The Strobe & Backspin to Return

Discussion in 'SiriusXM Soundwave Cafe' started by Scott Greczkowski, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Disco and Old School Hip-Hop Channels Back by Popular Demand on SIRIUS XM
    Radio

    The Strobe and Backspin return on January 15

    The Beat Morning Show launches on BPM

    NEW YORK, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio today announced
    the return of two music channels: The Strobe and Backspin. SIRIUS XM
    listeners will be able to listen to The Strobe and Backspin beginning
    Thursday, January 15.

    The Strobe and Backspin will bring back disco/classic dance and old school
    hip-hop respectively to SIRIUS and XM. Additionally, The Beat Morning Show
    will launch on BPM on January 15. The daily show will feature popular dance
    hits and be hosted by former Beat program director Geronimo.

    "Bringing back The Strobe and Backspin, and adding The Beat Morning Show, is
    part of our commitment to respond to our subscribers' overwhelming passion
    for our service," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer,
    SIRIUS XM Radio. "We are fortunate to have an enthusiastic audience that
    embraces satellite radio with unprecedented fervor. We will continue to
    listen to them as we strive to create the best audio entertainment experience
    available."

    The Strobe channel will showcase the best songs and artists of disco and
    classic dance. The channel will bring listeners back to the days of glitzy
    club life and Studio 54 while playing the biggest dance hits of the 1970s and
    1980s. The channel will feature shows highlighting various disco club
    classics, freestyle and mixed disco favorites, including, Deney Terrio's
    Request Fever and Causi's Club Classics.

    SIRIUS XM's Backspin channel will feature the best of old school rap and
    hip-hop. The channel will be the home of several specialty shows including
    Ladies' First with Monie Love and Zulubeats with Afrika Bambaataa, Mick Benzo
    and The Cutman
     
  2. JoeTan

    JoeTan Well-Known Member

    ALRIGHT! Now we are talking!

    Gimme my FAT BOYS BACK!
     
  3. sjb4

    sjb4 Member

    They better not be yanking our chains on this. Great news!
     
  4. ClubSteeler

    ClubSteeler Member

    Sit back... Let things settle out a bit. Geez... It's been what??? a month since the channel changes that caused such a knee-jerk reaction of cancellations.

    You see... They are listening to you guys. I GUARANTEE you that some of execs read this forum daily. I would.
     
  5. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    This is the best birthday present a boy could ask for!!
     
  6. TallGntlmn

    TallGntlmn New Member

    Thank goodness Backspin is coming back! I guess they saw the light in that they eliminated a whole era of rap.
     
  7. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Well now that is a first for Sirius. Hopefully this is only a start of them actually listening to subscriber feedback and programming accordingly!

    Not much of a Strobe fan, but it will be good to have Backspin back!

    I never thought we'd see this day, but it is a good thing for sure.
     
  8. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    Thank god Sirius for once in their company's history is listening to the subscriber. I just want to know is where is the strobe and Backspin going to be placed in the lineup. Btw the channels I hope they bring back are Disorder and Beyond Jazz.
     
  9. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing This space for rent

    1. Which channels are the going to dump? I hope they don't dump the Bridge!
    2. Are they going to be carried on the SATs or online only?
     
  10. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    I hope they dont dump Pop 2K for this otherwise I have to change a preset.
     
  11. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Maybe they are going to finally phase out some of these single artist channels, this would certainly be logical and then they don't have to take anything away!
     
  12. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    I hope that occurs but i doubt it.
     
  13. KTMCDO

    KTMCDO Member

    hope strobe uses the chrome playlist
     
  14. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Well certainly if they have heard the complaints about these channels being missed, they have also heard folks say how much they are sick and tired of these single artist channels as well.

    Now if they go and remove a couple of other channels to bring back these channels and piss off a whole new set of subscribers? Doesn't make much sense to me, but I think the only logical move would be to use the existing channels that single artist have now. But since when does Sirius corporate make logical decisions! LOL :eek:
     
  15. JoeTan

    JoeTan Well-Known Member

    Not AC/DC. They can have Led Zep. I want my AC/DC...or maybe ELVIS???? Jim Buffett???? Forget these clown losers!
     
  16. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    So true , and if Sirius would have a rotating single artist channel of the week channel that would be fine with me , but I hope they put the Strobe on 34 or 37 and Backspin on either 41,42,43,44,46,47,48 and 49 , but I am not too sure if they know this is logical. Hopefully they dont take away Pop 2K , but if they do I wont cancel I will just replace that preset with the Underground Garage.
     
  17. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus


    Well you do know that that AC/DC was one of those that was suppose to end in Jan anyway wasn't' it? I know it isn't a permanent channel.

    They aren't taking away Elvis or Jimmy that is a given!

    Led Zeppelin is likely, but in my opinion it is long over due for The Grateful Dead or Bruce Springsteen to go bye bye! These channel also aren't replacing other channels right now so they are free to be used.

    Led and AC/DC are using other channels right now and will both end at some point.
     
  18. JoeTan

    JoeTan Well-Known Member

    Greatful dead DEAR GOD!!! These losers have like 4 songs worth listening to....Buffett has 2. Both suck hard!

    Motorhead deserves a channel over these humps.
     
  19. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    Here is my solution to the problem , put strobe on 34 , and Backspin on 41 so no other channels are being taken away , and once the Dead Channel and E Street are done the Dead Channel should go to either punk or disorder , and E street should go to a rotating single artist channel of the week this sounds fair doesnt it ?
     
  20. phillyphan

    phillyphan Member

    I miss Planet Jazz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIRIUS XM, please bring it back.
     

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