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View Poll Results: What's your initial impression of this channel?
Is good enough to become one of my presets 64 46.72%
Is good and I will listen again 21 15.33%
Is okay and I might listen again 20 14.60%
Is not enjoyable to me 7 5.11%
Is terrible and I hope it doesn't stay 25 18.25%
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:44 PM   #166
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SIRIUS already has a nasty reputation for only playing the big hits, and this channel only perpetuates that stereotype instead of playing the deeper tracks that SIRIUS also has to offer.
It stands to reason that if SIRIUS plays mostly hits, Shuffle, sampling from the other channels, would also play mostly hits.
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:54 PM   #167
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It stands to reason that if SIRIUS plays mostly hits, Shuffle, sampling from the other channels, would also play mostly hits.
Thanks you, its not rocket science is it? Considering that MOST of Sirius channels are hit based that is naturally what this channel would play. Anyone expecting otherwise was just setting themselves up to be disappointed.
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It stands to reason that if SIRIUS plays mostly hits, Shuffle, sampling from the other channels, would also play mostly hits.
Thanks you, its not rocket science is it? Considering that MOST of Sirius channels are hit based that is naturally what this channel would play. Anyone expecting otherwise was just setting themselves up to be disappointed.

I agree 100% DAB, but this just reinforces it for me that there is no need for this station. As I said earlier, if my tuner were to get stuck to one station I would hope it would be this one, BUT I this the best quality os satellite radio is the diversity and this station just plays songs that are already on many other stations (Hence the name ....I know). BUT they REALLY seem to stick to the most heard songs from the other stations. This station just feeds into Sirius' reputation as playing too many repeats. I LOVE the station, but I really think they should have gone into another direction. Especially they shouldn't have gotten rid of a dance station for it. (I also don;t listen to dance music). It seems to me that it would be in Sirius' best interest to entertain as wide a variety of listeners as possible and I definitely think this is a backwards step.

Sincerely and of course....Just my opinion.
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I agree 100% DAB, but this just reinforces it for me that there is no need for this station. As I said earlier, if my tuner were to get stuck to one station I would hope it would be this one, BUT I this the best quality os satellite radio is the diversity and this station just plays songs that are already on many other stations (Hence the name ....I know).
You make a valid point no doubt about it, they could have certainly went in a different direction, but I am not so sure as many people would have been as happy. For me this station is GREAT because I am hearing music that I don't normally hear mainly because I rarely listen to some of those channels. I think THIS was the idea. It is nice having it brought to me in a single channel. This channel has brought the wow factor back to me as I didn't realize what I was missing on all those other channels.

I also don't feel that Sirius necessarily looks at this channel as being an example of the variety or even the diversity of music that can be found on the service, so I am not sure where that is coming from as this channel just doesn't appear to be billed as such. In all honesty this channel is just what I thought it would be and in fact in listening to other Jack stations it's pretty much right on the mark. If this channel was playing a bunch of music that I had never heard or even niche type music, I don't think I'd like it nearly as much. That is also not what JACK format is if you read up on it, which is what this channel was formatted to be.

Like you this is just my sincere opinion
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Yeah DAB, I don't even think I'm disagreeing with you. I just feel bad for all of the other subscribers that were hoping for Funk, and the ones that are upset about losing a dance station. I agree that Shuffle in and of itself is a great station. I just think Sirius could have done a better job with the stations that they eliminated. Certainly Movin' EZ and Starlight and Love could easily be made into 2 stations without anyone caring TOO mUCH (there'll always be complainers). The classic rock stations could be combined a bit with Classic Vinyl, Rewind and The Vault combining into 2 stations maybe. I think it's REAL important for Satelite to have a VERY wide array of music stations even if it's some that I'll NEVER listen to. I guess it's always a tough decision for the program directors, but to me the most obvious is Movin EZ, Starlight and Love. And Movin EZ is one of my favorite stations.

Heck, I'm all for Endless bandwidth and 5,000 stations, but I guess that won't happen.

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I'll bet if somebody polled every single Sirius subscriber, maybe one percent would give a crap about having a funk channel.

The vast majority of Sirius subscribers are white males over 40. It doesn't take a rocket scientist (which I happen to be, if you look under my avatar ) to figure out why there's a strong emphasis on Rock, especially Classic Rock.

Sirius knows who's buttering their bread.

A funk channel AIN'T gonna happen until Sirius gets more bandwidth.

If the people who constantly whine about Sirius, would instead spend that time writing, e-mailing and calling the FCC and politely requesting that they grant SatRadio more bandwidth--we would probably see a solution to the problem.
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I'll bet if somebody polled every single Sirius subscriber, maybe one percent would give a crap about having a funk channel.

The vast majority of Sirius subscribers are white males over 40. It doesn't take a rocket scientist (which I happen to be, if you look under my avatar ) to figure out why there's a strong emphasis on Rock, especially Classic Rock.

Sirius knows who's buttering their bread.

A funk channel AIN'T gonna happen until Sirius gets more bandwidth.

If the people who constantly whine about Sirius, would instead spend that time writing, e-mailing and calling the FCC and politely requesting that they grant SatRadio more bandwidth--we would probably see a solution to the problem.
I agree with your post completely, once correction though (but not really):

Sirius is working on a new technology to increase their programming capacity by 25%, they SAY it should be done by Spring 06.
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:13 PM   #173
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If this channel truly showcased "the best from Sirius' other channels" it would have my strong support. However, one of the main reasons I left traditional radio and became a Sirius subscriber over a year ago was to get away from the "all the top hits all the time" that so many over the air channels inundate us with. I am concerned about the future of satellite radio if they continue to move away from uniqueness and diversity in favor of creating reproductions of the same formats that caused myself and many others to become burned out on the majority of the over the air radio stations and programs.

Margaritaville did not replace or substitute for the Vacation station. My preset song seeks from the Vacation channel have been silent since the change. (I sure wish I'd picked up one of their shirts from your store some months ago.)

The "new" Standards channel does not come close to being an adequate replacement for fans of Swing Street. As with Margaretaville vs. Vacation, my preset song seeks from Swing Street have been silent since the change. In any case, waiting through 3-4 of the Standards channel's traditional songs for one so-so swing song is intolerable. Even then, the song is very unlikley to be one of Swing Street's up-tempo rare gems.

Overall, I am still a strong Sirius fan. I am concerned though about the impression that they are re-creating, and emphasizing, some of the formats and programming that over the air radio is already beating to death.
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Old 10-10-2005, 03:44 PM   #174
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this channel is ok. Still no music from hits 1, the beat or hot jamz. Seen a lot from Soul Town and Standard Time.
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(Originally posted: 02-11-2004, 08:37 PM) - Announced yesterday on allaccess.com that Joel Salkowitz has stepped down from his executive role at Sirius...He was the PD of Hot 97 when it was the best dance station that has ever existed in the US...I cant help but also wonder if his exit signals the further demise of the dance streams we all think need some major help.
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I've enjoyed making this my morning "shower" channel with the exception of today when they played 2 Queen songs back to back. Ugh.
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Sirius is working on a new technology to increase their programming capacity by 25%, they SAY it should be done by Spring 06.
Yes, I'm aware of that. And I hope it happens on schedule.

But the FCC could DOUBLE Sirius and XM's bandwidth right now, if they chose to do so. But they're not going to do it unless they start hearing from SatRadio fans.

Imagine all the new channels we'd get (and all the defunct old ones brought back) if the FCC doubled their bandwidth, AND Sirius implements their new technology.

As you well know, that much new bandwidth would also allow Sirius to significantly increase the sound quality.

So we'd knock out three birds with one stone. More new channels, defunct old ones brought back, and better sound quality.

Which would mean a lot more satisfied subscribers.
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Sirius is working on a new technology to increase their programming capacity by 25%, they SAY it should be done by Spring 06.
Yes, I'm aware of that. And I hope it happens on schedule.

But the FCC could DOUBLE Sirius and XM's bandwidth right now, if they chose to do so. But they're not going to do it unless they start hearing from SatRadio fans.

Imagine all the new channels we'd get (and all the defunct old ones brought back) if the FCC doubled their bandwidth, AND Sirius implements their new technology.

As you well know, that much new bandwidth would also allow Sirius to significantly increase the sound quality.

So we'd knock out three birds with one stone. More new channels, defunct old ones brought back, and better sound quality.

Which would mean a lot more satisfied subscribers.
Only one problem, you would need a new radio that cost much more than the current ones out to get the additional content.
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Only one problem, you would need a new radio that cost much more than the current ones out to get the additional content.
Not a problem for me. I'd buy a couple new ones, even at a higher price.

As a general rule, prices on consumer electronic equipment generally come down over time. So I don't think there would be much of a price increase, if any.

Operating at their current bandwidth level, Sirius will be hard pressed to compete with emerging technologies like the Motorola iRadio service, which is poised to debut in the first quarter of 06.
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I'll bet if somebody polled every single Sirius subscriber, maybe one percent would give a crap about having a funk channel.

The vast majority of Sirius subscribers are white males over 40. It doesn't take a rocket scientist (which I happen to be, if you look under my avatar ) to figure out why there's a strong emphasis on Rock, especially Classic Rock.
I believe when it all comes down to it nobody really cares about the current Christian Rock channel but they added it anyway.

And if the majority of SIRIUS is made up of mostly white males over 40 like you claim it is, then wouldn't it make more sense for them to add Funk and other missing genres to cover more demographics instead of just catering to the current ones? I'm a huge rock fan myself, but even I think SIRIUS has WAY too many rock channels. They're not covering all bases like they should.
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I believe when it all comes down to it nobody really cares about the current Christian Rock channel but they added it anyway.
Not true.

Christian music is on the verge of becoming a billion dollar industry.

In 2004, Christian music sold more than Jazz, Classical, Latin, New Age and Funk music COMBINED.

Sirius has proven that they're far more in touch with current music trends than the idle few screaming for a funk channel.
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