I have a HUGE project for a long-time Sirius fan (and even an XM fan)

IdRatherBeSkiing

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So anyway, what was this really "huge" channel shakeup? It seems like it was more of a bad thing than good. Just because people had to reprogram their presets, or was there something I don't know about?

Most have been small tweaks. The biggest I remember (aside from Nov 12th) was April of 2006. ClearChannel won the rights to put commercials on their channels so XM had to immediatly cloan 4 channels to keep the 69 commercial free channels moniker to match Sirius. They added Flight 26 to shadow The Mix, Hitlist to shadow Kiss, Eascape to shadow Sunny, and US Country to shadow Nashville. They dropped 4 channels as well. This happened about 2 months after they split Top Tracks into Top Tracks and Big Tracks.
 

Aaron

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So anyway, what was this really "huge" channel shakeup? It seems like it was more of a bad thing than good. Just because people had to reprogram their presets, or was there something I don't know about?

The September 29, 2005 Sirius channel lineup change...

-- Folk Town replaced by The Coffee House
-- Wax 42 removed.
-- Slow Jamz removed
-- Soul Revue renamed Soul Town
-- Horizons (world music) renamed The Globe (then quickly become a SAC)
-- Remix 62 removed
-- Swing Street removed
-- Wisdom Radio became Lime
-- Introduction of Spa 73
-- Radio Margaritaville introduced... Vacation had been off the air for a few weeks or months, I believe
-- Super Shuffle is born
-- BBC Radio 1 is introduced
-- Revolution (Christian rock) is introduced
-- all dance channels moved from the 60s to the 30s
-- all country channels moved from the 30s to the 60s

I still have that brochure, as well as every one they've sent since late 2004.
Hope that helps. :cool:
 

Kryptonite

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That doesn't seem horrible, unless you liked Wax 42 or Slow Jamz. Isn't the music of Slow Jamz found elsewhere, though?

It seems most of that stuff is either found elsewhere on Sirius or just changed positions (dance and country flipping which seems weird to do. Maybe it made sense back then.)


That September change also must what have brought Howard 100 and Howard 101? If that was the case, then didn't it also affect a lot of the news/talk channels?