Faction

Discussion in 'Decades, Pop, Rock' started by Bandit 5160, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Bandit 5160

    Bandit 5160 Member

    This can be a good channel at times, and it is the only place on Sirius-XM right now to hear punk. I think perhaps they should change the format of Faction to only PUNK music like what used to be played on XM 53 Fungus and Sirius 29 Punk Channel. The rap and hard rock mixed in with the punk on Faction can be heard elsewhere. They should keep Tony Hawk's show and all of their other personalities- I'm not saying do away with them. Just retool the music to make it the punk channel we no longer have.
     
  2. HCLogo

    HCLogo Member

    I agree, I don't mind the hard rock but I'm not so much a fan of the rap.
     
  3. tsave31

    tsave31 Member

    I can't stand Jason Ellis.
     
  4. HCLogo

    HCLogo Member

    It's not for everyone that's for sure. Same as Stern, I can't stand him. Can't please all the people all the time :)
     
  5. TacoKid

    TacoKid Member

    Ellis is not a bad guy but seriously, the Stern comparisons have to stop. Jason Ellis is a niche host at best.
     
  6. HCLogo

    HCLogo Member

    I think the main reason why there are so many comparisons is that they're both "edgy" although in different ways.
     
  7. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    I haven't had Faction on since the merger. I should tune in again. I used to listen for a couple of hours at a time once or twice a week. It was good stuff.
     
  8. tsave31

    tsave31 Member

    Ellis just seems to rant too long for me....he's good to a point. But once he reaches that point, he begins to get increasingly annoying. Opinions are opinions, though. I'm sure he has his fans as well.
     
  9. HCLogo

    HCLogo Member

    My main gripe about Faction is the limited play list. There are several songs that get played over and over. Sure, most of them are good songs, but I don't want to hear them ten times a day.
     
  10. Bandit 5160

    Bandit 5160 Member

    Faction has so much to choose from, since they are playing punk, ska, hard rock, and hip-hop. There is absolutely no reason for its playlist to be limited. I don't listen to this channel a whole lot personally, but its sad if the playlist is shallow when it doesn't have to be.
     
  11. HCLogo

    HCLogo Member

    My thoughts exactly. They seem to be trying though which is good news. They have a "DIY Radio" contest on the go which may provide them with some listener input and new material.

    Contest details:
    FACTION: DiY RADIO
     
  12. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    DIY Radio is fun. I've been listening since they first started this about a year or so ago. Maybe two years. I even was selected to do it. However, laziness set in and I never sent in my cd's 'show' and playlist. But the choices each week vary and usually play some interesting things.
     
  13. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Xm 52 / sirius 28

    D.I.Y. Radio

    Sundays 8 pm ET
    It ain’t brain surgery! We choose a different listener each week to host their very own show on D.I.Y. Radio. You get to pick the music and say what you want – the whole nine. Just tell us why you think you’re worthy at RadioFaction.com then tune in as Faction gives the power to the people.
     
  14. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    The FACTION Summer Concert Series
    Mon 7/11 9:00 pm ET
    It’s summertime – and time for live music! We’re bringing the live music to you with the FACTION Summer Concert Series! You’ll get exclusive performances from some kickass Faction bands. It all starts with a private mini-set from Punk legend Mike Ness and Social Distortion. Plus- you’ll get a bonus set from newcomer, Red Light King performed at the SiriusXM studios. Tune in for performances you can’t hear anywhere else on the FACTION Summer Concert Series! (1 hr) > Rebroadcast: Wed 7/13 9:00 am ET; Fri 7/15 12:00 am ET
     
  15. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

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    SiriusXM is thanking our listeners with a private club show by Dropkick Murphys in NYC for subscribers only! In the midst of their US tour, Dropkick Murphys will be coming to New York to perform songs from their upcoming new album, SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD, on December 13th. Don’t miss this intimate live performance – this is your chance to be there! SiriusXM Dropkick Murphys Subscriber Event - SiriusXM Radio
     
  16. Grüpsaar

    Grüpsaar DRC Forum Bum

    Wish I could go!
     
  17. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    I like to punt my Murphy's- why does everyone else like to dropkick them? :clueless:
     
  18. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Personally, I'm more of a Hail Mary Murphy kind of a guy, but that's just how I roll.
     
  19. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Official PR:

    Dropkick Murphys to Perform Private Concert for SiriusXM Listeners

    Concert to air live on SiriusXM's Faction

    NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that Dropkick Murphys will perform a private concert for SiriusXM listeners.

    The concert will be broadcast live on Thursday, December 13 at 9:00 pm ET on Faction, channel 41, in celebration of the iconic punk rock band's 8th album SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD, which will be released on January 8, 2013.

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    SiriusXM listeners will have the chance to attend the private concert. Listen to Faction or visit Welcome to the world of satellite radio - SiriusXM Radio for Official Rules and details.

    After the live broadcast, the concert will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at siriusxm.com. Visit On Demand - SiriusXM Radio for more info on SiriusXM On Demand.

    Faction, SiriusXM's action sports and music channel features music by artists like Rancid, Eminem, Ramones, Tupac, Pennywise, Dr. Dre, Sublime, Beastie Boys, Green Day, and features shows hosted by Marky Ramone, Tony Hawk, Jason Ellis and Bam Margera.

    For more information on Dropkick Murphys, please visit Dropkick Murphys.
     
  20. SIRIUSaboutXM

    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

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    Faction's Coverage of the X Games in Los Angeles

    Skateboards! Motorcycles! BMX bikes and rally cars! It’s the world’s premiere action sports event and SiriusXM’s Faction channel has it covered. We’ll put you on the ramps and behind the scenes with the biggest action sports stars on the planet as they compete for X Games gold, plus professional skateboarder/SiriusXM host Jason Ellis broadcasts live from the games on Friday! Faction team coverage of the 2013 Summer X Games all weekend on SiriusXM Channel 41.

    (All times ET)
    Tomorrow 7:00 pm- midnight
    Fri 8/2 10:00 am- midnight
    Sat 8/3 10:00 am- 3pm & 6:00 pm- midnight
    Sun 8/4 10:00 am- Noon; 12:30 pm- 8pm & 11:00 pm- Midnight
    Mon 8/5 10:00 am- 1pm
     

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