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    isophlex is offline
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    Please help save Boombox!

    Its gone today, and no other channel plays that kind of music... This is really disappointing! Damn this merger.

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    I understand your pain, but no one should expect things to stay the same, regardless of a merger, things change, they will continue to shuflle years down the road. There are numbers that show how many listeners each channel has and im sure that goes into the decision making.

    Terrestrial does it all the time, channels dissappear, morning show hosts dissappear, quite frequently, i know its a pay service, but hopefully they meet your needs on another channel.

    did you write them an email, they will at least try to give you guidance to another channel. good luck.

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    Tell me who to email, because I am about to cancel my service.

    Five years of quality programming down the toilet. Music channels deleted and replaced by XM tripe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imromo24 View Post

    Terrestrial does it all the time, channels dissappear, morning show hosts dissappear, quite frequently.
    That's why terrestrial radio sucks? Satellite should not follow what terrestrial does at all............or it will suck just like terrestrial and it looks like it's on it's way!

    There is no old school break beat on XM now either - they just cancelled The Ryme - which was one of my favorite channels and another whole genre that is not represented on SIRIUS or XM!

    Idiot management!

    At least represent these genres on one of the platforms or online for gosh sake........
    Last edited by Demian; 11-12-2008 at 01:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demian View Post
    That's why terrestrial radio sucks? Satellite should not follow what terrestrial does at all............or it will suck just like terrestrial and it looks like it's on it's way!

    At least represent these genres on one of the platforms or online for gosh sake........
    They can't do that! By god I need sixteen more Skynard stations!

    So much for merger = choice.

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    So I just sent them an email, and decided to come here and see if anyone else is as worked up about this as I am. This is what I emailed them:

    Hi, I would just like to make a comment on the deletion of Boombox, previous channel 39. Boombox was my most listened to channel. I would like to just say that I thoroughly enjoyed that channel for its original music selection. You note that if I enjoyed Boombox, I should listen to Alt Nation 21 as an alternative, however Alt Nation is nothing like Boombox. Boombox does take a large amount of music from Alt Nation, however its remixed as electro rock, which is what made this channel original.

    Also, you replaced boombox with Pop 200k, why would you replace such an original channel with another pop / top 40 channel when we already have Hits 1?

    I truely hope that in the future you reconsider and give Boombox back to your listeners.


    I just don't understand how they can replace Booombox with pop200k when we already have Hits 1.... seriously...

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Ron View Post
    So I just sent them an email, and decided to come here and see if anyone else is as worked up about this as I am.
    You're not alone, friend.

    Area 38 can be tolerable at times, but compounded by the fact that now there's XM's truly awful BMP station and Sirius Chill in the Elec/Dance category is laughable. Completely laughable.

    I am truly livid.

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    Thumbs down DJ's/Programming

    I was really disappointed this morning when I tuned into 60's and 50's -- what's with all the chatter? CONTESTS? PLEASE! I don't listen to local radio because they talk too darn much. Now I'm paying to listen to Sirius/XM DJ's run off at the mouth instead of play music. Come on guys -- bad programming decision -- let's get back to the reason for SATRAD -- music! Remember?

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    Unreal... How is alt nation a alternative to boombox?!?!!?!?! The loss of boombox and backspin is devastating. Sirius has lost two Genres of music here clearly hurting subscribers.

    They have the same about of music channels now but the electronic listeners get screwed with the loss of two channels plus the loss of Backspin and the XM guys also lost their old school hiphop channel. The direction of sat. radio seems to be moving like terrestrial radio.. more pop. What a shame.

    The XM electronic listeners got screwed too and lost the system.

    POP2k?!?!!?!?!?! What a slap in the face. It should be channel 2 not 39.

    Please bring back Boombox and Backspin!


    I was hoping with the merger I'd be able to PAY MORE and get stations like the System, the rhyme ecttttt. Now we get less choice. What a shame.
    Last edited by amnesia622; 11-13-2008 at 10:56 AM.

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    Yeah, I'm still fuming over this, its just sad really.

    I have never really understood why Sirius/XM has so many odd-ball channels. maybe I'm just close-minded. But entire channels dedicated to just one artist... do people really only want to listen to Elvis/Grateful Dead/Oprah non stop????? They have 130 channels. of those, how many are R&B/Hip-Hop/Pop... to me they all sound the same, seriously, Britnety Spears was on the Heat, she's also on Pop2k, and Hits 1... Out of 130 channels, they cut electronic down to 2 freaking channels.

    Where am I going to hear Mstrkrft, Soulwax, Krafty Kuts, Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, UNKLE (I can go on and on and on) now??????

    terrible, seriously, I was driving to work today and had to deal with BPM, and listen to some remix of a Hilary Duff song.... blah!!!!!

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