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Old 11-20-2005, 07:08 PM   #46
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Would you say the Fm modulator is stronger on this unit than other units?
I haven't tried the FM modulator on many tuners since I used to be able to use a direct connection for my pnp's in my old car. The only other FM modulator that I ever tried is the JVC SR-2000 (the 2.5G JVC tuner), and the Visor's FM modulator definitely blows that one out of the water.

I run my Roady XT with a wired FM modulator and my Visor with it's built-in wireless FM modulator, and the Visor's wireless FM modulator sounds just as good as the wired one. I haven't heard static with it yet!
I have found my FM Modulator in my Sirius radio is 10x better than back when I had XM.
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:14 PM   #47
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Neat forum here. I am an avid 80's metal head like you all. I am 41 years old but I still feel and look 20 years younger. Its nice to meet fellow minded 80's music freaks. We should start an online club for the hair nation. I bet people from XM will be jumping ship to join sirius not because of Stern - but because of Hair Nation!
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Neat forum here. I am an avid 80's metal head like you all. I am 41 years old but I still feel and look 20 years younger. Its nice to meet fellow minded 80's music freaks. We should start an online club for the hair nation. I bet people from XM will be jumping ship to join sirius not because of Stern - but because of Hair Nation!
ps249 your one of the smart ones. You came to Sirius first. Many of us are former XM'ers who disliked what XM was doing to the Rock music and also knowing XM was missing rock formats like the 80's to early 90's main stream rock. Hair Nation has it and is one hell of a channel.

Glad your on board and enjoy the music. It does get addictive.
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:36 PM   #49
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Thank goodness for the Hair nation. I always knew something wasn't quite right for the last 10 years when I listen to the local rock stations here in my hometown. I get tired of the 70's music and I really don't think todays current rock is cool. I just hope the programming director at hair nation DOES NOT CHANGE A THING! Keep it the same way forever!
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Thank goodness for the Hair nation. I always knew something wasn't quite right for the last 10 years when I listen to the local rock stations here in my hometown. I get tired of the 70's music and I really don't think todays current rock is cool. I just hope the programming director at hair nation DOES NOT CHANGE A THING! Keep it the same way forever!
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I just got home at 2 AM and turned on hair nation only to hear tunes I have not heard in over 15 years. Where else can you get that? I am now listening to Cinderella (Dont know what you got) I mean I cant hear that on my local station here in Michigan.I am going to be a life time subscriber. I really love this- I thought I was going crazy because the local stations did not play the 80's hair bands so I thought only I was into that music....let me hear from others out here who think the same
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I just got home at 2 AM and turned on hair nation only to hear tunes I have not heard in over 15 years. Where else can you get that? I am now listening to Cinderella (Dont know what you got) I mean I cant hear that on my local station here in Michigan.I am going to be a life time subscriber. I really love this- I thought I was going crazy because the local stations did not play the 80's hair bands so I thought only I was into that music....let me hear from others out here who think the same
Cool! I've got my Xact Visor tied into my Athlon 64 now. Basically it's a $1000 stereo now! You can hear this thing down the street! Ratt never sounded better!

Oh... Careful with the lifetime subscription. It just means the lifetime of that single tuner that you activate. Just want to make sure that you know that before you make the plunge.
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Let me know when you start to hear Elvis sing new songs on his channel, then I will agree. Otherwise deeper cut playlist would be "non main stream" for this particular format and so the Boneyard would suit you...

But yes, I agree its personal taste.




My Elvis statement is what you exactly stated with being dead. And so are the 80's and the music during that time. That was my point. You cant create new music from the 80's. So Hair Nation is what it is, Classic Rock from the 80's to early 90's. Thats its format.

Maybe people are looking for a different format, one that plays todays Main Stream Rock mixed with yesturdays Main Stream Rock. Looking over Sirius's music list I dont see a channel that is dedicated in playing todays Rock. Most of todays Rock is classified as "Alternative Rock." The Spectrum plays Adult Album Rock. So maybe this channel would be considered "new rock."

But I agree with you. Many of the 80's main stream rock bands are coming out with new music. Just wonder which channel Sirius would carry these on and how to define them, Pop, Alternative, Rock? Doesn't belong in a 80's Classic format channel though.
You have got to be kidding me! How can a new Motley Crue song not be considered part of the genre when it is by the same artist that helps define that channel?? I realize that HN plays "hair" metal from the 80's but, how can they discount an artist like Poison or Motley Crue that is still turning out the tunes. Just listen to the "New Tattoo" CD by the Crue and tell me that would not fit into HN...HN playlist is just way too shallow...that and the mix of artists isnt all that great. I hate it when I flip over to HN and I hear Bon Jovi, Ozzy or AC/DC...hell, two days ago they played Tesla twice within a 45 minute window...they really need to try mix it up better and add more artists. Weak programming is what ruins it for me...the only saving grace is Dangerous Darren who does a *slightly* better job then Kim Mulligan at mixing up the tunes...there is just so much more great 80's styled metal out there that is not being played on HN...and that is is true travesty.
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What does everyone think of Flock of Seagulls? I got into them with their first cassette (remember cassettes?). There was only a few songs from them that I really liked. I Ran was cool. I know they are not considered a Hair Band but what channel on sirius would play the Flock??
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What does everyone think of Flock of Seagulls? I got into them with their first cassette (remember cassettes?). There was only a few songs from them that I really liked. I Ran was cool. I know they are not considered a Hair Band but what channel on sirius would play the Flock??
Yeah. I can remember this flock of seagulls when I was little. They started nesting in town and it was driving everyone nuts. The mayor set up these loud speakers and he played a cassette of sound effects (like booms and stuff). And they finally left, but I always thought that AC/DC would have made them leave sooner. Actually, I think that they were egrets. Yeah... egrets. A big stupid flock of egrets.

