Two channels is just not enough

Discussion in 'Hip Hop, R&B, Old School' started by j_mact, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. j_mact

    j_mact New Member

    I have tried it and I just keep getting more and more frustrated. I am big fan of hip-hop, and for Sirius to only have TWO 24/7 hip-hop stations is just not enough. And to add salt on the "wound", yesterday they were both playing the same song at the same time!!! (a song by Common, but I can't remember the title).

    I've read alot of the posts on this site lately about how the demand is not there for this genre of music, and about people filling out suverys to select their favorite channels (by the way I've never recieved a survey in the three years I have had sirius), but I disagree. Most of the people I have talked to are not happy with the merger, they loved backspin,strobe, and boombox, they listen to hip-hop/r&b in general, but they are not the type who post on sites like this, or call sirius to complain. They are mostly waiting to see if any more changes are coming. If I had to guess, I would say they never got a survey either.

    What frustrates me the most is that there is nothing we can really do. Cancelling is always an option, but then I'm right back to FM radio which is even worse. I can spend 200 dollars or more purchasing the Slacker G2 (thanks to DAB, becuase I had never heard of Slacker before I came to this site!), but this is already in addition to the 250+ I spent on two Sirius units!

    I am giving Sirius until January to make changes, or I will cancel. I hate that is has come to this point, but I can't continue to pay for what they are offering.

  2. JoeTan

    JoeTan Well-Known Member

    Agreed and I'm a "metal head". 80s rap is more important than ANYTHING that's come out in the past 10 years.
  3. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    You are so right it is a terrrible feeling to know you are powerless over decisions made even when you know or at least you think they are just wrong! I understand the demographics thing, but still it just doesn't seem right.

    I glad you found Slacker and the G2 helpful, I know I have just today been enjoying the R&B/Hip Hop Channel on there and its been great. I also love the Funk Channel. That funk channel I've heard music on there that I have not heard in years and years, stuff that I don't think Sirius even played way back when.

    But the sad part is that we have to do this at all, we should be able to listen to this music on Sirius without having to make another investment!

    Now for me while I do listen to other Sirius Music channels, I am mainly enjoying the talk, sports and news programming. Love Doctor Radio!
  4. geosync

    geosync Well-Known Member

    It's a shame we lose Red alert, dana dane, kurtis blow etc. and their wealth of knowledge from being in the hip hop world for over 30 years, but how much does it really cost to just run backspin nonstop with the occasional bumpers? I know they have to pay performance royalties and such, and pay someone to mix up the songs and/or monitor that the station is running, but is that really an exorbitant amount of money? Maybe it is. Either way, they've chose to neglect 20+ years of hip hop music.
  5. VinnyM27

    VinnyM27 Active Member

    No comment....we are not allowed to complain, especially about R&B and rap since that IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE REPRESENTED (what is Sirius going to do....attract and/or keep black listeners?). There aren't enough, so it doesn't matter.

    Suck it up!
  6. beaniemac

    beaniemac Well-Known Member

    totally agree. I have sirius not xm. but I have had sirius for 3 years now. ch 43 backspin was one of my fav's cuz they didn't play the same sh*t as ch 40 and 45. and they had a deeper playlist IMO as well.

    but with that being said, if sirius has like 90 music stations, why do they have like 20 dedicated to every type of rock music in existance and only 2 channels now dedicated to rap music. its not like rap music is a small genre and not popular.

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