Volkswagen Passat Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
924 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
After nearly a year of delivering America's first nationwide digital satellite radio service, we've learned a lot about our listeners' tastes and preferences. Based on subscriber feedback, we will be making a number of enhancements to XM's 100 channel lineup, which will become effective on August 26, 2002.

The following new channels or formats will be added to our channel lineup:

* Sonic Theater (ch. 163) -- Audio books and radio dramas for all tastes.
* RadioClassics (ch. 164) -- Relive the magic from the Golden Age of Radio. The Shadow, Abbott & Costello, Dragnet and The Lone Ranger.
* The System (ch. 82) -- A mind-altering electronica mix with trance anthems, big beat, breakbeat and down-tempos. The Chemical Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, The Crystal Method and Fatboy Slim.
* The Village (ch. 15) -- A celebration of folk music. Woody Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger and The Chieftains.
* Sunny (ch. 24) -- Easy listening instrumental and vocal favorites creating the most soothing sounds of your day. Percy Faith, Roger Williams, Barbra Streisand and Herb Alpert.
* The Flow (ch. 61) -- The first dedicated Neo Soul channel focuses on artists fusing the best of today's R&B, jazz, funk, hip-hop and soul. Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Tweet and Macy Gray.
* The City (ch. 67) -- The hottest hip-hop and R&B hits. Jay-Z, Usher, Ludacris and Missy Elliot.
* Nashville! (ch. 11) -- The top hits from today's platinum country stars. Trisha Yearwood, Brooks and Dunn, Randy Travis and Alan Jackson,
* Playboy Radio (ch. 205) -- This adult entertainment channel, available for an additional $2.99 per month, will debut on September 3, 2002.

For a limited time, a one-time transaction fee of $4.99 will be waived for current subscribers who wish to add our Playboy Radio premium channel. Only account holders may activate this channel.

In order to make room for this exciting new programming, Open Road will move from ch. 168 to ch. 171 and we will no longer carry Club 82 (ch. 82), C-Wave (ch. 105), Highway 15 (ch. 15), Lite (ch. 24), Radio Taj (ch. 104), WSIX (ch. 11) and XM News (ch. 120).

Furthermore, our channel lineup is grouped into different categories (e.g., Rock, Country, News) that appear on your printed channel card and are part of the XM radio channel navigation system. We are re-categorizing the following channels and adding a new category as well.

* On the Rocks (ch. 33) will move from Hits to Jazz & Blues (ch. 76).
* Ethel (ch. 34) will move from Hits to Rock (ch. 47).
* Fine Tuning (ch. 111) will move from Classical to World (ch. 104).
* ABC News & Talk (ch. 164) will move from Variety to News (ch. 124).
* The Torch (ch. 31) and The Fish (ch. 32) will be moved into a new "Christian" music category.

Some subscribers may have the presets on their XM radio set to one or more of the channels affected by these changes. Please note that if you have a preset on your XM radio programmed to a channel that is moving -- your preset will still access that channel at its new location.

A new XM channel lineup card will be mailed to you in late August. For more information about these changes and to view a new channel lineup immediately, please visit http://lineup.xmradio.com.


For the most part, these changes are awesome! The only thing that bums me is the elimination of Club82, which I listen to quite frequently. However, I think that The System (the new channel 82) will continue with similar programming while making it better.

Oh... and I can't imagine the Playboy channel on radio... that might make for some interesting road trips!


<![CDATA[After nearly a year of delivering America's first nationwide digital satellite radio service, we've learned a lot about our listeners' tastes and preferences. Based on subscriber feedback, we will be making a number of enhancements to XM's 100 channel lineup, which will become effective on August 26, 2002.

