Digital Radio Central - Sponsored by TSS Radio
  DRC Home Page DRC Forums Contact Us  
 
SIRIUS Backstage Forum
 
 
 
  Sirius Satellite Radio XM Satellite Radio iTunes/iPod Slacker Pandora  
 
 
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  
Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > > >
Visit Digital Radio Central

Notices

SIRIUS Pop The latest pop hits breaking out across America plus the pop charts that take you back to decades past.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
 
Old 08-11-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
Arthur Dent
Loyal Listener
 
Join Date: May 08, 2005
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 134
Arthur Dent is on a distinguished road
Default Music on BBC Radio 1

Now that BBC Radio 1 is already alive and kicking on Sirius, and is placed in the Pop category, I think it's time to start a discussion here about what's most important - the music they play. I personally think the addition of BBC 1 to Sirius is the best thing that happened to this service since it started. Their music is a very refreshing take on the definition of Pop, and I expect that all lovers of niche in the US categories like dance and brit-pop are ecstatic like me.
It's been only 2 days since the start and I haven't been able to get a full picture of what's on, but I liked the world music show wednesday night. I also enjoy the huge number of euro dance hits they include in their daytime rotation. Great music station!
Arthur Dent is offline  
 
 
Old 08-11-2005, 02:22 PM   #2
Marcgoldie
Rocket Scientist
 
Marcgoldie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 25, 2004
Posts: 512
Marcgoldie is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Music on BBC Radio 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur Dent
Now that BBC Radio 1 is already alive and kicking on Sirius, and is placed in the Pop category, I think it's time to start a discussion here about what's most important - the music they play. I personally think the addition of BBC 1 to Sirius is the best thing that happened to this service since it started. Their music is a very refreshing take on the definition of Pop, and I expect that all lovers of niche in the US categories like dance and brit-pop are ecstatic like me.
It's been only 2 days since the start and I haven't been able to get a full picture of what's on, but I liked the world music show wednesday night. I also enjoy the huge number of euro dance hits they include in their daytime rotation. Great music station!
I decided to check it out this afternoon and have had it on for the last 90 minutes or so and I think it is great! A nice mix of different styles of music, along with the funny banter from the hosts (which I find refreshing) and no commercials all make up a great experience so far! I'm glad Sirius added this to the line-up!
Marcgoldie is offline  
 
 
Old 08-12-2005, 07:28 AM   #3
ROBGv1
Loyal Listener
 
Join Date: Aug 07, 2005
Posts: 141
ROBGv1 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Music on BBC Radio 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur Dent
Now that BBC Radio 1 is already alive and kicking on Sirius, and is placed in the Pop category, I think it's time to start a discussion here about what's most important - the music they play. I personally think the addition of BBC 1 to Sirius is the best thing that happened to this service since it started. Their music is a very refreshing take on the definition of Pop, and I expect that all lovers of niche in the US categories like dance and brit-pop are ecstatic like me.
It's been only 2 days since the start and I haven't been able to get a full picture of what's on, but I liked the world music show wednesday night. I also enjoy the huge number of euro dance hits they include in their daytime rotation. Great music station!
When will they start showing the artist and song title?
ROBGv1 is offline  
 
 
Old 08-12-2005, 09:15 AM   #4
dconlive
Mixologist
 
dconlive's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 21, 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 422
dconlive is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm kind of thinking we won't see Title / Artist info. It's not produced in-house by the SIRIUS computers. I don't know how they insert the title/artist info tags? Is it on some universal platform, or is it a separate SIRIUS computer program that does it.
If that's the case, the BBC would have to have the same thing. But I think SIRIUS just receives their direct feed, then codes it and delays it and spits it back out 5 hours later.
The info tags we see on screen is just time programed in using the normal Radio 1 schedule. Right now it says "Jo Whiley" is on, but it's Sara Cox filling in for her.
I'm just so glad to have it on the air, title/artist would be cool, but no big deal to me.
__________________
DC on LIVE
dconlive is offline  
 
