Wednesday, August 31, 2005

It is not JACK-FM!
Sirius wants to make sure that you know that Sirius "Super Shuffle" is not like FM's JACK. . "Super Shuffle that will launch 9/29 and featuring a variety of music offered on all 65+ Sirius music channels, listeners will hear the most popular songs in a mix of genres. This new station will also act as a sample station to help Sirius listeners find music stations that they like. When you listen to "Super Shuffle" the display on your radio will tell you what station the song playing is normally played. The bumpers and liners will also include this information. Unlike JACK-FM, "Super Shuffle" will be a station that only Satellite radio can provide. For some reason chatter on the internet is already bashing this station that has not even started yet... Sirius Super Shuffle will be Sirius 12 starting 9/29...

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Hurricane Katrina
As you know Hurricane Katrina is going to go down in History. I would like to remind everyone that millions of Americans have been effected by Katrina.. I would like anyone who can to Join me in making a donation to The American Red Cross and The Salvation Army, they need money to feed and help millions. I do want to point out that the people and the Government of the United States gave billions to the tsunami victims. As of today no other country has stepped up to help the people of the United States. This is a little disheartening, but more reason for all Americans to give what they can to help! My other bug question is what is going on with the Major US networks? Were are the special reports? Why is this not more important then Big Brother or Thommy Lee?!?!? Please they broke in for the tsunami, yes that was worth it, but why is this not? A major US city is under water and whole counties are GONE?!?!?! On the Satellite radio front, this was one of the first times in American history that Satellite radio was used to save lives and inform. Without power and many FM/AM stations in the effected areas down.. Leaders and everyday people used Sirius and XM to get information. I personally know someone who lost everything but his car and some personal items.... He told me that as he was leaving the area Sirius was a tool that he could not have lived without, having FOX news audio was "life saving" he tells me..

YOU CAN HELP!
The American Red Cross
The Salvation Army

Sirius College Football Kicks Off Sept 1st is the kick off to Sirius' extensive college football coverage. From Alabama to West Virginia, with more than 100 schools in between. With the Atlantic 10 Conference, Big West, Colonial Athletic Association, Horizon, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic, Mid American, Missouri valley, Ohio Valley, southern Conference, Sun Belt, West Coast, and Western Athletic Conference.. To name a few.. September 1st games are UMass @ Richmond, Vanderbilt @ Wake Forest and South Carolina @ UCF.. Get the September schedule here

Monday, August 29, 2005

New Sirius Contest
So, you want Jay Thomas to come and visit you? Well, enter the contest!

Here's what you get if you're the winner: Jay Thomas and crew will show up at your favorite bar, help you do an auction to raise some money for your favorite cause, give you and ten friends free food and non-alcoholic drinks for an hour before the football game starts, and then you'll all sit back and enjoy the game.

Enter here.. More at www.sirius.com

Blame Canada...
Sirius Canada Inc., is scrambling to increase its French-language programming in the hope of staving off a cabinet-ordered review of its licence approval. The cabinet has until Sept. 14 to approve, reject or send the licence decision back to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for a review. Kevin Shea, CEO of Sirius, said he hopes his company can address the complaints and avoid a review.

Read full story by John Ward, Canadian Press

Elvis Radio not a short-lived publicity stunt
In todays LA Times; THIS story looks at Elvis Radio on Sirius..

Elvis Radio, one of more than 130 channels on Sirius, may be the first station to transform what is normally a short-lived publicity stunt into a full-time dial fixture. As such, the all-Elvis station is widely viewed as an early litmus test for the ultra-niching that may lie ahead in satellite and digital radio, which offers listeners hundreds of channel choices.

"When Sirius asked me if I wanted to program a channel committed solely to Elvis, it was a no-brainer," said Scott Lindy, a veteran of traditional radio and now Elvis Radio's programming director. "Everybody has an Elvis connection. I don't care who you are or where you're from, you know who Elvis is. This is no gimmick, we're not going away."

Broadcast daily from Presley's former home, the popculture mecca of Graceland, the one-note station celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month, timed to coincide with Elvis Week, the 28th annual commemoration of Presley's death.

