What you can do to get your channels back

afCindy

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I have posted this plea on many sites including Wikipedia, and people are responding favorably. Let your voice be heard. There is no rhyme or reason to the deletion of these margin channels we love other than "mainstreaming" and that is NOT how digital radio won it's success to begin with....

Let us unite

Threatening with cancellation whether or not you are serious is the only thing that a corporation cares about, the bottom line is the major factor, and if they receive one hundred letters, they know that there may be thousands of people or more that didn't send a letter or otherwise threaten to cancel that will reconsider their financial commitment.

I called both service and headquarters today to let them know that I was going to cancel and I was going to find out why this "re-purposing" done with nothing but a sleek marketing perspective, had happened with what seem to be total disregard to the fact that digital radio for years prided itself on, serving the marginal customers and being on the cutting edge.

I got the baffling answer,"listen to Alt Nation", which to me just cemented, that the decision makers know not music, just numbers, and that is where we have to hit them back.

We just showed the world on November 4th that we are not lazy as a people when it comes to what we are passionate about, let us show the monster of a digital radio monopoly that we disagree.

Download and fax or mail this generic letter, feel to change it as you please:

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VinnyM27

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I have posted this plea on many sites including Wikipedia, and people are responding favorably. Let your voice be heard. There is no rhyme or reason to the deletion of these margin channels we love other than "mainstreaming" and that is NOT how digital radio won it's success to begin with....

Let us unite

Threatening with cancellation whether or not you are serious is the only thing that a corporation cares about, the bottom line is the major factor, and if they receive one hundred letters, they know that there may be thousands of people or more that didn't send a letter or otherwise threaten to cancel that will reconsider their financial commitment.

I called both service and headquarters today to let them know that I was going to cancel and I was going to find out why this "re-purposing" done with nothing but a sleek marketing perspective, had happened with what seem to be total disregard to the fact that digital radio for years prided itself on, serving the marginal customers and being on the cutting edge.

I got the baffling answer,"listen to Alt Nation", which to me just cemented, that the decision makers know not music, just numbers, and that is where we have to hit them back.

We just showed the world on November 4th that we are not lazy as a people when it comes to what we are passionate about, let us show the monster of a digital radio monopoly that we disagree.

Download and fax or mail this generic letter, feel to change it as you please:

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That one is very specfic to Boomobox, which I guess will be missed but I will send a physical letter about the Strobe....maybe later though....
 

Audio Snob

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More bandwidth please
There's nothing you can do to get them back. Monoploies are always bad for consumers. No choice in the marketplace means the company doesn't need to try. Want to keep getting commercial-free satellite radio? They dare you to cancel.
 

satrad65

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Didn't The Bridge come back before the merger was announced? Don't think there is much we can do, with no competion from another satrad company. Also don't believe Sirius or XM would have survived without merging. I lost my favourite of alltime, but I am gonna keep listening cause there is nothing out there at this time that even compares to XMSirius.
 
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We just showed the world on November 4th that we are not lazy as a people when it comes to what we are passionate about, let us show the monster of a digital radio monopoly that we disagree.
I am looking up and down the street. Where the hell is this monopoly you refer to ? Now days your digital music services are vast in choices. As far as sat radio it is failing for a reason......very few folks like it. They pay big money to Howard, and Oprah then lack the rest of the services. This sat radio what ever it is called now is going no where, but on a spiral downward fall. Save your time on letters it is far too late to gets things back they axed. At this point the company is doing anything they can to survive.
The board has been very entertaining lately. You silly sat radio listeners........I :scratch: wondering why this community actually gives the company money. Like your just feeding the sub par evil to try to survive a struggled life. Keep up the entertainment, and opinions though. It is kind of fun to read. I'll be over grooving on the internet music dial smiling. :D
Don't mean to be argumentative. Just seems strange people think a monopoly is in place here. Open your eyes:eek: If you think ipods, internet radio, etc is not competition you are kidding yourself. Get out of the closet already. Open the door nicely, and cmon out.
 
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mch

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This will work. It helped us get the bridge back. Any why do they need The Loft and The Coffeehouse?
I always thought Coffeehouse was supposed to be like XM Cafe, which was very different from Loft.

Sometimes "bring it back" campaigns work, sometimes they don't. The Bridge worked, Vortex (remember that?) didn't.
 

HecticArt

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Who Knows

Who knows if it will help, but what the hell.

I submitted the following to the Sirius Customer Care via the Sirius Website. I'll look for some other places to submit it (or an improved version). Feel free to use any or all for your feedback to Sirius. (I clipped a bit from afCindy):


Boombox and the channel lineup change.


Please reconsider the removal of Boombox from the Sirius-XM channel lineup.

The stations that are now in the electronic category are similar to each other in content and style.

Boombox addressed a different (and complementary) side of electronic music. Artists like The Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, and Adam Freeland, are just a few examples of the type of music that is no longer represented on Sirius-XM stations.

