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Old 08-20-2003, 08:19 PM   #1
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on my way across the state i found i was listing to xm more than sirius because, the dj's would play my requests there were no repeats in all the time i was listening as compared to jam central that played the same song 5 times in 12 hours (even though i e-mailed and called to complain about that). i am really upset because i got xm just for the hell of it, just to check it out.
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No, problem at all, but 5 repeats in 12 hours? I just don't see that as extreme in regards to repeats. If XM suits you better, then hey... that is wonderful and its the beauty of having a choice.

I suggest you listen to XM for awhile before you make your choice, because on one given day it can certainly decieving.
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Did you mean to suggest that you do not feel the same song played five times in twelve hours is too much repetition?
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Did you mean to suggest that you do not feel the same song played five times in twelve hours is too much repetition?
Hey Donald... Yes that is what I meant... I just don't see hearing the same song 5 times in 12 hours as bad, especially if its a hit song. I don't know maybe I am just more tolerant than most. Now if this was a non-hit then YES that is too repetitive. What do you think?

Personally I'd like to see on the Decades streams like 60, 70, 80 etc that no song should be repeated in a given 24 hour period or longer. But I just don't see how we get to a place where there are no repeats for days at a time. Not even XM offers that.
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I could possibly see a song repeated five times in twelve hours as, perhaps, acceptable on a hits-driven stream like US-1. But, I think of Jam Central as a stream that would be more deep-cuts driven, as opposed to hits-driven.
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I find myself listening to XM more too. Its just better especially for me since I like 80's music and Dance. They play your requests and acknowledge you. Sirius won't play your requests like XM does. I went with Sirius because it's the "underdog" but they need to really get with it. Lots of channels are starting to sound no better than FM radio but without the commericals.
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I think any channel that plays a hit, will play the hit more than once in a day. Some channels don't play hits, and in those you find very few repeats.
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I could possibly see a song repeated five times in twelve hours as, perhaps, acceptable on a hits-driven stream like US-1. But, I think of Jam Central as a stream that would be more deep-cuts driven, as opposed to hits-driven.
The description is A new rock stream playing the latest jam bands. Since SIRIUS is hits based by design, its what makes me think it would be more hits driven, but I could be wrong about that. Its not one of the streams I listen too.

There is little doubt that some streams are going to be more repetivie than others. There surely needs to be some work on them in that regard.

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XM is a great service, but is certainly not without its repeats and issues. It is much more interactive, but for most listerns I would bet that the interactivity is a lot less important than it is to you. Most folks could care less about being able to call in and request a song or hear their name mentioned on the air.

Also I don't see SIRIUS being anything like FM, there are no FM stations in my area that even come cloose to offering me what I get with SIRIUS on any stream. The strange thing is that I like 80's and dance music too, but I just don't see XM as being superior at all. But again that is the beauty of choice.

Manco, like you I find many of the streams I listen too don't have the repeats problem that there seems to be on the ones mentioned here and in previous threads. Its as I said before, if you just lock it in on one or two streams, you are going to hear repeats and that's on SIRIUS or XM.
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if you guys don't like Sirius then cut the service and quit bitchin... what's the point of griping about it on the board? If you want a change, then gripe with Sirius...otherwise keep suckin up the advertising on XM. Peace
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I also have both and enjoy both services. I found that on the decade channels (which I listen to most) XM digs a little deeper. They play songs that may have charted anywhere during that decade. Sirius, in my opinion, is geared more to playing songs that charted perhaps top 25.

Also, I think the reason we may hear repeats every so often is because of requests. If I request a song, I dont want to be told that "we played that last Friday at 2:00 a.m." I want to hear it as soon as possible. That may be the reason. Just my thoughts on the subject.
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To try to suggest ways that Sirius could be better? I'd rather have the griping rather than haveing this board become a love-in for Sirius. In the end, they aren't a perfect service, and there is always room for improvement.

I think interactivity is important, because I'd like to know that a suggestion was heard, rather than going down a black hole, which it sometimes feels with Sirius. I have a friend of mine who has made lots of good suggestions for the XM Music Lab station and apparently they've been listening to him.

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To try to suggest ways that Sirius could be better? I'd rather have the griping rather than haveing this board become a love-in for Sirius. In the end, they aren't a perfect service, and there is always room for improvement.

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I agree 100%. I just feel that *some* people may complain on the boards without even letting Sirius know about it directly. thats all
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Well, according to Jeff, they do read this board, so venting here can have some effect, especially when people discuss it.

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Jam Central shouldn't repeat the same song in a day. They allegedly have an eclectic base of hundreds of acts. They are not, by any stretch, a ''hits'' station.

You people need to wake up and smell the methamphetamine, Sirius has made a major mistake on the music programming.

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To try to suggest ways that Sirius could be better? I'd rather have the griping rather than haveing this board become a love-in for Sirius. In the end, they aren't a perfect service, and there is always room for improvement.
There is nothing in the world wrong with making suggestions, sending in your email and complaints. I think the point is that you are singing to the choir here often times. It becomes pointless to submit the same complaint to the forum day after day or week after week as one or two on this forum have done. Yes, they know who they are.

The point is that neither of these services are perfect. I've seen them both tweak streams/channels after request from subscribers. I've seen them both ignore suggestions and complaints. We've been asking for a 90's streams for months now, still don't have one. XM folks have been asking for several streams and to improve their dance, it has still yet to be done. Not to mention they have a talk channel over there that has yet to get programming on after promising for months to do so. Evidently they can't find anything to put there.

There are good and bad with both services. But the point is that if all you ever post is nothing but negative after awhile your post just kind of become stale and its like.. OH he/she is posting again, more negative bull crap or in this case the same negative bull crap. After posting it over and over for 3 months I think SIRIUS has read it by now and so have we, there is no point in beating a dead horse to death.

While I don't like everything about SIRIUS, I find over all it meets with my preferences and needs pretty well. There are things I'd change for sure and I've said so in many threads, just not over and over an over.
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