Digital Radio Central - Sponsored by TSS Radio
  DRC Home Page DRC Forums Contact Us  
 
SIRIUS Backstage Forum
 
 
 
  Sirius Satellite Radio XM Satellite Radio iTunes/iPod Slacker Pandora  
 
 
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  
Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > > >
Visit Digital Radio Central

Notices

SIRIUS Electronic & Dance Non-stop beats and the pulsating energy of the club - the full spectrum of dance music.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
 
Old 06-12-2006, 11:37 AM   #1
Cannon
Sirius Star
 
Join Date: Aug 07, 2003
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Posts: 2,357
Cannon is on a distinguished road
Default It has come to this

The regular posters here in the Dance forum have gotten a lot of flack over the years. We have been labeled as complainers and over-reactors.

Even Sirius jocks like Liquid Todd and Michelle Visage have posted on here basically "putting us in our place" in a polite/political way.

But let's look back for a minute; let's look at Sirius' actions, our temper tantrum responses and Sirius' eventual counters.


A

Sirius kills the Vortex because their research shows no one likes trance.

Forum posters go on the rampage posting about how stupid this mistake was, sticking up for the popularity of trance, despite Sirius' "research" and call to complain.

Sirius turns Planet Dance, an underground dance channel into a progressive house/drum n bass/and Trance format. A big deal, because even though we in the dance forum did nothing but praise the Vortex during its short few months as an all trance channel, Sirius never referred to it as Trance on its website. With the Planet Dance changes, Swedish Egil and Freddy Snakeskin start saying the word Trance every time they spoke. Things like "coming up next, more trance music for you trance lovers" and "Planet Dance, where at least 50% of the music is trance." Soon after, Sirius flips Planet Dance to Area 63 (Area 33) drops the drum and bass tag and calls it trance and progressive house only. Reality they are 75% trance.

Conclusion: Sirius flips a station to trance while working with Victor Dinaire, a highly respected trance DJ. Something goes sour, Victor is out, and despite our praise, Sirius (out of spite?) flips Vortex to Chill, leaving us tranceless for quite a while. Candy given to baby, candy taken from baby..baby is gonna cry. Sirius then kissed our ass, and testified to a major screw up on their part regarding the "popularity" of trance.

B

Sirius kills House Party (60) because no one likes House music.

SBS dance posters call foul. Even though House Party is poorly programmed, House is arguably one of the biggest and most listenable to forms of dance music.

Sirius debuts a House Party Sunday on Remix 62, which is also poorly programmed but also an admission of guilt on their part: not knowing their audience worth a damn, yet again.

Conclusion: The verdict is still out. Sirius canned the Sunday House Party when they canned Remix (see below), and now there is as big a hole for quality deep/classic/soulful house music as there was for Trance after the Vortex. We'll see if the whiny posters here are eventually proved right with the next channel update/change.

C

The sweepers on Area 63 programmed by Sirius inbetween EVERY song

We pain in the ass posters here again complain on how disruptive, annoying and tired the constant interruptions with all those "You've been contaminated" sweepers were. We bitched and we moaned . All in the face of the almighty programmers that we pay for by the way, who are supposed to know their audience.

Sirius scales back the sweepers significantly, resulting in the re-introduction of most of the old Planet Dance DJ's to Area 63 and even some cold segues from song to song. Sirius realized the flow was important (as we said, duh!) and started settign up segs so that they were perfectly mixed beat to beat.

Conclusion: Once again seems like we knew what we were talking about. Starting to see a trend here?

D

The 24/7 DJ mix channel Remix is nixed - the Dog's main leg up on its competitor XM at the time in dance. We are told by Sirius "people don't like mixes" but the sentiment on the forum shows quite the contrary.

We fragrant posters who "can't really represent the majority of Sirius dance channel listeners" go OFF. I'm still not sure if the outcry over Vortex was greater than the outcry over Remix or vice versa. But to be told research shows people don't like mixes as much? What people? Not true dance fans! You ever go to a club and hear a DJ playing one song after another? No! Mixing is the essence of how dance music is heard. Anyone who doesn't like mixing knows nothing about the genre and they should not be construed as an "audience". That would be like me giving my opinion on what they should do the classical channels.

Sirius says they were always planning to put "non popular" mix shows on the other channels. Now we have mixing every day of the week on all the dance channels except Chill.

