Does siriusxm really still think people care about the show?

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  1. pilo

    pilo Well-Known Member

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    I was in a car without a subscription but with a sat radio so it got the promo channel. Every commercial break they mentioned howards show first in the lineup of what you get when you subscribe and one ad was totally dedicated to him (presenting it as an interview show)

    What's the deal? What everyday person still gives half a shit about howard? Nobody anywhere talks about him. The other place is dead and even his reddit is slow and unpopular. Why do they still treat him like a hot ticket item?
     
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    If they pump it on the promo channel they might get subscribers..at least until they drop it at renewal time...
     
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    ...sirius is slowly but surely going the way of a.o.l. i thought it was obvious from the start. so yeah they got howard stern and the backlog on cabbage patch dolls has been resolved too.
     
  4. JOHN DENVER

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    never had it :yay:
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    Sirius is going the way of the.....

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  6. Nikki

    Nikki growing a tail

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    I like the music channels better at this point.
     
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    La Flama Blanca Well-Known Member VIP

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    Is Sirius really better then Pandora? I listen to sports and can get that on the net.
     
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    Sirius is much worse. And Pandora is worse than Spotify.

    The reason Sirius will stay around is because it comes installed on a lot of new cars and it's main competition to send it the way of Blockbuster (streaming music/podcasts) is still not ready to compete. Data costs too much for most people and you have to rely on your often unstable cell data signal.

    When it becomes mainstream to have just a simple "plug and play" option for music apps already installed on your car with an unlimited data subscription of $10-$15, then sirius is dead very quickly.
     
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    I drove my car off a cliff thelma & louise style and they still say i owe them money :wtf:
     
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    Name recognition. They're not selling Howard 2014. It's all based on the past. Like NBC selling Howard on AGT. Sirius also knows that people who are still listening aren't going anywhere. If they haven't cancelled yet, they'll never cancel.
     
  11. Imus O Sternsky

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    You're not alone. You can sign up online in a few minutes. Trying to cancel is a whole different thing. I finally cancelled my credit card because it was easier and faster than dealing with those scumbags. Fuck Howard and Sirius !!

    Sirius XM to pay $3.8 million to settle complaints
    Sirius XM to pay $3.8M to settle complaints it misled users; customers can apply for refunds
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    December 5, 2014 4:27 PM

    • NEW YORK (AP) -- Some Sirius XM customers, who were charged for satellite radio service they didn't want, can now apply for a refund.

      Sirius XM has agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle complaints that it misled customers with its advertising and billing practices. The money will be split among 46 states and the District of Columbia. Those in four states, California, Hawaii, Wyoming and New York, can't apply for a refund, according to Sirius.

      State attorneys general said customers complained that it was difficult to cancel their Sirius XM contracts, and some said that Sirius XM automatically renewed contracts without asking.

      As part of the settlement, Sirius XM agreed to make several changes to its business, including improving its cancellation process and sending notices before automatic renewals. Sirius XM said Friday in a statement that the changes have already been made.

      Customers who may have been unfairly charged between July 28, 2008, and Dec. 4, 2014, can apply for a refund from their state's attorney general office or from Sirius XM.

      Sirius XM Holdings Inc., based in New York, has about 26.7 million subscribers. The company said the settlement will have no material financial effect on its business.

      Its stock fell 9 cents, or 2.5 percent, to close at $3.49 Friday.
     
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    Does siriusxm really still think people care about the show?
    no.
     
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    I highly doubt that any of the top people at sxm give a shit about stern or anything else on the channels. I find it hard to believe no one at the top would go.."say this stern guy, he only works 2-3 days a week ? about 13 shows a month ? and has xxxx amount of time off ?......We aren't really paying him a $100M for 5 years ? Our we ?" I mean seriously, the government works more than wiggy.

    Sat radio will be in the past one day. We more cars start coming out with wifi, apps, and downloadable podcast, more people will ditch the sat radio. Why pay $8-14.00 amount when you can get free content, or pay less than $50 a year for some services. I just got a brand new car couple months back, it's got apps and I think you can get wifi as an option so I might start looking into that.

    sxm is still alive cause car companies now have them built in, most are free trials, pay for half a year or some discount. With my car I got one year free sxm, however I have to call and subscribe to howies 100/101 ? :hilarious:

    I've been looking around for some podcast haven't found really anything, found the porn directors :snicker: Some pretty funny stories.
     
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    To be fair, I know a couple of people who became Howard Stern fans after getting Sirius with their new cars.

    But they're exactly the same soccer mom/dad types who would've hated the old terrestrial Stern and called him a sleazebag.
     
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    I listen to Raw Dog a lot driving around . I listen to Opie and Jimmy on the morning drive . I check out XMU . If they took Howard off it would be no big loss to me . If I have it on it's just to listen to Robins news . The interviews blow
     
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    I liked it better when there was Sirius AND XM
     
  17. 1Vegasgirl

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    I would have Sirius if their customer service wasn't so awful and if they just gave a good long term price instead of these 5 month deals. Haven't listen to Howard in years, but enjoy Andrew Wilkow, (Patriot 125) and that is the only place for him right now.
     
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    It was all about the so called Revolution, by the way what did ever happen to that.:bethsucks:
     
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    How's he doing with them fucking channel's 100/101 Where's the $$$$$$ for the so called talent you had on them that is now gone for sometime. Bubba/ Scotty and the rest. I say fuck you to him and his shit channels. Happy New Year and good luck to you sir on your new post time 7 am
     
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    Get Andrew for free on internet I enjoy him my self.