Backspin no more??????

chipmunk

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i am REALLY not liking the guy that's on HHN in the afternoon. i can barely understand what he is saying. his voice is super annoying... he does NOT have a voice for radio.
 

blisslyke

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Okay this is exactly why I came here!!! I miss BACKSPIN!! Do you know how much I loved jamming out to Digital Undergrounds KISS YOU BACK? Seriously, lets bitch! Let's email!! Who do we email guys!?
 

blisslyke

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I just now caught up with this thread. I saw the email. I'm still not happy though..

How do I find out when that HHN old skool show comes on?

~sigh~
 

geosync

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If you want some good ol skook jams, grandmaster flash is on HHN now, and after him on Sunday at 9 east is Zulubeatz, a show I enjoyed on XM, and now available on Sirius as well. Miss Red Alert though.
 

bjack33

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Take Action:

Dose anybody know of any action being taken for the removal of Both "BACKSPIN/RHYME XL", im PISSED that their is no Old School channel on either channel, and without warning. I emailed twice and received no reply back....im planning on calling, anybody with any info. or idea's ???????
 

VinnyM27

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I wouldn't be shocked if this station comes back since there is such a strong call and organized effort to get it back. There are easily a bunch of pop stations that play what other stations play, so they are useless. I think the Pulse sounds like a good concept when you don't already have a nineties station and Pop2K. Then again, nobody accussed Sirius XM of making the smarestes choices, either.
 

v1ru5

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I wouldn't be shocked if this station comes back since there is such a strong call and organized effort to get it back. There are easily a bunch of pop stations that play what other stations play, so they are useless. I think the Pulse sounds like a good concept when you don't already have a nineties station and Pop2K. Then again, nobody accussed Sirius XM of making the smarestes choices, either.
It's been my experience that when the shirts make a decision IT'S A WRAP. Ask AZJoe, for over 5yrs he fought the power with NO kind of compromise from Sirius. So if you want your old skool fix we just have to surf the channels until we hear what we want unlike the fans of Rock where they have a choice of 19 channels to choose from.
 

earthjuice

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An alternative...

agreed on that one. What the hell is the point if they are playing all the same crap that's on regular radio?

Excellent point Joe!!

And now for the "self serving plug"

I'm new to this board, but I have read thru this thread as well as the other one here on "old school rap" and I have a suggestion (at least as far as the internet goes).

Check out the playlist and then take a listen to Classic Hip-Hop @ RadioIO.com at the following link:
Classic Hip Hop | RadioIO.com

It may have some of what you have been missing.
Let me know what cha think???

(at least till you can pick us up in your car as well)
 

v1ru5

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Getting Old-Skool HH or Disco at home is not a problem when I'm on the road and the mood hits me where do I go. I USED to have that choice I can't channel surf and drive at the same time.
 

JoeTan

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People forget that Sat radio is in the cars and on the go. Internet stuff just doesn't cut it.
 

DAB

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Just my suggestion for those of you struggling with the loss of Old School Hip Hop, its called Slacker, the same goes for Disco!

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I do agree with you guys these Internet Radio services just don't cut for on the go in a vehicle and that is where most really enjoy radio.
 

v1ru5

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Just my suggestion for those of you struggling with the loss of Old School Hip Hop, its called Slacker, the same goes for Disco!

slacker hiphop.jpg


I do agree with you guys these Internet Radio services just don't cut for on the go in a vehicle and that is where most really enjoy radio.
I have The free Slacker account but Sat. radio is my primary audio entertainment source. If I'm doing yard work or driving I can't roll out my laptop. I know I complain a lot and threaten to cancel but I'm not going anywhere but it doesn't change the fact that SIRIUS makes moves that affects R&B and it's sub genres BIG TIME. I'm sorry I feel this way the decisions made concerning R&B/HH seem downright racist. There are more single artist channels than R&B channels.
 

AZJoe

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I have The free Slacker account but Sat. radio is my primary audio entertainment source. If I'm doing yard work or driving I can't roll out my laptop. I know I complain a lot and threaten to cancel but I'm not going anywhere but it doesn't change the fact that SIRIUS makes moves that affects R&B and it's sub genres BIG TIME. I'm sorry I feel this way the decisions made concerning R&B/HH seem downright racist. There are more single artist channels than R&B channels.


Ditto-----

It's the fact that R&B/Urban takes bigger hits than any other genre, and in the real world of "other" radio- this genre is still huge. It does make one think and wonder what could be the motive for this? It is not ratings.... and more single artist channels on the air than R&B? That plain smacks of intentional bias.
 

DAB

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I have The free Slacker account but Sat. radio is my primary audio entertainment source. I'm sorry I feel this way the decisions made concerning R&B/HH seem downright racist. There are more single artist channels than R&B channels.

I mean using the Slacker G2, not just the service online. That is the beauty of the Slacker G2 you aren't tied to a computer. Sat Radio is primary for me too, but I am not going to do without the genres or tunes I want to hear because of the changes they made, so I canceled 2 subs and made my own changes.

In regards to their decisions about R&B, I don't believe racism has anything to do with it. I think far too many times the racist card is raised and that just doesn't add up, but what does add up is them having demographic info that says that African American aren't adopting sat radio at the rates of Caucasions so it makes sense that Country and Rock would be the primary demographic that they program for. But when one says it is racist that means someone or a group of some ones sat down and made a decision that hey we don't like blacks and so lets just cut out all the channels that they like. I don't believe that for a minute. It is all about demograhics and subs.
 

v1ru5

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I mean using the Slacker G2, not just the service online. That is the beauty of the Slacker G2 you aren't tied to a computer. Sat Radio is primary for me too, but I am not going to do without the genres or tunes I want to hear because of the changes they made, so I canceled 2 subs and made my own changes.