Conclusion: Sirius screwed up again. Majorly. Even XM realized what a big screw up Sirius made and scored an "in your face" over the Memorial Day weekend by calling BPM's special weekend of NONSTOP Mixes "Remixx weekend". Ouch!

E

Disco vs. Classic Dance.

SBS posters consistently say 100% disco is ridculous and classic dance from the 80's/90's should be included.

The Strobe eventually dumps 100% disco and mixes in freestyle and other classic dance.

Conclusion: The Strobe has still not become what it should be. The outcry is still for more of a variety of music from the 80's/90's and a descrease in dicso from down to more like 25%. Of course, people call in that can't live without hearing "Brick House" every 19 hours so Sirius assumes they are their "real" audience and caters to them, while ignoring the incredible song suggestions by numerous posters such as LASIRIUSFAN. Nothing else is probably going to change here. Sirius is scared of making the Strobe really great. In fact a lot of the classic dance they were playing is showing up now back on the Beat...

F

Sirius programs a Dance hits station for people who know little to nothing about dance music. The Beat is very slow on new music, and has DJ's who banter on more about Hollywood gossip and hip hop artists. Compared to BPM, the XM equivalent, the Beat is obviously not presented as Dance Lite and not a true dance hits channels.

We suggest for years that Sirius make the Beat more agreesive. Get DJ's who know a thing or two about the music (Valentino does a great job and you can tell he genuinely knows the genre).

Sirius ignores this request and consistently loses the Winter Music Conference nomination for best satellite dance station. Finally in the early months of 2006 a definitive change to the music on the Beat happens, they become more agressive, adding new songs all the time.

This suprises the dance posters and you see positive posts on the Beat. I mean, the Beat has always been beat up, but now the general consensus is things are better, wow! Thanks!

In an irrational and unexplained move, The Beat dumps almost all their new music currently in rotation, picks about 15 current songs and bangs the hell out of them, and begins playing a lot of gold music, including songs previously being played on the strobe, and recycling some of the lame pop remixes that true dance fans could have lived without in the first place. The Beat is programming an even "safer" dance lite format now. If anyone doesn't pick up on it they aren't passionate enough about the Beat to be considered a target audience.

Conclusion: The Beat is unlistenable. This coming from someone who always tried to see both sides of the fence and always tried to bridge the gap between the agressive true dance oriented BPM vs. the mass appeal dance hits station that plays enough watered down music to help attract a lot of listeners that may even help bring dance hits back into the mainstream a la 1988-1992. But the Beat is now beyond defense. And the fact that they have made such a drastic change AFTER finally giving us what we have been "bitching" about for years makes it all the more worse. It would have been better if they had just done this at the end of last year before they actually became so good. I can not help but feel slighted. I can not help but honestly say someone at Sirius doesn't give a damn about us.

I haven't even mentioned the scenarios of Chill playing rock, us bitching about that, and Sirius finally coming in line. Or Boombox playing non breaks hip hop, us bitching about that, and Sirius finally coming in line. My point has been made though.

But if you took the time to read all this, answer me this...

When have we, the "bitchy", "non-representive of the entire audience" posters to the dance forum been wrong? In every example Sirius has adjusted to present what we were screaming about. So you tell me, who seems to know what dance fans want? Who seems to actually have the finger on what Sirius should be doing with these channels?

Us.

I'm sending this to everyone in dance at Sirius.

I love 1st Wave, I love the Big 80's. I love the focus Sirius gives to making their channels sound like good radio. I hate how XM just focuses on the music. But you know what? In exchange, here is what I have gotten in return:

1. No less then 8 examples of stupid dance programming decisions on Sirius' part when their listeners on this forum were trying to tell them what to do.
2. Repetitive programming and lack of depth in the dance channels
3. And now, an implosion of The Beat

I always said, The Beat was the reason why I got Sirius and the reason why I keep Sirius. I can live with everything else if the Beat goes back to like it was several months ago. But if they don't, I can not take it any more.

If I don't see a change in the Beat, or some explanation from Sirius about what is going on and some big strides to fix things in some new channel lineup, in 30 days, I will leave and go back to XM, where I will be unhappy with almost everything else, JUST because their dance hits station is getting it done better.

