When is the confirmed date when and which CC stations going away?

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Satradiodude

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XM is getting so many complaints on facebook that they are removing some of the comments

I noticed that some FB people posted the link that CC sold there stake in XM, -But some people on there are so lazy and don't look for the real reason- I love how people say over and over this was the only reason I kept XM because of so and so channel.
And then you have the people that say "Put it back now"- I am so glad for sites like DCR :)
 

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XM is getting so many complaints on facebook that they are removing some of the comments
Of all the canceled channels in the past, this is by far the most complained about, but raises 2 big flags for me:

1) Why would you pay this company your hard-earned money and not keep up with what's going on? We've known about this since what- June?

2) Why would you subscribe to satellite radio to hear music channels with commercials? I can partly understand some that listen to the talk & sport channels, but just WOW!
 

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Of all the canceled channels in the past, this is by far the most complained about, but raises 2 big flags for me:

1) Why would you pay this company your hard-earned money and not keep up with what's going on? We've known about this since what- June?

2) Why would you subscribe to satellite radio to hear music channels with commercials? I can partly understand some that listen to the talk & sport channels, but just WOW!
1) We are in the minority unlike the average listener

2) I like to listen to a bunch of different programs. Some of these channels had people that I used to work . The bottom line is that streaming doesn't cut it while you are on the road. Everybody was so excited about better sound quality but all you got was Mexican channels. How would you feel if 5 of your favorite channels got taken away one day out of the blue ?:banghead::banghead::banghead:
 
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I remember cigar dave being on sirius back in 2005 when I first got it. I texted two friends with older sirius radios this info yesterday, no responses. It's just us uber nerds who really give a crap. These is free programming anyway, found on iheart, the stations' website, or even on your local AM dial. They were nice to have all in one radio place for us but CC did their job and now that time is over. Look, the merger happened, one company survived thankfully, and now they have to cater to a wider range of audiences like hispanics/canadians. I'm hispanic and I won't listen to those new channels but I'd still take the service as a whole over whatever mess would have come had the merger not gone through.
 

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Another thing I don't get is if all these people are saying ch xxx is all I listened too-then why did they not know there channel was leaving XM?- I never listened to them- but I would occasionaly tune to them recently and heard messages that they were leaving XM.
 

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:clueless: Boy, there's really some clueless people on this planet- now some folks are bashing Nikki Six thinking he was at fault for making this happen :wasntme:

And this:
WSIX Big 98 on channel 57 is the ONLY reason I kept my XM Radio subscription the past 3 years... yes, I paid $60 a month to listen to one station.
Really!!
 

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:clueless: Boy, there's really some clueless people on this planet- now some folks are bashing Nikki Six thinking he was at fault for making this happen :wasntme:

And this: Really!!
It's a shame that sometimes the internet can be a help or a hindrance at the same time- when there are some people who just come up with rumors and false statemements on things which feed off on the people who have no idea and just go with it because they don't look into it themselves and get the real truth.
 

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I was watching Leo Laporte today and He was instructing his call screener who asked why his show is no longer on XM, to tell callers complain to SiriusXM as to why his channel was removed. That surely is not helping the situation. Leo also thinks it was their fault and that it happened because of the merger. Wow..
 

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I was watching Leo Laporte today and He was instructing his call screener who asked why his show is no longer on XM, to tell callers complain to SiriusXM as to why his channel was removed. That surely is not helping the situation. Leo also thinks it was their fault and that it happened because of the merger. Wow..
Amazing even there own talent are clueless-I looked at the SiriusXM FB page- amazing what people make up- One person said it's because it was a hostile takeover from Liberty, and someone else found an old link on a website when Hugh Penero was around and also Mel Karmazin to write them. and others saying that the latino channels are the replacements- don't know where this falls into play, and can't forget the people that have between 4-6 radios and all they listened to was channel xxx?
 

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Leo was getting a lot of calls from people asking why his show was no longer on XM and people were saying they only subscribed to XM just so they could listen to America's Talking and his show. To Leo's credit, He also did refer people to I Heart Radio. I guess Leo does not know that Clear Channel decided to sell their share of XM and that's why they are no longer on the service. He should tell his angry XM listeners that Clear Channel needed the money since they are 20 billion dollars in debt. You know that won't happen.
 
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It now appears that SiriusXM has closed off its Facebook page to any commenting
 

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With this programming void, we need new talent!! Anyone know how to get new music to one of the Canadian stations?? I just met a French American kid who's pretty good and just heard about siriusxm.
 

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With this programming void, we need new talent!! Anyone know how to get new music to one of the Canadian stations?? I just met a French American kid who's pretty good and just heard about siriusxm.
Better question- anyone know how to get Stereo sound on those channels?? No one's going to listen to that totally unacceptable AM Radio sound!!
 

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Yeah it is pretty crummy huh. That last channel merge in 2012, or was it late 2011, really dumbed down the sound quality on the xm side. The music channels still sound better than sirius, but it became much closer that day. Of course I feel the talk programming on sirius is better, no trailing away hiss after a word is spoken. How many subscribers does siriusxm canada have I wonder?
 

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Kind of dumb that the new Channel directory has channels that are believed to be gone (Like: Playboy in spanish (569), and UCB radio (406) but still list them.

With having the CC channels gone- but still have the info loop on satellite- does this still take up BW? and when the dust settles that all know that they are removed- The next phase in a few weeks will be more channels moved to 2.0?
They finally removed those channels from my Lynx- maybe their will be less complaining now :idunno:
 

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Looks like SiriusXM Comedy showcase is history online- Have loop running now- it was not really needed anyway- With JFL comedy being added I think they have covered all comedy and also UCB Radio is already gone- Maybe another channel shuffle soon?
 
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