The December Coaster Event you Probably weren't invited too...(pt 1)

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Monday, December 19, 2005 7:06 PM
On Hard Attack they even always give me shout outs as coasterpunk too! Not to mention most of the dj's even say how cool it is that a listener builds coasters and listens at work!

The one thing I love about Sirius is that alot of the dj's get to know the listeners. I actually got the chance to meet Jose, the program director of Octane and Hard Attack. He's also a DJ on Hard Attack. Jose told me that all the dj's know who I am from all my emails for requests.

I asked to hear a song they didn't have not so long ago. Jose sent me an email telling me that they don't have it but he would hunt it down. Well, I was listening a month later and he finally found it and played it and now it's in the rotation! Thats the kind of stuff I like, when people love what they are doing and take that extra step and make listeners happy.

I'm glad I went with Sirius especially since XM dropped their metal station back in the summer!

Monday, December 19, 2005 7:48 PM
If you're into sports or talk radio/talent then Sirius is definitely the way to go, even without Stern. Breuer Unleashed is just a monster of a show (Jim Breuer - Goat Boy SNL, Half Baked), Raw Dog is an amazing channel. My cousin has XM, and I was just completely unimpressed with their uncensored comedy station compared to Raw Dog. Not to mention you've got an amazing blues station, an amazing jazz station and the rest of the music is really great too, although some of their stations have very short playlists. But, from listening to my cousin's XM, that's common to both companies. Only thing I heard on XM that I wish Sirius had was a channel that plays movie soundtracks.

Now, if you're into comparing momentum of a company, Stern just went off terrestrial radio, so watch for Sirius' numbers to rise quickly and steadily until probably the end of Christmas season 2006. But, XM execs have recently started to bash Sirius and I think it's definitely a sign that a company is scared of their competition when they start to badmouth.

XM did get the NHL contract recently, but not until 2007, and they lose NASCAR in the same year. I have a feeling all the sports are going to bounce back and forth for a while.

I think there's room for both companies, although I will always think a little less of someone who has XM ... sort of the Mac of satellite radio ;)

Oh yea, and good TR too Clint ;)

Edit: Sorry if I offend you by saying this, but "Certificate of Jesus" has got to be the funniest thing I've ever heard in my life. I almost choked on my dinner when I read that ...
*** Edited 12/20/2005 12:49:36 AM UTC by Impulse-ive***

Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
Monday, December 19, 2005 10:05 PM

TeknoScorpion said:
It is worth it to actually sample both of them. John 'Michael Darling' has Sirius, and after listening to XM online (the programming), preferred Sirius a little more.

To say one SatRad provider is better than the other is unfair. They both provide excellent programming. The thing that sold me was real, live DJs on Sirius. Most of the XM channels that I had interest in were just like listening to my iPod. I don't need two iPods.

Something else that sold me was Adam Curry's Podshow (but Adam Curry is now a bigger Douche Bag [capital] than he was before so I don't pay attention to him). I have no interest in Howard Stern.

I also really like BBC Radio 1.

Both providers offer free trials online. Get both. Listen to both. Decide which you like better. They both really rock.

Monday, December 19, 2005 11:36 PM
Thanks Michael....I really was wondering....
Fever I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 12:10 AM
Yeah, 'Michael' and I listen to the same stations he was talking about, and during most time, they just stream music. On the weekends (nites) and usually on Sunday Mornings they have live D.J.s, but Sirius did have them beat in that they had one extra channel from that Genre as well as live D.J.s all of the time.

I haven't seen XM execs say anything much about Sirius, but I do know that O&A have been Stern Bashing. I'm not a Stern fan, never have been, and I'm glad he's gone to Sirius. But as for music, both have comperable programming for the most part, you just have to see if they have enough of what you like in Sports and/or Talk Radio. I know that Sirius is thinking of discontinuing Fox news on their playlist, and that XM is considering picking it up as an exclusive, as they both have it right now.

Both companies dropped and added stations this summer. They do keep it interesting.

Okay, now back to my wonderful weekend, conversations already in progress ;).

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 8:37 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar I picked up a rental car one time that had Sirius. It sort of reminded me of cable though, there are a few good stations and the rest of it is sports and news and other stuff that doesn't interest me.

However I did enjoy it, and may look into it for my new car one of these days.



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