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Old 12-05-2006, 11:41 PM   #31
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How do you all find the time to listen to both services?
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:48 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by FlagRiot

i'll start. i listen to xm 4, xm 15, xm 34, xm 40, and xm 75 a lot. but lately ive been listening to special-xmas (107).

where can i find channels with content along these lines on siri?


SIRIUS 75 - Standards & Swing ----- This channel does play 'big band' swing music, many from the 40s, and classic American standards. 40s music is common, but if you want every song to be 40s, SIRIUS no longer has an all-40s channel but once did based upon older channel guides I've read.

SIRIUS 62 - Roadhouse Country ---- If you like Southern Gospel, Bill Gaither hosts a show on Sundays on this channel.

SIRIUS 13 - ELVIS Radio ----- 2 hours of Elvis Presley singing only Southern Gospel music each Sunday morning.

SIRIUS 65 - SIRIUS Bluegrass ---- This has the "SIRIUS Bluegrass Gospel Train" each Sunday morning.

If you want to listen to Southern Gospel throughout the week "on demand," SIRIUS might not be your best choice with its current channel lineup.

In relation to XM 15, 40 and 75, I really don't know enough about those genres to provide any worthwhile insight.

As far XM 107 - Special X-Mas --- I agree that SIRIUS needs a channel along these lines. However, I can only take that music in small doses, before I need to get back to more traditional Christmas fare.

I certainly DO wish there were a couple more Christmas channels on SIRIUS.

One thing to consider about XM: As ClearChannel has a stake in XM and provides the music libraries that comprise the playlists for several of their music channels, it is not uncommon to the "radio version" of songs with FCC-forbidden lyrics missing, bleeped out or replaced by more sanitized language.

One thing to consider about SIRIUS: The DJs on SIRIUS were originally designed to talk more between songs than their XM counterparts to give listeners in-depth insight on music and help put a particular song or album in context with the time or the life milestone of the artist who recorded it. However, they sometimes get off the music topic at hand and begin babbling and giving you their random thoughts on life, making you feel like you are listening to FM radio once again. UGH!

If those channels you referenced are vital to your musical enjoyment and listening habits, I can easily see why SIRIUS might be a bit of a disappointment for those genres.

Having both XM and SIRIUS, literally the best of both worlds in the relatively new universe of satellite radio, truly is something for which to be thankful.
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:57 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by krockradio
How do you all find the time to listen to both services?
I like to listen in the morning while "snoozing" in bed.

I listen while eating breakfast and getting ready for work.

My morning commute normally takes over an hour.

I can listen to the music channels of either service online while I'm at work.

My evening commute normally takes an hour or more as well.

My girlfriend lives over 2 hours away, so I enjoy not having to switch radio stations while driving to visit her on weekends.

I spend my leisure time in the evenings surfing the Internet while listening to FOX News, Matt Drudge, hockey games, auto racing-themed programs, classic radio shows like "The Green Hornet" and "Gunsmoke," listening to opera or classical music while reading or tapping my feet to Bluegrass or Elvis or getting a few laughs from a comedy channel.

I now prefer to turn off my television each evening so I can listen to my radio.

There is so much GREAT content on either service, it truly is difficult get around to sampling everthing. The benefit: How can you possibly ever get tired of listening to your satellite radio?
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Originally Posted by krockradio
How do you all find the time to listen to both services?

Usually, sports programming prompts a switch from one service to another.
If I'm going to a sporting event covered by a satellite service, I listen to that service the day of the game leading up the event at night.

FOX News or CNN, I can listen to on either.

Some days, I get better or clearer reception on one or the other, so I might go with the better signal on a given day.

Every Friday is "ELVIS Friday" (SIRIUS) for me. There is no better way to finish up a week than with Elvis!

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Old 12-06-2006, 09:30 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by krockradio
How do you all find the time to listen to both services?

i only watch sports on tv..and that just on saturday, sunday, mondat and thursday
The Osmonds' split up, Donny Osmond has been awarded custody of the teeth

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Dual subscriber here. $25 a month is a worthy price for me to hear everything I could possibly want in radio.

XM for Audiovisions, Coast-to-Coast AM, and Sonic Theater. Honestly, I don't listen to anything else.

XM especially because there's a nearby repeater that provides a strong signal. Even with the antenna on my roof I get occasional dropouts with Sirius.

Sirius for Movin EZ, Totally 70s and the 60s channel, and that's about all I listen to on Sirius.

So I get about six channels from two providers, and it costs me around $24 per month. For me, it's a bargain.

If I had to choose, I would choose Sirius because of Movin EZ and Totally 70s.
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