Bring Back Sirius Gold!!!!!

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by GreenHornet99, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. GreenHornet99

    GreenHornet99 Member

    The merger of the music stations has been a great success overall. The only problems I can see is getting rid of Sirius Gold. They should have kept it similar to the Pulse when they brought over XM's 90's station. The 50's channel from XM is very different from Sirius Gold.

    The other issues I have are with the loss of Strobe/Chrome, Buzzsaw, The Beat (BPM is different as well).
  2. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    I am afraid we aren't going back! Some of the programs from those channels are being added to other channels. It will never be the way it was no matter how much we want it to be. Onward and Forward is the name of the game! ;)
  3. twufred

    twufred New Member

    I concur with Green Hornet most enthusiastically. The great jocks like the legendary Bill Rock, Jim Kerr, Don Tandler and others had a way to make Sirius Gold special. It was a channel I had a great loyalty towards.

    However, to be honest, I again bow to DAB's wisdom. The Karmazin Kuts in air-talent, etc. makes it highly improbable that the programs Sirius listeners once enjoyed on Gold will ever be resurrected. With SXM functioning under supreme austerity it cannot become a reality until black ink replaces red, if at all.

    On a related note (and I know some will disagree), XM's playlists are way, way too "deep" for my tastes. I do not mind a "B-side" every so often. But some of the things they are playing are simply not my cup of tea.

    Makes me glad I have the Slacker contraption wired via an A-B switch in my car.

    Trust all had a Bountiful Thanksgiving!
  4. joe2k4

    joe2k4 Member

    Bill Rock is gone? I really enjoyed him when I got a chance to listen!
  5. kc1ih

    kc1ih Member

    I also think the audio was better on Sirius Gold, there seems to be too much compression on the new channel.
  6. maxoct97

    maxoct97 New Member

    It's kind of cool turning on a 50's station and knowing that's pretty much what it sounded like in 1959...that was XMs strength. I remember sitting in my car on a date, listening to the 60's station and feeling like I was transported to a different time period.

    Just change your perspective! :)
  7. stingray66

    stingray66 New Member

    TO Me THEY have no chose but to bring back sirius gold XMs 50s on 5 sucks so bad and it just NOT the same as Sirius gold with the stock down to 12 cents and stock holders outraged and all of us pissed off it would be one off the things that why the merger failed
    as for me I going to the slacker G2 and I will end up something as good as sirius gold
    was and if they dont fixed this mess by the years end I will dump sirius and use the slacker IT will be Mels head on the chopping block
  8. Musicologist

    Musicologist Member

    I agree completely that Sirius Gold was better than XM's 50's channel.

    There was a more dynamic selection of music on Gold, and the DJ's were some of the very best on either service.

  9. monty

    monty Member

    I think he is still over on the Elvis channel.
  10. deedee

    deedee Active Member

    Before I make a comment with reference to "Sirius Gold" I have to say that with all of my negative feelings with what is going on I have to say first and foremost that what ever Sirius has and plans to do one thing for sure they have always maintain ( I think ) the best personnel that you can find. I cannot recall anytime that I made a phone call that the person on the other side of the phone could not have been more helpful and sincere to listen to what I had to say never rushing me off of the phone, always trying to answer my questions as best as they could. To me that first "Hello" is the important one.

    Long before there was a "Sirius Gold" that the fans of that era loved here in NYC we had a great station that played the great sounds of "Doo-Wop" ( I know that I'm going to sound like a broken recording ) but there is no other way to get around it. I'm not sure just how it was advertised to you, I would think the same way but here in NYC we were led to believe that the "Doo-Wop" sound was coming home to us and it did.

    Too Good to Be True

    And It Was.........

    The first DJ to go along with the music ( for me anyway ) was Bob Thomas, but all was not lost they gave us another DJ named TJ. Well his show was just what we all needed after losing Bob.

    TJ was with us for two years and the sound of the "Doo-Wop" era was great... We picked the music we wanted to hear by calling in just like it was back on the NYC radio years before.

    I know that you would think that after awhile you would get use to it - no - . The night of his last show was sad sooo many people calling in to let him know how they felt yes about him but also about the music it always comes down to the music.

    Sirius it was for three hours on Wednesday Night but the sound of that era lasted into the following week - what can I say but we loved it and we miss it.


    I must put this in that while Bob Thomas was no longer with us I was introduced to a great station the "Bridge". Well lets just say that I'll leave that for another reading....

    You know Sirius you have so much to offer and I truly do hope that you will try to understand just what your customers are wanting - I know that you can please all of us. Please try.

    diane :yesshake:
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2008

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