Channel realignment news from!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by Tgajr, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Tgajr

    Tgajr Member

    Originally Posted On Nov 5, 2008 8:00 PM ET
    Sirius & XM Set To Combine Channels Next Week

    By Kevin Carter & Keith Berman

    As America now comes together, basking in the post-election afterglow, Sirius and XM appear to be ready to do the same. R&R has now confirmed what we recently alluded to: Next Wednesday, Nov. 12 will be D-Day for channel realignment. As we speak, jocks and sweepers on both services are alerting listeners to channel moves going down that day. We expect most, if not all, format duplication will probably be eliminated at that time, so expect to see a bunch of channels disappear with the changes.

    R&R - Radio & Records, Inc.
  2. AZJoe

    AZJoe Member

    This looks like some of the changes:


    2 XMX - gone
    18 No Shoes - Gone
    51 Metallica - gone
    53 Fungus - gone (but Lou Brutus is DJing on Octane 48 and Faction 52)
    65 Rhyme - gone (Sub Sonic is moving to Hip-Hop Nation)
    72 Beyond Jazz - gone
    76 Fine tuning - gone
    82 The System - gone (will remain on XMRO)
    83 Chrome - Gone
    91 Viva - gone
    92 Aguila - gone
    93 Caricia - gone
    125 Weather Channel - gone
    162 E! - gone

    Format Adjusted / Name Changed

    12 X Country - renamed Outlaw Country
    29 UPOP - Replaced with BBC Radio One
    45 XM Cafe - replaced with The Spectrum
    66 Raw - replaced with Hip Hop Nation
    80 The Move - replaced with Area
    112 VOX - Moved to ch 79 and changed to Metropliton Opera Radio
    120 XM Live - renamed 'Specials'
    130 Potus '08 - renamed Potus
    144 XM Sports Nation - renamed Mad Dog Radio
    155 Take Five - renamed Sirius XM Stars

    Moved and Renamed

    77 Audiovisions - renamed Spa and moved to ch 72
    110 XM Classics - renamed Symphony Hall and moved to ch 78
    113 XM Pops - renamed Sirius XM Pops and moved to ch 77


    27 Cinemagic - moved to ch 76
    28 On Broadway - moved to ch 75
    41 Boneyard - replaced with Hair Nation until January, then Boneyard will be back and moved to ch 53
    52 The Verge - moved to ch 87
    78 Escape - moved to ch 28
    94 Caliente - moved to 85
    95 The Joint - moved to 86
    96 Air Musique - moved to 88
    97 Sur le Route - moved to ch 89
    103 Martha Stewart - moved to 157
    104 Sirius Nascar - moved to 128
    128 Fox Business - moved to 136
    157 Reach MD - moved to 160
    244 Canada 360 - moved to 96
    245 Quoi de Neuf - moved to 125
    246 Calendrier Sportif - moved to ch 97

    Name Changed

    10 America - renamed The Roadhouse
    16 Highway 16 - renamed The highway (Aimee Page and Storme Warren remain)
    17 US Country - renamed Prime country
    23 The Heart - renamed Sirius XM Love
    26 Flight 26 - renamed The Pulse (Ron ross and Rod Hendrix remain)
    30 XM Hitlist - renamed Pop 2K (Albie Dee, KT Harris and Jason Kidd remain)
    33 Spirit - renamed Praise
    43 XMU - renamed Sirius XM U
    44 Fred - renamed 1st Wave
    46 Top Tracks - renamed Classic Vinyl
    47 Ethel - renamed Alt Nation
    48 Squizz - renamed Octane (Bodhi will be on Octane)
    49 Big Tracks - renamed Classic Rewind
    54 Lucy - renamed Lithium
    60 Soul Street - renamed Soul Town
    62 Suite 62 - renamed Heart & Soul
    67 The city - renamed Hip Hop Nation
    73 High Standards - renamed Siriusly Sinatra (Jonathan Schartz still DJing)
    84 XM Chill - renamed Sirius XM Chill
    116 XM Kids - renamed Kids Place Live
    150 XM Comedy - renamed Raw Dog Comedy
    163 Sonic Theater - renamed Sirius XM Book Radio

