80's On 8 Showing Year Of Song: Have they always did this?

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by goreds2, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    I don't listen to this channel a lot but noticed they are showing the year of the song. I don't recall them doing this until now. Am I correct in saying this is a new feature? I do like it. :yesshake:

    I know 70's on 7 does it.
     
  2. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    I think they did do this prior to the channel merge, on big 80's. Then, it went away when it turned to 80's on 8. I think.

    Don't quote me on that.
     
  3. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    I have noticed they can't do it for long titles such as Queen's CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE is playing at the moment.
     
  4. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Strange. Although its nice they are doing this again, to some extent. I found it really nice, and made me listen longer, to check the dates on everything.
     
  5. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    It's also fun when I am around friends to guess the year along with the artist and song.
     
  6. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    Was this never done on the 80's on 8 on XM pre-merger?

    The year was always shown on Sirius Gold, 60's Vibrations, Totally 70's, and the Big 80's before the merger. Not sure what other channels may have done this.

    I wish all channels showed the year of the song.
     
  7. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    The year was never posted on XM8 pre-merger.
     
  8. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    I have now noticed Classic Vinyl is doing this on some songs but not all of them.

    The short title of Night Moves did not display a year though. :confused:

    I wonder if they are just testing this format.

    EDIT: It looks as though they are displaying the year on every other song.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  9. VinnyM27

    VinnyM27 Active Member

    It's new to the 80s on 8 (at least the Sirius XM verision). It might have a lot to do with the fact that they seem to be playing ONLY the Sirius songs again (and sadly, very few of them...they need to bring back specialty shows that play rarer tracks OR just bring back the larger playlist. It was the only good thing to come of the changes and they changed it back!
     
  10. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Sirius Big80s had the year. XM 80s on 8 did not. Now they have added it where it fits.

    I think it is still the XM library. They just needed to update. The lack of depth changed before the year came on.
     
  11. AZJoe

    AZJoe Member

    80s on 8 has moved back to Sirius NYC and the library. They tried it out at XM DC for awhile, but it has been brought back under Sirius NYC again.
     
  12. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    They are also showing the year on the 90's on 9 as well.
     
  13. VinnyM27

    VinnyM27 Active Member

    Same limited play list, too, unfortunately.
     
  14. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    And this is pretty much flushing 80's on 8 down the toilet.
     

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