March 22, 2011

DUDE, THE SPORTS CHANNELS ARE THE POINT:

Why I Didn't Renew My Sirius-XM (Eric Peters, 3.22.11, American Spectator)

My Sirius-XM contract came up for renewal last month and I decided to let it lapse.

Reason?

Some of the content is really good (I'm a longtime and big-time fan of Howard Stern's) but I'm also really tired of paying to hear commercials. Endless, super-annoying commercials. Buy Gold! Do You Need Mortgage Relief?

Argghh!

On some of the Sirius-XM talk channels, commercials are 40-50 percent of the "content." For example, Glenn Beck. I don't like particularly like Glenn Beck (sorry) but sometimes I listen to the channel he's on because I just like talk shows in general. But if the guy isn't pushing his "sponsor this hour," then he's taking another 5-10 minute "break" so that the sponsor can directly push whatever the product is.


MLB radio, live baseball broadcasts (including Spring Training), Fantasy Sports Radio, NHL radio (plus games), and The Football Show (plus EPL games) then add in Old Time Radio, the 40s station and Big '80s and you're not stuck listening to NPR all the time. If you hate the ads you hear on the radio or the ones you see on tv, it's time for some self-examination, because they're aimed at your cohort.

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Posted by at March 22, 2011 5:20 AM
  

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