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Old 08-22-2005, 06:00 PM   #16
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Actually they play what most people want to hear. If the music is good people will like it. Most people have no problem with a Christian song here and there but there arent very many people who would accept any kind of pro-gay song. Sirius has to play what people want to hear, whatever will bring the most listeners. If people want to hear gay radio there is OutQ. But if the demand for hearing a gay song becomes great enough, that song will be released to mainstream radio and Im sure it would be on Starlite. It all comes down to the majority of listeners and what they want to hear.
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Sometimes songs just crossover into other genres. Sometimes a Christian hit goes onto other charts and formats- usually adult contemporary. Its not that bad. There are songs that offend me on the hot hits channels, do I get bent out of shape? No, I just flip it over to something else or deal with it. If some people want others to be tolerant and accepting one sort of music, they should aslo not be offended by the other end of the spectrum. I highly doubt "Christian" songs are being added into the playlist just for the heck of it. They have become mainstreamed and acceptable on an adult contemporary format-simple as that. XM does it too, and so does terrestrail radio. Sorry there are those that are offended, to be on the safe side, go get an ipod and be your own program director.
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Actually they play what most people want to hear. If the music is good people will like it. Most people have no problem with a Christian song here and there but there arent very many people who would accept any kind of pro-gay song. Sirius has to play what people want to hear, whatever will bring the most listeners. If people want to hear gay radio there is OutQ. But if the demand for hearing a gay song becomes great enough, that song will be released to mainstream radio and Im sure it would be on Starlite. It all comes down to the majority of listeners and what they want to hear.
"If the music is good people will like it." Sacha's music is good. How will people be exposed to it if it's banned from the get go?

"Most people have no problem with a Christian song here and there but there arent very many people who would accept any kind of pro-gay song." Now who is being close-minded? In the case of Sacha's music, you can't even tell it's "gay" music.

"It all comes down to the majority of listeners and what they want to hear." So a majority of lite rock listeners want the christian music on Starlite and EZ? Why doesn't Sirius just fuse the stations together since a majority of listeners like the crossover? It would open up some #'s for future programming.
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Old 08-22-2005, 06:16 PM   #19
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"Most people have no problem with a Christian song here and there but there arent very many people who would accept any kind of pro-gay song." Now who is being close-minded? In the case of Sacha's music, you can't even tell it's "gay" music.

"It all comes down to the majority of listeners and what they want to hear." So a majority of lite rock listeners want the christian music on Starlite and EZ? Why doesn't Sirius just fuse the stations together since a majority of listeners like the crossover? It would open up some #'s for future programming.
You are the one that identified it as gay, most of us probably wouldn't have known the difference. So, perhaps your need to indentify and categorize songs is the real problem.

Also if we are going to just fuse stations because they play a few songs that cross over, then heck why don't we just have one channel and play everything, because I occasionally hear jazz, country, r&b on Starlight and Moving EZ too. I'll tell you why because that would be pretty freaking stupid. There are only a few channels that play cross-overs most of them don't. But the only thing you people are bitching about is a few Christian songs. And YOU Mike because music isn't identified by sexual preference. GEEZ!!!
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"Most people have no problem with a Christian song here and there but there arent very many people who would accept any kind of pro-gay song." Now who is being close-minded? In the case of Sacha's music, you can't even tell it's "gay" music.

"It all comes down to the majority of listeners and what they want to hear." So a majority of lite rock listeners want the christian music on Starlite and EZ? Why doesn't Sirius just fuse the stations together since a majority of listeners like the crossover? It would open up some #'s for future programming.
You are the one that identified it as gay, most of us probably wouldn't have known the difference. So, perhaps your need to indentify and categorize songs is the real problem.

Also if we are going to just fuse stations because they play a few songs that cross over, then heck why don't we just have one channel and play everything, because I occasionally hear jazz, country, r&b on Starlight and Moving EZ too. I'll tell you why because that would be pretty freaking stupid. There are only a few channels that play cross-overs most of them don't. But the only thing you people are bitching about is a few Christian songs. And YOU Mike because music isn't identified by sexual preference. GEEZ!!!
I'm not bitching about Christian music, I said I had no problem with it being played (See my first post in this thread.) And it was Sirius who labeled it as "gay music". I only identified it as such for discussion purposes. The whole reason I requested it in the first place was because I thought it was a great crossover song. Sirius must not agree with your comment about music not having a sexual preference otherwise why did they know exactly where I should take my request? When I wrote in to request Sacha's song I only said I had heard it on another Sirius station so it's must be in the music library and would you play it. I didn't say Hey! Can you play this gay song?
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Wow once again we are shown how offensive Christianity is to liberals.
I'm not arguing in this thread anymore but I just wanted to clarify one thing, I'm hardly a liberal. I'm actually a moderate republican. This never had anything to do with any religion or political affiliation in particular though.

Once again we are shown how conservatives automatically assume anyone not overtly pro-christianity or pro-the de-secularization of America is a liberal.
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:50 PM   #22
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Once again we are shown how conservatives automatically assume anyone not overtly pro-christianity or pro-the de-secularization of America is a liberal.
I have to agree with you here.

Moving on...

For the record, I'm a moderate with liberal leanings, and Christian music doesn't offend me at all. God rocks.

Bad music offends me!
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For the record, I'm a moderate with liberal leanings, and Christian music doesn't offend me at all. God rocks.

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Sounds good to me CasualFan.....if its bad its bad.
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True, but those people have switched over to mainstream with mainstream music. This is not mainstream music.
I guess you don't know that MercyMe had a top ten hit with "I Can Only Imagine" that was about meeting Jesus in heaven (very overtly Christian) but was played on regular radio stations all over the country. Good music is good music Bubba.
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Exactly and I can't argue with your point, cause if its good its good!
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Exactly and I can't argue with your point, cause if its good its good!
Yet, according to what has been posted, Sirius won't even give some music a chance. Someone said earlier that people can just change the channel if a song isn't to their taste, couldn't they do the same if it was a song with a gay tone?
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Yet, according to what has been posted, Sirius won't even give some music a chance. Someone said earlier that people can just change the channel if a song isn't to their taste, couldn't they do the same if it was a song with a gay tone?
Sure they could and probably would, but you know this is one person saying this. I don't think I am at this point willing to stand out on a limb and say that Sirius is anti-gay musically. Sirius is the only place you can get total gay programming, including music anywhere and it is even uncensored. Some have said all music needs to be limited to its perspective channels or genres. Well you can't have it both ways, so which is going to be? If we are going to have cross-over then it should be open to all types of music and as far as I can tell it is. I've heard song that sound pretty gay to me, but then what do I know, I am not gay.
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Sirius cant play every band that comes along. So they decide to play those who have mainstream deals. MercyMe has one. Apparently this band you are talking about does not. I have never heard them on any radio station so I guess they dont. Once again let me say if enough people want this music, the band will get a mainstream deal and Im sure Sirius wont hesitate to play them.
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SWES03, you probably aren't reading, but the problem I have with MercyMe and the other bands mentioned is the majority of their music is openly prostheletizing. I have no problems with (and actually enjoy) U2, Mavis Staples, Sweet Honey in the Rock, etc. They all mention God and Jesus and Christianity explicitly in the context of their lives and in the context of human existance. The main goal of Michael W Smith, Jars of Clay, MercyMe, etc. is to get you to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour TONIGHT! Which is fine, but I would prefer not to have to listen to that on a non-Christian music station.
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Oh...SWE03, compared to me you are liberal. A moderate is a lib whose afraid to admit it. Dont you know that! If you are for censoring Christian music, you are a liberal, plain and simple.
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