It's not a threat. And I don't really care if people think I'm an idiot or overreacting. But if I am gone, and I have to incur the expense of switching out, I will consider myself a bitter enemy of the dog from now on.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cannon
(Originally posted: 02-11-2004, 08:37 PM) - Announced yesterday on allaccess.com that Joel Salkowitz has stepped down from his executive role at Sirius...He was the PD of Hot 97 when it was the best dance station that has ever existed in the US...I cant help but also wonder if his exit signals the further demise of the dance streams we all think need some major help.

Last edited by Cannon; 06-12-2006 at 03:48 PM..
Cannon is offline  
 
 
Old 06-12-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
smooth28la
Loyal Listener
 
Join Date: Jun 01, 2003
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 104
smooth28la is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to smooth28la Send a message via Yahoo to smooth28la
Default

Wow! Well said!

You should print it out and send it in regular mail to the decision makers

SIRIUS
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
smooth28la is offline  
 
 
Old 06-12-2006, 03:19 PM   #3
Agent J
Channel Surfer
 
Agent J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 21, 2006
Location: Palm Coast, FLA
Posts: 67
Agent J is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cannon
The regular posters here in the Dance forum have gotten a lot of flack over the years. We have been labeled as complainers and over-reactors.

Even Sirius jocks like Liquid Todd and Michelle Visage have posted on here basically "putting us in our place" in a polite/political way.

But let's look back for a minute; let's look at Sirius' actions, our temper tantrum responses and Sirius' eventual counters.

(snip)
Well said.
__________________
Electronic Dance Music enthusiast

XM Since Nov. 2002
Sirius from Jan. 06 to Oct. 07
Dual Sub no more.
Agent J is offline  
 
 
Old 06-12-2006, 03:55 PM   #4
Cannon
Sirius Star
 
Join Date: Aug 07, 2003
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Posts: 2,357
Cannon is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the initial positve feedback. I don't want anyone who bothers to read any or all of my epic post here....to walk away thinking I'm a Beat Hater. I know there are good people at Sirius Dance. I have communicated with Marcus and Larry before over email. l only hope this is temporary. But it still does not change my sentiment. I can't hang around while Sirius (whoever on the big corporate ladder this refers to) runs the Beat totally into the ground.

On the XM boards they are having a great time with this. In the spirit of kicking the enemy while he is down, I would not be suprised if BPM doesn't counter again with something to the affect of "the only real place in satellite radio to hear America's dance hits". I would be producing those sweepers at this very moment if I were one of the boys in D.C.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cannon
(Originally posted: 02-11-2004, 08:37 PM) - Announced yesterday on allaccess.com that Joel Salkowitz has stepped down from his executive role at Sirius...He was the PD of Hot 97 when it was the best dance station that has ever existed in the US...I cant help but also wonder if his exit signals the further demise of the dance streams we all think need some major help.
Cannon is offline  
 
 
Old 06-12-2006, 04:52 PM   #5
DJChrisz84
Mixologist
 
Join Date: Dec 11, 2005
Location: Reading, PA/ Durham, NC
Posts: 255
DJChrisz84 is on a distinguished road
Default

Cannon, I completely agree with you. I haven't posted here for awhile, mainly because I have given up. The past few months, like many others in this forum, I have tried to make suggestions and provide some constructive criticism, being that I live and breathe dance music. I like to think that employees from the dance department of Sirius have actually been listening to us and taking our advice into consideration. Given the playlist and song selections on The Beat for the last month, I am beginning to question myself. The station is a complete mess. How many times can they pound Nick Lachey, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey down our ears? What kind of current based station plays 3 gold songs in a row?? The thing that surprises me so much is that Geronimo is the head of dance programming. This guy did an excellent job when he was music director of KTU.

I appreciate the fact that Michelle and Liquid Todd took time out of their busy day to post on this forum. They have to understand that we are probably Sirius dance's biggest supporters. We make these suggestions, we comment/insult, we piss and whine because we care. The casual listeners never complain because they dont have the interest that we have. Dance music isn't their passion. Most of us on this forum know dance music more than anything else.

Also, Michelle made a comment that she gets emails from people want new music, then she'll get emails from people who want 90s stuff, etc. I was a dj in high school, and I agree that it is hard to please everyone. Program director/music director of a radio station isn't easy. The thing is that The Beat is a CURRENT dance hits station. If they play 15 songs in an hour, then 10 of them should be current, 3 recurrent, and 2 gold records. Yeah, people may want more older dance songs, but that's what The Strobe is for. The Strobe is a classic dance station. It's hard to believe, but 1995 is over 10 years ago. Music from that time is now considered classic dance.

