â€œCensored is an over reactionâ€¦â€�
I have talked with an anonymous Sirius insider, they tell me that, â€œThere has been a big over reactionâ€¦â€� I asked if the Sprint deal was why some music stations are going to be censored.. I was first told, â€œIt is not censorshipâ€�, and the Sprint deal has no impact in Sirius programming.â€� I asked if it is not censorship what is it?, â€œSirius has some stations that only play radio edits of music, this is on the mainstream stations like Sirius Hits One, The Pulse, to name a few.â€� they told me, â€œ it is important to note that stations like Faction, Shade 45, and many others do not play radio edits.â€� Some other key points from this insider, â€œWe want to offer all listeners programming they can enjoyâ€� â€œevery Sirius plug and play radio have built in parental controls so listeners of all ages can enjoy the programmingâ€� (please note that this person is not an official spokesperson from Sirius, but it is someone who has some authority on this information.)
From my conversation and other information I have gotten tells me that some of this Censorship stuff, is blown way out of the water, just today when listening to Alt Nation, and there was F*** in a song, and it was there.. My buddy had Sprint and he got the Sirius music on his phone, he also has told me that he heard some Fâ€™s Sâ€™s and more â€œbadâ€� words..
From what Iâ€™m hearing Sirius is going to put some type of marking on the channel guides, like a "dot" to designate stations that play radio editsâ€¦
I think that it is very possible that some of this has blown way up, and we need to just keep a check on Sirius to make sure they follow their Manifestoâ€¦ I personally do not have a problem with SOME stations play radio edits, as long as Sirius is upfront with what stations play radio edits only, and I think it is important to make it easy for subscribers to know what stations my not be PG, and if a parent wants to prevent their children to listen to it, that is fine. If Sirius provides the information so the parents can use the info as a toolâ€¦
Let see how this all plays out..