 
Old 08-13-2005, 10:14 AM   #5
obrienaj
Loyal Listener
 
Join Date: Jun 20, 2003
Location: Fredonia, NY
Posts: 115
obrienaj is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to obrienaj
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dconlive
I'm kind of thinking we won't see Title / Artist info. It's not produced in-house by the SIRIUS computers. .
Sirius had this problem with Radio Disney for a year or so but eventually figured our a way to dispay song/artist info. BBC One does have complete play list of their shows on their web site.
obrienaj is offline  
 
 
Old 08-13-2005, 10:41 AM   #6
obrienaj
Loyal Listener
 
Join Date: Jun 20, 2003
Location: Fredonia, NY
Posts: 115
obrienaj is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to obrienaj
Default Re: Music on BBC Radio 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur Dent
. I personally think the addition of BBC 1 to Sirius is the best thing that happened to this service since it started. Their music is a very refreshing take on the definition of Pop, Great music station!
It is somewhat ironic that I read the above quoted opinions , and agree with them, when I think back to the days that I was in a protest march in the UK objecting to the creation of this station.

BBC Radio One was created in the late 1960's as a way for the British Govt. to appease the public after the govt closed down most of the pirate radio stations in the UK. I was a DJ in the UK at the time, and any self-respecting fan of hip or "cool" music would never even consider listening to Radio One( except John Peel's show).

The difficult thing for US listeners to comprehend is that Radio One is mainstream radio in the UK, listened to by millions of people daily. So, their program content of really alternative Dance, Hip-Hop, Tri-hop, Trance etc, is basic radio, what the average person in the UK listens to. In the USA the average radio stations are still stuck with Mariah Caria (sp?), Kelly Clarkson, and System of a Down (big in the UK 4 years ago). There are many stations in the USA that play basic pop and switch to Dance/Trance late at night but not many stations that have household names playing Dance music (like the BBC does).

One thing that Moyles needs to know is just how small a deal Radio One's arrival in the USA is. On his show on Friday he mentioned it was a "big deal in the USA" and proudly told one of his guests that they were "live across America". He probably just forgot that they we not live but he also needs to stop and thing just how small his audience in the USA really is. Sirius has about a million subscriber, I think. What percentage of then are ever likely to tune in to an obscure channel that talks in a funny accent about things they don't understand (i.e all the references to Space on Ibiza this past week) ? 1% perhaps, that would be 10,000 listeners if my math is correct. Radio One has 10 million listeners in the UK from a population of around 50M. If the USA has 250 million population the equivalent audience penetration would be 50 million ! Moyles and other have to become aware that their availability in the USA will be roughly the same as the arrival of CNBC on UK TV cable outlets. Hardly anyone ahs cable in the UK and only geeky financial nerds will be aware of CNBC on the UK. Hardly anyone has satellite radio in the USA, and only a few geeks like us will care about Radio One.
obrienaj is offline  
 
 
Old 08-13-2005, 11:06 AM   #7
SISO
Sirius Star
 
SISO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 20, 2004
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 7,591
SISO will become famous soon enoughSISO will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to SISO Send a message via MSN to SISO Send a message via Yahoo to SISO
Default

Your missing the point obrien, Sirius and BBC Radio 1 made a deal and I'm sure part of it was for them to advertise the deal and of course make it sound bigger than it is and to make the Sirius listeners feel special. Of course most Brits could probably care less.

And BTW, Sirius has close to 2M subscribers.
__________________
SISO is offline  
 
 
Old 08-13-2005, 02:20 PM   #8
AZJoe
Top Dog Member
 
AZJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 29, 2002
Location: Phoenix, Arizona / Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 3,720
AZJoe will become famous soon enoughAZJoe will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to AZJoe Send a message via MSN to AZJoe Send a message via Yahoo to AZJoe
Default

Some slight corrections: The UK has a population of 61 million, not 50 million. The USA has a population of 297million, not 250 million. AS SISO stated Sirius has about 2 million subs, and thru DISH Sat TV, another 8 million. None of which is small chump change. Just the facts.....
__________________
Music on  BBC Radio 1
AZJoe is offline  
 
