Apperantly the merging of channels will occur over two periods

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by Jleimer, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

  2. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    There was a guy Jack07 on there that broke all this news originally and everyone thought he was crazy. Now come to find out he wasn't so crazy. His reponse to this news:

    "From what I was told, the music channel changes are taking place 11/12. Perhaps the second round might involve the news/talk/traffic, etc. stations."

    This sound more logical than them rolling out music in various stages. But again who knows, because they won't tell us anything.
     
  3. syphix

    syphix Member

    I would think SIRIUS XM would want to do the channel merges in as FEW "stages" as possible: it costs time and money to make these changes (i.e., channel guides, marketing, mass emails, CSR training and answering of customer's questions, etc.).

    Two stages sounds very logical: music channels first (lots of savings for staff in programming), then talk/news/traffic.
     
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  4. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    I agree there plus the talk news sports comedy and traffic have to merged as well , because as I said in a previous post people like Sean Hannity and Thom Hartman are heard on both services and there is alot of duplicates between XM's poltical talk and Sirius's so this makes sense. Still if they would let people know what is going on we would not have this much confusion.
     
  5. IdRatherBeSkiing

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    Given the vast number of channel number changes .... I don't think phasing in the music channels is an option.
     
  6. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    That is the conclusion that I've drawn as well. I just don't see how you could roll out the music in stages.
     
  7. jwt873

    jwt873 Member

    This is incredible... Less than a week until they start reorganizing the channels and not one hint of the fact on either official website. Their subs have to find out via rumor on public forums. Man that's bad business practice. We had more advance notice of the Zeppelin Channel.

    I imagine the RadioClassic channels will merge considering the material comes from the same source. That won't make a big splash. I just hope they go with XM's version of RadioClassics. They have a better variety and better schedules.....
     
  8. satrad65

    satrad65 Member

    Being as the readers of these forums are a very small % of subscribers, I don't agree this is bad business practice. I have several friends here in town and they know nothing of the impending changes. I imagine SiriusXM will notify all subs by email and/or mail.
    Now if they don't notify any of us and just change on 11/12, then that will be bad business practice.
     
  9. siriusfan

    siriusfan Member

    Its pretty lousy marketing. It sounds like there will be hardly any distinction in programming between the two sats; that is not what I think they were selling to the FCC pre-merger. One wonders whether there will be much point in the new radios that are able to capture both signals.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  10. I do hope they keep channel 152 as is. I purchased my first XM radio just because they carried The Monsters of the Midday Show. And now 7 years later I am still listening to the Monsters (now in the morning) :)

    I got to go visit with the Monsters a few months ago, it was a great time!
     

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  11. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Member

    Monsters are cheesy at first, but grow on you. It's the only thing I ever listen to on terrestrial radio.
     
  12. The Butler

    The Butler Well-Known Member

    Sirius has a 2 page ad and another single, full paid ad in the USA Today. It appears to show the new music channels.
     
  13. CraigW

    CraigW New Member

    So how about a scan of the ad??
     
  14. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    Which section is it in because I may take a look at it to see what are the new channels . This may help in figuring out what the hell is going on. And Btw are the XM channels like the Bone Yard and Escape coming over or are they installing new ones ?
     
  15. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Member

    Really? Channels numbers and all? I need to get this..

    I'll see if I can find it online. Probably not. Someone scan it.
     
  16. The Butler

    The Butler Well-Known Member

    We don't have a scanner here. The music channels listed are:

    40's on 4, 50's on 5, 60's on 6, 70's on 7, 80's on 8, Top 20 on 20;

    Elivis Radio, AC/DC Radio, Led Zepplin Radio, E Street Radio, Grateful Dead Radio, Radio Margaritaville, Underground Garage, Siriously Sinatra;

    Hair Nation, 1st Wave, Alt Nation, Faction, Classic Vinyl, Coffee House;

    bpm, Chill, Shade 45, Hiphop Nation, Soul Town, Real Jazz, BB King's Bluesville;

    Outlaw Country, Bluegrass Junction, Willies Place, The Joint, Praise, Met Opera, Cinemagic, and On Broadway.
     
  17. The Butler

    The Butler Well-Known Member


    6-7A and 9A.
     
  18. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Member

    Only 35 music channles???
     
  19. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Member

    Does that mean we get 35 from XM? What are they? Hopefully Lucy cause I don't see Lithium in there.
     
  20. The Butler

    The Butler Well-Known Member

    The ad say's "69 Commercial-Free music channels".
     

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