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Sirius Radio is a failed business model(alternatives are available)
vanity | 3/14/13 | Vendome

Posted on 03/12/2013 12:29:59 PM PDT by Vendome

So I'm driving along and turn my Sirius radio on and still, nearly two months later, there is no FoxNews Talk.

See, I like Hannity. He's A great cheerleader but, that's as far as his content is and I can't stand his idiotic setups throughout the week where he and his guests get involved in a discussions that devolves into mindless drive that, on the radio, is crosstalk. That probably works on TV but on the radio it's just aggravating noise.

So I like Tom Sullivan and other hosts as an alternative and FoxNews Talk was opening me to other viewpoints and broader subjects.

But, two months in and Sirius is acting like a monopolistic confederacy and is not budging on their demands to FoxNews Talk.

I also like Cam and Co. And NRA radio.

So here is how it is "Sadly not Series": YOU'RE FIRED!"

I been using that term since I was sixteen and bu the time I get around to saying it I absolutely mean it.

There are alternatives to your crap business model such as Pandora and iHeart radio.

I have moved on and your business won't survive.

I won't be renewing my subscription on any of my cars. That's five cars that you just lost as a customer and I save 500-600 bucks a year.

Buh Bye.....Plicks ..


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cant; chat; i; radio; sirius; vanity; want; whut
You've carried yer schtick too far.
1 posted on 03/12/2013 12:29:59 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: Vendome

Pandora......


2 posted on 03/12/2013 12:32:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Vendome

Gotta agree, Hannity is just really bad radio.

On the bright side Sirius XM just signed an exclusive deal with Michael Smerconish. Does that make you any happier?

Didn’t think so.


3 posted on 03/12/2013 12:33:41 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Vendome

I agree. I want Fox Talk back. It’s a good alternative to FNC when they just get silly — such as on The Five, Shepherd Smith, Fox & Friends, or Geraldo. Now I switch to the Catholic Channel when any of those programs get ridiculous.


4 posted on 03/12/2013 12:34:16 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Andrew Wilcow is the only reason I paid for a radio ... oh yeah ... Radio Classics, too ... other than that ...

not so much

5 posted on 03/12/2013 12:36:06 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Vendome

My biggest beef is the poor audio quality. I definitely will not renew my subscription.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 12:37:02 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Vendome

Fox News Talk was my favorite channel. Hannity and Beck I can listen to for only short intervals. The comedy of Beck and crew can be grating sometimes, and Hannity rarely inquires into a given topic with any depth. That’s why I loved listening to Tom Sullivan, Brian Kilmeade and John Gibson. They offer decent analysis of topics in and out of politics each with a different tone. I listen the days I work from home online.

Sirius has very little in the way of decent talk programs...but plenty of liberal crap like Stars, POTUS, CNN, etc. I do like to listen to Andrew Wilkow, the religious channels and the World Radio Network once in a while. I renewed in February after they cancelled FNT for $5/month for five months (an attempt to stem the cancellations). If they don’t continue that offer in July, I’m probably going to drop it. $5/month is all it is worth.


7 posted on 03/12/2013 12:39:57 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: knarf

I miss Kilmeade and Friends Loved that and sometimes got a kick out of Gibson


8 posted on 03/12/2013 12:41:07 PM PDT by LittleMoe
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Suspect Hannity’s tv ratings are falling as well...he, Coulter, and Rove helped push Romney down our throats, now they are gonna pay.


9 posted on 03/12/2013 12:42:02 PM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Vendome
My fancy Mercury Mariner Hybrid came with a Sirius radio integrate to the NAV system. The first year of service was bundled in the price of the vehicle. It was OK in 2008 when we purchased the vehicle. The service was mostly OK when traveling through Yellowstone National Park except on the extreme north side of the park where mountains to the south shadow the southern sky enough to block the satellite signal.

The quality of the programming morphed to a mass of commercials interlaced with low grade content/programming. No better the commercial AM radio. There is no reason to pay for that junk anymore.

10 posted on 03/12/2013 12:42:09 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Isn’t there anything we can do- I listen in the car and I’m lost now!


11 posted on 03/12/2013 12:42:40 PM PDT by LittleMoe
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To: Vendome

bababooey, bababooey


12 posted on 03/12/2013 12:42:52 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: LostInBayport

Funny thing is, I just sent my Mom a Rose Wave machine and was going send her a sirius radio to attach to it, for Mothers Day.

