Commercial-Free Music ...OR NOT

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by charliejay, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. charliejay

    charliejay New Member

    I'm a long time Sirius sub and have not had time to check out all the changes.
    HOWEVER, did I hear a commercial on the 50s or 60s decade channel????

    Sirius is 100% commercial free music. Right?
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
  2. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Maybe it was a channel promo.
  3. syphix

    syphix Member

    Commercials are paid for, by outside, 3rd parties.

    Promos...promote. And are not paid for.

    Hopefully, SIRIUS XM is simply trying to alert listeners of where to find new content now that they've "merged" the music channels.
  4. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    There are still no commericals on the Sirius XM programmed channels. Promo's do not count! These will settle out, I remember them having a lot of them when they did other major channel changes, but eventually they slowly removed them.

    Generally on the Sirius side they always had DJ's doing channel promos.
  5. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    You are not sure what channel you were on. Make sure it was not a promo. I know these are annoying but are not considered commericals.
  6. James

    James New Member

    The promos can be annoying . I remember one time a DJ on First Wave left the script and actually say "I don't think that a First Wave Listener would be interested but" and then proceded to promote, I believe, some Barry Manilow Event.

    My musical tastes are all over the place (but not Barry) so I do gleam some useful information from the promos. Also, not evey listener is as up to date on changes at Sirius as I am thanks to third party Sirius Websites. I have heard Sirius pays a straight percent for the music so this would rule out them purposely trying to lower the songs per hour to save money.
  7. JJS

    JJS Member

    Since the OP was a long-time Sirius sub, is it possible he's referring to a "retromercial" on the XM-derived 60's on 6?
  8. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    We advertise on SIRIUS and I would be one of the first to know if they started putting ads on the music channels. Thank God that hasn't happened. I wouldn't even want to be a part of it.
  9. bwaldron

    bwaldron Member

    That was my thought as well -- if listening Friday during the time when they "re-create" a classic channel. Though I would think that such an ad would pretty obviously be recognized for what it is, very casual listening might not betray the source.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  10. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Promos aren't bad. It only takes a few seconds to get through one. As long as I don't have to sit through 4 minutes of beer jingles and tire store grand opening sale adverts, I won't cause a fuss.
  11. DLariv308

    DLariv308 New Member

    About the only thing i have that comes close to a comercial on a music is a DJ saying "check out the new cd from ___________ in stores now" after, or before so and so artist is played which is about a 5 second blurb that i don't consider a commercial either.
  12. TX WJ

    TX WJ Intelligent Donkey

    The only promos I hate are the ones for the Payola channels.
  13. charliejay

    charliejay New Member

    I'm the OP and yes, it must have been 60s on 6. Some of what I was listening to was a recreation of a Chicago rock station and indeed there were full commercials during the recreation program.

    This was a short about 30-60 seconds which ended with "coming to a theater near you"

    What is a "retromecial" ?
  14. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Probably Larry Lujack on WLS
  15. monty

    monty Member

    Terry Young produces a show every Friday afternoon that uses tapes from old 60s AM stations mixed with the music. So you will hear local commercials that were broadcast from the station in the 60s as well as that AM stations DJs audio.
  16. gilpdawg

    gilpdawg Active Member

    Of course, this doesn't count as a commercial, as most likely the product or store being advertised is probably obsolete now. ;)
  17. meldar_b

    meldar_b New Member

    channel promos and sweepers are one thing :scratch:

    But when the channels start promoting other channels I call that a commercial :eek:

    Stop the cross channel commercials . . . :bigahh:
  18. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    A commercial requires Sirius XM to receive $$$. Otherwise it is a promo.

    I too find the promos annoying. I think they were put on the first week to help people find stuff on the new lineup. I have noticed a drastic drop in them the last couple of days.

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