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Old 06-21-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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No matter how much people want to deny it, if Howard Stern does not renew his contract with Sirius/XM, the entire company will be no more. 60% of their entire subscribership listen to Howard, me being one. I listen to the entire show while on my mail route. I cannot even remember when I have taken it off channel 100 or 101. It fills my day because I love listening to filthy stuff...lol. If Howard does not renew, I am done. I guess after that I will listen to ALOT of books on cd, because if I CANNOT listen to regular radio. Regular radio plays the same 10 songs over and over and talk radio has a commercial every 8 minutes. Sirius/XM is barely hanging on by a thread as it is. Howard will be the deciding factor.
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I canceled my XM in December. Wasn't worth the price for the 30 minutes per day I'm in the car. I only listened to the music channels....no talk, no sports. With portable mp3 player devices, it's much easier to make a playlist and plug the mp3 player into my car stereo.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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No matter how much people want to deny it, if Howard Stern does not renew his contract with Sirius/XM, the entire company will be no more. 60% of their entire subscribership listen to Howard, me being one. I listen to the entire show while on my mail route. I cannot even remember when I have taken it off channel 100 or 101. It fills my day because I love listening to filthy stuff...lol. If Howard does not renew, I am done. I guess after that I will listen to ALOT of books on cd, because if I CANNOT listen to regular radio. Regular radio plays the same 10 songs over and over and talk radio has a commercial every 8 minutes. Sirius/XM is barely hanging on by a thread as it is. Howard will be the deciding factor.
Baloney. Howard Stern is not important to XM/Sirius. They were in business before him and will do fine without paying his salary.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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I canceled my XM in December. Wasn't worth the price for the 30 minutes per day I'm in the car. I only listened to the music channels....no talk, no sports. With portable mp3 player devices, it's much easier to make a playlist and plug the mp3 player into my car stereo.
And that's the whole reason satellite radio falls appart in my book. I'm in the car for 45 minutes a day. Sometimes I don't even have the radio on. Why would I pay a subscription to listen to the radio....something that has been free up until now...
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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No matter how much people want to deny it, if Howard Stern does not renew his contract with Sirius/XM, the entire company will be no more. 60% of their entire subscribership listen to Howard, me being one. I listen to the entire show while on my mail route. I cannot even remember when I have taken it off channel 100 or 101. It fills my day because I love listening to filthy stuff...lol. If Howard does not renew, I am done. I guess after that I will listen to ALOT of books on cd, because if I CANNOT listen to regular radio. Regular radio plays the same 10 songs over and over and talk radio has a commercial every 8 minutes. Sirius/XM is barely hanging on by a thread as it is. Howard will be the deciding factor.
Well, I do not share your adoration of Howard Stern, I'm afraid, but I do enjoy listening to my XM. I was a little perturbed when they *insisted* on changing the programming and put Bruce Williams and Dave Ramsey on during a time when I *cannot* listen to them. However, I still do enjoy listening to my favorite stations while driving back and forth to work.

The radio stations they have in this area are very lame and I would cry a river if I did not have my XM to listen to instead of the drool and pap that is shooting over the airwaves.

I don't mind paying the money for some good music now and then. But is is MIGHTY hard to find an open channel to set the FM on. grrrrrr

20yrsinBranson
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I can't deal with regular free radio either. I have a bunch of presets, but I primarily listen to 1st Wave/Sirius 22. I go back and forth between that and the 80's channels, primarily, but I listen to other stuff too. I've found though that they play the same songs over and over again every single day. Fortunately, I also have a boatload of CD's in my car. The shows I like are not on when I'm in the car either, and they cancelled my most favorite show, which also wasn't on when I was in the car - the Fred Schneider/Party Out Of Bounds program. Now we get Party 360 with Dave Kendall. If I'm in the car for the Saturday or Sunday shows (Sunday is another fave - Dark Wave) I'm not in there for very long, as I'm usually at my destination when these shows come on. I guess if Sirius goes under, I'll just listen to my CD's and keep burning more.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Lifetime subscriber here. Don't worry...Howard and crew will renew. My wife actually tolerates him now (and I think secretly enjoys him!)
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Lifetime subscriber here. Don't worry...Howard and crew will renew. My wife actually tolerates him now (and I think secretly enjoys him!)
Funny how the guy has had tons of listeners throughout the years, but you rarely find anyone that will admit to listening to him.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I cancelled XM after a six month subscription. Even on satellite radio, the channels I was listening to were starting to play the same songs over and over again.

If they started playing more diverse music on the different channels, I'd listen; but if I want to hear the same thing over and over again, I'll listen to traditional free radio (which sucks).
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Funny how the guy has had tons of listeners throughout the years, but you rarely find anyone that will admit to listening to him.
I saw his television show exactly ONCE. That was once too many times. I don't know if his radio show is of the same ilk, but I will assume that it is, and believe me when I say, I have no interest in listening to it. I much prefer Prairie Home Companion on NPR - call me old fashioned, and someone who enjoys quality entertainment.

20yrsinBranson
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