Skip that. She’s getting an IPad instead.

I am seriously irritated at their their strong arming of FoxNews Talk.


13 posted on 03/12/2013 12:45:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: muleskinner

Does that come with tahini sauce or hummus?


14 posted on 03/12/2013 12:48:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

When I’m in my car, I like to get away from today’s world for a while.

I love my Sirrus Radio. I keep it tuned to rebroadcasts of the shows of my youth—Gun Smoke, Fibber McGee and Molly, Bob Hope, etc etc.

If I want to get really depressed, I’d probably listen to Hannity and the like.

Also, I don’t watch television “news”. It’s much easier on the heart and blood pressure to read it on FR.


15 posted on 03/12/2013 12:48:56 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Vendome

Sent my Mom a “Bose Wave”.

Stoopit phone.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 12:49:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

According to some there won’t be in dash radio in automobiles within five years.


17 posted on 03/12/2013 12:49:40 PM PDT by deport
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To: Vendome
She’s getting an IPad instead.

Excellent choice. We got my dad one for Father's Day a few years back, worried the whole time that we were spending a nice chunk of change and he wouldn't like it. He loves it.
18 posted on 03/12/2013 12:50:11 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Vendome

It’s interesting, yours is the exact opposite complaint I had/have with Sirius.

You see, the Sirius app that you can play on your iPhone ( or Galaxy or whatever), that is free to download and costs $2.99 to activate as its own “radio” (although if course it’s really a streaming signal) has in it’s “news/talk” section Fox News Radio. But it doesn’t have Fox News, unlike “real” satellite radios.

I have a car now that has a sattelite radio unit so now I use that to listen to Fox News. But it did drive me crazy they didn’t have Fox News on the app! They still don’t either.

I never found Fox News Radio very interesting. I thought the hosts were rather bland. Is that what you mean by “Fox News Talk”? If so, you could’ve just downloaded the app and played it on whatever smartphone you have, even in your cars, for an additional $2.99 a month.


19 posted on 03/12/2013 12:50:36 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Vendome
It certainly isn't a failed business model for the thousands who made millions.

We still can't seem to get it through our heads that in the present national socialist / national capitalist environment (this is neither a (R) nor a (D) thing) winners get cash whether businesses win or fail. Lose it all on a particular investment? The CEO of that company didn't.

Where are the hundreds of billions of YOUR dollars sent to Wall Street to save a few buildings? It took only ONE billion to build the most impressive building in the world.

You think the radio show, or the TV show, or facebook is the product? No - YOU are the product, sold to advertisers.

The sellers and the politicians do just fine, and they anticipate some product spoilage.
20 posted on 03/12/2013 12:53:30 PM PDT by golux
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To: Vendome
Yep. I just took a cross country trip. Listened to IHeart radio the entire way. I only had a couple of short dropouts and I barely put a dent in my 2GB monthly data usage allotment.

I already pay for the cell phone data plan. Why would I pay more for radio?

21 posted on 03/12/2013 12:53:55 PM PDT by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: Vendome

Okay, I must be late to this party as I don’t know what’s happening here.

I have XM, and quite honsetly, it sounds like it’s playing through a tin can. The sound is really crappy. But I thought I have Fox News and a couple of other conservative stations, am I missing something?

I too am seriously thinking about dumping XM, but mostly because of the sound quality.


22 posted on 03/12/2013 12:54:33 PM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Vendome
Dittos on Sirius-XM ditching Fox News Radio ... I'm getting seriously close to ditching Sirius-XM for this and other reasons.

Ever try listening to XM-125 on weekends? Very little live programming (Bauer and Rose on Sundays), reruns of Hannity and Beck, and off the air most of the time! And while they're off the air, Sirius Left is still spewing commie bs.

Oh well, basketball season is almost over, so terrestrial radio will soon be back to normal ...

23 posted on 03/12/2013 12:55:26 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Vendome
Did they disband the Fox Radio network? I hear Tom Sullivan and Alan Colmes on my local Fox AM affiliate now.

Check your listings. They may have gone terrestrial.

-PJ

24 posted on 03/12/2013 12:56:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Obadiah

I have Sirius and it sounds fine. Are you playing it through your phone (the app) or through a radio?


25 posted on 03/12/2013 12:57:33 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Vendome

Wilkow is worth at least one subscription


26 posted on 03/12/2013 1:04:27 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Vendome

In what way is it a “confederacy?”


