Too Much Talk on Classic Jazz, Channel 72 & Symphony Hall, Channel 80
Since the merger of the two companies, the amount of talk on Classic Jazz, 72, has increased considerably. The most talkative announcer is Mark Ruffin during the late PM hours. The one who says things which are relevant and brief is Les Davis, late PM to midnight. Then, there are the special shows such as Wynton Marsalis who talks about jazz and interviews other artists. He's a great musician and let's keep him as one. Dizzy's Club Coke-A-Cola can turn into a talk program. Sometimes I wonder where is the music.
Even worse, is Symphony Hall, 80, at 11pm when William McGlaughlin decides its time for music history and theory. At that hour, I'm going to bed and like listening to classical music at that time. I don't want to hear his babble!!!
Fortunately, I have the option of Classical Pops. My other criticism is that both classical channels seem to have added more vocals than was the case when it was just Sirius. I don't want to listen that classical vocals at anytime. They belong on the Opera channel.
Fortunately, the 70s and 80's oldies, channels 7 and 8, seem to remain unchanged. I enjoy both while driving. The announcers make occasional comments about the artists but keep it limited.
I hope others who find the talk radio on music channels objectionable will post here and send comments to Sirius/XM. I'm afraid that Sirius/XM cares only about their financial situation and are tone deaf to programming complaints.