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Old 12-12-2005, 11:20 PM   #61
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I honestly cannot believe that some of these morons would actually say XM is better because the DJs talk less. They are there to make it more enjoyable. If you are that annoyed by someone talking for 10 seconds, you need to get into some counseling.

Well, when you have dj's like Madison that's going a little too overboard with the shit. Wouldn't anyone agree?!
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Old 12-17-2005, 01:23 PM   #62
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I am in the middle on this. I would not prefer NO djs, but would like them to stay on-topic, keep it brief, and DON'T start the next song until you shut your festering gob!

Kayla and A.D. are two of the worst. They clearly think THEY are the reason why people tune in. I hit another preset button the instant I hear the first syllable from either one of them.
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Old 12-17-2005, 01:41 PM   #63
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Of the DJs I've heard, only Jewlez gets on my nerves. She always sounds stoned and I've never been drawn to that kind of person.

Dangerous Darren is a little annoying, but, eh, he's better than the local FM guys.

Mornings on Hair Nation are nice with Kim Mulligan. She may be a little giddy and bubbly, but at least she's not dripping in sachrine ditzyness. Her stories may be pointless, espeically the ones she tells about Madison, but she's still cool in my book. I'd rather listen to her stories than the blowhards on FM morning shows.

Now, if you said getting rid of the DJs would stop El Covino from doing his twice nightly Mash-Ups, I'd be all for it until I remembered that the Mash-Ups happen at the same time every night.

Keep the DJs or get rid of 'em. I really don't care. I wouldn't even mind if they gave little news updates once in a while. Just don't interject their own political thoughts into the mix and turn their shows into talkshows with music mixed in, I'll be happy.
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:06 PM   #64
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I recently canceled my service and took my wife's back I had bought for christmas. I've continously dealt with DJs no problem but I have a problem when on a music channel it gets political and down right controversial.

The other day Amanda Diva on channel 40 was going discussing with callers and herself if and how Bush is racist.... why this belongs on music channel I don't know... but what set the fuse off is in her explanation she states "is he racist i'm not too sure .. but he is from texas so you know he could be ....."

What kind of crap is that? I immediately called Sirius and said cancel, am I from Texas, yes that's why it infuriated me... 1. it doesn't belong on there, 2. give me a break ... freedom of speech and uncensored is one thing but to put it where I want to hear music and say something so ignorant was just enough....


As you can find this isn't the first time - while the link does link another post I made its still the same issue except this one went further ..

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Old 12-20-2005, 12:20 PM   #65
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I recently canceled my service and took my wife's back I had bought for christmas. I've continously dealt with DJs no problem but I have a problem when on a music channel it gets political and down right controversial.

The other day Amanda Diva on channel 40 was going discussing with callers and herself if and how Bush is racist.... why this belongs on music channel I don't know... but what set the fuse off is in her explanation she states "is he racist i'm not too sure .. but he is from texas so you know he could be ....."

What kind of crap is that? I immediately called Sirius and said cancel, am I from Texas, yes that's why it infuriated me... 1. it doesn't belong on there, 2. give me a break ... freedom of speech and uncensored is one thing but to put it where I want to hear music and say something so ignorant was just enough....
I see you deleted your post on customer service. Sounds like nothing that Sirius does is going to make you happy, and that the service is just not for you.
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Old 12-21-2005, 04:32 AM   #66
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I recently canceled my service and took my wife's back I had bought for christmas. I've continously dealt with DJs no problem but I have a problem when on a music channel it gets political and down right controversial.

The other day Amanda Diva on channel 40 was going discussing with callers and herself if and how Bush is racist.... why this belongs on music channel I don't know... but what set the fuse off is in her explanation she states "is he racist i'm not too sure .. but he is from texas so you know he could be ....."

What kind of crap is that? I immediately called Sirius and said cancel, am I from Texas, yes that's why it infuriated me... 1. it doesn't belong on there, 2. give me a break ... freedom of speech and uncensored is one thing but to put it where I want to hear music and say something so ignorant was just enough....
I see you deleted your post on customer service. Sounds like nothing that Sirius does is going to make you happy, and that the service is just not for you.
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I see. If you dig back about a year ago sirius charged me multiple times for a yearly subscription. Then again this occurs, can sirius make me happy, I have been satisified with the service up until the recent things, yeah I deleted my post about customer service because I finally was able to get a hold of someone, so let me get this straight --- its my fault I was charged multiple times for a yearly subscription awhile back.

It becomes my fault someone makes a blanket statement about racists on a music channel where it doesn't belong, then it's my fault they billed me twice in one month and refused to reverse one of them ..... maybe you're right sirius can't make me happy but that's nothing on my part.... wonder if any XM DJ's spend time talking about Bush being a racist instead of playing music ....

