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Old 11-04-2005, 06:55 AM   #1
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The comments below came from an online newsletter, Audio-Video Revolution. This is just part of the article but I thought it was appropriate to this forum.

I'm sure Mr. Karmazin is a nice fellow and all that but one of the reasons I got Sirius was to get away from blathering DJ's. I love MUSIC.

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"Radio’s solutions are tremendously difficult and way out of their skill sets. First, they need to embrace new styles and types of programming. Conservative talk, classic rock oldies and Jack are boring beyond belief to the money-spending Gen Xers and soon-to-be money-spending Generation Y. The first step in solving radio’s problems is for its movers and shakers to rededicate themselves to programming. The next step is to rule the Internet radio airwaves. The biggies of traditional radio need to bring professionalism to this new and exciting format without making it sound like some overly corporate, heartless media. Lastly, terrestrial radio needs to pray that satellite radio keeps moving towards sounding more and more like traditional radio. Sirius, ever since Mel Karmazin took over, sounds more and more like the old days of Infinity. With Howard Stern on board, it will be even more like Infinity on satellite. Sirius needs to fight that urge if it wants to compete. Customers who pay for commercial-free radio should get commercial-free radio. Customers who pay for radio in many formats should not have to hear the blabbering, senseless commentaries of hashed-out jocks who go on about meaningless gossip or tell age-old stories about classic rockers. Nobody cares – just play the music."

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Old 11-04-2005, 10:41 AM   #2
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I think you share the opinion of a lot of people. I really don't care about the DJ's. I just like listening to commercial free music. But even a commercial here and there is ok. When XM used to have commercials on about half there channels, they would only do like a bubble gum commercial, and then go back to the music.

I just don't like the five minute block of commercials. FM is Wacked!
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One word, brother. iPod.

You're going to listen to radio, you're GOING TO HAVE DJ'S. Don't like it, don't listen!!
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The DJS give the stations a personal feel to them. I like them.........
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The DJS give the stations a personal feel to them. I like them.........
Agreed. I prefer a human-programmed station to most internet streams, which seem to lack coherence from song-to-song.

I have only been listing for a week, but the Sirius DJs, for the most part, come on and give me information about the music, then go back to playing more songs. To me, this is non-intrusive, and at least gives the impression that a computer is not building the playlist
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The DJ's for the most part are great! I read the whole article and what he calls music is not. That is why I have Sirius. Great classic rock! Do you think that the "Pop and (C)rap" that is being passed off as musical talent will ever hold a candle to great musicans that can play instruments and sing (who give a crap about dancing)? Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Stevie Ray Vaugne, etc. performed with their music not their "lipschincking" abilities. When I'm in my wife's vehicle I love Jack style format (called BOB in Austin, TX) and I will continue to support it until we get sirius in her vehicle. The writer of the speach makes a living from FM radio. So come on give me a break if you don't think he is going to bad mouth SR!

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The DJ's for the most part are great! I read the whole article and what he calls music is not. That is why I have Sirius. Great classic rock! Do you think that the "Pop and (C)rap" that is being passed off as musical talent will ever hold a candle to great musicans that can play instruments and sing (who give a crap about dancing)? Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Stevie Ray Vaugne, etc. performed with their music not their "lipschincking" abilities. When I'm in my wife's vehicle I love Jack style format (called BOB in Austin, TX) and I will continue to support it until we get sirius in her vehicle. The writer of the speach makes a living from FM radio. So come on give me a break if you don't think he is going to bad mouth SR!

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Customers who pay for radio in many formats should not have to hear the blabbering, senseless commentaries of hashed-out jocks who go on about meaningless gossip or tell age-old stories about classic rockers. Nobody cares – just play the music."
Amen brother!

I do like having DJs on some channels, but when they continually interrupt the music just to talk about their sex lives or try to be funny it becomes very hard to listen. If they would actually keep their chatter to a minimum between the music instead of over it, and just stick to giving us facts about the artists and music in general, then I would appreciate having them much more. Unfortunately there's way too many of them now that are just typical FM jocks that have absolutely nothing to offer accept annoying everyone.

BTW, it's the DJs that need the beating...not the horse.
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You're going to listen to radio, you're GOING TO HAVE DJ'S. Don't like it, don't listen!!
Nope. No one has the exclusive domain to dictate what radio is or isn't. Those who would like to redefine the boundaries of radio have as much of a place in the conversation as those who want to keep it asit is.
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