Is Sirius trying to merge Hits 1 & Top 20 on 20?

macfanatic010

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I am a member of Sirius Hits 1's Wutchuwant crew -- basically the name of Hits 1's listener survey group. Every once in a while, I'll receive an e-mail from Sirius asking what I think about the programming on Hits 1 and sometimes they include hypothetical questions about what might change about Hits 1 down the road.

Today, I got a survey & one of those hypotheticals happened to be this:


I might be reading too much into their question, but it looks like Sirius is trying to genericize Hits 1 so that the 1 isn't in the name. Could it be so that they could port it over to XM without it having to be on channel 1?
 

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I am a member of Sirius Hits 1's Wutchuwant crew -- basically the name of Hits 1's listener survey group. Every once in a while, I'll receive an e-mail from Sirius asking what I think about the programming on Hits 1 and sometimes they include hypothetical questions about what might change about Hits 1 down the road.

Today, I got a survey & one of those hypotheticals happened to be this:


I might be reading too much into their question, but it looks like Sirius is trying to genericize Hits 1 so that the 1 isn't in the name. Could it be so that they could port it over to XM without it having to be on channel 1?
I got that too. Z-Hits? That doesn't even make any sense, unless they want to copy the Z-100 name from the pop station here in New York. I agree with DAB - terrible names. Time for a new creative team!
 

flap_jackson

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"Generation Now" would be the best choice out of all of them, but I don't really care what they do as long as they get rid of that pathetic morning mash-up crew. Those guys are so annoying!
 

Bandit 5160

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Those are some lame names. Just call it Sirius-XM Hits (without the 1) if those are the only names you can come up with. But gun to my head, I'd also go with "Generation Now" from the list.
 

DAB

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"Generation Now" would be the best choice out of all of them, but I don't really care what they do as long as they get rid of that pathetic morning mash-up crew. Those guys are so annoying!
Strange when I use to listen to Sirius in the mornings, I always found them pretty funny and actually made the channel more entertaining. I think Sirius Hits 1 would be pretty drab without morning mash-up. Pleasing everyone is a tough, tough job!
 

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If they are combining channel numbers, channel 1 is not available as it is XM's preview channel. So it can't remain as Hits 1.

Obviously they are not planning on retaining the 20 on 20 format long term.
 

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I liked Generation Now but would also would like Sirius XM Hitlist. I hope they do merge because I like Hits 1 better then 20 on 20.
 

macfanatic010

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I don't want to bump a month-and-half old thread, but I just got another Hits 1 survey today and this was what I got:

Aside from the slight header tweak, they're still asking the same question...I'm actually interested to see what's going to happen..

Rumor has it (over here: http://www.digitalradiocentral.com/decades-pop-rock/2397-morning-mashup-coming-xm.html) that The Morning Mashup Show is coming to XM on 1/12/09. Maybe that's when they're doing the name switch?

EDIT: Actually, it's just the morning show, according to this thread on xmfan - http://xmfan.com/viewtopic.php?t=98756
 
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Vols44

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Generation Now! works for me; instead of ch 20 I'd like to see the crusty E street radio go away. Moving Sirius ch 1 to ch 10 make sense and doesn't bury it's hits station at the 20 preset. Springsteen could have a night on one of the other comparable stations with out much affair.

Gotta make room for the Strobe and Backspin as well.