A Pleasant Surprise!

ThomasM

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I love 60's music but can't stand the constant blabbing of the motormouth DJ's on "60's on 6". Tonight (10/24/09) I decided to suffer and tune in.

Much to my shock and (pleasant) surprise, there wasn't a motormouth on duty (or voice tracked)!!! Supposedly, the "cousin brucie" show was scheduled to air but apparently brucie wasn't around even though every half hour or so a brucie blurb appeared telling us we were listening to him (even though we weren't).

Why doesn't XM Sirius wise up and realize that subscribers don't want to hear the oldies channels with the obnoxious DJ's blabbing over the music like they did back in the day when the music was current and on AM??

The jingles are cute and nice but the blabbers aren't.

Anyone else agree?
 

TSS Taylor

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When SIRIUS XM merged something seemed to have changed on that front and my Dad who listens to 60s on 6 and happens to also live in WI called me and complained that Cousin Brucie and Wolfman Jack were talking too much. He said "I don't tune in to listen to Cousin Brucie" LOL. So you aren't the only one.
 

goreds2

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With the former XM DJ's, it was all about the music and they did not talk over the music. They did not talk about themselves, the weather etc.
 

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Yeah this has really changed in the last while, because previously the music was king and the DJ's took a back seat. Cousin Brucie does talk to darn much, but he is one of SIRIUS's stars, so he gets away with it. Then again I find there are times with the VJ's on the '80s talk to much too. I like having DJ's, but only when the music is the focus and not them.
 

AZJoe

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With the former XM DJ's, it was all about the music and they did not talk over the music. They did not talk about themselves, the weather etc.


Sorry, you're a bit wrong, the two main jocks (Phlash & Motormouth) on 60s on 6 have been with XM since they started in 2001. They have always been big talkers and talked over the music, it's part of their presentation to duplicate fast talking 60s jocks. It didnt just happen with the merger.
 

goreds2

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Sorry, you're a bit wrong, the two main jocks (Phlash & Motormouth) on 60s on 6 have been with XM since they started in 2001. They have always been big talkers and talked over the music, it's part of their presentation to duplicate fast talking 60s jocks. It didnt just happen with the merger.

I have never listened to them. I will give you that.
 

DAB

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Sorry, you're a bit wrong, the two main jocks (Phlash & Motormouth) on 60s on 6 have been with XM since they started in 2001. They have always been big talkers and talked over the music, it's part of their presentation to duplicate fast talking 60s jocks. It didnt just happen with the merger.

Actually wasn't cousin Brucie a Sirius hire? He was on Sirius prior to the merger, but I think they had him doing another decade initially. He was not on XM until after the merger. XM didn't have all this talk on their channels as I recall. So you sure about that Joe?
 

AZJoe

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DAB you are right about Cousin Brucie, he was on Sirius 60s Vibrations before the merger, but am am 100% correct about Phlash Phelps and Terry Motormouth Young, XM's two main 60s jocks, they have always talked fast and over the music since day 1 of XM. XM's 50s and 60s channels have always featured these kind of jocks, never have they been one that had laid back jocks that rarely chatted much. What do you think the nickname "Motormouth " stands for?:) Previously, the old Sirius 60s Vibrations jocks were more closed mouthed than what is presented now, except for Cousin Brucie.
 

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DAB you are right about Cousin Brucie, he was on Sirius 60s Vibrations before the merger, but am am 100% correct about Phlash Phelps and Terry Motormouth Young, XM's two main 60s jocks, they have always talked fast and over the music since day 1 of XM. XM's 50s and 60s channels have always featured these kind of jocks, never have they been one that had laid back jocks that rarely chatted much. What do you think the nickname "Motormouth " stands for?:) Previously, the old Sirius 60s Vibrations jocks were more closed mouthed than what is presented now, except for Cousin Brucie.

Thanks Joe, now that you typed all that I do remember. I guess it was Sirius that had the better DJ's. Now day all this tends to run together anymore. I sure wish these guys would pipe down with all the talking. This was one of the reason I got turned on to Slacker.

I knew if anyone remember Joe it would be you! :)
 

limegrass69

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Depends on what you are looking for. Phelps and Young try to recreate the 60s sound, which is a bit much these days. I miss when they used to re-create the sound of a legendary top-40 station with old jingles, etc. on Friday evenings.

Brucie's act is really laid back these days. He's more about chatting with the callers, nostalgia, and reliving the good old days. To people here in the NY area, his voice is synonymous with the genre. If you are not from this area, I can see how his schtick could be annoying.

I remember Terry Motormouth Young on WCAU-FM in Philadelphia when they were doing "Hot Hits" in the early and mid-80s. There weren't too many guys who were better at those formatics. He really talked up a song. If you remember the "Hot Hits" format, you'll know what I am talking about. Look here and hit up some of his old WCAU airchecks...you'll see what I mean. http://www.stevemcvie.com/audio.asp
 

v1ru5

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Cousin Brucie and The Wolfman were a large part of some peoples lives so I'm sure "they" enjoy hearing them again.