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Old 12-17-2006, 08:11 PM   #1
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I have been a SIRIUS subscriber for the past year and have enjoyed the product for the most part. I listen to all types of music so I do fly through the presets until I find something that I like. One of the main reasons I have been doing alot of channel changing lately is because of the lame SIRIUS dj's. It seems to be more common on the rock and urban channels. I listen to Octane 20 and Faction 28 quite a bit. I don't mind the jock chiming in once in awhile, but when they interrupt every other song to give some stupid entertainment news or reveal something about their life the product takes a serious hit. I also don't need to hear that NASCAR is coming and that I should check out the MAXIM channel. Some of the jocks on Faction especially are dropping f-bombs all over the place to try to sound cool but they end sounding like big wankers in the process. It's not that I'm offended by the f-bombs but when you hear it over and over it gets old really quick. SIRIUS just needs to tone all the dj cackle...it sucks. Does anyone feel the same way?
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:19 PM   #2
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Here's the cusromer care form, or call them at 1-888-539-SIRIUS.

http://www.sirius.com/servlet/Conten...=1112908249913

And no, I don't feel the same way, but I'm sure that there are some out there who do.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:48 PM   #3
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The only one that is truly annoying is the girl on the Big '80s in the afternoon - might as well be listening to FM, the way she talks over the start of many songs. She is truly in love with the sound of her own voice.

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Old 12-17-2006, 09:17 PM   #4
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The quick answer is... no, they won't shut up. Bitch at Sirius if it annoys you.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:33 PM   #5
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I agree 100%. I thought a main selling point of satellite radio music is that it's music with NO inturruptions...be it commercials or annoying DJ's. I can listen to regular radio if I want to hear bad DJ's.
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Go figure...for the most part I like the DJs....
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Couldn’t agree more... it’s one of the first things that people complain about when they activate their Sirius subscription. Everyone I know has said “I thought this was supposed to be uninterrupted music”. I am not against an automated station ID, but I for one am not paying to listen to DJ shtick. It is SO ANNOYING!!!

BTW – I and many I know have complained directly to Sirius and have gotten no response worth anything. I also think that for a company operating in the red, getting rid of all the music channel DJ’s would be a great cost savings!
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Does anyone feel the same way?
Of course. And you should contact various people at SIRIUS using this list I created for just such an occasion:

List of SIRIUS Contact Info


Most recent thread complaining about the DJ's:

http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...highlight=ipod
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Extended breaks where the DJ talks on and on (i.e. for more than a minute) are too much. The DJ stopping and talking about the artist, or a song that just played is just fine in my opinion.
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Unhappy SIRIUS Original Intent for Its DJs Has Lost Its Way

I've always read that Sirius intended its DJs to differentiate from the ones who rarely speak on XM. This was intended by musically-knowledgeable (presumably) Sirius DJs giving the listeners background information on artists or particular songs they are playing to give the audience insight on where a song falls in place within the context of the recording history of a given artists.

Currently, it seems like the SIRIUS DJs on multiple channels frequently go on some diatribe and give their NON-expert thoughts about current events, politics, what they had for lunch that gave them indigestion, what they are getting their children for Christmas, telling me A-G-A-I-N how I can get a free Sirius receiver by adding another subscription to my account (like I've not already been reminded countless times through Sirius e-mails and online ads) or talking about some obscure television show (UNrelated to the music genre) few care to watch. Eventually, they may tell me the name of the upcoming song and who recorded it.

I went to Sirius to get away from that pointless, uninteresting DJ banter. I enjoy learning more about musical genres and various artists from a program host, but I'll go back to being an FM radio devotee before I'll feel good about paying to listen to DJs ramble to me about what gives them indigestion when I just want to hear some nice music and relax.

If I want to hear personal info on a DJ, I'll ask Sirius to create an all-"DJ Private Lives" channel.

PLEASE, Sirius DJs, keep on topic, or give us more of an iPod format - No Off-Topic Banter!

(No, I don't want an iPod.)

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Old 12-18-2006, 04:36 AM   #11
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I've always read that Sirius intended its DJs to differentiate from the ones who rarely speak on XM. This was intended by musically-knowledgeable (presumably) Sirius DJs giving the listeners background information on artists or particular songs they are playing to give the audience insight on where a song falls in place within the context of the recording history of a given artists.

Currently, it seems like the SIRIUS DJs on multiple channels frequently go on some diatribe and give their NON-expert thoughts about current events, politics, what they had for lunch that gave them indigestion, what they are getting their children for Christmas, telling me A-G-A-I-N how I can get a free Sirius receiver by adding another subscription to my account (like I've not already been reminded countless times through Sirius e-mails and online ads) or talking about some obscure television show (UNrelated to the music genre) few care to watch. Eventually, they may tell me the name of the upcoming song and who recorded it.

I went to Sirius to get away from that pointless, uninteresting DJ banter. I enjoy learning more about musical genres and various artists from a program host, but I'll go back to being an FM radio devotee before I'll feel good about paying to listen to DJs ramble to me about what gives them indigestion when I just want to hear some nice music and relax.

If I want to hear personal info on a DJ, I'll ask Sirius to create an all-"DJ Private Lives" channel.

PLEASE, Sirius DJs, keep on topic, or give us more of an iPod format - No Off-Topic Banter!

(No, I don't want an iPod.)


I agree completley. I used to not mind the DJs because they were familiar as far as radio goes. Now I realize that this isnt regular radio why should we put up with moronic DJs? We dont need them to tell us the song coming up thats what the PDT is for.
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:17 AM   #12
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I like what the DJs add to the channels. I absolutely hate when they talk over the music, though. Some of the DJs on Hard Attack will vamp over an entire introduction to a song which I've seen go for 30 - 60 seconds. It's annoying. If they'd just talk in between the songs, I'd be totally happy that they're there.
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Well... if all we got to comment on is bj's then I say sirius is doin a good job
Or else nobody watches the nfl on sunday.
For what its worth I like sirius bj's...in fact if I can't have sirius bj's I don't want any bj's at all!
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I see what you are saying and agree to an extent. Faction is horrendous for too much chat at times and Madison on Alt Nation makes my teeth hurt. That said, DJs give a little human element to it rather than it just being a computerized playlist. And it still is WAY better than any terrestrial offering.
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Ah yes... Another old and tired subject gets resurrected once again...
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