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Old 08-28-2005, 04:44 AM   #16
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any of you guys know tom paxton ? next to dylan, i think he was the biggest person in 60s folk.
They play both Tom and Pete Seeger on....

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Old 08-28-2005, 05:36 AM   #17
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I listened to Folktown from time to time and could never fall in love with it.
I agree.

I think the channel would've been more popular if they had played a little more classic folk music. Much of the stuff they played was just too obscure for most people.
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:09 AM   #18
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They did play classic folk music - "The Bob Dylan Radio Hour." They also played very good modern folk music. My fear is Sirius is taking the "too obscure" arguement to heart. I bought satellite radio to hear things that are new, or different, or totally ignorned by FM radio. If Sirius insists on being traditional radio with a few more channels, there is less and less of a reason to subscribe.
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:21 AM   #19
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Larry, I've only been with satellite radio and Sirius a week, so I don't know the ropes yet. Will you let me know how to give them feedback about cancelling Folktown? Thanks for the leads to online folk music; unfortunately, in this rural area I only have slow dial-up, so listening to music online is difficult at best.... which is why I went with satellite. I chose Sirius over XM because they seemed to be more liberal, but now with the new line-up, I'm certainly beginning to wonder.........

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Old 08-28-2005, 11:06 AM   #20
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i didn't know that tom paxton still performed. some of his songs were pretty darn good, and made you think. "what did you learn in school today" comes to mind.

but he also did kid songs like "going to the zoo", and "marvelous toy".

i liked the old folk music, such as the kingston trio, highwaymen, chad mitchell, ppm, weavers, etc.
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Old 08-28-2005, 12:15 PM   #21
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They did play classic folk music - "The Bob Dylan Radio Hour." They also played very good modern folk music. My fear is Sirius is taking the "too obscure" arguement to heart. I bought satellite radio to hear things that are new, or different, or totally ignorned by FM radio. If Sirius insists on being traditional radio with a few more channels, there is less and less of a reason to subscribe.
I agree! Satellite radio shoud stand apart from FM/AM/HD Radio, not just be a "slight" commerical free improvement! I suppose this may be "cured" by improving technology or the FCC granting more bandwidth to allow them to add more channels.
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:42 PM   #22
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First finding out Swing Street is gone and now I am finding out that Folktown is gone. What kind og programming change up is this> Sirius is taking away 2 great music channels? I really do not see why they are removing these. Just why couldn't they just combine starlite and sirius love into one channel and maybe combining a couple of the rock channels together so we wouldn't have to lose these 2 wonderful stations. I will emailing sirius about this for sure.
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Larry, I've only been with satellite radio and Sirius a week, so I don't know the ropes yet. Will you let me know how to give them feedback about cancelling Folktown?
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To give feedback to Sirius, go to http://www.sirius.com , click on "help" in the upper right corner, click on the word "form" (in blue), and/or call the phone number given, which is 1-888-539-SIRIUS (7474). I prefer using the online form, that way you get a written reply by e-mail in a few days.
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Old 08-29-2005, 02:44 PM   #24
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I think some Folk (not the entire playlist) will be included in the new Coffee House channel. XM"s The Loft does include some Folk.
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I think some Folk (not the entire playlist) will be included in the new Coffee House channel. XM"s The Loft does include some Folk.
Yes, but XM also has a real folk channel, The Village.
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Old 08-29-2005, 08:39 PM   #26
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I just heard today from The Kennedys, they had no heard about the change. To be fair, they’ve been away for a week, they’ll probably be notified officially when they go in to record their next show. But don’t be surprised if their show next Saturday makes no mention of this, they’re probably a gag order on discussing this over the air. Has anyone heard any of the jocks discussing the impending cancellation, I haven’t.

To add to my earlier reply on contactiong Sirius, you can also write to them by postal mail. The address posted elswhere on the forum is:

Jay Clark
Executive Vice President, Programming
Sirius Satellite Radio
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Even if you’ve already contacted them by e-mail or phone, it still might not be a bad idea to send a letter.
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Well, that must have been quite a surprise for them. I've tried e-mailing Sirius several times, but everything gets bounced back to me. Guess I'll have to break down and do snail mail. Thanks for the land address.

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I wrote to Michael Tearson last night, asking him about his future with Sirius and the future of The Bob Dylan Hour. Here is his response:

>>Larry, very little has been made clear yet to those of us doing Folk Town but it does appear I will continue with the new version of the channel including the Dylan Hour. I am having a blast doing the shows, and they really seem to like my work.

As for Coffee House, my only advice is not to pre-judge the channel before it's on. Even then wait a bit while it gets its momentum.<<
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Old 08-31-2005, 01:05 PM   #29
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Larry, that is definitely the most encouraging thing we've heard. If the Dylan Hour will still be on, maybe there's hope..........

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Old 09-01-2005, 12:51 AM   #30
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hi kate,

did they stick with just the early dylan folk music, or did they wander into the rock and roll stuff, as well ?
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