Get the full story here

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Sirius Emergency!
First off good luck to everyone down in the golf coast area as this storm moves in. Good luck, and God Bless you all.... The Sirius studios in New Orleans are actually situated ON the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and had to be dismantled because of the impending storm surge. These studios are used by Mike Church for the Mike Church on Sirius Right, but have been used by other Sirius talent like Jay Thomas, and others. Sirius 184 is now "The Sirius Emergency System" you can listen to a clip of it recorded at 7:30pm ET... Satellite Radio will be one of the few media outlets on the air in the effected areas over the next days, if the storm knocks out local TV and Radio.

Theater on Sirius
Sirius is broadcasting "Theater of the New Ear," two radio dramas featuring some of Hollywood`s top stars.

Among the celebrity voices to be heard on Sirius Sept. 2 through Sept. 5 will Marcia Gay Harden, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Peter Dinklege, Hope Davis, Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, the New York Daily News reported Sunday.
Read more here
by United Press International

Friday, August 26, 2005

Top Talent Kicks off this weekend
Martha Quinn Presents.. Gods of the Big 80's
Saturday 11am-Noon
Sunday Midnight-1am



Cousin Brucie back on the air
Cousin Brucie's Saturday Night Party 8pm-Midnight
Wednesday Night with the Cuz 8pm-11pm

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson!
All day on Monday 8/29 it is Michael Jackson Monday on Soul Revue
It's a 24-hour celebration as MJ turns 47, and Soul Revue takes it back to a time when the only thing that mattered about Michael was his music.
Listen each hour as we spotlight a different Jackson song from 1969 to 1987, from "I Want You Back" to "Bad!" MORE DETAILS

Some other G3.0 Stuff...
JVC Replay KT-SR3000 Plug & Play The JVC Plug & Play features basic time-shifting features and is available in October for $169.99.

JVC KS-SB200 Boombox
The KS-SB200 works with the JVC Plug and Play device, and is available now for $129.99 (list).

Audiovox PnP4
The Audiovox PnP4 is not quite pocketable, but includes rudimentary time-shifting features, a car kit, and a remote control. It will be available in October for $169.99 (list).

Sirius Executive Docking Station The Sirius Docking Station works with the Sirius Sportster, and folds flat for easy carrying. It will be available in October for $149.99 (list).

SiriusConnect SIR-ALP10T The SIR-ALP10T incorporates both audio capabilities and traffic data services. The gray box will be available in November for $299.99 (list), while the Alpine system shown will be available for much more.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Same names, new formats:
Pointed out here first!
Just wanted to point out a few stations will have the same names, but it looks like a little format tweaking is on the way..
THE STROBE -
WAS Disco
NOW Disco and Classic Dance..



HOT JAMS -
WAS Urban Contemporary
NOW R&B/Hip Hop Hits



STANDARD TIME-
WAS Standards
NOW Standards/Swing



TROPICAL-
WAS Caribbean Dance Music
NOW Tropical/Reggaeton



Local Traffic-
NOW NYC/LA get own stations



The New Sirius Line up
Starting September 29thClick here to see HUGE lineup
Click here to see 1-184 text list of stations
Thanks to Ryan over at Orbitcast for posting this


New Line Up - some comments
UPDATED
I have been getting a lot of emails about the new line up, so here is some more details and some comments and insight by me..

Enterianment Channles are moving to the lower 100's
News will be moving to 140+ with Traffic stations

New Music Channels:
Super Shuffle (SIRIUS Super Mix)
-This is like a JACK-FM, but Sirius doesn't want to even say that, this station will be a Shuffle of music form across Sirius.. Some have said this is like Sirius Disorder,... Kinda, but Sirius Disorder is mostly Rock base, this station will have Rock,Pop, and more...
the coffee house (Acoustic Coffee House Music)
-A station of Acoustic music... Like "XM Cafe' or Hear Music"
Revolution (Christian Rock)
-We have spirit, more Pop like Christian music, now we also get Christian Rock
spa73 (New Age)
-New Age music, something you would find playing in your spa
New Talk Channels:
Howard Stern Channel 100 Howard Stern Channel 101
-Howard will start programming one station in September, and he will start his show in Jan or when he gets out of contract..
Martha Stewart Living Radio (How-To For Living)
- Martha will tell us all how to live..
SIRIUS Advice (Call-in Advice Talk)
- Look for some new nationally know radio shows, like Dr. Laura (nothing official on that).. Some of the shows on Sirius Central now on the weekends could move over.. Will be like "Ask" on XM
Christian Talk
- All Howard Stern.. Kiddin'.. The 360 of him.. Good Old clean talk..
New News Channels:
Sirius Weather and Emergancy - Will Replace The Preview..
-Weather Alerts and National/Local Emergancy

