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Sirius/XM Traffic and Weather Channels now features commercials.

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Ruffypup, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Ruffypup

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    Yeah, and it really pisses me off. I am in heavy traffic and am waiting for the traffic report and I have to wait for some stupid add. F Sirius.
     
  3. Nantrax

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    Hardly surprising

    I remember the Raw Dog comedy channel having commercials...even when they were playing comedy clips for 2-3 hours. :facepalm:
     
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    Satellite radio has become a paid service with commercials. I save 15$/month and I get the same crap for free. :dance2:
     
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    The only reason why I keep sirius is I love the cinemagic channel, it's great to listen to movie music on my headphones while at work. It's relaxing.

    That and Boneyard.
     
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    I quit Sirius because of the commercials.

    And then had a hell of a time trying to quit. They hung up on me, moved me around to different departments. When I started taking times and names, they sent me to collections. I had to call collections and site the names and whatnot and told them Sirius refused to let me go.

    Shadiest f*cking company in the world.

    And they still mail me stuff asking me to come back.

    Assholes.

    Viva la revolucion.
     
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    If there is ever a problem with cinemax skipping or whatever, there is a free legal alternative you can use temporarily if you want.

    http://hi1.streamingsoundtracks.com:8000/listen.pls
     
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    Subscription based commercial free radio...:nocheer:
     
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    More and more we are seeing this service change from an HBO model to a more commercial-filled one. Which would be great if they were paying me to listen. But they aren't, and this likely will be their eventual death knell.
     
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    "Just a few commercials, Robin. Not too many, just a few."
     
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    Already cancelled home subscription....strongly thinking of cancelling in my car.
     
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    greedy lazy serial liar
    makes you wonder if Stern was getting a taste of advertising marbles toward the end of his FM days.

    I am going to attempt to listen to some 2005 stern shows looking for Howard selling Sirius subscriptions using the 'commercial free' proclamation.
     
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    [video=youtube;Znl7RLlx6GI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znl7RLlx6GI[/video]
     
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    I'll tell you what, Chris "Maddog" Russo gives you a hell of a lot of talk and fairly limited commercials. Though for the most part I listen to the onDemand replay which edits out the commercials.
     
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    In the beginning, cable TV was devoid of commercials. This is the same thing everyone though would happen when cable TV started playing commercials. Look at that industry now.
     
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    A handful of people including Howard pocketed all the money. They all appear to know just when to sell their Sirius stock too.
    After Howard signed with Sirius he spent a few months talking about a commercial free revolution all along knowing that it was a lie.
     
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    I agree, but the writing is on the wall for sirius. Once it becomes more affordable to implant mobile hotspots into your car, Sirius is dead. I just rented a Jetta with this function and got the whole Internet on the dash plus it lit up all my handhelds. Why would I pay for satellite radio? Rs like having a smartphone and opting to pay extra to a rental company for a gps.
     
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    Commercial-free music.
     
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    If Sirius was smart, they'd abandon their content business and just sell the bandwidth for Internet service. That's why I increase my position in iwdm every month. You can get 100,000 shares for $1000. Plus, once the price goes from $0.01 to $0.02 I double my cash. Been making tons by cyclin this stock and it has nn
    pthong but upside potential.