XMU to be replaced with Sirius - Left of Center?

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by Wolf, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I read an report on Orbitcast.com and looks like XMU to be replaced with Sirius' Left of Center?

    XMU says goodbye - Orbitcast

    Reports have come in that XMU (ch 43) will be the first on the list of channels to be merged into its satellite radio counterpart.

    The XMU Nation website and the XMU MySpace page are showing farewell letters from XMU's Program Director Billy Zero and the channel's "Dean of Music" Tobi. The two state that they have "enjoyed the years of love, music, fun and passion" and "say goodbye to our fans." They also invite their fans to "come chill with us."

    XMFan.com is reporting that XMU will be replaced with Sirius' Left of Center (ch 26).
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2008
  2. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    So, it starts! In listening to both, I actually do prefer LOC, but still I am sure the loyal XMU fans won't see it that way.

    I think this is only the beginning!
  3. BobMurdoch

    BobMurdoch New Member

    Uh oh.... Does this mean that all of the Sirius channels will get picked over their XM counterparts?

    I'm hoping they bring over CineMagic and Upop, for which there is no Sirius equal....

    I preferred talk free channels on XM, now I get to hear the early 80's VJs on the 80's channel... Not an improvement....
  4. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    Anything that is a duplicate will likely be Sirius version as the one surviving.

    Those which do not have equals will likely remain on each service but not be brought over.
  5. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    I'm hoping XM gets the indy channel. That's one of the better (non-bias) political channels I've heard.
  6. Davis

    Davis Member

    What is this Indy channel you speak of?
  7. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I'm guessing this is it, but XM has this channel already. j/k

    I believe he really talking about Indie talk on Channel 110 on Sirius.
  8. SISO

    SISO Member

    I never really listened to XMU but I do remember listening to Left of Center and mostly liking what I heard. I'm actually looking froward to this.
  9. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Ever since I have own Sirius unit, I have really not listen to Left of Center for more then a half hour. It not really my type of music.
  10. DoublEE

    DoublEE Active Member

    I listen to LOC more than any other music channel. I think it's a great offering.
  11. Wayne Edwards

    Wayne Edwards Active Member

    I love LOC (Who else would play "Who's Got The Crack?" by The Moldy Peaches?). Haven't heard XMU, but I suspect the main difference is XMU has less songs in heavy rotation, which seems to be the main difference with most channels. I was hoping the merger really would be a "merging" of the best qualities of each similar station, whatever the format. I guess just eliminating certain channels altogether, most likely on XM, is what will really happen. I hope I'm wrong.
  12. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    XMU probably would have more songs in a lighter rotation. I can't think of one channel where XM has less songs or more repatition than the Sirius equivalent.

    But agreed on the approach. I would have hoped for a blending or 1/2 of one and 1/2 of the other. Neither appears to be happening.
  13. Sirius Rich

    Sirius Rich Well-Known Member

    I drove 360 miles yesterday and listened to LoC the whole trip. I wanted to try it out because of this thread. I really want to thank this forum for giving the thought of trying out 26, I like it and turned on another old fart today at work. We both have had Sirius for years and were giddy about discovering this new channel. To me, this is what satellite radio is about.

    I never listened to XMU so I cannot compare the two channels.
  14. DoublEE

    DoublEE Active Member

    Another LOC recruit. :bigthumbup:

    Glad you enjoyed it. LOC is a breath of fresh air.
  15. ROBGv1

    ROBGv1 New Member

    I think they will replace U-Pop with BBC Radio 1.
  16. Wayne Edwards

    Wayne Edwards Active Member

    Yes, I was referring to XM having less songs in heavy rotation, meaning XM has more airtime to play more songs that aren't in heavy rotation. I was kind of hoping the merger would bring a combination of both programming philosophies.
  17. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I've gotten to the point where I don't know what the fuck is going to happen -- so many rumours, all with little or no confirmation. I think I am going to just wait until Nov 5th and see what is on my radios and make adjustments to my subs if neccessary then.
  18. TacoKid

    TacoKid Member

    LOC has been my favorite music station since the day I got satrad.

    LOC 4 Life
  19. edalen

    edalen Member

    As I write this, the song on XMU is "Repetition Kills You" by The Black Ghosts. Hhmm . . . a message in there? ;)
  20. SatelliteSteve

    SatelliteSteve New Member

    I've been listening to LOC for 4 years and I've noticed that they've been playing a deeper selection over the last month. For example, I've heard Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space, which is something they've never played before. I've also heard other songs off the new TV On the Radio album--not just the lead single. This looks like a good sign!

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