Renamed Channels:
Soul Revue > Soul Town
- Ok, I guess a revue was to risky..
SIRIUS Talk Central > SIRIUS Stars
- The name is ok, we all know that Sirius is the brightest star right? So lets but Jay Thomas and The radio chick there.. I think this will turn in to shows that are only on Sirius.. Like Jay and the Chick.. Look for some shows to move to SIRIUS Advice.. Some new Sirius only shows may be added ..
Horizons > The Globe
- Just a new name.. It will be back after Rolling Stone Radio
Wisdom > Lime (Healthy Living with a Twist)
- Cool name, just not as wise
STN > Sirius Trucker
- Good thing they did not make it Sirius F**ker, STN was Sirius Trucking Network... Better name
Deleted Channels:
Remix
Wax
Slow Jamz
Swing Street
Folk Town
The Weather Channels (east/central/West)
The Preview Channel
- Some has asked if these will be net only stations.. No word about that..


LA and NYC get their own Traffic Channel.


Sirius S50 Review
S50 Details Here
Ryan over at Orbitcast.com has some cool photos of the new S50, he had it in his hands today, so check out his quick review here...
At launch time, the ability to see album information (on that beautiful color screen) will not be available, but Sirius is in the works of getting album information, as well as other stuff, shortly after launch.

Other new products include:
SIRIUS Connect tuner for Sony satellite-ready headunits, an Alpine tuner with SIRIUS Plus Traffic, a GM SIRIUS Connect tuner and updated versions of the Audiovox and JVC plug-n-plays featuring the same pause/timeshift of the Sportster Replay.

A "Super Shuffle" coming Sept 29th...
updated
Not only with the line up get all mixed up.. But a Jack-FM like station starts on Sirius..
The Full updated lineup will be posted soon.. I would like to thank Jeff at Sirius Backstage for letting me share the info he got today in NYC. Make sure you check out www.siriusbackstage.com, tonight there also will be at chat over in the backstage join in tonight..

New Channels:
Super Shuffle (SIRIUS Super Mix)
the coffee house (Acoustic Coffee House Music)
Revolution (Christian Rock)
spa73 (New Age)

New Talk Channels:
Howard Stern Channel 100
Howard Stern Channel 101
Martha Stewart Living Radio (How-To For Living)
SIRIUS Advice (Call-in Advice Talk)
Christian Talk

New News Channels:
Sirius Weather and
Emergancy

Renamed Channels:
Soul Revue > Soul Town
Horizons > The Globe
SIRIUS Talk Central > SIRIUS Stars
Wisdom > Lime (Healthy Living with a Twist)
STN > Sirius Trucker

Deleted Channels:
Remix
Wax
Slow Jamz
Swing Street
Folk Town
The Weather Channels (east/central/West)
The Preview Channel


LA and NYC get their own Traffic Channel.
Some stations are moving around.. details soon..

SIRIUS one
Photos by Jeff at Siriusbackstage..

More details HERE on this unit..

Starmate Replay with Artist Seek
Photos by Jeff at Siriusbackstage..
This is a cool, you will be able to do a seek but Artist... So if you like The Beatles, you store it then anytime a Beatles so plays across Sirius, it will let you know... You can read more on this below, but it also has replay, and Game Alerts, looks like a nice unit for the price.. The size is also nice..

New Xact XTR8CK
Photos by Jeff at Siriusbackstage..
This is Just like the Starmate Replay but made by Xact. Very un-Xact looking, most XACT units in the past have been black. Also notice on the left there is a plasic part the covers the wires on the side.. That is nice..

New Sirius S50 Info
Photos by Jeff at Siriusbackstage..
Full Details on the S50 here

New & Smallest Plug and Play Radios for Vehicles
The starmate Replay and Sirius One
You got first word of this on Saturday, and now here it is... The Starmate Replay, at 5 by 1.9 inches and 0.8 inches thick, weighs just 3.9 ounces. The small satellite radio features a five-line screen that displays the artist's name and song title, a four-way navigation button, and a sleek shape specially designed for easy integration into today's vehicles. The feature-rich satellite radio has 44 minutes of replay capability, allowing the user to pause, rewind and fast forward their favorite music, sports or talk program. Starmate Replay also includes the "SIRIUS-Seek" feature, which alerts listeners when any of their favorite 30 artists or songs are playing.