I guess the thing that I don't understand is that Sirius is neglecting two fo the biggest subgenres in dance music: dance hits (not pop remixes, but real dance hits) and house. This just doesn't make sense.
__________________
Chris
Sirius subscriber 12/05-12/07
DJChrisz84 is offline  
 
 
Old 06-12-2006, 09:11 PM   #6
Boges
Mixologist
 
Join Date: Nov 30, 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 356
Boges is on a distinguished road
Default

I couldn't have said it better myself. Every point you made you nailed it on the head and there isn't much they can say to rebute you. I personally gave up with Sirius. I don't even bother with them anymore. Once I get XM, I will be canceling my Sirius subscriptions. There really is no need to pay for something that is complete garbage. I listen to the other stations, but dance is my main interest so the only thing left is to go where they actually cater to the dance fans. I know Sirius doesn't read this board, but XM sure does and it shows by how their dance has improved since a year ago.
Boges is offline  
 
 
Old 06-12-2006, 09:36 PM   #7
bclbob
Rocket Scientist
 
Join Date: Oct 17, 2004
Posts: 650
bclbob is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm wondering if the Saturday Night Safety Dance on 22 is an admission that we need more 80s/90s dance too?
__________________
Welcome back FOX News and hello FOX Newstalk
bclbob is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2006, 10:48 AM   #8
Cannon
Sirius Star
 
Join Date: Aug 07, 2003
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Posts: 2,357
Cannon is on a distinguished road
Default

Now would be a great time for a follow up post from Michelle Visage... Or anyone from Sirius Dance. I sent emails yesterday too. I appreciate the support from everyone here.

It is good because many people have said the Dance posters can never agree on anything...but I have shown a history of our majority opinions being proved right and it seems like so far everyone is agreeing with what I have said about the status of the Beat. My main hope here was not to cause a change in the Beat. Sirius has proven they are obstinate and do things their way in their timing. This is not a rant, this is not a smear campaign. This is a waving of the white flag, and admission of defeat and a truly sad day.

I basically just wanted to set the record straight and rest my case before my eventual, impending departure. Sadly, we have been right all along. And we will lose, being right once again.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cannon
(Originally posted: 02-11-2004, 08:37 PM) - Announced yesterday on allaccess.com that Joel Salkowitz has stepped down from his executive role at Sirius...He was the PD of Hot 97 when it was the best dance station that has ever existed in the US...I cant help but also wonder if his exit signals the further demise of the dance streams we all think need some major help.

Last edited by Cannon; 06-13-2006 at 10:56 AM..
Cannon is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2006, 10:53 AM   #9
Cannon
Sirius Star
 
Join Date: Aug 07, 2003
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Posts: 2,357
Cannon is on a distinguished road
Default

One more thought....here is how it all began...

60 House Party - Classic and current House
62 The Rave - 24/7 Mixing
63 Planet Dance - Underground dance
64 Vortex - Trance
66 The Beat - Dance hits/90's throwbacks/freestyle
68 The Strobe - Disco

It will never be that good again. And I realized late yesterday why. One of big wigs at Sirius back then was Joel Salkowitz. If you don't know who Joel is, he was the PD of Hot 97 New York in the late 80's/early 90's. They are still the greatest radio station of all time to me. He hosted a weekly countdown called American Dance Traxx. He knew Dance Hits. He knew exciting/energetic radio. He also was ousted by Sirius. It has been downhill ever since.

I still miss you, Joel. That was the handwriting on the wall. Now the empire has truly fallen...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cannon
(Originally posted: 02-11-2004, 08:37 PM) - Announced yesterday on allaccess.com that Joel Salkowitz has stepped down from his executive role at Sirius...He was the PD of Hot 97 when it was the best dance station that has ever existed in the US...I cant help but also wonder if his exit signals the further demise of the dance streams we all think need some major help.
Cannon is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2006, 11:36 AM   #10
smooth28la
Loyal Listener
 
Join Date: Jun 01, 2003
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 104
smooth28la is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to smooth28la Send a message via Yahoo to smooth28la
Default

