Boombox

bentstrider

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Well, I'm not currently driving a big-rig at this time, so I haven't been listening to any satellite for the past, 10 months.

It's just sad that all news regarding Sirius Boombox on google search is at least 6 months old.
 

HecticArt

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Well, I'm not currently driving a big-rig at this time, so I haven't been listening to any satellite for the past, 10 months.

It's just sad that all news regarding Sirius Boombox on google search is at least 6 months old.
I never would have bothered with Slacker if they hadn't killed Boombox.
At least there are options.
 

Vargas

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Boombox was, by far, my favorite channel. I love Alt Nation and Sirius XMU and LIthium but Boom box was, for me, as good as it gets.
 

HecticArt

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Boombox was, by far, my favorite channel. I love Alt Nation and Sirius XMU and LIthium but Boom box was, for me, as good as it gets.
Word. Boombox was why I picked Sirius over XM. I've found some decent stations on Slacker, but still haven't found one that's just as cool.
 

Steel Cranium

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Word. Boombox was why I picked Sirius over XM.
Same here. Boombox, then Howard when he came aboard. I believe that it is a victim of the new merged environment. Stations like Boombox stand out since they are programmed by a person who isn't stretched out among many other channels. They obviously didn't have room for a station like this since they could replace it by a station that can be one of many programmed by a single person or an 'easy to program' channel (single artist). Maybe a profitable SiriXM will have more room for a single channel with a dedicated owner/on air DJ.

LT programmed Boombox and the zeroes and ones weekly show on Alt Nation/LOC. Someone like Madison is working on many stations. I would expect to see programmers covering many stations too.
 

bentstrider

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Word. Boombox was why I picked Sirius over XM. I've found some decent stations on Slacker, but still haven't found one that's just as cool.
They've got a breakbeat station on Slacker, but then they also tend to sneak one too many "Raver" hits to break the flow.

I want my electro-rock, mashups, and general breakbeats back!!!!!:mad:

Until then, it's endless digging through the mountains of crap that's it buried under on Slacker and lastfm .
 

HecticArt

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They've got a breakbeat station on Slacker, but then they also tend to sneak one too many "Raver" hits to break the flow.

I want my electro-rock, mashups, and general breakbeats back!!!!!:mad:

Until then, it's endless digging through the mountains of crap that's it buried under on Slacker and lastfm .
Yeah, I still have the free Slacker account. It's tricky to customize a station dead on. I'll keep tinkering with it though.

I found one called Electronic Hits that is fair and one called Boombox v.2 that is fair as well. But so far I haven't stumbled on electro-rock and mashups.
 

bentstrider

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Well, that Slacker substitute known as "Breaks/Drum'n'bass" seems to be sub-par due to them mixing some Area-material in with the tracks we were used to on Boombox.