Additional features include: "Game Alert," which prompts listeners when their favorite teams begin a game or when scores change; "Game Zone," which lists the user's favorite team scores on one screen; 30 channel presets; and one-touch access to traffic and weather reports for select cities.
The Starmate Replay, which comes with all accessories for the car including a suction cup mount, hook and loop fastener, and a low profile antenna, will retail for $129.99. An optional home kit will be available for a suggested retail price of $39.99, and a custom installation kit, featuring a vehicle interface plate that offers a clean, professional and permanent installation, will also be available.

The SIRIUS One, at 2.8 by 4.5 inches and 0.8 inches thick, weighs just 5 ounces. The small, sleek design and reversible display, allows the SIRIUS One to be placed on the visor, dash or console. SIRIUS One has been specially developed for quick and easy vehicle installation, and comes complete with four mounting options including sun visor, windshield, dash board or instrument panel. The SIRIUS One, which has 30 channel presets, will retail for $79.99, including a remote control and low profile antenna.

Sirius Traffic teams up with NAVTEQ
SIRIUS Satellite Radio To Introduce Traffic Data Services

SIRIUS will utilize its nationwide satellite radio broadcast capabilities to provide subscribers with updated traffic information from traffic data provider NAVTEQ . NAVTEQ, the premier provider of mapping and traffic data reporting services, collects and quality tests traffic information from a multitude of sources, including police and emergency services and road sensors, creating a database of traffic-related incident and speed information to help drivers select the best available route.The 22 metro areas that will initially be covered are Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco/Oakland, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington D.C. SIRIUS expects to expand the service to over 50 cities by 2007.The first unit to provide the new traffic data service will be the SiriusConnect SIR-ALP10T tuner, which interfaces with Alpine Electronics' new NVE-N872A Satellite Traffic Ready navigation system. This service will keep subscribers informed about potential delays or incidents along the route, including road speed and flow information, unscheduled traffic incidents, and scheduled road closures and road work. Get full PR from Sirius

The S50 Full Details
Now something offical from Sirius on the S50
The SIRIUS S50 measures just 1.9 by 3.9 inches and 0.7 inches thick, and includes a full color display, sleek black exterior and voice-assisted channel navigation. When attached to a home dock, car dock or executive docking station, the SIRIUS S50 provides easy access to live content, and captures and stores both scheduled and unscheduled SIRIUS programming. This feature allows users to listen to SIRIUS' unique programming anywhere.

The SIRIUS S50 stores content in a variety of formats for listening on the go, including "My SIRIUS Channels," "My SIRIUS Songs," "Scheduled Record," and "My Playlists."

  • The "My SIRIUS Channels" feature automatically gathers and refreshes sets of programming from the user's three most-listened-to channels.
  • The "My SIRIUS Songs" feature allows the user to save favorite songs or talk shows with the press of a button.
  • The "Scheduled Record" feature allows the user to set the radio to capture favorite shows on a one time or recurring basis.
  • The "My Playlists" feature allows users to supplement SIRIUS content with their own MP3/WMA library when attached through the home dock to a PC. The PC application also allows users to synch channel and image updates automatically through SIRIUS' website.

The car and home kits utilize a rotary "SIRIUS Media Dial," which provides quick and easy access to content. Listeners can turn the knob to find their favorite SIRIUS channel, tilt to pause, rewind, fast-forward or save a favorite song or show. In addition, voice-assisted navigation tells the user what channel they've selected, eliminating the need for the user to take their eyes off the road while driving. The radio also includes 30 channel presets; a jump button for one-touch tuning to traffic and weather reports or to a favorite SIRIUS channel; a sports ticker that flashes personalized sports scores; and a "Game Alert" feature which prompts when the user's favorite NFL, NHL, NBA, or other sports teams are playing on SIRIUS.

The SIRIUS S50 will be available for a suggested retail price of $359.99, and includes wearable accessories (6-hour rechargeable battery, ear buds, belt clip, armband, USB cable and AC adapter) and a car dock, which includes an adhesive mount, custom cigarette lighter power adapter, a remote control, ultra-low profile antenna, DC input and line output. A home dock, which includes audio mixing for PC sound pass-through, and connects to speakers and PCs, a remote control, home antenna, USB cable, audio cable and power supply will be available for MSRP $99.99. A desk or wall mountable executive system, including high fidelity speakers, will also be available. Replaceable batteries will be sold separately.

