Hot Jamz should have been kept over The Heat

DAB

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Well I have to disagree, I really like the Heat and I never listend to Hot Jamz though I did try. Everyone has different taste eh? ;)
 

geosync

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So the Heat was brought over in all it's censored glory?? Horrible, HHN is mostly censored now too. The dream is dying. :confused:
 

DAB

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I only preferred Hot Jamz because it was uncensored.
I agree about the censored content, but still prefer The Heat!

Hopefully this will be addressed though because The Heat as I recall previously was uncensored.

Tell you if you want some uncensored music Slacker gives it you all the way, I was shocked at the songs I never knew had bad language in them till I started listening to Hip-Hop/R&B Hits on Slacker! LOL
 

chipmunk

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the heat and hot jams did not play the same songs at all.

for one, you never heard britney or katy perry on hot jams.

also the song selection was way better. i honestly don't want to hear some obscure old school jam every 3rd song from 10-15 years ago that i didn't like then and surely don't like now.

the main difference i am noticing with between the sirius and xm channels is that sirius stuck to a pretty specific genre. once in a while you would here something different, but it was ok. xm seems to be satellite radio with ADHD, its not focused at all. its like all their stations play pretty much the same music under a different name. blah.
 

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I posted this in another thread... but The Heat had one the highest ratings (Arbitron) on satellite radio, therefore it survived the merger over Hot Jamz.

But some of you are still confusing the formats...

Shade = Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop Nation = Urban Contemporary (filling the Hot Jamz/The City void) - misleading channel name
The Heat = Rhythmic (Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop and some Dance, Crossover, Reggaeton)

Is that simple.
 

chipmunk

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I posted this in another thread... but The Heat had one the highest ratings (Arbitron) on satellite radio, therefore it survived the merger over Hot Jamz.

But some of you are still confusing the formats...

Shade = Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop Nation = Urban Contemporary (filling the Hot Jamz/The City void) - misleading channel name
The Heat = Rhythmic (Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop and some Dance, Crossover, Reggaeton)

Is that simple.
i posted on this elsewhere also, but hot jams was not considered rhythmic... so it didn't' have pop or dance crossovers. i guess b/c we had sirius hits 1 it wasn't necessary. that station i would call a combo of top 40 and rhythmic. they play anywhere from Fall Out Boy and Linkin Park, to T.I. and T-Pain.

of course it was more popular if you didn't have a separation of the two, you had NO choice! in the sirius line up, i'm sure if you combined the sirius hits 1 listeners with the hot jamz listeners it would surpass the heat listeners.

IMO, these two stations are of different genres. and i wouldn't mind them keeping the heat, if they geared it more towards being more hip hop and r&b then pop and dance etc. because you we hear that on hits 1.