Stern Show without forced subscribers in new cars, how many subscribers would there be?

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  1. wujekcity

    wujekcity Well-Known Member

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    if you didnt get a free subscription with new cars....how many people do you think would go out and actually sign up for Satellite radio?

    my estimate would be about 3 million instead of 30 million?


    #discus
     
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    Stu Blumpkin Well-Known Member

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    Sirius/XM subscriptions are probably the most inflated pile of shit on Wall St
     
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    bluedevil30 Well-Known Member

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    Nobody forces you to buy the subscription
     
  4. monsoon

    monsoon Who are you with?

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    I just threw away my letter begging me to reactivate for $4 a month.

    F mutt
     
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    Walygatr Well-Known Member

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    just me
     
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    I know about 5 people who have sirius and out of that 5, zero listen to the show. Whenever I am out and trying to explain something that I've heard on the show, nobody can relate.

    Why would anyone want Sirius if you didn't listen to Stern. Out of all the platforms, it's the most expensive AND, for your money, you get commercials and DJ's. The two biggest reasons to pay for radio is to not have to sit through commercials or listen to these windbag asshole DJ's. Jim FUCKING Ladd? Are you kidding me? Fuck Sirius.

    I still pay for Stern. I drive about 250 miles a week and Stern is STILL better than the alternatives and I like the sports on demand but for the casual listener, I can't imagine someone ponying up for Sirius when you can have Spotify for 10 bucks a month.
     
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    check1 VIP Extreme Gold

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    No, but cars come with a free trial subscription which I'm assuming counts in the sirius subscriber numbers.
     
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    All kidding aside, 2-3 million tops
     
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    To be fair, Bobo and MFB may each have more than 1 car, so the number may be a bit higher.

    I didn't renew my Sirius trial subscription and stopped listening before the trial expired. Music channels have annoying DJs and I can listen to music without SXM - I listened to some of the NFL network programs but there were too many commercials and I would rather just download sports podcasts that are commercial free.
     
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    PelicanWig Beautiful Soup

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    You have the reading comprehension of a 7 year old.
     
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    I thought when you buy a car they factor it into your payments. The dealer's or manufacture make it come automatically with an option pack, and get a commission or something like that
     
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    Only until it runs out - if they don't sign up it is removed. Actual paying subs is probably a better measure.
     
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    I like the music channels. I bought it for Howard but when I stopped listening to the show I kept my sub for the music.
     
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    ChuckZ My life is one big lazy day VIP

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    I thought the sound quality was terrible when I had my free sub. I was done listening to Stern by then. Beside the sound quality, some of the music stations were good.
     
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    I had a trial several times. They boast about no commercials which we all know is bullshit with Howard. How low can he go?
     
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    Sirius is a nice to have for folks who don't live on the Eastern Seaboard or in a major metropolitan city. There's lots of open territory out here with few radio stations and shit for cell phone coverage. Even here in L.A., cellular coverage is horrible with huge holes in coverage everywhere.
     
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    SouthernListen Seek truth, not confirmation of your opinions VIP

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    Most car subs are fairly short term. So many are keeping the service.

    After that, I suspect it's simply inertia and the hassle of canceling that keeps many radios turned on.

    Another large segment likely stay subscribed for just one or two shows.

    Anyone who subs for the music has a bad stereo or bad hearing (highly compressed), and loves hearing the same songs over and over on the majority of channels.

    Also a proportion of 'subscribers" may be on temporary free "come back" offers where they turn it back on for a few weeks after you've canceled.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    I recall a few years back, they do not include the free trials in subscriber numbers, only the ones that convert to self paying
     
  20. Snort

    Snort To hell with you old man! We're eating fish. Gold

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    After compiling all data, crunching the numbers, the answer is 2,455, 780.