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Old 12-02-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default NPR Channel Engineering Mess

Normally, Channel 135 runs NPR's Fresh Air from 7 - 8a eastern and then 134 repeats the same show from 8 - 9a. This is nice because I can start in the middle of a show and listen to the whole thing through the next hour or so while I'm driving places.

However, on Friday (December 1st), I heard what seems to be an engineering mistake on the part of Sirius. The 7-8 run of Fresh Air ended at 8, so I flipped over from 135 to 134, expecting to hear the same show again. Instead, I heard Radio Times, which was supposed to be running from 8-9 on 135. So, I flipped back to 135 and heard Radio Times too.

Bottom line, Sirius simultaneously ran Radio Times on 134 and 135 on Friday from 8 - 9 eastern. My Sportster 4's display showed the correct information, (Fresh Air for 134 and Radio Times for 135) but the broadcast content was wrong.

This was a first time experience for me. Is it typical, sometimes seen, or unheard of?

When one experiences problems like this, is there a number to call to point it out? (I can't imagine that the customer service line is equipped to handle that sort of feedback.)

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Old 12-03-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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I noticed the same thing. I keep one of the NPR channels on every night, but when Diane Rehm comes on the sound of her voice wakes me up and I instinctively change to the other channel. Only last Friday Diane Rehm was on the other NPR channel at the same time so I turned to CSPAN radio! I've had Sirius since October 04 and this is the first time I noticed that problem; of course in the good old days they used to carry 3 NPR channels, but that's a discussion for another thread.

Sorry I can't answer your customer service phone number question. I've never called Sirius with a complaint about their programming.
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