I have been a subscriber to Sirius/XM since the very beginning and I think that may be coming to an end. In the beginning the promise was uninterrupted music - no commercials and no annoying disc jockeys. And it was true. There were no disc jockeys and the commercials were confined to the talk channels.
Then they went out and hired disc jockeys. Disc jockeys, as I understand it, have only one function in life and that is to interrupt the music. Why? Why did they spend all that money to hire disc jockeys just to make the service worse? If it's true that people really wanted to hear inane prattle why don't they just listen to FM? I don't get it.
The other thing that's driving me to unsubscribe are the endless station promos. Seems like after almost every song they play a station promo to remind you that you're listening to some channel on Sirius XM. Again, why? Why do they feel the need to constantly remind me I'm listening to Sirius? There's an old saying in sales that once you've made the sale you should stop selling. They don't seem to get this.
So, tell me, am I the only one or do other people feel the same way? If it wasn't for Howard Stern I would have cancelled a long time ago and just plugged in my iPod.