Sirius XM Michael Jackson Tribute Channel?

macfanatic010

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IMO, Sirius XM should dedicate a microchannel to the man. After all, he was the pop icon of the 80s and early 90s. Run it for a week or something.

Hell, KISS-XM already added some Michael Jackson into the rotation and DC101, the rocker channel owned by CC here in DC, has added MJ songs covered by rock bands to their playlist.
 

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IMO, Sirius XM should dedicate a microchannel to the man. After all, he was the pop icon of the 80s and early 90s. Run it for a week or something.

Hell, KISS-XM already added some Michael Jackson into the rotation and DC101, the rocker channel owned by CC here in DC, has added MJ songs covered by rock bands to their playlist.
They did one last year for the 25th anniversary of Thriller. I feel for his family but his music really isn't anything special and I get the feeling we will be inundated with MJ for months to come
 

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Another consequence of voice-tracking: most of the Sirius/ XM DJ's pre-recorded their breaks before the news of Michael Jackson's death. Live radio is always better, but to save a few bucks there's not many realtrime DJ's on satellite raqdio.
 

macfanatic010

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Another consequence of voice-tracking: most of the Sirius/ XM DJ's pre-recorded their breaks before the news of Michael Jackson's death. Live radio is always better, but to save a few bucks there's not many realtrime DJ's on satellite raqdio.

A lot of regular radio stations are too. Either way, I was shocked to see how fast clear channel reacted on KISS. I'm pretty sure CC tracks that one?
 

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Another consequence of voice-tracking: most of the Sirius/ XM DJ's pre-recorded their breaks before the news of Michael Jackson's death. Live radio is always better, but to save a few bucks there's not many realtrime DJ's on satellite raqdio.

As far as I can tell, Sirius XM dumped the last 3 hours of Alan Hunter's voice tracking and made some programming adjustments last night. They played a lot of Micheal Jackson's songs in a short period of time. I was kind of expecting them to bring Alan on live but that may not be in his contract.

It takes Sirius XM about 3 days to re-act normally but I expect a tribute channel.
 

Wayne Edwards

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As far as I can tell, Sirius XM dumped the last 3 hours of Alan Hunter's voice tracking and made some programming adjustments last night. They played a lot of Micheal Jackson's songs in a short period of time. I was kind of expecting them to bring Alan on live but that may not be in his contract.

It takes Sirius XM about 3 days to re-act normally but I expect a tribute channel.

Glad to hear that---not that I'm the biggest MJ fan but there's no denying his huge contribution to pop music. I still would prefer to have a live DJ on when a music icon dies to play the music but also share memories and thoughts with the listeners. I remember when Kurt Cobain died my local station was playing Nirvana and also taking calls from fans, giving updates, etc. There probably wasn't enough time to get Hunter back in the studio.
 

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Glad to hear that---not that I'm the biggest MJ fan but there's no denying his huge contribution to pop music. I still would prefer to have a live DJ on when a music icon dies to play the music but also share memories and thoughts with the listeners. I remember when Kurt Cobain died my local station was playing Nirvana and also taking calls from fans, giving updates, etc. There probably wasn't enough time to get Hunter back in the studio.

From what I heard, Allan did do one segment saying Micheal had died. They also had stuff on the PAD data on nearly every station id. Also, unlike FM radio, Sirius XM had to clear extra Micheal tracks with the record companies as they are covered by digital distribution regulations which do not cover FM.
 

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Hey guys I have decided to do a special edition of the Slacker Spotlight with the Michael Jackson station that Slacker has done.
 

Die_LaMattres

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Time to drop elvis and make it the MJ Chanel.

Elvis never paid out nearly 30 million dollars to families he was "accused" of abusing.

Despite his singing and dancing talents, Michael Jackson was first and foremost a child molester. To make it worse, he used his fame and money to avoid paying the price for his actions.

In other words, he was a coward.
 

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Elvis never paid out nearly 30 million dollars to families he was "accused" of abusing.

Despite his singing and dancing talents, Michael Jackson was first and foremost a child molester. To make it worse, he used his fame and money to avoid paying the price for his actions.

In other words, he was a coward.

I would even go as far to say that if one kid was mentally scarred due to Jackson's molestation, then that cancels out all of his music, no matter what effect it had on you.
 

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Elvis never paid out nearly 30 million dollars to families he was "accused" of abusing.

Despite his singing and dancing talents, Michael Jackson was first and foremost a child molester. To make it worse, he used his fame and money to avoid paying the price for his actions.

In other words, he was a coward.

Was Jackson a child molester first and foremost at 6? 10? 21?

Catholic priest have a way bigger problem than MJ ever did and they own whole TV and radio stations and enjoy tax exempt status to boot.

Just depends on your point of view i guess..

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant s**t to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother f**k him and John Wayne
Elvis channel is a waste of bandwidth, we've herd em all a zillion times before. its time for a new, more current, "dead musician tribute channel" -thats all im trying to say.

Charlie Manson had some great tunes, but just because i listen to em, doesn't mean hes any nicer of a dude.
 

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Elvis never paid out nearly 30 million dollars to families he was "accused" of abusing.

Despite his singing and dancing talents, Michael Jackson was first and foremost a child molester. To make it worse, he used his fame and money to avoid paying the price for his actions.

In other words, he was a coward.

That is YOUR opinion not everyone's... If he was he would have been found guilty... Why he paid money to the families, I have no clue why and yes that was probably a bad move on his part and didn't help his innocence any, but I totally believe in his innocence...

Alot of people just jumped on the Guilty band wagon as far as I am concerned because of who he is and because he is a star and the KING of POP...

And this is MY opinion..
 

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In my mind, when you start letting the personal lives of celebrities cloud your judgement of their "art", you will end up disappointed. Celebrities are a weird lot. I judge their work on its own merit.