Does anyone know who is senior programming managers at Sirius right now?
smooth28la is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2006, 01:26 PM   #11
danwxman
Rocket Scientist
 
Join Date: Jul 12, 2004
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 820
danwxman is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to danwxman
Default

Cannon, it hurts me to read this thread, but you are right. I got Sirius two years ago because the dance category was better programmed then XM's. Now it is the complete opposite. Outside of dance, I still like Sirius's programming better then XM's...and I like Howard Stern. But, I still remember the very reason I got satellite radio...to hear dance music. And thats why I have been considering switching to XM the past few weeks. What is going on with The Beat is just unacceptable. It doesn't even fit the channel's description of "Today's best dance hits and remixes"...I may keep Sirius or I may not.

What can really be done here? I've called and emailed Sirius probably a hundred times. I'm not kidding. The Beat was changing for the better and now that's all gone.

The constant Sirius boosters need to know what sad shape the dance category is in compared to XM. I think this thread should be moved to Sirius Music or the Dogstar Cafe, or another similar thread posted.
__________________
[t:0c42dc15f4]u=danwxman&f=verdana&s=11&c=00008B[/t:0c42dc15f4]
danwxman is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2006, 01:56 PM   #12
Cannon
Sirius Star
 
Join Date: Aug 07, 2003
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Posts: 2,357
Cannon is on a distinguished road
Default

I am just like you, dan...I love Sirius. I'm a radiophile. I care as much about the way a station (jocks/imaging, etc) is presented as I care about the music they play. I have always appreciated how Sirius caters to that. These stations have "life". They have interesting personalities, they are well produced and they don't sound canned. Plus, I like the way Sirius programs the music on 1st wave better than XM's Fred. I like the Big 80's better than 80's on 8. I like Hits 1 better than Hitlist or 20 on 20. I like the Strobe better than Chrome. I like Area 33 better than the System. Get the picture?

For me, to leave Sirius would be a big deal. It would not be a move I am excited about. BUT, like you, I got satellite radio to finally have access to something I had never had before. A dance hits/fun radio station. The Beat fit that bill and even through their ups and downs I was always satisfied enough to never consider making the jump to XM.

But now, the Beat is not in a "down". This is an absolute change in methodology. This is akin to a format change, not a tweak. And I fear it is not temporary.

So as much as I would be unhappy losing all the other great things Sirius offers, and as much as I would even feel weird posting here on SBS, because I would not even have the service anymore....I can not pay for a dance "hits" station like the Beat is now being formatted.

The whole point of this thread was to shine the light on Sirius programming decisions that have caused a lot of frustration, ranting, etc. Only to later have Sirius "fix" their mess. A mess that could have been prevented if they had listened to us in the first place, not gone by their "research" or the whims of clueless big wigs/consultants and or non serious dance fans/casual listeners. But time and time again, I feel Sirius has put us through it.

I really can't say I have any respect for them anymore. They just don't act logically. You don't piss off your core fans to please the masses because the masses are fickle. The masses could care less really. The core fans are your lifeblood. They are who you strive to please, and whoever else comes along for the ride, then great!!

Yes, dance music fans disagree a lot. It's been brought up before by someone that maybe that is because this music is such an underdog in the U.S. Maybe because its not normal to have FM stations in every city pumping out dance music, or a satellite service to offer 10 or more channels of dance/electronic programming, we that really love the music basically have "less to work with". I know it is hard to be a programmer. I am sure Marcus and Geronimo would love to be allocated 10 channels. I know we are a tough bunch to please. But you at least provide the basics. You at least play the current hits. As someone pointed out, that means new music every week, 90% currents, etc....you program the Beat like TulaneJeff said...like a dance version of Hits 1. Everytime I turn on Hits 1 it's something new being played.

Sirius is alienating me and I hate them for that. I am a paying customer and probably one of the most passionate that they have. I didn't subscribe to Sirius because they came with the car model I bought, or because they had a better sale going at the time then XM, or because some best Buy employee pushed me towards them, or because I flipped a coin, or because my uncle's neighbour had it and recommended it.

I picked Sirius because I acted as an intelligent consumer, I compared them to the competition and I made the choice that was best for me.

Like you my friend, I am headed for a defection to the other side. I have been listening to BPM on my Direct TV. You know what? I still don't like BPM. I still don't care for Alan Freed or Skyy. I hate the XM little sounder that is played on every channel. I don't WANT XM!! But what choice am I being left with. They are doing it better than the Beat.