Additional information about the SIRIUS S50 will be available on the SIRIUS website in mid-September.

The New S50... Wearable radio
we told you last week...
COLOR is HERE!

In the first of many new product and programming announcements coming, that the S50 will be a new satellite radio wearable that records up to 50 hours of content. It will only play recorded content on the go, but will have live radio when you pop it in to the docking station show below..., 1/3 the size of the XM MyFi, its closest competitor that has been released.

The color display will give your the channel logo along song info.

Retail price is $359.99 and will be out in October.


Sirius coming to Canada, this fall!
www.siriusradiocanada.com is updated with new info on a FALL kick off..
New SIRIUS Canadian channels will include:
• CBC Radio One
• The new CBC Radio Three, dedicated to new music and new artists
• Radio-Canada’s La Première Chaîne
• Radio-Canada’s Bandapart, dedicated to new emerging artists
• New Canadian music channels brought to you by Standard Radio, featuring your favorite Canadian artists.


Wednesday, August 24, 2005

600 jobs come calling
From the The Halifax Herald Limited:
More than 600 new jobs are coming to Cape Breton, many offering support to the American satellite radio company Sirius Satellite Radio.
Stream, a Texas company specializing in technical support and customer service, announced the new positions for its Glace Bay contact centre Monday.
About 200 of the positions are seasonal, as the company often experiences a spike in business over the holidays, a Stream spokeswoman said Tuesday.
"Holidays tend to be gift-giving time, and people need to turn on the products (they received), that sort of thing," Katherin Dockerill said.

Read full story By JENNIFER STEWART

Arbitron will start reporting Satellite Radio Listenership..
By Katy Bachman, Mediaweek

In a sign that more consumers are turning to alternative distribution platforms for their radio listening, Arbitron will begin to report satellite radio listening as part of its syndicated ratings surveys beginning with the Fall 2005 survey, the ratings firm said late Friday. Arbitron will also include a radio station’s Internet audience in the station’s ratings estimate, beginning in Spring 2006. The enhancements were announced late last week during Arbitron’s twice-annual Advisory Council with its radio station clients.All satellite radio channels will be eligible, but only those channels that garner enough audience to meet minimum reporting standards, will be included. In lieu of call letters, satellite radio channels for XM Satellite Radio will begin with the characters “XM� and the call letters for Sirius channels will begin with the characters “XS� followed by the channel number. The listening audience to a terrestrial radio station’s Internet stream will be included in the ratings only if the online content duplicated 100 percent the programming of the on-air station, including the commercials. In the Winter 2005 survey, about 0.05 percent (five out of every 10,000) of quarter-hours of listening recorded in diaries was to a radio station’s Internet stream.Currently satellite radio listening has been included in the overall persons using radio estimates, but not broken out by channel. In Fall 2004, Arbitron said satellite radio appeared in about 1.2 percent of all diary entries. Since then, the number of satellite radio subscribers has grown to reach 6.2 million today and is forecast to reach 9 million by the end of the year. Neither satellite radio company subscribes to Arbitron’s syndicated ratings service, although XM Satellite Radio, which tends to sell advertising by network, rather than individual channel, uses custom research from the ratings firm. Arbitron has what it is calling a “delivery-neutral� diary in the works to better capture the radio listening to the new radio distribution platforms.

If I was Sirius, I would not be happy that the codes are "XM" for XM and "XS" for Sirius.. XS?!?!? What the hell is that? Could this be a slap in the face for Mels comments

Howard Programming launches September 29th
As 1st reported here Aug 3rd..
Thursday Sirius will give us the full details of the new line up..
Sirius 100 and 101 will be Howard Sterns.. It also looks the one of the stations will start without Howard. This morning on his show Stern said, "We are busy planning the launch of the channel," he added, "I am busy planning all kinds of events that go on the channel without me. I have started producing a sound for the channel." Stern's official start date is January 9, 2006, he said today, If something happens that frees him from his Infinity contract early, he has said he would appear on Sirius the following day, but would not fully launch his program until the new year. Chatter is that the something is the pending FCC investigation. (more here) Sirius Satellite Radio will air "Howard Stern programming" on September 29, when Sirius will make the changes to the lineup. Channel 100 will be the home of the newly created Stern programmed content, with channel 101 also designated for Stern's creative outlet on Sirius. FMQB has a story on this topic today. the a full new line up will be posted here Thursday..

