Censorship on AOL Radio

Bandit 5160

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First Sirius-XM, and now AOL! I just heard some edited music on some of AOL Radio's hip-hop stations. WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS! WHY THE FUCK IS EVERYBODY GOT TO BE GOD-DAMNED RIGHTEOUS NOW?????? I AM SICK OF CENSORSHIP!
 

DAB

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Okay lets not get carried away, the bad language is not necessary to get your point across. ;)
 

Bandit 5160

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I sense you are being facetious, but nevertheless, your post is probably what a lotof Americans would think if they read it. WHY IS EVERYONE THESE DAYS SO UPTIGHT ABOUT CURSE WORDS? Don't we have bigger problems in this country now, like the economy and the high unemployment rate? Let the music be played as the artist recorded it! What really doesn't make sense on AOL and Yahoo's LAUNCHcast is that the same stations will play one song uncensored, then turn around and play a censored song. So they kind of half censor. What good is it to censor some stuff if you are not going to censor everything? It just doesn't make sense!
 

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Well honestly I can't imagine why the services are suddenly become so family aware after both selling themselves as censor free for so long. But both of them actually in the last couple of years had slowly started backing off that. Now it seems they are really getting into it. I am really surprised that AOL is doing it.

Seems Slacker is the only one that has an option to turn off the explicit content or not. I've heard music that I was like what, I never heard them use that curse word before. It goes to show you that most of the music I was listening to on Sirius and XM was being censored and I never realized just how much so.
 

Bandit 5160

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Yahoo's LAUNCHcast has an option of whether or not you want to hear songs with explicit lyrics. I don't think AOL does. But even when you say you want to hear explicit lyrics, you still get some censored stuff on Yahoo. That is a major beef of mine with them. I e-mailed them, and they denied censoring. But I know they do.
 
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So have you moved onto another provider that can please you ? Slacker seems to fit the bill. Seems Pandora has been good in that department as well for me anyway.
 

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Pandora requires you to jump through several hoops to activate its language filter. Uncensored lyrics are on by default. Suggest exploring them as an option.
 
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I sense you are being facetious, but nevertheless, your post is probably what a lotof Americans would think if they read it. WHY IS EVERYONE THESE DAYS SO UPTIGHT ABOUT CURSE WORDS? Don't we have bigger problems in this country now, like the economy and the high unemployment rate? Let the music be played as the artist recorded it! What really doesn't make sense on AOL and Yahoo's LAUNCHcast is that the same stations will play one song uncensored, then turn around and play a censored song. So they kind of half censor. What good is it to censor some stuff if you are not going to censor everything? It just doesn't make sense!
I don't understand. Why do you bother with these providers if you don't like the censorship ? Honestly I did not realize folks use Launchcast, and AOL still. Certainly other providers are available to listen to non filtered music. As mentioned in this thread.
 

Jleimer

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I sense you are being facetious, but nevertheless, your post is probably what a lotof Americans would think if they read it. WHY IS EVERYONE THESE DAYS SO UPTIGHT ABOUT CURSE WORDS? Don't we have bigger problems in this country now, like the economy and the high unemployment rate? Let the music be played as the artist recorded it! What really doesn't make sense on AOL and Yahoo's LAUNCHcast is that the same stations will play one song uncensored, then turn around and play a censored song. So they kind of half censor. What good is it to censor some stuff if you are not going to censor everything? It just doesn't make sense!
Uh dude , there is freedom of choice you dont have to listen to AOL and Launchast if you dont like them.
 

Bandit 5160

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OKay, I get it. I do't have to listen to AOL or LAUNCHcast. By the way, I also listen to Pandora, Slacker, Sirius-XM, as well as CDs I burn from ITunes (I have no Ipod). But that still doesn't keep my from wondering: WHY ARE THEY CENSORING? It just doesn't make any sense that any internet radio provider, OR Sirius-XM either, would censor music at all! Let testicular radio censor- those that like censored music should have to listen to that; garbage radio for closed-minded, uptight hippocrites! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

But if they INSIST on providing censored music, they should not FORCE it on everybody- they should ask. And those who choose no censorship should get exactly that. NO CENSORSHIP AT ALL ON ANY SONG ON ANY STATION! Down with the religious right! Those hippocrites will be the first ones in Hell!
 

digital100

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That is right. If you are not hearing what you want on AOL, you need to switch to another service. There is no such thing as private censorship. Only governments censor. Private enterprises choose how they will use the resources that they own. That is their freedom of choice. You have plenty of options.

My choice was to switch my Sirius subscription to the Family package. I save a few dollars, and I don't have to pay for the trashy Rap stations. That is my choice.
 

DAB

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Are you thinking of Pandora? I've never seen an option to play only clean cuts on slacker.
No when you originally setup your account and even now you can go into your account and change it. You just uncheck play explicit content and you'll only get FM radio cuts.

 

snakester

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No when you originally setup your account and even now you can go into your account and change it. You just uncheck play explicit content and you'll only get FM radio cuts.

Aha! I was looking in the wrong place. Not that I'll ever turn off explicit content, I was just curious.