 
Old 08-13-2005, 02:40 PM   #9
obrienaj
Loyal Listener
 
Join Date: Jun 20, 2003
Location: Fredonia, NY
Posts: 115
obrienaj is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to obrienaj
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AZJoe1
Some slight corrections: The UK has a population of 61 million, not 50 million. The USA has a population of 297million, not 250 million. AS SISO stated Sirius has about 2 million subs, and thru DISH Sat TV, another 8 million. None of which is small chump change. Just the facts.....
Thanks for the corrected data, but the ratio is about the same.
obrienaj is offline  
 
 
Old 08-13-2005, 07:55 PM   #10
NHTracker
Rocket Scientist
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2004
Location: Phoenix,AZ
Posts: 963
NHTracker is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by obrienaj
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZJoe1
Some slight corrections: The UK has a population of 61 million, not 50 million. The USA has a population of 297million, not 250 million. AS SISO stated Sirius has about 2 million subs, and thru DISH Sat TV, another 8 million. None of which is small chump change. Just the facts.....
Thanks for the corrected data, but the ratio is about the same.
I always forget about dish network. 10 million potential listeners is not bad at all!
NHTracker is offline  
 
 
Old 08-13-2005, 08:19 PM   #11
obrienaj
Loyal Listener
 
Join Date: Jun 20, 2003
Location: Fredonia, NY
Posts: 115
obrienaj is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to obrienaj
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NHTracker
Quote:
Originally Posted by obrienaj
Quote:
Originally Posted by AZJoe1
Some slight corrections: The UK has a population of 61 million, not 50 million. The USA has a population of 297million, not 250 million. AS SISO stated Sirius has about 2 million subs, and thru DISH Sat TV, another 8 million. None of which is small chump change. Just the facts.....
Thanks for the corrected data, but the ratio is about the same.
I always forget about dish network. 10 million potential listeners is not bad at all!
Yes but Radio One is not carried on Dish
obrienaj is offline  
 
 
Old 08-13-2005, 10:08 PM   #12
DAB
Site Editor / Moderator
Music on  BBC Radio 1
 
DAB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 08, 2003
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 20,013
DAB has a spectacular aura aboutDAB has a spectacular aura aboutDAB has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by obrienaj
Yes but Radio One is not carried on Dish
Just a temporary deal more than likely, since the channel just started on Sirius. It takes them a little time to add new channels.
__________________
DAB

Digital Radio Central (New Forum) http://www.digitalradiocentral.com/forum.php

Slacker G2 Premium (4gb-25 Stations), Home Dock
Delphi XpressRC with 2 Home, 2 Car Docks and XMBB1 Boombox
1st Gen, iPod Touch 32gb (Slacker and Pandora Apps) iKicker Boombox
DAB is offline  
 
 
Old 08-15-2005, 01:59 AM   #13
mcpish
Mixologist
 
mcpish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 05, 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 390
mcpish is on a distinguished road
Default

Well BBC Radio One is so far the ONLY channel that's been added since i got Sirius that I really like. I've mainly wanted this station for all the dance music stuff like Essential Mix. American's might not care about BBC Radio One, but this Canadian is happy it's here =]
mcpish is offline  
 
 
Old 08-15-2005, 06:22 AM   #14
DrRock88
Mixologist
 
Join Date: Jan 30, 2005
Posts: 360
DrRock88 is on a distinguished road
Default

mcpish wrote: "American's might not care about BBC Radio One"

Judging by the response on this board I think BBC1 is going over pretty damn well. I mean bloody well.

I certainly am enjoying it so far. I agree that it's been the best add since I've been around.
__________________
[t:fec352d047]u=DrRock88&f=trebuc&s=12&c=C0C0C0[/t:fec352d047]
DrRock88 is offline  
 
 
Old 08-15-2005, 10:06 AM   #15
Blink
Top Dog Member
 
Blink's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 17, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,527
Blink is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Blink
Default

I agree that most seem to be enjoying it. Turned a few friends on to it this weekend and they loved it.
Blink is offline  
 
 
 

Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > > >


Digitalradiocentral.com




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.39 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All Content Copyright SIRIUS Backstage. All Rights Reserved. SIRIUS and registered trademarks are the property of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc. The opinions posted on SIRIUS Backstage website and forums are those of the individual posters and/or this website and are not necessarily the opinions or positions of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc.