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Old 09-19-2005, 01:04 PM   #31
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Personally, the DJs are what I love about Sirius. XM has far less interaction on their channels (except for their decades channels), but I like the announcers on Sirius. They say just enough--usually interesting information. I wouldn't like Sirius as much without them.

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Old 09-20-2005, 05:26 PM   #32
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Dump AD and Madison. Keep the rest but only with the understanding that they are contractually obligated to not interrupt any songs playing with their incessant chatter. DJs who do talk over the music will be subjected to Chinese Water Torture.

Problem solved.
I kind of like Madison. And Walton's show on JamOn! is great. In general, I like the DJ's and they almost never talk over the intro or end of a song.
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Old 10-09-2005, 04:45 PM   #33
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First of all, I've noticed when surfing through the channels that about every third station has someone on the air talking. I can hear that on regular radio, and more times than not, the DJ's on the regular radio are speaking more towards something that I care about. Don't get me wrong, some stations should have DJ's i.e. Maxim Radio. Others, should stick to the music i.e. Alt. Nation
So, get rid of the DJ's, get rid of ALL commercials, including Sirius commercials. Otherwise, I might as well listen to FM.[/b]
I brought this up before but it looks like we're in the minority on this one. I agree that all the DJs should be canned and it should be straight music. I find the iPod argument interesting because I think by having all those yapping DJs, they stand to lose customers to the iPod. I think maybe a compromise would work. Have a couple of channels for the people that like the yappers and have straight music channels for those of us who don't want to hear them.
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Old 10-09-2005, 04:51 PM   #34
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I brought this up before but it looks like we're in the minority on this one.


There have been several polls on this and each time those that don't want the DJ's were out voted by a large percentage.

I think there should be some channels without DJ's, but there are, maybe not the ones some would like.
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I agree that all the DJs should be canned and it should be straight music. I find the iPod argument interesting because I think by having all those yapping DJs, they stand to lose customers to the iPod.
I'm pro-DJ, but I think the iPod argument is used very selectively to make the point that satellite is radio, DJs are part of the radio experience, ergo Siruis and XM should have DJs. I haven't heard one person use the "radio" logic to argue that Sirius and XM should have tons of paid ads per hour, but the same logic would apply.
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Old 10-09-2005, 08:49 PM   #36
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All radio isnt commercial, but all radio is entertainment- and ads do nothing to entertain. DJs are on radio to entertain and inform, not bring in ad dollars- thus, radio in the form that most Americans know, contain DJs. Commercial ads do not have to go along with radio nearly as much as jocks do.
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AZJoe, I agree with your remarks. I do still take issue with the general "if you don't like DJs, get an iPod" type of argument based on the fact that radio is a DJ-based medium on the terrestrial front. Even though this is true, there's nothing that says that satellite must have this or that in common with terrestrial to remain "radio". Some folks look for satellite to be an enhanced version of terrestrial with more variety and fewer warts, while others look for a completely different type of listening experience. Sirius and XM have served both sides well up to now, but no one camp has cornered the market on what satellite radio must be. The pro-and anti-DJ sides both have legitimate places in the debate.

The upcoming years will be exciting ones for the industry, and I look forward to seeing how satellite evolves to serve the wide variety of tastes in the market.
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:33 PM   #38
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My beef with DJs is simple. I actually wouldn't mind a DJ popping up and saying something about what he just played or maybe saying something about the upcoming list of songs but usually it's some inane chatter about what they did over the weekend. And on top of it, they go on and on and on about it. If they're going to talk, the limit should be around a minute. I really don't need to hear 5 minutes of who got buttf@#$%d over the weekend (this was actually a topic of conversation on a music channel). Get a show on Raw Dog for that!
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Old 10-12-2005, 05:50 PM   #39
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Babbling DJs on Sirius are a SIGNIFICANT minority, and DEFINITELY a 'training' issue--

I would email the SPECIFIC program for that channel/genre and let them know your thoughts about that SPECIFIC DJ.

A 'good' DJ knows they are NOT why people are listening--It's the music.
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:30 PM   #40
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I dont know about you, but I bought sirius because I thought it was just music 24/7. I do not want to hear DJ's. I want to hear music that I can not hear on the radio. Why do you want to hear a dj tell you what just played? You can look at your reciver and see whos playing. Why do you want to hear anything other than music? I do not listen to talk radio, sports, news or anything on but music. Why is it to much to expect just music for my money. If I wanted to hear someone talking I would not have paid good money, I would have just stuck to free radio.

Oh, and by the way, here in Arizona there is a channel on FM that only plays music. No dj's, no commercials. But since its not funded by anyone other than a few people its off the air alot. But its a very good channel, and its the only channel I listen to on a regular basis on FM.

http://www.kcdx.com/
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Old 11-05-2005, 03:35 PM   #41
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There are DJ's that do not get in the way of the music. One of my personal favorites is Dave Mac who is on the Spectrum and on Sirius Blues. Some of his jokes are a little corny, but he doesn't talk over the music and doesn't have a personality that allows itself to be bigger than the music. If you bought satellite radio to avoid DJ's entirely, you're wasting 12.95 a month, and you're wasting time on these boards whining about it.
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Old 11-23-2005, 11:01 PM   #42
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I like the DJ's. At least on the channels I listen to know, I have noticed that Sirius has gone out of their way to get the best in the business. Many of them are veterans of terrestrial radio, and quite enjoyable to hear.
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Old 11-26-2005, 04:54 PM   #43
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i would like to see guest hosts ebvery now and then. say like on a saturday night on hair nation, bring in a guest to host a 3 hour show.
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:40 AM   #44
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I have to confess that I actually enjoy the DJs that I've heard on Sirius so far. I've only been a member for about two months, but in that time I've heard some pretty good insights into the songs that have been played.

Of course, I mainly listen to Broadway's Best where almost every bit of the DJ chatter relates to the music. I have heard some of it on Sirius Hits and don't think I could listen to that for more than five minutes without going mental.
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I think they should keep the DJs. I am starting to think that I am in the minority regarding Madison on ALT Nation. I think her attitude and personality add to ALT Nation. I do agree that if I only wanted to listen to music that I would just take my IPOD. As for advertising other programs, I like this becaue I don't think the Newsletter that they email you is very good. They should have a weekly scheduled grid that would be easy to print out. F
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