You know how these things get bumped around, but the plan is to be on Sirius radio channel 114 tomorrow (5/16) between 8:30 and 9am, on "Be Happy, Dammit!" The encore is at 8 in the evening. The channel is Lime.
millrace said: I've been waiting for a compelling reason to get satellite radio.
I was in California Last Week and had it in my Rental. It was nice being able to listen to the Cavs Nets game while I was there. Based on how much I travel by Car, I've been seriously considering getting it. *** Edited 5/15/2007 8:11:11 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
I don't know how Sirius would feel about it, but I record the Stern show every day for my own use, I could easily set my recorder to tape the show and maybe email it to folks who ask? Jeff, do you think that would be cool? If so, drop me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
And by the way, until you have satellite, you probably won't think much of it, but just take a listen for one week and just TRY and go back to commercials, repetitive playlists, mixed-genre stations, commercials, censorship, commercials, "pop"-only playlists, and oh yea, have I mentioned commercials and censorship?
If for no other reason, than how about this: do you think you'd EVER hear a radio program about coasters on terrestrial radio? I think not ...
Edit: Since your original air will be during the Howard Stern show roast of Andy Dick (starring Colin Quinn, Dave Attell, Greg Fitzimmons, Artie Lang and others ... again, you want to listen to terrestrial radio, why?) I will record the later broadcast if you're interested in getting a copy of the file.
*** Edited 5/15/2007 9:35:07 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***
Brett, Resident Launch Whore
Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
The show will be posted somewhere as a podcast, so I'm sure it can be picked up at some later point.
Terrestrial radio has sucked every since I left it. ;) Seriously though, when Washington was on its deregulation craze in the 90's, and lifted ownership limits on radio, that was the beginning of the end. It killed local radio.
Howard 100, Backspin 43, and Blue Collar Radio 103 are worth the subscription costs alone. I wish I would have seen this earlier as I would have brought my portable Sirius to work today (having a window office rules).
I literally cant stand to listen to regular radio anymore. It's so bad, on a recent trip where I rented a car, I took my 'home kit' antenna and duct-tapped it to the rental car dashboard just so I could still listen to my Sirius.
I mainly listen to Howard 100 & 101 (I like Bubba's show from time to time) and the rock stations (I admit to listening to Hard Attack but I won't admit to listening to the 80's station)- those things alone are worth the price of admission to satellite radio. I can't stand regular radio anymore- the NYC/northern NJ market lacks a great rock radio station and the stations we have repeat the same songs every hour. Total crap.
While on the subject, does anyone with Sirius have occasional problems with a weak signal? I've tried moving the roof-mounted unit around but other people I talk to claim to have the same problem from time to time. I understand XM users never have that problem- not that I'm thinking of switching. Good thing my new car will have Sirius built into it- no more weird thing attached to my windshield with a bunch of wires running every which way!
I have occasional Acquiring signal messages with my Sirius radio. Maybe these will go away if the proposed merger of XM and Sirius happens. Not that I believe it will happen due to Federal Regulations.
As for what stations I listen to I'll plead the fifth since my music tastes vary with the day. ESPN Radio in the morning for Mike and Mike is a good start of the day.
I have been known to pack up my car kit and take it with me to other cars cause I can't stand regular radio anymore.
Anyone that heard the Jeff segment want to comment on it? I couldn't listen yet cause I can't get signal in the office. Dang double pane security glass in a hospital environment. I will try to remember to catch the replay tonight. Otherwise I'll be hitting up the podcast of this segment.