One Latin Channel Now?! XM Merger=Bad for Choices

Are You Happy With The New Spanish Music Selection?


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SoundsLike

New Member
Nov 22, 2008
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I'm extremely disappointed that Universo Latino Ch. 82 was removed from the Sirius lineup. The only reason I obtained a second subscription for my wife was because of Ch. 82. Rumbon Ch. 83 was sometimes listened to but 82 had the best content for both of us.

Now we only have Ch. 83 Caliente and so far I have not been too impressed. Ch. 82 and Ch. 83 were two different genres and need their own channels and should not be combined. The new FAQs state that the number of channels has not decreased...they only shuffled around numbers but took away something that worked for many.

Why is it that there is only one Latino (the other so called Latin/World channels don't count because I've never heard any Spanish music on them and the Latin should be removed from the label) music channel? The Latino music scene is as or even more diverse than the English scene. Why does Canada get more channels?

The lack of Spanish music programming because of the merger is making me think twice about keeping my subscriptions. I'm also pulling my recommendation for switching to satellite in the DC/Baltimore area because 99.1 FM El Zol now plays better content than satellite. And in NYC there is absolutely NO reason to get SATRAD if you are looking for Latin content.

Looked at the XM lineup and they have Ch. 85 Caliente. Hmmm the same channel for both services. Anyone know how many Latin channels were on XM before the merger? Maybe three if I remember correctly? Some simple math of 5-4=1 tells me that I'm getting a LOT less than what I'm paying for. Typical for most companies that merge (yeah they have to make money but at the expense of the stupid customer that takes what they get) is to take two entities, grab what they think is more profitable and get rid of the rest and charge you the same or more for less. = PROFIT!

Once they ef with Lithium, Alt. Nation and First Wave I'm outta satellite for good.
:mad:
 

semipenguin

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Oct 11, 2008
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If you're an XM Subscriber, you're even worse off. They went from four Spanish Music Channels down to one!...:mad:

My ex-girlfriend liked the Spanish Music Channels on XM over the ones on Sirius, so I bought her a MyFi about a year and a half ago and paid for a years subscription for her. She took care of that this year, but I'm sure she's none too happy about this programming change...:(

SiriusXM needs to get there head out of their rear ends and put some of them back. It's not going to cause me to shut off my service, but I'm sure some other are thinking long and hard about it...:shock:
 

SRM59

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Oct 13, 2008
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Long Island, NY
I agree. Caliente is a sorry substitute for Universo Latino.

It's a shame that SiriusXM now ignores this huge audience of listeners. It made me go back to terrestrial radio to hear this type of music. I've been listening to 93.1 in the NYC area lately.

:scatch:
It really makes you wonder what the Execs at Sirius are thinking. This move has made me seriously reconsider my subscription.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbert is NOT and NEVER WILL BE ice cream.
Oct 11, 2008
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Toronto, ON
I don't care about the spanish channels. I voted yes because I am not sheep and there was not a "don't care but not a sheep" option. Since I don't care and more spanish music channels would mean less channels I may listen to, I am happy with the current level.
 

syphix

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Oct 15, 2008
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I don't care about the spanish channels. I voted yes because I am not sheep and there was not a "don't care but not a sheep" option. Since I don't care and more spanish music channels would mean less channels I may listen to, I am happy with the current level.
+1. And, to be honest, I'm a little (VERY little, mind you) offended that the poll seems to indicate that if I don't care about the state of Hispanic programming on SIRIUS XM that I'm a "sheep". Couldn't stand to hear from the masses that we don't care without belittling us at the same time? Thanks..
 

SRM59

New Member
Oct 13, 2008
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Long Island, NY
+1. And, to be honest, I'm a little (VERY little, mind you) offended that the poll seems to indicate that if I don't care about the state of Hispanic programming on SIRIUS XM that I'm a "sheep". Couldn't stand to hear from the masses that we don't care without belittling us at the same time? Thanks..
I understand your feelings and had I been the one to create the poll, I would not have written it that way.

However, I am concerned when ANY genre of music is diminished. Even the ones that I don't care for. I've seen people complain about the lack of quality dance, hip hop and even country channels to name a few. But, even though I don't care for those styles, I still support their cause. One of the reasons I signed up for Sirius is to be able to hear the types of music I like even if they are not that popular.

The reduction of one genre reduces the value that SatRad provides and makes it more likely that people will turn to alternatives such as Terrestrial, iPod, Slacker, etc. Where is the great diversity of music that we were promised? They appear to be giving us less service while raising their prices.
:soapbox2:This is unfair.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbert is NOT and NEVER WILL BE ice cream.
Oct 11, 2008
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Toronto, ON
I understand your feelings and had I been the one to create the poll, I would not have written it that way.

However, I am concerned when ANY genre of music is diminished. Even the ones that I don't care for. I've seen people complain about the lack of quality dance, hip hop and even country channels to name a few. But, even though I don't care for those styles, I still support their cause. One of the reasons I signed up for Sirius is to be able to hear the types of music I like even if they are not that popular.

The reduction of one genre reduces the value that SatRad provides and makes it more likely that people will turn to alternatives such as Terrestrial, iPod, Slacker, etc. Where is the great diversity of music that we were promised? They appear to be giving us less service while raising their prices.
:soapbox2:This is unfair.

The fact is they have a fixed number of channels. Should a channel be added one must be taken away.