Area and BPM don't fulfill the need for the break beat, electro rock and remix format while other stations cater to the pop audience.

I ask you to please reconsider the removal of the Boombox station, or at least merge the old Boombox format with the new Area format.

Reintroducing the Boombox programming will fill a void that has been created with the recent Sirius-XM lineup change.

Thank you,
 

awfulwaffle

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You know what I think helps?

BITCHING AND MOANING ABOUT IT ON AN INTERNET FORUM.

WAAA THEY TOOK MY FAVORITE CHANNEL AWAY WAAAAA.

- This is not directed to the OP, this is to the lithium fans from yesterday. -

But yes, this is a constructive way to voice your opinion about your station. Well done to the OP.

I might send in a letter just because I am proud of you for doing this instead of making a topic stated:

"What happened to Lucy?"
With subject:
"LITHIUM?!?! WHAT THE CRAP I HEARD WONDERWALL BY OASIS! THAT WAS TOO MUCH OF A HIT TO BE PLAYING ON SATELLITE RADIO!!! WHAT RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS? THEY WERE TOO POPULAR OF A BAND FOR SATELLITE RADIO!!!"
 
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HecticArt

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I might not have contacted Sirius about my whining had I not read this post first.

You're right whimpering here isn't going to change anything. (Whimpering to Sirius may not change anything either) Hopefully others who read these posts and take the time to comment to us, will also take the time to find someone at Sirius to send their comments to.

So far I've only submitted my comments to the Customer Care department. If anybody has a list of email addresses that we can directly send our comments to at Sirius, it would be great if you could share them with the forum.
 

alien88

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Sirius' corporate number is 212-584-5100, and their President of Sales & Operations is James E. Meyer.

Corporate email address format: [first initial of first name][last name]@siriusradio.com
CEO Mel Karmazin - mkarmazin@siriusradio.com
James E. Meyes President, Operations and Sales - jmeyer@siriusradio.com
Scott Greenstein President, Entertainment and Sports - sgreenstein@siriusradio.com

Mel Karmazin
Chief Executive Officer
Sirius Satellite Radio
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Phone: (212) 584-5100
Fax: (212) 584-5200

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This information was pulled from The Consumerist.
 

Manco

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Good luck, trying to get channels back, but if anything they might need to let some go once they start providing all those minority channels. I'm not sure they have made room for them yet.

I think what is more likely to succeed is to find a channel that is close to your tastes, and request them to include some music (or drop others) that you think would make it better.
 

HecticArt

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Sirius' corporate number is 212-584-5100, and their President of Sales & Operations is James E. Meyer.

Corporate email address format: [first initial of first name][last name]@siriusradio.com
CEO Mel Karmazin - mkarmazin@siriusradio.com
James E. Meyes President, Operations and Sales - jmeyer@siriusradio.com
Scott Greenstein President, Entertainment and Sports - sgreenstein@siriusradio.com

Mel Karmazin
Chief Executive Officer
Sirius Satellite Radio
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 36th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Phone: (212) 584-5100
Fax: (212) 584-5200

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This information was pulled from The Consumerist.
Right on. Thanks for the information.

It certainly can't hurt to let them know what we're thinking.

I'll feel better knowing I made an effort.

It's kind of like voting. If you don't do it, you shouldn't complain after everyone else has.
 

Manco

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This will work. It helped us get the bridge back. Any why do they need The Loft and The Coffeehouse?
Yeah but it was "Half Hearted" on Sirius's part. They didn't update the channel logo, then they quickly bumped it again for a single artist channel.
 

HecticArt

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I feel the only main thing we should all complain about are these stupid Artist-Only channels. Its one thing to have one every now and then but right now there are 4 going on at the same time .... that’s a little crazy.

I have never listen to any of these channels.
So far they haven't had one of those channels that I listen to yet, but maybe one of these times one will come around.

The Sirius contact information is posted above. . . . . Send them your opinion.
Share your message with us too, so that like minded people can back you up.

"Awfulwaffle" said it already. Sirius isn't going to look at the DRC to find out what we think. Tell them directly.

BTW - awfulwaffle is a great screen name!
 

Thor

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You know what I think helps?

BITCHING AND MOANING ABOUT IT ON AN INTERNET FORUM.

WAAA THEY TOOK MY FAVORITE CHANNEL AWAY WAAAAA.

- This is not directed to the OP, this is to the lithium fans from yesterday. -

But yes, this is a constructive way to voice your opinion about your station. Well done to the OP.

I might send in a letter just because I am proud of you for doing this instead of making a topic stated:

"What happened to Lucy?"
With subject:
"LITHIUM?!?! WHAT THE CRAP I HEARD WONDERWALL BY OASIS! THAT WAS TOO MUCH OF A HIT TO BE PLAYING ON SATELLITE RADIO!!! WHAT RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS? THEY WERE TOO POPULAR OF A BAND FOR SATELLITE RADIO!!!"
And some folks whine about the whiners.