Boombox replaced with "pop 2000"?

Steel Cranium

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WTF? Why remove a station that was unique to both sirius & XM combined to be replaced with another pop station? I wonder if LiquidTodd was ushered out along with his "baby". One step closer to letting my three subs run out -- I give the new lineups until the new year.

I flipped to 39 this morning to hear a slow Justin Timberlake track followed by a rap song. That's pretty unique. Maybe we need a petition to bring boombox back, or better yet, Remix?
 

robhurlburt

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i hear ya man. I'm not a fan of all the new pop stations. Isn't pop, just regular old clearchannel programming. the exact thing we DIDN'T want, so we switched to sirius
 

Steel Cranium

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The thing that 's interesting is on the e-mail that was sent:

if you liked BOOMBOX, listen to ALT NATION for "break beats and electro rock".

Since when did alt nation play break beats and electro rock? :scratch:

Wheezer and coldplay (non-remixed) don't fall under break beats or electro rock to me. Since I don't frequent the clubs that play this type of music, boombox was my only outlet for discovering new music within this genre. My other "discovery" channel was left of center, which seems to be changing as well - hopefully not for the worse. Now we're down to three dance/electronic channels, with one being "light" (chill) and another covering the dance hits. Nice way to cover the spectrum.
 

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I miss Boombox. I hope it finds it's way back (I doubt it) but honestly, did anyone ever listen to it for an extended period of time?

I didn't. It was one of those channels I would switch too for a bit, then turn away again.
 

VinnyM27

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Boombox was something I rarely listend to but whenever I did, it was pretty good. Pop2k shows just how bad pop music has gotten compared to all the other decade channels. I'm not trying to be a snob becuase I love pop but honestly, with the Pulse, Hits 1 and a nineties channel, it's really overlapping and while it might be more senisble to cancel the Pulse, Pop2k looks like a much weaker link.
 

HecticArt

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I miss Boombox. I hope it finds it's way back (I doubt it) but honestly, did anyone ever listen to it for an extended period of time?

I didn't. It was one of those channels I would switch too for a bit, then turn away again.
I had Boombox on all the time. I'd have it on for 4 or 5 hours a day at work, 3 or 4 days a week. I can't stand the Britney Timberlake flarf that they are playing on Pop2K.

It seems that they didn't really ask the program directors what the new play lists should look like. The old guy that lives across the street that yells at kids to stay off his lawn stood a better chance of picking the right songs.
 

Dave

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Boombox wasn't replaced... they just removed it.

They're just using the same channel number from Boombox to the new Pop2K, previously known as XM Hit List.
 

DAB

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On XM Pop2K replaced Hitlist, which was appropriate as it was a Pop Channel, but to replace Boombox, which was nothing like it makes no sense. They were really grasping on this one. Boombox is one of the rare dance channels I actually did listen too, though admittedly only occasionally.
 

AZDude

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When I had Sirius, I would listen to Boombox every now and then and I enjoyed it.

One thing that surprises me is how many enjoyed Boombox. Everyone here seems to have loved boombox but, over at SBS I remember there being massive postings of people bashing Boombox beyond belief.

Am I missing something or what? Just want to know.
 

Boges

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I started listening to BoomBox the last couple of months. It actually wasn't THAT bad of a station. I don't really know why they got rid of it though. I still think BoomBox belongs in the dance category over Chill, but that's just me.
 

Steel Cranium

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When I had Sirius, I would listen to Boombox every now and then and I enjoyed it.

One thing that surprises me is how many enjoyed Boombox. Everyone here seems to have loved boombox but, over at SBS I remember there being massive postings of people bashing Boombox beyond belief.

Am I missing something or what? Just want to know.
There was a period of time when Boombox integrated a lot of mashups, most being pretty crappy. That's when the bashing was at its peak. The feedback improved once the mashups were mostly removed and replaced with "electro-rock" remixes.
 

robhurlburt

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I know it can't replace a whole station, but Sat morning between 5-7, Annie Nightingale has a fantastic breaks mixshow on BBC radio 1
 

AZDude

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There was a period of time when Boombox integrated a lot of mashups, most being pretty crappy. That's when the bashing was at its peak. The feedback improved once the mashups were mostly removed and replaced with "electro-rock" remixes.
I see, thanks!
 

StriderHiyru

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Sirius just lost all respect i had for them, i just bought a subscription 2 months ago just for boom box and the trance channels, sorry but if their gonna be like t-mobile and other companies that toss in Britney spears and Justin timber lake as "trance" then I'm out, i don't hang with idiots who think they know what is "good' music, nor do i go to parties that call this trash as dance/techno/trance.

heres hoping you get off your bad acid trip someday, Sirius/XM, till then my subscription is terminated :)
 

WillThaK

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I loved Boombox, it was my source for some nice electro house music.

But I've learned that Sirius XM doesn't know about what's going on in Dance/House music.
I go to the Hollywood clubs, attend the massives here in Los Angeles, and we all know what's popular and what's not,

I will miss Boombox.
After I saw boombox and Backspin leave my sirius I called them and canceled, they offered me 2 free months!
 

bentstrider

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I'm definitely placing Sirius on the chopping block.

Boombox, was definitely an upper for me, now that they've axed it, there goes the only source of good, drum'n'bass I had.

Also, it's a shame XM's "The System" is no longer there.
 

TulaneJeff

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Boombox was a station that I'd put on at parties and such.

Other than the occasional listen, I can't say I tuned in much in the car.

It guess it's one of those channels that everyone liked but only listened to casually. And then poof, it's gone and you really miss it.