In regards to their decisions about R&B, I don't believe racism has anything to do with it. I think far too many times the racist card is raised and that just doesn't add up, but what does add up is them having demographic info that says that African American aren't adopting sat radio at the rates of Caucasions so it makes sense that Country and Rock would be the primary demographic that they program for. But when one says it is racist that means someone or a group of some ones sat down and made a decision that hey we don't like blacks and so lets just cut out all the channels that they like. I don't believe that for a minute. It is all about demograhics and subs.
I know you are probably right like I said I'm sorry I feel this way. But channels are always taken away from my favorite genre let be real, does Sirius really need 19 channels to cover Rock and it's sub genres?
 

DAB

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I know you are probably right like I said I'm sorry I feel this way. But channels are always taken away from my favorite genre let be real, does Sirius really need 19 channels to cover Rock and it's sub genres?

Well hell no they don't! I agree with you that the genres overall should be better represented rather than pushing Rock. I think there is no reason they could cut about 3 or 4 Rock channels.
 

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I mean using the Slacker G2, not just the service online. That is the beauty of the Slacker G2 you aren't tied to a computer. Sat Radio is primary for me too, but I am not going to do without the genres or tunes I want to hear because of the changes they made, so I canceled 2 subs and made my own changes.

In regards to their decisions about R&B, I don't believe racism has anything to do with it. I think far too many times the racist card is raised and that just doesn't add up, but what does add up is them having demographic info that says that African American aren't adopting sat radio at the rates of Caucasions so it makes sense that Country and Rock would be the primary demographic that they program for. But when one says it is racist that means someone or a group of some ones sat down and made a decision that hey we don't like blacks and so lets just cut out all the channels that they like. I don't believe that for a minute. It is all about demograhics and subs.

I don't know if it is racism or not, but I think that it is more a matter of indifference. If you don't listen to a certain genre of music (like Hip-Hop/R&B), you wouldn't care as much or have any emotional investment into those channels if they were eliminated. I for one don't listen to country music, so I would not be phased if sirius dropped two or three country channels, but someone who loves it would be very upset.

I know the bottom dollar is top priority with any business, but if they had someone who championed certain genres of music (hip-hop/r&b/dance), I don't think they would always be on the chopping block.
 

v1ru5

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I don't know if it is racism or not, but I think that it is more a matter of indifference. If you don't listen to a certain genre of music (like Hip-Hop/R&B), you wouldn't care as much or have any emotional investment into those channels if they were eliminated. I for one don't listen to country music, so I would not be phased if sirius dropped two or three country channels, but someone who loves it would be very upset.

I know the bottom dollar is top priority with any business, but if they had someone who championed certain genres of music (hip-hop/r&b/dance), I don't think they would always be on the chopping block.
People like AZjoe and myself have emailed and called for YEARS and it seems our concerns have fallen on deaf ears.
 

DAB

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If you don't listen to a certain genre of music (like Hip-Hop/R&B), you wouldn't care as much or have any emotional investment into those channels if they were eliminated. I for one don't listen to country music, so I would not be phased if sirius dropped two or three country channels, but someone who loves it would be very upset.

Well you make very rock solid point no doubt about it! I do enjoy R&B and Hip Hop myself, but I'll be the first to tell you I am not as knowledgeable as some here on the forum about the various sub-genres within R&B and Hip Hop. But I do enjoy the music a great deal.

I know the bottom dollar is top priority with any business, but if they had someone who championed certain genres of music (hip-hop/r&b/dance), I don't think they would always be on the chopping block.

Still it does make you wonder how they made the decisions they did, I assume it was through demographics, but still I think R&B and Hip Hop have taken a very unfair cut when you consider Rock and even Country. Though because I like Country, I'd be more apt to cut Rock down some. LOL

People like AZjoe and myself have emailed and called for YEARS and it seems our concerns have fallen on deaf ears.

I have to say you guys have been on top of your game in this area for a long time. I am always amazed that you guys have continued to subscribe as much as you love R&B and Hop Hop. No matter how you slice it or dice it removing all the channels in this genre over the years has just not been right!
 

v1ru5

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Well you make very rock solid point no doubt about it! I do enjoy R&B and Hip Hop myself, but I'll be the first to tell you I am not as knowledgeable as some here on the forum about the various sub-genres within R&B and Hip Hop. But I do enjoy the music a great deal.



Still it does make you wonder how they made the decisions they did, I assume it was through demographics, but still I think R&B and Hip Hop have taken a very unfair cut when you consider Rock and even Country. Though because I like Country, I'd be more apt to cut Rock down some. LOL



I have to say you guys have been on top of your game in this area for a long time. I am always amazed that you guys have continued to subscribe as much as you love R&B and Hop Hop. No matter how you slice it or dice it removing all the channels in this genre over the years has just not been right!
Satellite radio is the shit, I claim I'm gonna cancel and all that shit because at the time I am pissed. This is why I was against the merger when I became unhappy with Sirius because of the same thing they are doing now I had a choice,XM so now I guess I have to bite the bullet and take it as it is. I would still recommend Satellite to anyone.
 
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