Satellite Radio: This XM, Sirius Subs...

Satellite Radio: This XM, Sirius Subscriber Loves The Merged Pr...

There are 15 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Nov 25, 2008, titled Satellite Radio: This XM, Sirius Subscriber Loves The Merged Pr.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

This month, XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio merged their programming so that subscribers to either service would get the same channels.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hartford Courant.


Medford, MA

#1 Nov 25, 2008
"Sports fans are euphoric because the merger now means that Major League Baseball (XM) and the NFL (Sirius) are both available."
This isn't accurate. MLB is not currently available for Sirius subscribers. Sirius XM is trying to work on a deal to make it available to Sirius subscribers for the 2009 MLB season but nothing is finalized yet.

Powder Springs, GA

#2 Nov 25, 2008
I'm with you on that... I take my Sirius everywhere I go... The office, car and home.

This can't be beat!

Bowling Green, KY

#3 Nov 25, 2008
I've been hooked for 2 yrs now. Also proud to say that I haven't touched the FM dial since... There is not a day that goes by that I do not hear something new and innovative in any genre of music. The bar has been set.

Reno, NV

#4 Nov 25, 2008
Finally can hear Wolfman Jack on Sirius! I live in NV and radio reception is almost nil unless you're close to Reno Tahoe or Vegas. The 70+ miles of nothing but open desert between towns would be hard to take without sat-radio.. Rock On XM & Sirius!

Superior, WI

#5 Nov 26, 2008
I have Sirius and agree with these comments. I like the new XM channels. I haven't seen anything about baseball being broadcast on Sirius next season. Is that going to happen?

Superior, WI

#6 Nov 26, 2008
Sorry, I didn't see the first post when I asked my question. I hope they get MLB on Sirius.

Stamford, CT

#7 Nov 26, 2008
I had XM radio for 3 years when I had a Honda. I loved it. when I got a new car, a Lexus... they wanted $1,000 to install Sirius. It was hard to say no but I was in no way going to pay $1,000 for the radio.

I've been having withdrawals since and looking forward to finally getting Sirius in the next month. I can't wait!

Since: Sep 08

Middleburg, PA

#8 Nov 26, 2008
When I bought my hyundai last year, it came with xm radio, and I will not let that subscription run out on it! I enjoy listening to the radio without commercials, the comedian channels are a blast to listen to! Keep the good stuff playing!
UC Fan

United States

#9 Nov 26, 2008
I love my Sirius but it's too bad they dumped the Strobe channel for hip-hop. Now we have even more channels that sound the same. On the other hand, I heard Dylan's show the other day and that was cool.
Siriusbuzz dot com

United States

#10 Nov 26, 2008 is NOT the xm radio url as you stated at the end of the article. The correct url is

Easley, SC

#11 Nov 26, 2008
I've had Sirius for over a year, and am a big fan of new rock music. Sirius Fans used to have Octane 20, but the format has changed from new rock to rock from the last 15 years. There should be other channels for that format like Lithium and maybe even a new channel. XM fans apparently had Squizz, and if they liked that format, then great. But the merger removed choice. How is that good for music lovers?

Virginia Beach, VA

#12 Dec 1, 2008
Hey, quit putting down the talk radio and news channels available on Sirius. These channels are the only reasons I subscribe. In fact, when I started out I chose Sirius over XM because of the availability of NPR on Sirius.

I was only disappointed to find out that the pillars of NPR, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, are not included in the satellite broadcast.

I do not criticize the availability of music channels on Sirius for you music lovers, so please leave your criticisms of talk/news channels at the door.
Not Surprised

New Haven, CT

#13 Dec 1, 2008
i have had XM for three years. my little Roady2 still works like a champ! it lives in my car and goes into work with me. i listen online at home. i absolutely LOVE the Classical CHRISTmas station that's on right now.

its also come in handy listening to the RedSox while driving to Baltimore!

Knoxville, IA

#15 Feb 27, 2010
Xm radio on directv

now sonic tap---OK Directv I am about to drop you --I used too get early alternative called lithium and punk channels--now i get rap and elevator music other than the 80's channel--this is chit--if u think the 65+ crowd and the 16 YOC can support you good luck--no wander xm-serius is failing--come on --the people with the money are 30-50--not gangster rappers and nursing home people--u will fail and fail bad--get your money out of their stocks now--poor management


Since: Apr 07

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#16 Feb 27, 2010
Just wouldn't subscribe to radio..!!..

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