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Tgajr

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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.

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AZJoe

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This looks like some of the changes:

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Retired

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


Moved

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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Fergz99

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

Jleimer

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

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.
 

AggieGal

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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.
 

TX WJ

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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.


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.
 

drfreeman777

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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
 

geosync

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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?
 

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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

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

DAB

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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. :)
 

syphix

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Radio Margaritaville and Elvis is just icing on the cake. :)
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 SIRIUS...no need to be "dual" anymore!
 

DAB

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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 SIRIUS...no need to be "dual" anymore!

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.
 
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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?
 

Dark Star

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

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.
 

syphix

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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?
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.