Which channels are coming from DC?

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by leviramsey, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. leviramsey

    leviramsey New Member

    The following music channels on Sirius are originating from DC (IOW, they're XM channels):

    2 - The Blend
    3 - SIRIUS XM Love
    4 - 40s on 4
    5 - 50s on 5
    6 - 60s on 6
    8 - 80s on 8
    9 - 90s on 9
    12 - The Pulse
    14 - Classic Vinyl
    15 - Classic Rewind
    16 - Deep Tracks
    20 - Octane
    24 - Lithium
    29 - The Loft
    33 - Led Zeppelin Radio
    36 - BPM
    38 - Area
    39 - Pop2K
    40 - Hip Hop Nation
    50 - The Heat
    51 - Heart & Soul
    60 - Highway
    61 - Prime Country
    62 - The Roadhouse
    64 - Willie's Place
    67 - enLighten
    71 - Watercolors
    72 - RealJazz
    73 - Spa
    74 - Bluesville
    76 - Escape
    79 - Sirius XM Pops
    80 - Symphony Hall
    81 - Cinemagic/Holly
  2. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    Source of this information.
  3. TimTimSalabim

    TimTimSalabim Active Member

    If you have a Sirius radio, it's easy to tell. Just see which channels the Artist Seek doesn't work on.
  4. gilpdawg

    gilpdawg Active Member

    I've noticed that on XMRO, the Sirius channels do not use the "album" field like the XM ones do. That's the easiest way to tell, far as I can see.
  5. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    Plus the fact Lithium has been playing a hellva lot more edited songs , and HHN has well , I just wonder are the DJs broadcasting from the XM headquarters or from the Sirius Headquarters.
  6. leviramsey

    leviramsey New Member

    Because most of the DJs are voicetracked, they can be broadcasting from anywhere... quite a few do their shifts from home (they get an emailed list of which songs will be playing, they spend a couple of hours, maybe, recording their material, and they email it to SXM where it gets loaded into the playlist).
  7. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    I'm kinda surprised to see Vinyl and Rewind on that list. I haven't noticed big changes to the lineup since before the merger.
  8. downsj

    downsj Member

    What's cool is when the programmer messes up and the same voicetrack plays twice in a row. :D
  9. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I listened to these stations a lot before the merge and after. They are shining examples of how to merge channels correctly. About a month ago the format of Big Tracks started to change. Same with Rewind. Nothing major just little things I noticed. By the week before the merge, you couldn't really tell one from the other. After they have continued from there. If every channel had been done this way I doubt you would be hearing the complaints you are now.
  10. snakester

    snakester Member

    But what about the live ones? you say 50's and 60's are coming out of DC, yet Cousin Brucie is a Sirius personality...? he has a call in segment, so it can't be voice-tracked... it would mean he'd have to have access to the XM music library AND the sirius music library? or is there something I'm missing here?

    I know it's possible, I'm just curious how they're going about it.
  11. dlnester

    dlnester Active Member

    I work in broadcasting and I can tell you it is pretty easy to do. Cousin Brucie is probably live in a Sirius Studio in New York, but connected via ISDN to XM in Washington DC. I'm sure somebody else is manning the board/controls/phones but we do this every Sunday for the NFL game we broadcast.
  12. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    It probably varies by daypart on certain channels. They can switch it up relatively easily. For example, New County used to be run out of Nashville for certain dayparts while running from NY during others.

    They could also do the voice tracking out of one studio, load the cuts into the automation system, then run the programming from somewhere else.
  13. snakester

    snakester Member

    So basically someone's in DC picking the songs he wants to play for him while him and the phone people are in NY? I know they're using the XM music library now (the years are either not there or in a different format then Sirius used to do it). I don't know why but this intrigues me...
  14. What should have happened

    They should have just killed off all the XM channels and switched everything to SIRIUS and originated everything from SIRIUS ,moved all the music to ONE PLACE.Doesnt that make more sense?Then you would have XM music and Sirius music and double the library!
    Simulcast everything from sirius on XM.
    And just kept the big names from XM-
    Take the sirius and Xm sattelites and have both sattelites emit both signals.....Better signal for all.Do the same with repeaters.
  15. my opinion

    Everything except the the 70s,classic rewind and original sirius talk channels like howie are coming from XM.
  16. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Actually I think the opposite is more likely to happen. I think the XM side will be the music side in the long term. I think all the music will be up-linked from XM because of the new up-link center they have. Also it would have been a very foolish move to just try to force feed all the Sirius Channels to XM since this was suppose to be a merger of equals. It was done the only way it could be to try to keep sub happy on both sides. I don't belive everything will be totally simulcast, but I do see them combining the spectrum under a single system and if I was betting man I'd say they will go with the XM side on that too. Of course they can't combine the spectrum for several years due to their commitment to the FCC not to make any radios obsolete. But eventually long term this will happen. If they stay in business.
  17. microbob

    microbob Well-Known Member

    The rumor I've heard is that Sirius will be moving from New York to New Jersey next year and they will be consolidating everything, eventually selling the XM DC operation center building.
  18. Musicologist

    Musicologist Member

    Source? Not doubting your word, just curious.
  19. limegrass69

    limegrass69 Confused

    That makes sense from a logistical perspective. You can get a lot for your money on the Jersey side of the Hudson relative to Manhattan. They'll probably keep a small NYC studio presence for appearances sake.
  20. JoeTan

    JoeTan Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure they choose which station was to stay and which one to go was by opening up the station's balance sheet and sorting from most to least and eliminate the one that cost more...usually Sirius as they are the ones with the DJs.

    Don't have to fire anyone if the job just no longer exists.

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