Ok... I've had my fun. To answer your question, try channel 22 "1st Wave."
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Let me know when you start to hear Elvis sing new songs on his channel, then I will agree. Otherwise deeper cut playlist would be "non main stream" for this particular format and so the Boneyard would suit you...

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My Elvis statement is what you exactly stated with being dead. And so are the 80's and the music during that time. That was my point. You cant create new music from the 80's. So Hair Nation is what it is, Classic Rock from the 80's to early 90's. Thats its format.

Maybe people are looking for a different format, one that plays todays Main Stream Rock mixed with yesturdays Main Stream Rock. Looking over Sirius's music list I dont see a channel that is dedicated in playing todays Rock. Most of todays Rock is classified as "Alternative Rock." The Spectrum plays Adult Album Rock. So maybe this channel would be considered "new rock."

But I agree with you. Many of the 80's main stream rock bands are coming out with new music. Just wonder which channel Sirius would carry these on and how to define them, Pop, Alternative, Rock? Doesn't belong in a 80's Classic format channel though.
You have got to be kidding me! How can a new Motley Crue song not be considered part of the genre when it is by the same artist that helps define that channel?? I realize that HN plays "hair" metal from the 80's but, how can they discount an artist like Poison or Motley Crue that is still turning out the tunes. Just listen to the "New Tattoo" CD by the Crue and tell me that would not fit into HN...HN playlist is just way too shallow...that and the mix of artists isnt all that great. I hate it when I flip over to HN and I hear Bon Jovi, Ozzy or AC/DC...hell, two days ago they played Tesla twice within a 45 minute window...they really need to try mix it up better and add more artists. Weak programming is what ruins it for me...the only saving grace is Dangerous Darren who does a *slightly* better job then Kim Mulligan at mixing up the tunes...there is just so much more great 80's styled metal out there that is not being played on HN...and that is is true travesty.
Yeah there are a lot of top metal music out there, but hell the selection Hair Nation has is soooo addictive, I even got up at 4 AM and started jamming to it.

I also look forward to all the newer music cuts by Poison and Motley Crue. Just doesn't fit on Hair Nation BUT look forward to hear their new kick ass music on another GREAT Sirius channel.

This is what makes Sirius GREAT. They have the channels for these specific music formats, and erra's

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I agree with siriusly - if MC or Poison puts out new music in the same style as their older stuff, HN would be the place for them. Now if the Crue put out an album of Southern Gospel, that might ruffle a few HN fan feathers.....

I don't think a format as vague as a "New Rock" channel would bring would work. First of all, I doubt you'd get two subscribers to agree on what "rock" is. Second, you know the headbangers would bitch to no end if the new Sheryl Crow song followed up a new Iron Maiden cut.

Deep Tracks does this over on XM - new music by the Stones, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Ray Davies, Paul all are getting significant airplay on DT. But then again, DT's format is less stringent than a channel like HN.
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You guys are great. Hair Nation is sooo awesome and to have others trying to make it even better, is_just_my_cup_of_tea.

Hell yeah, more Poison, Motley Crue music...sure bring it on. I would love it.

But for now, BACK to my 5th hours of listening to Hair Nation.

Have a good turkey day also.

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Hair nation is great but I grew up as a teen in the 80's so I also listened to the techno music like The Fixx, Flock of Seagulls, AH-HA. I grew up listening to the radio in the 70's. I started on an AM radio when I was like 9. I just loved sitting in front of the kitchen table listening to Tiger baseball, hockey, then music. AM radio back in the 70's played pretty much the same music as FM. Then Am pretty much went into news and talk and sports. FM turned into stereo and the music sounded awesome even with vinyl records(remember the scratches?)Then I pretty much started buying cassette tapes which really sucked because they always got eaten by the tape machine in my boom box. Then finally CD's made it to prime time. So in essence- I dont mind spending alot of money for radio because I even have a $500 police scanner and a $200 short wave radio and now I spent $150 on satellite radio plus the sub rates. Radio always has been and always will be my life. Music is #1 with me then followed by talk radio and sports is now #3 with me.....
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Well has hair nation dried up or what? I havent heard anyone recently. I have to say that I am hearing songs that I never heard back in the day. WASP does THE REAL ME by the Who? wow thats a first for me hearing.Wake up Hair Nation! Lets see some posts....
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