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Old 09-14-2005, 03:50 PM   #1
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Default Sirius DJ's - I say get rid of them

Is it just me, or could Sirius cut back on some serious cash by getting rid of some of the DJ's? I subscribed to Sirius for the commercial free music. I was under the impression, that it would be similar to what you might find on digital cable: Crystal clear sound, and non stop music. Boy was I wrong.

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

Second of all, no commercials? Hardly. They should say, no commercials for other companies to be specific. I don't want to sit around and listen to whats on other Sirius stations. I've got a channel guide, I'll go look at it if I want to.

So, get rid of the DJ's, get rid of ALL commercials, including Sirius commercials. Otherwise, I might as well listen to FM.[/b]
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Old 09-14-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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I enjoy the DJs, most of the time. There are a few that get on my nerves, especially when they get off subject of the music playing on that particular channel. If I wanted a "digital cable" type radio environment in my car, I'd just get an iPod and put the music I want on there.

As for the SIRIUS plugs for other channels, I agree. That is why SIRIUS sends out the weekly newsletter.
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Old 09-14-2005, 04:53 PM   #3
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This has been discussed quite a bit previously. Sirius is not a jukebox service, nor is it cable TV music; it's digital satellite radio, minus the 20 minutes of commercials per hour that you'll find on FM. Like FM, there are DJ's. Like FM, there are station promos. Unlike FM, there are no commercials for mattress stores or car dealerships on the music channels.

It is what it is. Most folks like it. If you don't, you are correct that there is always FM.
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This has been discussed quite a bit previously.
You got that right.

DJ's give a channel some personality and life.

The only problem I have with them is when they talk over the music.
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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.
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Dont you dare touch my KAYLA!!



Please feel free to escort AD to the exit though.

I bet just before he were to walk through he would utter....

"huh..huh"
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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...

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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.
Amen!

The complaint threads regarding sound quality, repetition, DJ's etc.--are seemingly endless.

SBS administrators/moderators should put ALL complaint threads in the "Sirius Request Line" forum.
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Using this as a guide, then Sirius and XM should have 20+ minutes of commercials an hour and plenty of the dreaded radio edits on all channels. Those things have been as big a factor on radio over the years as DJs.

I prefer DJs to no DJs, especially when they're additive to the content. But I think that folks who don't like them have a reasonable place in the discussion table that isn't offset by the "it's radio" rationale. I like to see DJs on satellite and I think they're generally popular, but I also expect to see Sirius and XM take radio to a whole different level in the upcoming years, and I don't want to see them necessarily restrict their innovation based on what people have tradionally viewed radio to be.
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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.
Amen!

The complaint threads regarding sound quality, repetition, DJ's etc.--are seemingly endless.

SBS administrators/moderators should put ALL complaint threads in the "Sirius Request Line" forum.
It's called "free speech". Deal with it.

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There's only two occasions when I want to hear somebody talking on a music station: To say the song title/artist, or to talk about an event that is coming up in my area. Since I can check the title/artist on the headunit, I've got no need for that anymore. I could care less what's going on, on either of the coasts, so basically that leaves the DJ's nothing to say to me.

I'm not saying there shouldn't be any DJ's, but they should have dedicated music stations. I'm betting if you took the current music channel lineup, removed everything but the music and simulcast it for a few weeks, the majority of people would end up listening to the all music station.
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Correct me if i am wrong, but i don't recall hearing any DJ's when i did my three day trial on the internet before i ever bought a reciever. Do they do this to make people think it is all music?
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Correct me if i am wrong, but i don't recall hearing any DJ's when i did my three day trial on the internet before i ever bought a reciever. Do they do this to make people think it is all music?
I belive when you take the free 3 day trial you get exactly what you would hear if you are a subscriber to sirius. If you like the no dj thing then you try listining at night almost all the stationsare dj less at night. As for me I like the dj's I really think they add a distinct feeling to the sirius music channels. I have to admit though that there are a few that just talk way to much and should just shut up at times.
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Listen, If you dont like DJ's then get_an_IPOD...

Its Satellite Radio NOT a Satellite Music Jukebox.

If the DJ's keep it pithy, and to the point I enjoy them. DJ's who give us insite to the music always gives that channel a great flavor. NEVER should the DJ talk over the music and we listeners should get on their ASS for doing this by sending emails.
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Listen, If you dont like DJ's then get_an_IPOD...

Its Satellite Radio NOT a Satellite Music Jukebox.
As I said upthread, I like DJs and want them to stay. But 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.
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