I would pay five times a month what I pay for Sirius. Do you hear that, Executives? I care so much about getting good/fun/hot dance hits along with all of your other great channels, that I would easily and willingly drop well over $50 a month for the service in my car. I get more pleasure from it then I do satellite TV. So Sirius will really be losing someone who would continue to be very loyal and committed to them, if they showed half that interest in me.

It's almost been 24 hours and no email responses from anyone at Sirius. I have PM'd Michelle Visage too since she now is a member here. No response from her yet either.

I really can't believe it. So what do I do?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cannon
(Originally posted: 02-11-2004, 08:37 PM) - Announced yesterday on allaccess.com that Joel Salkowitz has stepped down from his executive role at Sirius...He was the PD of Hot 97 when it was the best dance station that has ever existed in the US...I cant help but also wonder if his exit signals the further demise of the dance streams we all think need some major help.

Last edited by Cannon; 06-13-2006 at 02:03 PM..
Cannon is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2006, 04:13 PM   #13
LASIRIUSFAN
Rocket Scientist
 
Join Date: Mar 29, 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 672
LASIRIUSFAN is on a distinguished road
Default

Cannon I think you'll appreciate BPM alittle more these days. Its really changed for the better. I didn't like the little XM sounders and the jocks are so-so on BPM. But they have the perfect playlist for Dance hits. They are playing SOOOOOOOO much current dance music you won't hear on Sirius Radio. Good music. They have their power hitters along with alot of other new music and older music in the mix. And I actually like the imaging better now than what The Beat is doing. The Beat's imaging is another thing still in the toilet (Like they ran out of good ideas). And I get to hear more dance mixes too. Like Sunday afternoons/nights.

I turned on BPM and they were playing Tiesto's Pirates of the carribean. The Beat on the otherhand was playing "So Yesterday" By Hillary Duff.... Who listen to that shit?? I mean, its not even playing on FM Top 40 anymore. I mean I can see if she had it out right now as a current release but its not. Its not a bonnifidable hit even on regular top 40 radio! This BS!

For now I'm listening the only dance hits channel on Satellite radio, XM 81 -BPM. Please Ban Sirius if you like Dance and make the switch.
LASIRIUSFAN is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2006, 04:19 PM   #14
Cannon
Sirius Star
 
Join Date: Aug 07, 2003
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Posts: 2,357
Cannon is on a distinguished road
Default

The Tiesto "Pirates" song is hot. I have heard it on BPM on my Direct TV. Yeah, I'm almost there. Right now its more of the issue/cost of switching them out/which XM receiver would I want, etc etc then the loyalty/love issue for Sirius. They have abandoned us.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cannon
(Originally posted: 02-11-2004, 08:37 PM) - Announced yesterday on allaccess.com that Joel Salkowitz has stepped down from his executive role at Sirius...He was the PD of Hot 97 when it was the best dance station that has ever existed in the US...I cant help but also wonder if his exit signals the further demise of the dance streams we all think need some major help.
Cannon is offline  
 
 
Old 06-13-2006, 07:34 PM   #15
DJChrisz84
Mixologist
 
Join Date: Dec 11, 2005
Location: Reading, PA/ Durham, NC
Posts: 255
DJChrisz84 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LASIRIUSFAN

For now I'm listening the only dance hits channel on Satellite radio, XM 81 -BPM. Please Ban Sirius if you like Dance and make the switch.
Besides the fact that I have a 1 year subscription that ends in December, now would be a perfect time for me to make the switch....my Starmate Replay's LCD just broke....huge black spot right in the middle of the screen.

Like Cannon, I am also a big Sirius fan though. I like everyone about Sirius better than XM, except for the dance category....but because dance is, by far, my favorite style of music, I am SIRIUSLY considering jumping ship to the competition.
__________________
Chris
Sirius subscriber 12/05-12/07
DJChrisz84 is offline  
 
 
 

Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > > >


Digitalradiocentral.com




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.39 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All Content Copyright SIRIUS Backstage. All Rights Reserved. SIRIUS and registered trademarks are the property of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc. The opinions posted on SIRIUS Backstage website and forums are those of the individual posters and/or this website and are not necessarily the opinions or positions of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc.