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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 10-11-2005, 10:41 PM   #181
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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.
What does that have to do with anything? Just because its selling well doesn't mean every Christian Rock fan is going to rush out to get either satellite radio service. Rap and Hip Hop are doing pretty damn good as well, but that doesn't mean every rap/hip hop fan is going to get SIRIUS solely because of Shade 45. The whole point of satellite radio is to offer a variety of music...not just play what's hot at the moment. Funk has been around for a long time and I guarantee its sold its share of records over the years.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:00 AM   #182
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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.
OH Please quit projecting your own feelings as those of everyone else. You don't have a clue about the number of request Sirius had for this channel. It is much more popular than you are willing to admit, because you don't like it.

Just like with Shuffle, the same thing. Beause you don't like the mix that means its a bad channel, but the poll tells a different story.

Christian fans are very much so apt to go out and buy Sat Radio, again you don't know this genre to even be talking about it. These folks support concerts, radio stations, tv stations that are all listener supported. I have never seen a listener support funk or rock station that survived just on the donations of listeners. But I have seen many Christian TV Stations and Radio Stations that have. I already know about 4 people that have gotten Sirius now because of Revolution, this was one segment that was missing. If they added a Southern Gospel Channel I know a few dozen people that would subscribe. You clearly under estimate the folks that like this genre of music and have no understanding of how they support it.

I do wish SuperShuffle would add Revolution and Spirit to the mix that is being played. Perhaps they will, I had someone tell me they thought a song from Spirit was played.
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Old 10-12-2005, 12:46 AM   #183
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Yeah, what DAB said! Heh, well I'm one of those over 40 white males (see pic, duh) from the 'burbs, and although I do enjoy all the classic rock and pop (AND the Super-Shuffle) plus Standard Time, I really enjoy old-time southern gospel choir music sometimes, with the big swaying harmonizing choir, big church organ blaring, and the lead singer running around the altar, waving and prodding the congregation. Man, that's come dashboard tapping, steering wheel poundin', uplifting stuff! It's pretty hard to come by on regular radio.

So, some of us do care about it, enough to set a preset button to it, anyway!
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OH Please quit projecting your own feelings as those of everyone else. You don't have a clue about the number of request Sirius had for this channel. It is much more popular than you are willing to admit, because you don't like it.
And I'm sure the same goes for Renaissance Man with Funk.

What a surprise...I was replying to a post about Funk and use Christian Rock only as an example of what I think isn't that big of a draw, and that's the only thing in my posts that gets a response from you. It's like some sort of defense mechanism that every time someone says something about Christian music that you (and others) feel the need to automatically defend it by either a)saying its sold a bunch of records or b)how popular it is. Well, good for it. That doesn't mean those record sales are going to transfer over to satellite radio.

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Just like with Shuffle, the same thing. Beause you don't like the mix that means its a bad channel, but the poll tells a different story.
I never once said I didn't like the songs they played on SS...eventually they'll play something I like. Its mainly the FM "hit based" programming of the channel I have a problem with. When they start playing some deeper cuts of what SIRIUS actually has to offer, then maybe I'll slightly change my opinion of it. But, I still stand by my statement that the whole concept of the channel is a waste of bandwidth and that it could be better used on genres not currently being represented.

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Christian fans are very much so apt to go out and buy Sat Radio, again you don't know this genre to even be talking about it. These folks support concerts, radio stations, tv stations that are all listener supported. I have never seen a listener support funk or rock station that survived just on the donations of listeners. But I have seen many Christian TV Stations and Radio Stations that have. I already know about 4 people that have gotten Sirius now because of Revolution, this was one segment that was missing. If they added a Southern Gospel Channel I know a few dozen people that would subscribe. You clearly under estimate the folks that like this genre of music and have no understanding of how they support it.
Let me just get this out of the way: I'm not questioning the loyalty of Christian Rock fans or the number of records sold...only my opinion that it doesn't carry over well to satellite radio. I know quite a few people that's gotten SIRIUS for Hard Attack, Howard Stern and Raw Dog. I also know a few people that didn't get SIRIUS because of the recent state of Alt Nation playing radio-edited music, the lack of an all punk channel, and that other religions aren't being supported on SIRIUS. Big Deal. Someones always subscribing or unsubscribing to sat radio for some reason or another. Unless you know upward of a million people, I really don't think those four people are making a very big impact on subs...which doesn't really support your claim.
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What people don't realize is that Sirius (and XM) are in the process of ruining satellite radio. What is the point if it's just FM without commercials?
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Christian music, which is growing rapidly every year, will bring a lot more new subscribers to Sirius than Funk--which has been floating belly up since the 80's. Funk is dead, Christian music is alive and growing.
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Unless you know upward of a million people, I really don't think those four people are making a very big impact on subs...which doesn't really support your claim.
There are millions of Christians it is a big demographic, much bigger than you are willing to admit apparently. Don't take my word for it, go look up the license the FCC has issued in the last say 5 years, a large percentage to Christian Stations that are listener supported. So the point is that adding Christian programming is the right way for Sirius to go in order to engage this segment to buy into Sat Radio. Initially there was gospel and contemporary, now we've added rock and I suspect down the road they will add southern gospel.

Adding to this genre was a business decision to get subs. Just like RM says this is a very rapidly growing genre and Sirius was smart to go after them. I don't think it is up to us to prove anything to you. Sirius even realized it and so they added the programming accordingly, that is the bottom line rather you like it or not is totally irrelevant.

I again say you underestimate this demographics in favor of the ones you like, which isn't surprising.
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I know this is off the topic of the Christian music. As Anyone esle noticed that on super shuffle you hear songs that you have never heard on sirius before I know I have. I have also heard songs on super shuffle that gets alot of airplay on sirius.
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I'd just like to add that I've been listening to Super Shuffle almost exclusively for the last 3-4 days and I think they've already improved the variety of the songs they play. At first I was hearing too much Journey, Foreigner, Whitesnake type stuff and mostly major hits. The mix has been great lately with lots of deep stuff. My ONLY complaint with it and a very minor complaint is I think they should play more newer music. Other than that I think it's damn near perfect. I pretty much only change the channel when they throw in a reggae tune. I've just never caught on to reggae.

I guess I've never really got hooked on the ganja. I'm more of an opiates type of guy.....OK I know, a little too much information.
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If there is one station that shouldn't have repeats this is it, drawing from so many stations. But it appears it still has a pretty tight playlist, I have heard James Brown "Living in America" 4 times in the last week and a half, and I don't listen to it that often. I would think they could at least go a week without replaying any songs. I would listen to it more but it gets stale pretty quickly with the repeats.
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I like Super Shuffle, but I'm tiring of the prerecorded liners between almost every song. You don't have to tell me I'm listening to Super Shuffle every 4 minutes.
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I like Super Shuffle, but I'm tiring of the prerecorded liners between almost every song. You don't have to tell me I'm listening to Super Shuffle every 4 minutes.
They do tend to do that a bit more than necessary on most channels, I'd say cut back about 50% on that sort of thing.
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This station is already " old". Free up some bandwidth and get rid of it .....
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