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***
Actually, Motley Fool (I almost typed in Crew) recently had an article about satellite. But the author wasn't too keen on it.
How does Motely Crew feel about satellite?
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***
I also enjoy the talk stations (including Opie and Anthony), and CNN/Fox news simulcasts are nice as well.
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.
I somehow kinda skim over Lime "Healthy living with a twist".... that might be it. If it isn't Stern, a comedy channel, NFL, or music... I'm usually tuned out.
Terrestrial radio still is dominant, and is good for LOCAL coverage with your local 'shock-jocks' & talk-radio...
...but honestly, Maxium radio and the rest of Sirius almost seems to make me forget & not care 'cause of the vast variety.
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.
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!
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.
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