27 posted on 03/12/2013 1:06:16 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: deport
According to some there won’t be in dash radio in automobiles within five years.

Congress will pass a law to require one. Take it to the bank. Just a matter of the NAB greasing enough palms on Capitol Hill.


28 posted on 03/12/2013 1:10:08 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Vendome

Sorry you’re not happy but your vanity is just that. Nothing you say has anything to do with the success of their business model.

Here’s the bottom line: bandwidth costs money. Telecoms are finally realizing that “unlimited” really means the kids with the fastest toys are going to tie-up 90% of their capital investment (i.e. bandwidth) and guess what’s been going on with the growth of smartphones and tablets? Something’s got to give and it’s going to be your pocketbook. If you’d rather write a check to AT&T or Verizon, that’s your choice, but it’s a choice betweeen paying for broadcasting content direct to you via satellite vs paying for it to be relayed via satellite to terrestrial broadband providers that transmit it to your device.


29 posted on 03/12/2013 1:15:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: lormand

I dropped XM because the audio quality is so poor. I can hear the jitter of the 1s and 0s go by. It is not smooth music.

I’m listening to Pandora now. I even put on headphones when driving my old truck, because the Pandora audio out of my cell phone is excellent.


30 posted on 03/12/2013 1:16:26 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: Vendome

Been running Sirius since about 2002. Never had problems, audio quality can still annoy my family and make my ears ring (might oughtta stop that one...), and have never missed Fox News Channel since it joined the network.

Never listened to Fox News Talk so not really missing it. Just know that in all three ‘sets’ the station comes in 5 by 5.

A little irked that SciFi channel never made it to air, it was one of the possible channels that helped trigger joining.

YMMV


31 posted on 03/12/2013 1:28:43 PM PDT by petro45acp (No good endeavour survives an excess of adult supervision)
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To: deport

I’ve seen the stories.

Hogwash!

Live and local are just two of the strengths of Radio. Sat and HD can’t cut it.

It’s about communication and information. Not so much entertainment.


32 posted on 03/12/2013 1:31:04 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: FourtySeven
No, it plays directly through my competent car stereo. I think they compress the satellite signal so much that it basically sounds like music on an AM radio.
33 posted on 03/12/2013 1:34:46 PM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: prisoner6; Buckeye McFrog
I should have been more clear in my post. It is AM/FM that is supposedly on the way out over the next few years. Here's a link to one article I read and a thread on FR about it a few days ago. Things change as new technology develops so who knows what the future will bring.

A Cold, Harsh Reality For Radio

FR Thread from a few days ago

GM and Honda say no 'near-term' removal

34 posted on 03/12/2013 1:58:30 PM PDT by deport
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I was a Sirius and xm user until I got my first smartphone four years ago. With it, I have unlimited options and the true portability that even the portable units didn’t offer. Sirius still direct markets to me. The last time they called, I asked the rep if they had heard about Internet streaming. My wife’s new vehicle has xm with a prepaid period. instead, i got her a cable to plug her phone into the auxiliary input. Quality is probably not much different (depending on the source) but is perfect for casual listening. I cannot imagine ever paying for xm again- even if it was Pandora- priced! In only a dozen years, their cutting edge has been blunted and they are a dinosaur. They are not long for this world...


35 posted on 03/12/2013 3:40:43 PM PDT by philled (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Vendome

tried Sirius Radio for several months as it came with my car. Very poor audio quality. I tried to like it - couldn’t do it. Did not sign up for the subscription. Fortunately, my car stereo has a USB port. I just plug a flash drive in - presto, great music quality. I have lots of music, and keep several flash drives full and in the car for variety. Better than any radio station, no commercials, great audio quality. That’s all I need in my car.


36 posted on 03/12/2013 3:45:28 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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I am a jazz and classical music fan and the musical offerings on Sirius/XM are pathetic. I find that my local public radio stations have a better selections of the music I want to hear. Pandora is a great option and would be worth the subscription if it were offered on satellite radio.


37 posted on 03/12/2013 4:14:30 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: LostInBayport

I discovered Fibber McGee and Molly through the network. What a great show! Humor ahead of its time.


38 posted on 03/12/2013 4:22:35 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: lormand

I can’t stand the way they always play ads for Playboy Radio on the non adult channels. I also think their pricing is insane. That service is worth a few dollars a month per radio, not $15.


39 posted on 03/12/2013 6:07:33 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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