TSS Taylor

Oct 9, 2008
Chicago, IL
I wanted to post this kinda in response to the Where Did The Buzz Go Thread.

I get so caught up sometimes in seeing what is said about SIRIUS XM on online forums and stuff. A few weeks ago things weren't looking as great IMO. With some popular channels being removed and Bubba possibly not being re-signed the company had me in a less than agreeable mood.

But in a short period of time things are looking up. And in reality why do I care as a SUBSCRIBER what's going on so long as I'm happy as a listener. IMO the product is fantastic! I don't get bored at all with it. It's so hard to get bored with it really. I get in my Monday thru Friday habits of listening to Howard Stern, Covino and Rich (Stars Too) and Bubba the Love Sponge. When they are on, it's addictive, when they are off it's a good time for me to catch up on music.

Speaking of music my XMP3 really is my favorite device ever. I still use my SL2 to record programs but for me the XMP3 is the ultimate MP3 player or live Satellite Radio device. Say I have to go to the gym in an hour. I record a few channels SIMULTANEOUSLY to get up to 5 hours of content in only an hour. I'll record the pop channels lately like Pop2K, 20s on 20, and 90s on 9, or maybe Hip Hop Nation. When I'm at the gym I've got 5 hours of content and if it's a song I don't like I simply fast forward to the next one.

The reason I'm posting this is because I find it's easy to nitpick at little things about the services, but ultimately many of us are so enthralled within them that we even take time out to post about them on a message board. I have a lot of faith that things will workout with the company despite what the buzz is. This is a time to spread the good cheer of the service if you like it. If you love SIRIUS XM post in this thread ;) Man I'm giddy. The music just gets me pumped up and happy :buttrock:


Oct 14, 2008
Burbank, CA
I go through the same emotions as you. I'm in the giddy stage as well knowing we have atleast 2 more years of Howard and Bubba and I for one love the music lineup way better than before.


Nov 12, 2008
I agree with you, the service is better than ever, and I can't complain. Sometimes when I read the comments on orbitcast it really gets me down, but anyone can post there and I feel that most of the time its people who don't have SAT radio just trying to bash it. I love the sports, and music choices. I live near Fort Wayne Indiana I could choose on regular radio a dumb morning zoo show that still does the its Friday crap, The I man, or some other show I can't remember anyway there is no choice. I love Sat radio and hope it continues.


Oct 10, 2008
South Louisiana
I haven't had to settle for one bad song or commercial in 4 years of listening in my car. In fact, I usually have to decide between 5 or 6 good songs that are playing at the same time on my preset channels.

My parents finally started subscribing last week. My mom tells me "Wow, Why did I wait so long to get satellite radio!" She's amazed by all the good songs she is hearing that do not play on FM.

Yes, I love Sirius XM. :cool:


Oct 11, 2008
Koop's Basement
I enjoy listening to the commercial free music stations, Howard Stern just about everyday and sports games just about anytime.

So yes, I love SiriusXM.


Mod Emeritus
Oct 9, 2008
Like you I love sat radio and have for over 8 years now. However, lots of poor decisions have been made and many subscribers turned off and potential subscribers not jumping aboard because of fear.

There is still very much to like and/or love about sat radio. But I have to admit I've grown very cynical over the last few months. I think it is the first time I have really considered alternatives and I have not done that lightly. I still think sat radio is going to make it, but much of that depends on the decisions made over the next several months. If music continues to take a dive with so many alternatives, then I am sorry, but I have to say sat radio is in trouble... big time. Yes I think at this point it can clearly be turned around, but they need to take immediate action to do so and a good start would be to get rid of all these single artist channels and fix some of the recent mistakes they made.

Long Live Sat Radio!

See and I didn't mention Slacker once! Oopss... too late! LOL


Power Pig, Hello!
Oct 12, 2008
There is a lot to like - and I'm hopeful that the company survives. I'd love to have some of the radio technology that the XM receivers have had, but don't wish to change service at the present time based on the "Best-of" options currently available.

I fantasize about a day where any of the radios can get any of the channels - or at least where they can merge their billing systems so that I can add an XM sub on the multi-sub subscription plan.


Medicinal & Recreational.
Oct 11, 2008
Seattle, WA
In all the time I have been a subscriber to satellite radio, I have not had a single complaint (except for them taking The Bridge off and on the sats, and the waste of bandwidth on single-artist channels and Backseat TV). I realise they can't be perfect.

I love the music, the news, talk, entertainment, sports, and everything else that Sirius has to offer. Try doing that on your iPod or Slacker.

I guess what I'm trying to say is... I love Sirius XM too. :inlove:


Green Type of Tube
Oct 11, 2008
Sirius has given me three years of the Stern show with the promise of two more, so it's #1 in my book as far as entertainment goes. All the other great content is a bonus. Even with all my bitching about bad hardware and customer service, I spend more time listening to Sirius content than any other form of entertainment.


