Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Road Trippin' with Sirius/XM
It is really odd musically, because they will play a string of real Classic Hits and then real obscure songs. Walk This Way, Levon, Proud Mary and then Ziggy Stardust, Good Lovin’ (The Dead) and Quicksilver Messenger Service Fresh Air. The imaging is pretty bland and so is the talent. Next listen was The 90’s or GEN X Channel 9. Great imaging with jingles and sweepers done to the tunes of 90’s songs and voice team doing lines from 90’s hit movies. A good listen – The CHR Channel, Hits 1 is real good, a mainstream Top-40 with great imaging and lots of music information. Too many countdowns for my taste.
I didn’t listen to Country, John Marks doesn’t have his hands around it yet and it hasn’t has a real PD since the tag team of John Anthony and Scott Lindy at Sirius and XM prospectfully. All in all, they are doing a good job replicating terrestrial radio. One problem – Too many channels, one day their going to have the RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) Channel. Narrow these down to the prime channels. Too many of the channels replicate each other. Not much difference between Classic Rewind and Classic Vinyl. I told my wife, I could get this in a new car and use it a lot. Road trips are for music and local stations are for running around town. Radio doesn’t have the spark or magic to listen to every station you can on the road.