Skip to comments.Sirius Radio is a failed business model(alternatives are available)
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 ..
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.
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.
not so much
My biggest beef is the poor audio quality. I definitely will not renew my subscription.
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.
I miss Kilmeade and Friends Loved that and sometimes got a kick out of Gibson
Suspect Hannity’s tv ratings are falling as well...he, Coulter, and Rove helped push Romney down our throats, now they are gonna pay.
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.
Isn’t there anything we can do- I listen in the car and I’m lost now!
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.
Does that come with tahini sauce or hummus?
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.
Sent my Mom a “Bose Wave”.
According to some there won’t be in dash radio in automobiles within five years.
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.
I already pay for the cell phone data plan. Why would I pay more for radio?
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.
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 ...
Check your listings. They may have gone terrestrial.
I have Sirius and it sounds fine. Are you playing it through your phone (the app) or through a radio?
Wilkow is worth at least one subscription
In what way is it a “confederacy?”
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.
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.
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.
I’ve seen the stories.
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.
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...
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.
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.
I discovered Fibber McGee and Molly through the network. What a great show! Humor ahead of its time.
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.