The Loft is turning into Sirius Disorder


New Member
Dec 9, 2008
I have been a big fan of the Loft for years. They play exactly the type of Adult Alternative music I like. Since the merger, the station has slowly evolved into half Loft and half Disorder. I know a lot of people love Disorder and I respect their musical tastes and ability to embrace all kinds of music. Although I would occassionally listen to Disorder, the music was a little too eclectic for my tastes. They too often ventured way outside of the rock genre which was part of the beauty of the station for those who listened to it.

However, as a loyal Loft listener I feel that I am losing what made the Loft so special. It was the only place (except XM Cafe which was eliminated in the merger) where I could get my Adult Alternative fix in an intelligent, well put together manner. I don't want to hear David Johansons' Mansion of Fun for three hours. I don't care for the Lou Reed special and even Idiot's Delight can go on for too long for my likes. I know others like those programs, and they should have them, but not on the Loft. There's so much Disorder programming now that the Loft programming is becoming diminished more and more. I listened to Meg Griffin today on the Loft and I noticed that the music she's playing oftentimes is not consistent with what one would normally hear from the Loft prior to the merger.

Please put the Disorder channel back on the air and leave the Loft the way it used to be. This half Loft/half Disorder idea is not working for me and I expect for Disorder fans as well. It's a shame that in order to try to satisfy Disorder fans, Sirius felt it could make a compromise and give a little taste of each channel in one.

Am I the only one who misses the Loft the way it was prior to the merger?


Nov 12, 2008
Never heard it actually until like the day after it came to Sirius. I enjoyed what I heard. Anyway yesterday I put it on and it sounded noting like what I heard that first day so I would agree with you. Isn't it supposed to be acoustic? What I heard wasn't, so I was unsure.


Oct 15, 2008
Northern Virginia
Okay, so it's not just me who thinks The Loft changed. I used to listen to The Loft pre-merger on Directv. Then we switched our TV to Fios. Then when the merger happened, I was really hoping that The Loft would be added to Sirius. When I started listening again, I really wondered what happened to the channel.

I always thought that Mike Marone was running this channel, and I find it hard to believe that this is still Marone's playlist. If you go to the channel page for The Loft on Sirius or XM, the description does not seem to match what you hear on the channel.


Mod Emeritus
Oct 9, 2008
Well this is another case of Sirius realizing they screwed up removing Sirius Disorder and so now they've basically just ruined two good channels by trying to merge them into one single channel. This seems to be the story of our lives with many of these niche channels.

Personally I liked Sirius Disorder much better, so having that music on The Loft is better than not having it at all even though you guys that love The Loft they way it was. I guess when you have limited bandwidth you have to make hard decisions, but still.


Oct 14, 2008
I have had XM since Apr of '02, and The Loft was one of my most listened to channels. It is not the same now, but I still listen alot. Like Idiot's Delight and even Lou Reed's show. Seems like The Coffee House may evolve into the new Loft. We shall see, as SiriusXM continues to fiddle with the channels.