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Old 02-17-2006, 02:13 PM
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I know that both XM and sirius are in hot water with lack of money. sirius looks to be going under fast. stocks traded at 5 a share while XM traded at 45 a share. but both are leaking money like the titanic leaked water. just going to see who is going under first.
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Old 02-17-2006, 04:42 PM
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I personally prefer Sirius to XM. I have used both. While XM offered "more" channels of the genre I'm into, Sirius's was more quality to me. Again, to me. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about XM with the exception of their ridiculously desperate move of signing Oprah Winfrey on to their listing, for $55 million. But eh, who cares? It's not my money. I just think it's kinda insane, especially since she's not even scheduled to participate in the show on a regular basis. I think it's a bonehead move on XM's part, and certainly will not pay for ittself. We shall see I suppose.


Anyways, my mains channels are Octane, Hardatak, Alt nation, Howard 100&101 w/ Bubba the Love Sponge, also Maxim Radio. If I get tired of all that, I'll flip over to Sirius Trucking Network, and sometimes I'll even catch the G. Gordon Liddy show.

Howard Stern's move to Sirius has indeed brought forth a swarm of new subscribers, but I don't know if his move to Sirius is such a good thing. The FCC is always watching -understanding this is a pay service, and can be controlled by the user i.e. channel blocking etc, we never know what's lurking behind the doors of censorship.

Bottom line; both have news, both have comedy, music of ALL genres, talk/entertainment channels, and both have trucking networks. Best play would be to sample the channels from their websites, get a feel for them both, look at the names of those who broadcast on talk shows, etc, and decide from their. I personally think Sirius is better for "me", so that's what I went with on a final note, after an In-The-Cab-Of-My-Truck-Comparison, just to be fair.

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Old 02-17-2006, 04:52 PM
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Rollover, I'd be interested in knowing who is on the Sirius Trucking Channel and how it compares to XM's Open Road trucking channel.

For instance, XM has Bill Mack. My Dad listened to him 35 years ago while he was trucking, on WBAP AM. I like that.

Also, XM has Dave Nemo, who I remember from WWL's old Road Gang AM radio show.

Does Sirius have anything comparable?
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:02 PM
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Hope this helps.

http://www.sirius.com/servlet/Conten...=1104779630449


http://www.midnighttrucking.com/
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:49 PM
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Lol, I don't like Howard Stern or Fox News, so that doesn't matter.

What I do want is Trucking News and plenty of other news options.

I'm leaning toward XM.
yep sirius has Midnite trucker on 147, cnn news, headline news lots of talk radio and all that good stuff. fox is gone, thank god. talk about a bunch of extremist, bickering analysing till its scattered into powder anchors on that channell.

sat radio is sat radio. u might like xm, i will stick with sirius. but basically its all the same.
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:07 PM
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Lol, I don't like Howard Stern or Fox News, so that doesn't matter.

What I do want is Trucking News and plenty of other news options.

I'm leaning toward XM.
yep sirius has Midnite trucker on 147, cnn news, headline news lots of talk radio and all that good stuff. fox is gone, thank god. talk about a bunch of extremist, bickering analysing till its scattered into powder anchors on that channell.

sat radio is sat radio. u might like xm, i will stick with sirius. but basically its all the same.
Fox is back as of 23 MAR 2006 .... Channel 145 Fox News and channel 131 Fox Radio ... deal sealed today

Sorry Rokk ... Its Baaaaaaaaack .....
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Rokk
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Originally Posted by ScottieFL
Lol, I don't like Howard Stern or Fox News, so that doesn't matter.

What I do want is Trucking News and plenty of other news options.

I'm leaning toward XM.
yep sirius has Midnite trucker on 147, cnn news, headline news lots of talk radio and all that good stuff. fox is gone, thank god. talk about a bunch of extremist, bickering analysing till its scattered into powder anchors on that channell.

sat radio is sat radio. u might like xm, i will stick with sirius. but basically its all the same.
Fox is back as of 23 MAR 2006 .... Channel 145 Fox News and channel 131 Fox Radio ... deal sealed today

Sorry Rokk ... Its Baaaaaaaaack .....
Good to hear. Xm has the fox news and fox radio. I wonder if Sirius will have the same talk shows. Sure do like Fox news. They are not perfect but a ton better than Communist News Network..... oh oh oh, did I say that out loud.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:15 PM
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OvertheRoad... You just said that out loud! :shock: :lol:
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:01 AM
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In all honesty I just bought Sirius so I could listen to Howard, but it's got lots of great programming and a bunch of news/talk channels. I was also impressed with the Sirius radio itself I've heard people have problems with both brands but more so with the XM units, especially their new portable one.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:11 AM
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OvertheRoad... You just said that out loud! :shock: :lol:
Damn, my bad. Excuse me. Sorry about that. ..... :lol: 8)


Side note. I have the portable XM unit. Works great. Not a single problem. Kinda cool being able to move it from the car to the house just by snapping it into a different docking station. Also the arm band antenna which allows you to use it while walking around works good in AZ. I like being able to record 5 hours of programing also. If I am going to miss a program I just set it to record it while I am gone. I also got a 2 year no questions asked warranty from Best buy for an extra $25 bucks.
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