Anyone miss the old channel names?

semipenguin

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Anyone miss the old channel names? :scratch:

Remember Squizz?
Fred
Ethal
Lucy
Hitlist
Flight26
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blueneon36

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Liquid Metal should be renamed Hard Attack. I always liked that name better.

How about Sirius Left of Center?

On the defunct channels side, I miss Super Shuffle, Disorder, Hot Jamz, Sirius Wax on channel 42.

Not a big fan of the old XM channel names, but if they put xm's programming from the old channels on their new counterparts, I would be happy.
 

kryptonite

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I always thought that XM's channels names were a bit on the vague side. (Squizz? Lucy?) Ok, so Sirius has some vague names too (Octane, for example) but also has channels like Classic Rewind, Classic Vinyl and Lithium.


Take the artists of Lithium, add their current stuff and you're good with that channel.
 

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I thought '60s Vibrations, Totally '70s, and The Big '80s made for better names than the current names taken from XM.
 

semipenguin

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The SIRIUS Channel names made so much more sense to me.
I'd like to change the Alt Nation channel to "Taylor". I hope that's okay with everyone.

I bet you wish there was a little "Taylor" in everyone :)

Including Madison :shock:
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The channel names they have now are good (it's got a nice balance of the SIRIUS channel names and a bit of XM)

If anything, I think they should have changed the name of the "Spa" channel to "Audio Visions"
 

kryptonite

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I thought '60s Vibrations, Totally '70s, and The Big '80s made for better names than the current names taken from XM.


Yeah. The "Decade on Number" format is a bit bland. (Hey, it goes with the Blend! Blend! Bland!) hahahahaha.



The SIRIUS Channel names made so much more sense to me.
I'd like to change the Alt Nation channel to "Taylor". I hope that's okay with everyone.

Howard 100
Tom Taylor 101

How's that?
 
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Even though I don't have it anymore,

The Beat (deleted), Area 33 (renamed to 38, later changed to just "Area"), Boombox (deleted), Chrome, The System (deleted), The Move (deleted), Chill (now SiriusXM Chill).
 

hexagram

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The System (deleted)

The System, U-Pop, Ngoma, and WorldZone were removed because WorldSpace filed for bankruptcy and the agreement they had with Sirius XM expired.

The System was WorldSpace's in-house station (channel 202 on WorldSpace).

I doubt it's in existence anymore. WorldSpace basically drove itself into the ground:

- 40 employees remain to date

- Their branch in the UK shut down (no more UK programming like BBC, Absolut Radio [formerly Virgin Radio], Radio Caroline, etc.)

- You can't even subscribe to WorldSpace in Europe anymore (it's only accessible in the Eastern and Southern regions of Africa, the Middle East & India)

I just checked, and their stock is trading on the OTC Pink Sheets at 0.005 (two shares for 1 cent!)
 
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jef

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Does missing a channel Sirius dropped count?

PRI RIP
 

semipenguin

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There's no satellite radio in Europe?!?!? :eek:mfg:
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