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    I have been a serius radio customer for many years and think it is wonderful, BUT the last year hasn't been that enjoyable because of the repetitive nature of the programming. namely channels 5 and 6. I am so sick of hearing the same songs played every day when there are thousands more that could be played. if I hear Love Is Strange by Mickey & Sylvia and You Got What It Takes by Brook Benton & Dinah Washington one more time i'll throw up. Are the monkeys and Gary Puckett paying royalties to serius radio? seems like it. I now have to change channels constantly to keep from borrowing Elvis's pistol and blasting the radio!!! I am a daily listener not a once a week listener. I think channels 5 and 6 have a "serius" problem (pun intended) thanks bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmc View Post
    I have been a serius radio customer for many years and think it is wonderful, BUT the last year hasn't been that enjoyable because of the repetitive nature of the programming. namely channels 5 and 6. I am so sick of hearing the same songs played every day when there are thousands more that could be played. if I hear Love Is Strange by Mickey & Sylvia and You Got What It Takes by Brook Benton & Dinah Washington one more time i'll throw up. Are the monkeys and Gary Puckett paying royalties to serius radio? seems like it. I now have to change channels constantly to keep from borrowing Elvis's pistol and blasting the radio!!! I am a daily listener not a once a week listener. I think channels 5 and 6 have a "serius" problem (pun intended) thanks bill
    i have noticed a lot of repetition lately on a lot of the DECADE channels as of late. I'm guessing shaving down the royalties on a few.

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    The 1950s channel -- which actually plays 1954 to 1963 -- has a pretty large playlist which includes a lot of low-charting songs, non-charting songs and B-sides. The '60s channel -- which actually plays only 1963 to 1969 -- has gotten very repetitious lately. The '70s channel ignores hundreds of big hits and the '80s channel seems to play only the artists whose videos aired on MTV in the '80s: lots of Queen, Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd, Journey, INXS, Aerosmith, Police, Foreigner, Loverboy, 38 Special, Van Halen and Pat Benatar but very few adult hits, r&b hits or country hits. The '90s channel would be more listenable if they didn't play so much rap and hip-hop and instead focused on the decade's pop hits, alternative hits and adult contemporary hits. The four or five people who actually like '90s rap music can hear those songs on Backspin.

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    In the past four months, 32 scam phone ads have been posted on Sirius Buzz. Each one has come from a different "new member": 32 different screen names. Today we have another new member, Yajaira, who has posted a link to an online gambling site. This thread is for discussions of SiriusXM programming and Sirius Buzz is a site for discussion in general. The above link and bizarrely worded sentence were posted by a scammer using this site for free advertising and should be ignored.

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    Here is the April 2 SiriusXM press release -- and if I haven't lost count, Trisha's program is the 547th SiriusXM show to be called "exclusive."

    Trisha Yearwood to host exclusive new show on SiriusXM's The Garth Channel

    SiriusXM announced today that Trisha Yearwood, Grammy Award-winning country music star, will launch her new weekly SiriusXM show Trisha's Take Five on Monday, April 2. It will air on Garth Brooks' exclusive SiriusXM channel, The Garth Channel. Each week Trisha will handpick a new four-song theme and then invites listeners to choose the fifth track. The series will kick off with the premiere theme of "Auto-Pilot," with Trisha selecting songs including Little Red Corvette by Prince and Fast Car by Tracy Chapman among her favorites. Trisha's Take Five will air Mondays at 5 pm ET on The Garth Channel, SiriusXM channel 55 and through the SiriusXM app. The weekly show will rebroadcast on Wednesdays at 1 pm ET, Fridays at 9 am ET, Saturdays at 3pm ET and Sundays at 8 pm ET.

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    He had a dream -- and, sadly, that dream still has not come to fruition. This is from Talkers.com, April 3:

    "Tomorrow (4/4), SiriusXM is honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on the anniversary of his assassination in Memphis 50 years ago. SiriusXM host and human rights activist Joe Madison will broadcast his daily morning show live from Ben’s Chili Bowl on Urban View, Channel 126. The popular D.C. restaurant was frequented by Dr. King during his life and remained open during the riots that ensued following his assassination. Other programming will take place across the satcaster’s Progress and POTUS channels."

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    A thread titled "Programming" is a good place to post news of SiriusXM channel changes and format changes. I have decreed this and it shall be so. Here is the first bit of news: Holly, the Christmas music channel, returns to the satelliite lineup at 9 AM Pacific time November 1. It will temporarily replace Love on Channel 70.

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    "Ricky Gervais Is Deadly Sirius" will premiere at 11 AM Eastern time October 24 on Channel 94, Comedy Greats, and will repeat six hours later on Channel 99, Raw Dog. The one-hour program will be heard every Tuesday and is hosted by....umm.....Ricky Gervais.

    Born in 1961 in Reading, Berkshire, England, Gervais has worked in radio, television, music and movies and has won two Emmy awards and three Golden Globe awards. He is also a television writer and has voiced characters in animated films and video games.

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    Scream, billed as "Your soundtrack for Hallowe'en," will air for four days, October 28-31, on Sirius channel 145, XM channel 207 and online channel 790.

    The original meaning of "Trick or treat!" is "Give me a treat or I will play a trick on you." The phrase should properly be "Treat or trick!" We need to launch a nationwide Hallowe'en re-education campaign so children quit saying the phrase backwards.

    And, by the way, those "fun-size" candy bars should be called what they really are: "extremely small size."

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    Above -- go look! -- I said the annual Holly Christmas channel will begin at 9 AM Pacific time November 1 on channel 70. Now I can add that the Holiday Traditions channel will launch at that same time on channel 4.

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