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Old 12-13-2003, 01:58 PM   #16
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I'll actually vote for 1st wave being BETTER than Fred.

Fred's tooooo deep for me. Like a MIT discussion on quantum physics.

(today is officially weird sense of humor day)
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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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Old 12-13-2003, 03:44 PM   #17
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Nope, Sirius gives them full editorial control over the programming decisions.

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If that is the case then why do they have so much repitition? If they are the music gurus they are suppose to be then, they need to show us. Frankly, I don't want to settle for mainstream repitition, I left the FM world to get away from that.

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Old 12-13-2003, 03:52 PM   #18
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Send them some feedback. Use the 'Talk Back' feature on the Stream Detail pages at Sirius.com, as well as genfeedback@sirius-radio.com.

My earlier comment means that the programming philosophy is not being dictated by consultants. The format managers, programmers and Stream Jocks draw upon their wisdom and experience, but in the end it's really like flying blind. It's very important that they hear from us so they can tweak their approach and improve the Sirius experience. They have to test the extremes (too obscure/too tight) in order to find the sweet spot.

Sirius has shown that they can and will do this, but it in the end it usually results in something great.

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Old 12-13-2003, 04:08 PM   #19
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It's strange because it seems like everytime I bitch and moan about the programming on First Wave, they surprise me. Last night, I was waiting for my girlfriend to get ready (surprise, surprise) and I heard a great mix of songs by Blade. I heard some solo Morrissey, deep-cut Police, a just a bit of the poppy stuff. I must say I was pleased! Perhaps I should bitch some more!
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Old 12-13-2003, 04:47 PM   #20
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Bitch away GMU...I have used the talkback feature and got no results...
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Old 12-13-2003, 06:33 PM   #21
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They need phones. Not necessarily jock phones but definitely a feedback line for each stream. A radio service for people in cars shouldn't expect people to email them while they're driving.

Phones are where it's at. Here's the first commercial radio station. Note that it has a telephone. The precedent was set over 80 years ago. Radio stations must have phone numbers. It's unnatural for them not to.

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Send them some feedback. Use the 'Talk Back' feature on the Stream Detail pages at Sirius.com, as well as genfeedback@sirius-radio.com.

My earlier comment means that the programming philosophy is not being dictated by consultants. The format managers, programmers and Stream Jocks draw upon their wisdom and experience, but in the end it's really like flying blind. It's very important that they hear from us so they can tweak their approach and improve the Sirius experience. They have to test the extremes (too obscure/too tight) in order to find the sweet spot.

Sirius has shown that they can and will do this, but it in the end it usually results in something great.

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Yeah, no phones feel unnatural. I don't miss the commercials, but I almost miss the DJ rattling off some request line number or whatever.
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Old 12-13-2003, 10:18 PM   #23
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Yea, well I sent them my comments last night, and all I got back was canned feedback as per usual.

So, I think I'm done.

Anybody want to buy an Audiovox SRS & home cradle? At least I can sell that...my first gen Kenwood FM mod in the car probably won't be any good to anyone after I yank it.

Send me a PM if you're interested in the SRS, or check eBay in a day or too...

Sirius was fun while it lasted, but I'm takin' this dog far out into the country & opening up the car door...
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Old 12-13-2003, 10:29 PM   #24
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I feel as frustrated as you do, but a fellow Smiths fan can't get rid of Sirius. I think even though First Wave has gone downhill, lost of good cutting edge stuff like the Smiths needs to be heard on Sirius. LOC for example.
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I am not quite ready to lay Mongo to rest just yet. I want to see if you can teach a new dog new tricks...perhaps some obedience lessons at Petsmart are in order.

I will say this, I have sent my "talkback" responses to First Wave and have gotten nothing in return...except the canned "we have received your email" blather.

They have about six weeks to make some improvements. In six weeks I should be reveiving my home kit for the XM Roady. If Sirius hasn't done anything to improve the issues with heavy repitition, then I shall have to defect to the otherside...
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I am not quite ready to lay Mongo to rest just yet. I want to see if you can teach a new dog new tricks...perhaps some obedience lessons at Petsmart are in order.

I will say this, I have sent my "talkback" responses to First Wave and have gotten nothing in return...except the canned "we have received your email" blather.

They have about six weeks to make some improvements. In six weeks I should be reveiving my home kit for the XM Roady. If Sirius hasn't done anything to improve the issues with heavy repitition, then I shall have to defect to the otherside...
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(today is officially weird sense of humor day)
Oh, great. The ONE day I am off line...and...

As to being disappointed and frustrated, complain! I guarantee they DO listen. It takes a while, but listen they do.
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:17 PM   #28
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What's the address to write a real letter? After reading some of the other forums I found that that seems to get a bit more attention then just an e-mail. Also anyone know of a good person to reference for these first wave issues rather then To Whom it may concern?
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Old 01-14-2004, 11:48 PM   #29
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Personally, I never cared much for Fred. There is a reason why most of those songs they played never got airplay in their heyday.
But Fred was not always this way. They used to be mainstream just like Firstwave. Actually when First wave first started it was very deep, so deep in fact no one could identify with what was being played. Maybe thats why they came to their senses.
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Old 01-15-2004, 07:30 AM   #30
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I found the real address:
Jay Clark
Executive Vice President Programming
Sirius Radio
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10020


check out this thread from the guys working on change on the 70s stream
http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...pic.php?t=4415

When I get my letter done I'll put it on here and hopefully that will inspire others to put a real letter with a stamp in the mail. As some others said, the e-mail just reaches Customer Service but never really reaches the top of the ladder where change can really be made and be forced to trickle down.
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