The following new channels or formats will be added to our channel lineup:

* Sonic Theater (ch. 163) -- Audio books and radio dramas for all tastes.
* RadioClassics (ch. 164) -- Relive the magic from the Golden Age of Radio. The Shadow, Abbott & Costello, Dragnet and The Lone Ranger.
* The System (ch. 82) -- A mind-altering electronica mix with trance anthems, big beat, breakbeat and down-tempos. The Chemical Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, The Crystal Method and Fatboy Slim.
* The Village (ch. 15) -- A celebration of folk music. Woody Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger and The Chieftains.
* Sunny (ch. 24) -- Easy listening instrumental and vocal favorites creating the most soothing sounds of your day. Percy Faith, Roger Williams, Barbra Streisand and Herb Alpert.
* The Flow (ch. 61) -- The first dedicated Neo Soul channel focuses on artists fusing the best of today's R&B, jazz, funk, hip-hop and soul. Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Tweet and Macy Gray.
* The City (ch. 67) -- The hottest hip-hop and R&B hits. Jay-Z, Usher, Ludacris and Missy Elliot.
* Nashville! (ch. 11) -- The top hits from today's platinum country stars. Trisha Yearwood, Brooks and Dunn, Randy Travis and Alan Jackson,
* Playboy Radio (ch. 205) -- This adult entertainment channel, available for an additional $2.99 per month, will debut on September 3, 2002.

For a limited time, a one-time transaction fee of $4.99 will be waived for current subscribers who wish to add our Playboy Radio premium channel. Only account holders may activate this channel.

In order to make room for this exciting new programming, Open Road will move from ch. 168 to ch. 171 and we will no longer carry Club 82 (ch. 82), C-Wave (ch. 105), Highway 15 (ch. 15), Lite (ch. 24), Radio Taj (ch. 104), WSIX (ch. 11) and XM News (ch. 120).

Furthermore, our channel lineup is grouped into different categories (e.g., Rock, Country, News) that appear on your printed channel card and are part of the XM radio channel navigation system. We are re-categorizing the following channels and adding a new category as well.

* On the Rocks (ch. 33) will move from Hits to Jazz & Blues (ch. 76).
* Ethel (ch. 34) will move from Hits to Rock (ch. 47).
* Fine Tuning (ch. 111) will move from Classical to World (ch. 104).
* ABC News & Talk (ch. 164) will move from Variety to News (ch. 124).
* The Torch (ch. 31) and The Fish (ch. 32) will be moved into a new "Christian" music category.

Some subscribers may have the presets on their XM radio set to one or more of the channels affected by these changes. Please note that if you have a preset on your XM radio programmed to a channel that is moving -- your preset will still access that channel at its new location.

A new XM channel lineup card will be mailed to you in late August. For more information about these changes and to view a new channel lineup immediately, please visit http://lineup.xmradio.com.


For the most part, these changes are awesome! The only thing that bums me is the elimination of Club82, which I listen to quite frequently. However, I think that The System (the new channel 82) will continue with similar programming while making it better.

Oh... and I can't imagine the Playboy channel on radio... that might make for some interesting road trips!


[Modified by OB5ESSION, 4:58 PM 7/23/2002]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,544 Posts
Re: XM Lineup Change... just got this email (OB5ESSION)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Oh... and I can't imagine the Playboy channel on radio... that might make for some interesting road trips!


[Modified by OB5ESSION, 4:58 PM 7/23/2002]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not to mention how many car accidents will be contributed to the new XM Playboy channel


It's really cool that they are expanding. More channels for those cross country trip to listen to
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,874 Posts
Re: XM Lineup Change... just got this email (vw18t)

hehehe... Imagine the look on the toll clerks' faces when they hand you your change & they hear, "Spank my hairy ass!" on your system....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,241 Posts
Re: XM Lineup Change... just got this email (BoeserBlick)

LOL!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
94 Posts
Re: XM Lineup Change... just got this email (Flippped)

Yeah, I got the email too.

What...exactly...would you hear on the Playboy channel anyway? Its it just going to be non stop girls moaning and breathing heavy for 24hours a day, 7days a week?
I am having a hard time figuring out what you could possibly hear on the radio that would be worth spending the extra $3 a month on, its not like you're going to be SEEING anyhting. I mean...honestly.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top