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Old 01-01-2006, 12:35 PM   #76
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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.
The problem is, what you like satellite radio to be and what myself or others want, may be two different things. Its radio, not an ipod or jukebox- there already have been surveys done and most people want some dj input- not just music. I agree with some who say to limit the talking, but dj's add a human factor to an already over automated world we live in. Just my 2cents, oh wait- just my 12.95.
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Old 01-01-2006, 12:56 PM   #77
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Heck, in the case of shows like Idiot's Delight on 24 and One More Saturday Night on 17, hearing the DJs babble away between songs is half the fun.
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Old 01-01-2006, 01:29 PM   #78
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there already have been surveys done and most people want some dj input- not just music.
AZJoe, which surveys are these? I'm not meaning to be argumentative, but it does seem odd to me that XM, which clearly isn't falling over themselves trying to get DJs on the air, would disregard research that demonstrates this is what most people want. Not saying it's impossible they'd ignore this, just strange.
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Old 01-01-2006, 02:18 PM   #79
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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.
The problem is, what you like satellite radio to be and what myself or others want, may be two different things. Its radio, not an ipod or jukebox- there already have been surveys done and most people want some dj input- not just music. I agree with some who say to limit the talking, but dj's add a human factor to an already over automated world we live in. Just my 2cents, oh wait- just my 12.95.
I'm trying to picture someone listening to commercial free music listeing to song after song thinking... "I wish they would interrupt the music and play a station ID". Maybe they're out there, I guess I'm not one of them. I turn to the talk channels when I want to hear talk.
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Most of the station IDs only take a few seconds. I think it's funny how people obsess over them.
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Old 01-15-2006, 03:56 AM   #81
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DJ's make it happen...and yes they Must talk over vocals on the appropriate channels. That's what I love about sirius...the 60's vibrations sounds like the 60's stations I enjoyed...right down to the sonovox drops, jingles....and DJ"S LIKE COUSIN BRUCIE!!! NORM NITE FROM THE R&R HALL OF FAME ETC ETC...and they say interesting things unlike the boring oldies stations on terrestrial radio where they've got a 400 song playlist and read liner cards. In the 60's they talked over vocals...I'm hooked on Sirius because, for me, they recreate an era on each of their music channels...from the dj's, to the way they process each channel. Pure genius!
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Yay! New subscribers means we get to beat this old horse again.


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Old 04-30-2006, 07:56 PM   #83
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I like the DJ's. If the DJ’s talk about the music, the artist or the industry then I like them. They add to the enjoyment of music by providing background and a story.

When they talk over the music, or think we care about their political opinions, they are a PITA.

Most do a good job, but there are a few that need to have a shock collar so that they can be trained to shut up and play the music.
in radio... jocks should feel free to talk about anything they want to theyre entertainers...thats what thyre paid to do.... they just have to bear in mind the kind of person who isl istening and if its relevant to them or not... for ex i heard AD on either alt nation or octane mention something about high gas prices and something to the affect of gerge bush being too far inside the anus of the oil industry... this was
a)funny as hell
b)relevant to all his listeners
c)done with in probably about 20 seconds

this is what jocks are paid to do... same w madison
she talked about scientology a bunch... its something relevant to her listeners... its pop culture
as long as jocks balance this out with music news theyre good
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:33 PM   #84
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for ex i heard AD on either alt nation or octane mention something about high gas prices and something to the affect of gerge bush being too far inside the anus of the oil industry... this was
a)funny as hell
b)relevant to all his listeners
c)done with in probably about 20 seconds
No, it couldn't have been A.D. because he's never said anything even remotely funny. You were probably thinking of B.A. from "The A-Team"....he's one funny character! Don't pity that fool!

Since you work for FM radio I'll cut you some slack...I know you guys are required by law to stick up for each other despite the amount of talent involved. You can make it up to me by signing my petition.
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Old 05-20-2006, 05:20 PM   #85
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It's really ridiculous to think that a one-size-fits-all mentality will work for music radio. Some people like DJ's and features. Other people like just music.

What's really needed is more choice. There will never be ONE all 80's channel that everyone enjoys. How about:

80's dance
80's hits with DJ's
80's hits without DJ's
Late 80's Channel
Early 80's Channel
The 1984 Channel
etc

I think we'll see more choices like this with Internet radio in the future. When WiFi takes off, then we'll all have our own very specific choices and can forget about paying any fees to XM or Sirius. Already one of the phone companies is offering a subscription based broadband service that gets more specific than JUST the decade channels. I remember seeing the list and noticing they had 3 or 4 1960's channels, for example. I know Yahoo! Launchcast has a very diverse selection too. Of course, that could be extended to include each channel as a DJ and non-DJ offering. The best of both worlds.

I can't wait for the future and even more choices.
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Old 10-06-2006, 02:56 PM   #86
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If I had a penny for every thread about this subject I'd have 100 pennies. Then I'd go buy something on the dollar menu at McDonalds.

Anyways, it comes down to this...

Sirius Satellite Radio
If I had a penny for every time someone says it's Radio not a jukebox, not an iPod, I would have 101 pennies.

It comes down to this: Sirius is a new medium. It's not my grandpa's radio. I doesn't have to have DJs that follow the old model (incessant chatter, talking over music, cutting off tracks).

There should be plenty of channels for subscribers who like old-fashioned DJ chatter and repetitive programming. I would like to see more channels with limited DJ intrusion and creative programming.

I don't know why there can't be room for both.
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Old 10-06-2006, 09:44 PM   #87
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Sirius DJ's- I say they stay, and leave it at that.

Besides, we already have a billion pointlessly stupid Anti-DJ threads.
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Old 10-06-2006, 10:47 PM   #88
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I love hearing the DJ's; my objection is the voice-tracking when they pretend to be there and really just pre-taped all the breaks. I would rather hear no DJ's than this because the whole purpose of DJ's IMO is to share the musical experience in real time with you like a friend playing some tunes for you. I want live DJ's to talk as much as they like, cursing, talking about the music, joking, taking some occasional calls from listeners and doing whatever the fuck they want. I want them to pick the music and break format with no repercussions. I want to be surprised by hearing "Bodies" by the Sex Pistols on First Wave and "You're Breaking My Heat" by Nilsson on Totally '70s. I also could give to shits if they talk over the song intros. In fact I prefer that they entertain me with their banter right up to the post. So there .
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:53 PM   #89
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The channel I listen to most often is Totally 70's. I like it because it has the feel of 70's AM radio, due largely to DJs like Magic Matt and JJ Walker.

I already own an MP3 player. If I just want to listen to 70's songs, I load them into the player. But most of the time, I'd rather listen to 70's RADIO, and that's why I subscribe to Sirius.
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:22 PM   #90
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...the whole purpose of DJ's IMO is to share the musical experience in real time with you like a friend playing some tunes for you.
If a talkative friend played some tunes for me, I would probably say "just shut up and let me listen already!"

My stay-at-home mom listened to the radio all day. Alone in the house with the kids, the radio was her companion throughout her day of house work. I understand that a lot of people use the radio for companionship.

Sirius doesn't have to be a one-size-fits-all service, however. It is possible that a combination of old-fashioned DJ channels and innovative "iPod" channels would make everyone happy. Yet, I don't see much open-mindedness in the posts here.

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