Share Your Slacker Stations Here (Maybe we'll Spotlight them)

Discussion in 'Slacker Spotlight' started by Music_Rube, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Music_Rube

    Music_Rube Member

    I saw the "Share Your Pandora stations thread" and I thought it would be a good idea to start a similar one for our custom-made Slacker stations. I'll start by sharing one of mine:

    Top 25 Artists 1955-2003

    In the back of one of Joel Whitburn's books (the name escapes me right now, and I don't have the book readily available), he lists the top 25 artists by year from 1955 to 2003. I simply added every one listed to my station. It would be great to get the Top 25 artists for 2004 on sometime to upgrade this station.

    I will edit this post when I know the book title.

    KTMCDO Member

    heres one that im not quite finished customizing

    and its mostly southern gospel so please give it a listen
    and let me know if i need to tweak it some
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  3. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Great Thread! Can you be a little more specific in terms of Gospel?

    Southern Gospel? Praise Gospel, Contemporary?
  4. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    DAB's Meditation Channel

    DAB's New Age Channel

    I usually listen to New Age when I want to relax a bit and just kind of get away from it all. Still tweaking the artist. I am a huge new age fan.

    The Meditation Channel on low volume for going to sleep is great. Still tweaking it too, there has been a few artist that are a bit too loud for this channel.

    I wish these channels were as easy to customize as Pandora.

    KTMCDO Member

    its mostly southern gospel
    still tweaking
  6. DoublEE

    DoublEE Active Member

    DAB, do you agree with me...this is one of the greatest strengths of Slacker and the G2. How cool is it to be able to "program" stations and share them with others.

    I have a channel I call "Dark Wave" (named after the Sirius program on Sunday nights. It's primary goth music. Bauhaus, Cure, Sisters of Mercy, etc. It still needs some tweaking before I post it, however.

    After playing around with the G2 for two days I think this type of service and device is the future of digital music. I think XM/Sirius should be very afraid if Slacker starts to create "heat" in this market segment.

    I can even begin to tell you how jazzed I am about Slacker! If it wasn't for Howard I'd ditch Sirius. Hell, I'm even thinking of upgrading to the 40 channel G2. I'm I sick or what?:heat:
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2008
  7. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Sweet, I will try it out. Just what I was looking for. :)
  8. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I agree with you 110%. I've been so much so enjoying this little device and the programming. But being able to share and check out other subscribers custom channels is totally cool!

    I do think once they get this device in stores, get the marketing up and going and really show what it can do, it will be a no brainer for me. I think even against the iPod, which of course requires one to manually manage ever aspect of their music.
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  9. DoublEE

    DoublEE Active Member

    Microsoft tried to market the Zune as a "community" thing because you could "squirt" DRM songs to other Zune owners.

    Slacker nails the community feeling with being able to create and share stations. It makes the whole digital music thing an interactive experience. Not to mention you can create your own niche channels lacking on Sirius.

    For example I have a channel for:

    World music: Slacker Personal Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio Stations
    Irish music: Slacker Personal Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio Stations
  10. squigy0

    squigy0 Member

    \m/ O.O \m/ Rawk - Classic alternative, new alternative, hard rock, nu rock
    South Of Country - Texas country, bluegrass, rockabilly, folk music, female Nashville country artists
    Move Y0 Ass - classic techno, club dance from the 90s to today, trance, breakbeats
  11. jasonrak

    jasonrak New Member

  12. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Very good job on this one. I've been listening to it this morning. You have to really like Southern Gospel, which I do.

    Thanks for sharing!
  13. SatRadioRules

    SatRadioRules Member

    I just created two:

    70's Progressive Rock plays the best music from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Brand X, Camel, David Gilmour, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Jon Anderson, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Renaissance and more.

    Here's the link....enjoy:

    Slacker Personal Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio Stations


    Southern Rock channel plays the best music from .38 Special, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Charlie Daniels, -- Betts, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, J.D. Souther, J.J. Cale, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and many more!

    Here you go:

    Slacker Personal Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio Stations
  14. MikeV

    MikeV Member

    Hence the name Slacker... you have to do NOTHING (after the 5 minutes of effort in making your own station, if they don't have what you want done professionally) and you constantly get content you want to listen to!!
  15. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Yes and the more you use the device and learn about customizing channels, the better they become. For example: Make sure you include a full 15 artist as the seeding pool for artist. If you don't they will automatically add artist that may or may not fit correctly into the programming you are trying to achieve. I found having about 20 or 25 artist seems to be peak for getting what you REALLY want.

    I also discovered that you can add just certain songs from specific artist if you want to spice up a channel.

    The more I play the more I like :) Thanks MikeV for all your feedback it has been very helpful. Amazing all us sat radio junkies jumping on this thing isn't it?
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2008
  16. KTMCDO

    KTMCDO Member

    to DAB if you like new age /mediative music
    you should give Karma Moffett a try slacker
    for some reason doesnt have this artist
    maybe Pandora would
  17. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Yeah there are a lot of New Age artist missing from Slacker. There is hardly any meditation or nature type music at all. Where as Pandora has a ton of artist in this genres and sub-genres.
  18. SatRadioRules

    SatRadioRules Member

    I created my first station by choosing songs, rather than just artists. It's classic rock, mostly from the 70s and 80s (no hair bands). Here you go:

    Slacker Personal Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio Stations

    It was a blast designing a station around songs....just choose an artist, click on the songs! Very easy, very cool.
  19. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    Slacker Personal Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio Stations Hard and Heavy Shit includes alot of newer artists along with the older ones I mostly have rare tracks on this channel.
    Slacker Personal Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio Stations Harder Classic Rock This Channel is similar to Buzzsaw in some ways.
    Slacker Personal Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio Stations Shuffle Alot of Rock Artists in this channel
    Slacker Personal Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio Stations Vacation A channel for those who want to get away.
  20. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

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