And instead of pointing out the facts you link to a schizophrena site... I see personal attacks justifies what Sirius does and if anyone points out a flaw then its there fault.
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:21 PM   #67
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And instead of pointing out the facts you link to a schizophrena site... I see personal attacks justifies what Sirius does and if anyone points out a flaw then its there fault.
Oh, sorry. That link was for me. I was wondering where I put that. Thanks for finding it for me.
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Old 12-23-2005, 07:31 PM   #68
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Keep the DJ`s love them there GREAT ...........Thats why I left XM there were no DJ`s
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:27 PM   #69
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Keep the DJ`s love them there GREAT ...........Thats why I left XM there were no DJ`s
Having listened to both XM and Sirius, there are only 2 reasons I selected Sirius. 1) Howard 2) the S50 unit suits my needs just fine. I record hours and hours of music overnight and play it back the next day. And, oh by the way, I skip through the djs as fast as I can (not to mention the songs and artists that they repeat constantly).
I think the bottom line is that there are some some stations that lend themselves to djs (like the pop stuff), there are some stations that lend themselves to musical discourse (like Sirius Disorder) and there are others where the music should just flow (chill does this very well). SIrius just needs to get smarter about which is which.
By the way, is there some way to find out WHEN certain stations go dj-free?
That would make it easier for folks that are recording the stuff to get what they prefer!
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Old 12-30-2005, 02:03 AM   #70
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I totally agree. DJ's are fine but I thought I would be able to gather a collection of songs on my new S50 without them being talked over. Please clear this up, people buying will not like that either. Might make them endure the commercials on regular FM in order to save 13 bucks a month. Please
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:01 AM   #71
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I like the DJs on Sirius; they give it a certain human touch. I agree they don't really need to announce the songs since the display on the unit does that, but I appreciate the tidbits of info on the artist or the announcements of upcoming events. I also have XM radio and comparable stations on their satellites without DJs sound a little too automated at times. Compare Classic Vinyl to Top Tracks.
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:07 PM   #72
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I like the DJs on Sirius; they give it a certain human touch. I agree they don't really need to announce the songs since the display on the unit does that, but I appreciate the tidbits of info on the artist or the announcements of upcoming events. I also have XM radio and comparable stations on their satellites without DJs sound a little too automated at times. Compare Classic Vinyl to Top Tracks.
I have both and agree totally. And there is no comparison between Top Tracks and Classic Vinyl. Top Tracks and the lack of a presence of classic rock on XM was the impetus for getting Sirius. Stuffing all classic rock from the Beatles thru the 80s not only doesn't make sense, but it is packaged in a giant CD changer and all the warmth that machines can exude!!
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Old 01-01-2006, 07:07 AM   #73
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...it's not reasonable for people to define what satellite radio is or isn't and expect others to agree with them or exit the conversation. I can just as easily say, put lots of commercials on Sirius, if you don't like it, get an iPod, this is Radio.

Just because lots of folks like DJs doesn't make them less of an annoyance for those who don't or make those folks an any less valid part of the debate.


Well said. I belong to a lot of forums: For my Kawasaki Concours motorcycle, Macs, Mobile Phones, TiVo, etc... And I've never seen one where people who don't walk lock-step get shouted down as quickly as people do here. I mean, look, I wouldn't be here if I hadn't plunked down money for Sirius. I'm a Sirius customer and a Sirius fan. That doesn't mean I have to love every single thing about it and every decision Sirius makes as a company.

Now someone can insert the predictable "see ya later" or "don't let the door hit'cha..." smiley.

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Now to the topic at hand... Count me in for one who'd love it if the DJs went away. Hearing someone read Associated Press show prep material is lame whether it's on old-fashioned radio or I'm paying for it. I don't care that so-and-so's trial ended X years ago today or that tomorrow is <insert has-been star's> birthday... Just fire up the next song.

Is it an annoyance to have to hear Nina Blackwood. Yes. Will I cancel my subscription over it? No.

My 2 cents. :\
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Old 01-01-2006, 12:21 PM   #74
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Stuffing all classic rock from the Beatles thru the 80s not only doesn't make sense, but it is packaged in a giant CD changer and all the warmth that machines can exude!!
I can totally understand why some may find this approach alienating, but it's exactly what I like about Top Tracks. Maybe I've been brainwashed by the approach at terrestrial, but having the full time scope of "big song" classic rock on one channel is perfect for me. Having grown up on 70's and early 80's radio, having stylistic and era-driven diversity sounds natural to my ears.

As for DJ's, there's nothing they can add to this sort of format that's particularly enlightening, and having a DJ flap his or her gums for 5-10 seconds between songs doesn't add warmth in my book.
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Old 01-01-2006, 12:22 PM   #75
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This is a gripe I have about Sattelite Radio. Just play the songs! We don't need a DJ to tell us what we're listening to because the radio displays the artist & song title. If I want to hear DJ's yackin' over the music, I'll listen to FM.
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