Good to have Elvis Radio!

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by SISO, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. SISO

    SISO Member

    I have to say, this channel is what satellite radio should be about: truly unique programming (granted Elvis isn't "unique" per say but you get what I'm saying). Even though there have been other single artist channels come and go for me this one stands above and beyond them all. The DJ's and just the feel of this channel is great!
  2. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    So you think satrad should be 69 single artist stations?
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  3. Clevey

    Clevey New Member

    It's a waste of bandwidth. Elvis is on the 50's, 60's and 70's channels every hour..
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  4. AZJoe

    AZJoe Member

    While I generally don't like the single artist channels, if you are going to have one, it might as well be the King of Rock n Roll- Elvis. He has over 1000 songs in his library/playlists- and is appeal is still widespread 31 years after his death. The jocks on this channel are simply super!! Most knew Elvis and were a part of his life and bring more than just the music, they bring the story behind it and the King. There will have been 44 US Presidents, but only one King in this country. :)
  5. Sirius Rich

    Sirius Rich Well-Known Member

    It is very comforting to have The King just a preset away.
  6. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if ELVIS Radio goes into Christmas mode anytime during the holidays?
  7. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    You mean like endless replays of Blue Christmas?
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  8. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    No, playing various Christmas music by Elvis.
  9. SISO

    SISO Member

    Haha, NO, just have high quality programming/djs on every channel.
  10. AZJoe

    AZJoe Member

    Elvis Channel plays alot of Elvis holiday recordings, but doesn't go exclusive with the holiday tunes during the upcoming seasons time .:)
  11. Musicologist

    Musicologist Member

    The Elvis channel definitely deserves a "thumbs up". They broadcast directly from the grounds at Graceland, so the thousands of people who visit there every year are exposed to Sirius.

    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008
  12. VinnyM27

    VinnyM27 Active Member

    I haven't listened to it in years for an extended period of time but I like that it is there. I think it truly attracts customers and keeps them as well. It should be the only single artist channel
  13. VinnyM27

    VinnyM27 Active Member

    I have his "White Christmas" comp which I believe consists of two albums worth of material into one CD. It's great but if they went exclusive with his Christmas stuff it would basically only be playing one Cd and about 24 songs.
  14. SpaceKitty

    SpaceKitty Member

    I have to say that the Elvis channel is my most listened to channel on all of XM!

    I was hoping when the merger happened that XM would get this channel. I can listen to it for hours and I do!

    Is this channel permanent? I don't care about the Led Zeppelin channel or the others one band channels, just Elvis! I hope it's permenent.
  15. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I enjoy this channel too and Elvis has been on Sirius for 3 or more years now, so I suspect it isn't going anywhere.
  16. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    I may listen to this tonight. (11/30/08)

    10:00 PM–11:00 PM
    Elvis Radio

    XM 18 Elvis Live In Concert-Thanksgiving With Elvis At The Louisiana HayrideElvis cut his concert performance teeth in Shreveport every Saturday night in 1955 and 1956 with the regularly scheduled broadcast across the southeast and southwest as recorded live on radio station KWKH. This is the raw, dangerous and out of control concert sounds of the King in the early days.
  17. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    This is certainly an original recording, the SQ is terrible. But that goes to show you how far we've come in our ability record live shows.

    I am enjoying the broadcast though! Thanks for posting the info as I would have missed it.
  18. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    This Christmas special was on earlier today but noted holiday music on the ELVIS channel Christmas Eve and Christmas.

    12:00 PM–1:00 PM (12/20/08)
    Elvis Radio
    XM 18

    Saturday Special: SIRIUS XMas on Elvis Radio!
    Argo spins a king sized hour of Elvis Christmas Music, just to practice up for this Wednesday night and all day Thursday! Also let Elvis Radio be the first to say Happy Chanukah! You know, Elvis wore a Hebrew Chai medal along with his Cross...ask George Klein to tell ya "The Elvis Get Into Heaven Story"!
  19. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member


    I have to listen to this tonight : (XM18)

    Elvis Live In Concert: San Antonio 4-18-72
    10:00 PM - 11:00 PM est

    This is the complete concert from 37 years ago captured in Texas on Tuesday April 18, 1972. Several of the recordings from this show were used in the 1972 "Elvis On Tour" documentary. Enjoy fabulous versions of "Burning Love", "Suspicious Minds", and "For The Good Times."

  20. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    You having problems reading these days? I don't think that is what he said at all. I think we already know what the general consensus is on single artist stations, but Elvis is the one exception that is seems like most have no problems with.

    Lets face it though, there are some subscribers that do enjoy single artist channels, but more specifically that really enjoy this Elvis channel.

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