful of them. By removing it from 4 it is not a decade channel anymore.

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  17. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Can't you hear everything that's played on 40s on Sinatra?
  18. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "So much music .... so little time..."

    Nope - Sinatra is basically "American Standards" can't see Artie Shaw and Co fitting in there ....... does anyone remember "Swing Street" on Sirius - can't remember what channel it lived on? ... and heaven forbid they may bring the Classical Pops channel back.
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  19. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Oh no Semi. 40's and Sinatra have major differences, 40's on 4 is 40's of course, but also some 30's and 20's. Songs popular at their time.
    While Sinatra is standards beginning in the 40's and moving forward into the modern era. The weirdest thing I've heard on Sinatra is Rod Stewart singing standards. Sinatra also has family hosts: Nancy, Tina, AJ Lambert while 40's is automated. Of course they are in the same musical category. It is likely you would like both but not necessarily. I enjoy both but I think goreds is a Sinatra fan only.

    Well if you look at the Facebook pages on SXM, you are right.
    40's has 8,451 likes
    50's has no facebook page
    60's has 13,741 likes
    70's has 14,927 likes
    80's has 25,036 likes
    90's has 24,376 likes.

    But 40's has some passionate fans. Their was quite a meltdown by fans due to the Billy Joel situation. When 50's and 90's lost their DJ's, I don't think their was quite as big of a stir. I look it is as the 50's being the beginning of the rock/pop era and that is how the decade channels are classified, so it makes some sense to move 40's to Jazz/Standards.
    On the
    other hand that 4,5 6, 7, 8 and 9 has always worked pretty good. Just as long as it is somewhere, I'll be pleased.
  20. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Moving it in with the genre makes sense the more I think about it.
    I picture people flipping between all of the standards stations, but not flipping from 90's, 80's, 70's, 60's, and then down to the 40's. The 50's is the station I wonder about now. I can picture people going from 40's to 50's, or 50's to 60's, but not past all three.
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