Two Shows I listen to on FM

TSS Taylor

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Before I got obsessed with SIRIUS Radio I used to listen non stop to an FM Talk Station in Los Angeles (97.1 KLSX). They have two shows on there I will catch here and there online, Tom Leykis, and Conway and Friends.

Do other Satellite Radio people go back to FM to catch some specific shows?
 

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No Bubba morning show Taylor? He's going to quit you now. :D

In all seriousness, I also listen to Stephanie Miller and Mike Malloy, but not as much of the latter since Sirius replaced her with Mark Thompson in a baffling move. I don't think Sirius XM should be getting rid of all terrestrial programming just yet. Picking up popular shows that air on AM and FM Radio could be mutally beneficial for both Sirius and terrestrial radio companies. They don't have to be at each other's throats all the time.
 
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I started listening to the Bubba morning show but that is only because Howard was off this past week. Other than that, the local DJ (he actually used to be compared to Howard) just got arrested again so there goes that idea.
 

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No Bubba morning show Taylor? He's going to quit you now. :D

In all seriousness, I also listen to Stephanie Miller and Mike Malloy, but not as much of the latter since Sirius replaced her with Mark Thompson in a baffling move. I don't think Sirius XM should be getting rid of all terrestrial programming just yet. Picking up popular shows that air on AM and FM Radio could be mutally beneficial for both Sirius and terrestrial radio companies. They don't have to be at each other's throats all the time.
I listen to his morning show if Stern is off, but it depends when I get up. Most of the time I can't keep up with Stern and Bubba on my recordings on my Stiletto 2.
 

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I listen to Leykis occasionally (he's on here in Portland) and also listen to Rick Emerson on occasion. The main thing I use FM for is NPR. The NPR stations on Sirius are less than desirable.
 

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Before I got obsessed with SIRIUS Radio I used to listen non stop to an FM Talk Station in Los Angeles (97.1 KLSX). They have two shows on there I will catch here and there online, Tom Leykis, and Conway and Friends.

Do other Satellite Radio people go back to FM to catch some specific shows?
Pre-Sirius I used to listen to KLSX all day long. Howard in the morning, Frosty, Heidi, and Frank mid-days, and Leykis on my drive home. I'll catch Leykis now and then, and I think he has gone down hill. It seems like he doesn't care about the show at all. he lets callers ramble forever then comes back on and takes a break. Now and then he'll throw in a "Really..." to keep the caller talking. Sometimes I think he's out taking a crap or something while these callers are going on and on about nonsense. Anyone who complains that Howard doesn't care anymore should listen to Leykis and see what radio-host apathy REALLY sounds like.

I'll listen to Adam Carolla when I'm on travel and my rental car doesn't have Sirius. He's funny, but not enough to make me lsiten for 20 or so hours a week.
 

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Pre-Sirius I used to listen to KLSX all day long. Howard in the morning, Frosty, Heidi, and Frank mid-days, and Leykis on my drive home. I'll catch Leykis now and then, and I think he has gone down hill. It seems like he doesn't care about the show at all. he lets callers ramble forever then comes back on and takes a break. Now and then he'll throw in a "Really..." to keep the caller talking. Sometimes I think he's out taking a crap or something while these callers are going on and on about nonsense. Anyone who complains that Howard doesn't care anymore should listen to Leykis and see what radio-host apathy REALLY sounds like.

I'll listen to Adam Carolla when I'm on travel and my rental car doesn't have Sirius. He's funny, but not enough to make me lsiten for 20 or so hours a week.
From what I can tell from listening to lots of people all over is the what KLSX had and has is pretty good if you like talk.
 

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Here in Grand Rapids, I'll only listen to WPRR 1680 (Pacifica) and WION/I-1430 (full service out of Ionia, about 40 miles east of GR) and that's it. Radio is TERRIBLE around these parts, especially since we're run by Clear Channel, Citadel and Regent. Citadel especially sucks, since they socked Stern by moving him to a lousy AM station in 2002. Today, his old station, WKLQ is struggling in the ratings with a 2.9; they have a six+ share in the Stern era.
 

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From what I can tell from listening to lots of people all over is the what KLSX had and has is pretty good if you like talk.
I would agree with that. When they first switched to an all-talk format (waaaay before this stupid Free-FM label) their lineup was HORRIBLE. It was Howard in the morning, and then the day was full of idiots like Kato Kaelin, Cindy Brady, that dude who hosted Remote Control on MTV (Ken Ober?), and whatever other D list celeb they could dig up. But over the years they really developed a strong talk lineup. Frosty, Heidi, and Frank have a good show, and so do Conway and whomever his co-host is at the moment. Leykis is still OK, but he's not as strong as he was a few years ago in my opinion. I think KLSX stands out as a strong "Free-FM" station because they have had so long to figure things out and to develop the right programming.

I'd probably still listen a lot if I didn't have H100 and H101 to fill my time.
 

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I still sneak over and listen to Neal Boortz on occasion. Every great once in a while I listen to Rush just to see what he's up to. When I'm in the LA area I like to listen to KFI, John and Ken are really good, and I like Bill Handel too. Leo Leoporte on the weekend is great, but I usually listen to the podcast of that. IMO KFI has the strongest talk lineup of any AM station in the country, but most is political. I do steer clear of Hannity, cannot stand that blowhard.

Still love my Sirius though!
 

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Before I got obsessed with SIRIUS Radio I used to listen non stop to an FM Talk Station in Los Angeles (97.1 KLSX). They have two shows on there I will catch here and there online, Tom Leykis, and Conway and Friends.

Do other Satellite Radio people go back to FM to catch some specific shows?
No surprise here...uh...the Adam Carolla Show. I have heard a good chunk of the KLSX roster of talent, though none resonate with me like Adam does. Of the other shows on the station only Conway & Whittman made a decent impression upon me.

The other day Whittman(I believe it was Whittman) called into Adam's show as Larry King. They did the whole interview straight, like the guy that does the Arnold Schwarzzeneger impersonation on Howard's show from time to time. Whomever it was, he was hilarious.

I love those podcasts...a big time saver.
 

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I listen to virtually nothing on the commercial part of the FM band, but I do still listen to several public stations. WUMB (Boston) seems to be the only source for folk music these days, though even they are playing less folk than before.
 

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We have a great public radio station in Philadelphia that I will listen to from time to time. WXPN from the University of Pennsylvania. Check it out.

WXPN 88.5 FM :: Public Radio from the University of Pennsylvania

I listen to virtually nothing on the commercial part of the FM band, but I do still listen to several public stations. WUMB (Boston) seems to be the only source for folk music these days, though even they are playing less folk than before.
The Village on XM plays folk. Its a real nice channel. Not quite as good as Folktown was, but a great place to get your Folk fix.
 
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