I'm curious as to if they'll "pre-announce" anything, too. But after talking with my wife, I take it this way:
HER: "Will 16 still be country?"
HER: "Will 26 be current pop?"
ME: "For the most part, yes."
HER: "Then I'm fine."
MOST people, I think, won't notice much tomorrow...other than channel names/logos, channel moves. The channels removed, however you look at it, will affect the LEAST number of people, really. Will those people be pissed? Hell yes. And we'll hear it on here. But they really are in the minority when it comes to the "80's on 8", "Highway 16", "Top Tracks" and "Flight 26" crowds on the whole.
Lets see what the day brings.
I think the news is that we'll all find out what's up when we turn our radios on tomorrow morning.
I don't expect to see too many dramatic changes on the Sirius side (a few new channel names and some DJ shuffles). This seems to be more of an XM event.
If this is TRUELY the new lineup then I am gonna LOVE THIS as long as we don't have the repetition issues that Sirius is notoriously known for.
It will not be a commonly numbered lineup but all 69 commerical free music channels will be duplicated.