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Staff member
Oct 9, 2008
Bangor, ME USA
When Sirius first launched, it was just with Kenwood and my brother had one of the first Sirius ready radios. I bought him the SR901 and installed it, knowing this was going to be a big deal. A few minutes on Octane and I was hooked.

Later I bought a Kenwood radio for the truck and the Sirius tuner. The biggest regret was that I didn't spend enough time in the truck. Luckily I had online streaming and later Dish Network.

I stayed up overnight to listen on 1-9-06. I listened to Bubba when he first started on Sirius. I was glad when Ferrall was signed. I listen to most of these shows during the week and I listen to 20, 24, 45, 50 during the weekends.

The WiFi feature on my Stiletto 2 is probably the best feature of any Satellite Radio. It means I can just take the radio with me throughout the house with my Ultimate Ears. I was out listening to Stern while snowblowing this past week.

Better yet, I work for probably the largest online dealer of Sirius and Sirius accessories. It doesn't get much better than that.... Ok, maybe if they brought back Super Shuffle and Punk.. :)


Well-Known Member
Oct 14, 2008
Southern Colorado
I was shocked to see a thread on here that supported SiriusXM, and the fact it has stayed positive is refreshing.....

I am also loving my satellite radio. I've been a subscriber for a year and a half, and owned a Starmate 3 (which my g/f has), Stiletto 10 and now the Stiletto 2. I have only had to call Sirius once for a technical issue with the SL10. I have gotten rid of my iPod and used the money to get a SD card that has twice the space. The programming has been great, I love the variety, and find myself wishing I had a "D" set of presets. I was happy with the changes after the merger, and look forward to the changes to come. :egypt:


Nov 10, 2008
So many good things

There are so many good things about this product-on either the Sirius or XM side. We've got no "easy listening" channel in Minneapolis--instead, Escape is always there. I travel alot in the summer--and I can follow any and all MLB teams without fail. (Go Minnesota Twins!) If I want talk radio, I can hear Fox News Talk, Bruce Williams, Sporting News Radio anywhere I want. Finally, what could be better than 70s on 7??


Cheeseburger Connoisseur
Oct 11, 2008
Janesville, MN
Since July of 2002 I've beed a satellite radoi subscriber. I was the best thing I ever did in trucking...:D

Sometimes I get a little down on the content, but for the most part I can't complain. I have so much to listen to that if I get tired of one channel, I just move to another.

In the six plus years I've been listening, this is what I've mostly listened to....

Dialed In
Top Track
ESPN Radio
Phil Hendrie (sp?)
80s on 8
60s on 6
Coast to Coast
Bill Mack
Flight 26 (The Mix before CC took over)
Hitlist 30 (KISS before CC took over)
20 on 20
Dave Nemo
Opie & Anthony
Sirius Speedway
1st Wave
'60s Vibrations
The Frank DeCaro Show
The Spectrum
The Pulse
Howard Stern
The Morning Drive
Tony Stewart Live

Plus all the NASCAR, NFL, & MLB any one person can take...:D

(Some NBA & NHL, too...:))

Some single artist channels along the way...

The Who
Led Zeppelin

As long as there's something to listen to on satellite radio, I will continue to be a subscriber...:)
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Active Member
Oct 30, 2008
Since September of 2005 I have been a subscriber to Sirius XM , and I have listened to alot of channels along the way , and alot of sports events on the platform. Sometimes I think to myself when I hear a repeat on Sirius XM , what the hell am I doing listening to this , but since I have slacker I have given both platforms Sirius and Slacker equal listening time , sometimes more for one side or the other. As long as Satellite Radio is uncensored and has no commericals along with the Sports I will stay as a subscriber.


New Member
Oct 15, 2008
It's so refreshing to see a thread like this!

There's just so much negativity behind the industry right now that it clouds the things we've all fallen in love with. It's easy to look at stock prices and point fingers... but it's not the stock that has inspired nearly 20 million people to subscribe to this service. It's the service itself!

I listen everyday, for a reason. I couldn't imagine my commute without satrad. It literally keeps me sane. Hell, I'm laughing the whole time! Whether I'm on the train, or stuck staring at someone's taillights, satrad has the ability to make me teleport from one destination to another.

And there is literally no other service, or device, that can do this.


Oct 12, 2008
New Jersey
Before Sirius my only options for music was commercial filled radio or $.99 track downloads from iTunes. Satellite Radio changed the entire way that I listen to music and I absolutely love it! I mean, we have such a wide selection of music, the ability to save individual tracks for free on our portables, internet radio for work or for apartments that can't place satellite antennas outside. I have been exposed to so much different music that I had never heard prior to Sat Rad too.

I think that Sirius XM is the best entertainment innovation of the 21st century (so far) and am excited to be a subscriber to such a solid service. Not to mention that we subscribers have one of the best communities online and not only share our experiences with one another but help each other out as well.