Which channels are coming from DC?

leviramsey

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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
 

gilpdawg

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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.
 

Jleimer

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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.
 

leviramsey

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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.
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).
 

Aaron

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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.
 

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

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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.
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.
 

snakester

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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).
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.
 

dlnester

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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.
 

limegrass69

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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.
 

snakester

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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.
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...
 
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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.
 

DAB

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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.
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.
 

microbob

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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.
 

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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.
Source? Not doubting your word, just curious.
 

limegrass69

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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.
 

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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.