    New To XM

    18 Elvis Radio
    41 Hair Nation
    52 Faction
    55 Radio Margaritaville
    56 Jam On
    57 The Grateful Dead Channel
    58 E Street Radio
    59 Underground Garage
    117 Catholic Channel
    119 Doctor Radio
    134 NPR Now
    135 World Radio Network
    148 Blue Colar Radio
    149 The Foxxhole
    152 Cosmo Radio
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  3. udfan07

    udfan07 New Member

    Yeah Classic Rewind and Classic Vinyl are still around.
  4. Fergz99

    Fergz99 Member

    looks like they killed all of the XM rock channels and all of the XM Rap channels. This is very bad news.
  5. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    I would hope that the PD's of the stations e.g. Kevin Kash would be hired by Slacker because if they were I think Slacker might just kill Satellite Radio.
  6. AggieGal

    AggieGal New Member

    So my old boss gave me his old XM receiver. I have two Sirius units. I wonder if it's even worth it to activate the XM receiver.
  7. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    I would wait until the dust settles.

    I had XM for over a year and the only channel that I liked better than what we had on Sirius was Fine Tuning.

    If the talk stations stay as is, and we hear that some updates are coming, I might cancel one of Sirius and get XM with best of Sirius. That way I could get NFL Radio and Glenn Beck and Laura Ingraham.
  8. Deacon

    Deacon Member

    I don't know...this looks like the changes to XM only? Are there lists of changes/deletions for Sirius, or does Sirius keep everything?
  9. drfreeman777

    drfreeman777 Active Member

    i emailed sirius and told them i saw an ad in the usa today
    and wanted to know what was going on!?

    email response...............................
    ???? did not know anything about it,check the website
  10. geosync

    geosync Well-Known Member

    I don't think Slacker is going to kill anything. I've never even seen one in any store yet. Also, I can't get basketball or football games on it, it's a music player. What's horrible is I can't barely get an XM signal here in my town now, for about the last 2 weeks. I have barely used the service in that time, and am seriously considering dumping it after the channel changes on Wednesday, why spend 17 bucks for a service that I already get on Sirius (minus NBA games) and can't even get a signal because tech can't fix a damn repeater?
  11. tr5000

    tr5000 New Member

    how accurate is this information?
  12. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    Who knows, but I bet it is very close as to what we will see for XM on Tuesday.
  13. TimTimSalabim

    TimTimSalabim Active Member

    Congratulations, XM subscribers. You're getting the Worst of Sirius.
  14. drfreeman777

    drfreeman777 Active Member

    so what will us sirius listeners get??:eek:
  15. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I am so happy to see Doctor Radio coming to XM, I really do enjoy listening to the various programs on this channel. Radio Margaritaville and Elvis is just icing on the cake. :)
  16. syphix

    syphix Member

    Yep, I'm anxious for Wednesday. Just bought a new car for the wife, with XM, and it's getting subscribed Monday morning when we pick it up!

    But, on the downside, bye-bye need to be "dual" anymore!
  17. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Yeah I am excited too and I have not been for sat radio in a while.

    But I am with you, I foresee that there will be some subs going bye bye for me too.
  18. If you have an older XM radio what will happen? If you don't have a new radio it is so easy to find a good used radio for XM on the cheap. Will any of the older XM radios be able to do the ala carte or any of the $9.95 plans?
  19. Dark Star

    Dark Star Member

    I LOVE many of those stations, particularly GD Radio, Radio Margaritaville, Jam On, E Street Radio and Underground Garage.

    I'm really looking forward to the possibility of getting rid of my Sirius receiver in favor of my XM one.
  20. syphix

    syphix Member

    Older XM radios will get the change just fine. Only SIRIUS radios have limitations with the amount channels it can "see". There are no XM radios that are "a la carte" capable. Only the Starmate 5 for SIRIUS. But, the "Mostly News", "Mostly Music" and "Family Friendly" packages, I believe, are available for ANY XM/SIRIUS radio.

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