Jay Thomas set for a Sirius PR blitz in September
Look for Jay Thomas to spend some time in NYC in Mid-September to get some face time on ET, and also the Daily Show, and some other NYC based shows. Over his time at Sirius Jay has gotten his show and Sirius some good PR, like The View, Fox News Channel and more.... The Jay Thomas show is live on Sirius Talk Central 148 Weekdays 2pm-6pm (ET).. This blitz will be right before the new Sirius channel kicks off..

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Revised channel lineup to be unveiled Thursday..
Not only will the new G3.0 Radios (that are way cool) be shown off.. The New Sirius Line-Up will be out.. Look for some new stations to be added.. I can not say what I know at this time, but.. once more Sirius is moving in the right direction.. Most of the rumors on the net look like they will come true..

Horizons is Under Construction!
This is from sirius.com
Don't worry, Soundscapes and the world music that you love returns to SIRIUS on September 29th. During the construction, Larry Kirwan's Celtic Crush can be heard on SIRIUS Disorder // Ch. 24.

SIRIUS always listens to your comments and suggestions, so check back here for a new name and channel number in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience.

The 1st hints of something new this fall to the line up...

As reported last week there is talk of Sirius Censorship.. We need to make sure that Sirius keeps the Censotship_OFF.. Sirius Backstage is making a push to make Sirius knows what we think.. Go here
I would also like to pass this info on to Getsiriusinfo.com vistors...

FROM SIRIUSBACKSTAGE:
To all members of SIRIUS Backstage, we need your help!

It is not often that I feel compelled to speak out against a programming decision made by SIRIUS Satellite Radio in an open letter, however we are currently facing a crisis that will affect the future of music on SIRIUS.

SIRIUS has made a commitment to every listener to transmit music and content, as meant to be performed by the original artist. In exchange for this contract, we are currently paying $12.95 per month for an alternative form of radio – one that provides uncompromised music and entertainment.

There are many options when it comes to digital music - iTunes, Napster, XM and Rhapsody to name a few. We all chose SIRIUS based on the fact that the company did not conform to the mainstream media status quo. SIRIUS formed a relationship of trust with each and every subscriber and that trust is now at risk of being violated. Recall that SIRIUS even went as far as creating a manifesto denouncing censorship and embracing free speech and underground expression.

We need to let SIRIUS know that modifying the content originally promised – most notably alternative content that we grew to expect on channels such as Alt Nation and Faction - is not an acceptable action. I invite each one of you to openly express your unhappiness with their decision to alter songs from their original composition. Let SIRIUS and Sprint know that censoring content is not an acceptable solution for a pay radio service. Note that DISH Network has absolutely no issue accepting the original SIRIUS broadcast feeds in the unedited form. Both DISH Network and SIRIUS provide parental controls as a feature in most receivers. Sprint should bear the weight of content access control, not current SIRIUS subscribers!

Let SIRIUS know that their myopic practices of censorship will affect its business future. Satellite Radio was meant to be a haven for music as an art form; if this trend continues then the days of experimentation will soon disappear as partners such as Sprint demand a play-it-safe approach. Please let SIRIUS know that you are disgruntled at their recent moves and that you will retreat to other music services or your own personal music collection.

SIRIUS set out to solve what terrestrial radio listeners rejected: Lack of musical variety. Song repetition. Commercial overkill. Censorship.

Let’s start a revolution. Let’s put Listeners first. Let’s have standards, guts and empower the programmers and artists.

All it takes is a short letter. Express your concern. Be honest. Be sincere. Be respectful. Make your thoughts known.

Mail to:

Jay Clark
Executive Vice President, Programming
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020


Thank you,
Jeff Hinson
SIRIUSBackstage Owner

I would like to join Jeff in this, please help out and Join in..
Thanks, Damian
www.getsiriusinfo.com

Martha Quinn starts Saturday

As first reported here back in July
Martha Quinn will start with Sirius THIS SATURDAY at 11am on The Big 80's
Sirius Satellite Radio
is bringing original MTV veejay Martha Quinn in for a weekly show called Martha Quinn Presents... Gods Of The Big '80s. Quinn's debut will be Saturday, August 27 at 11 a.m. ET on channel 8, Big '80s. The show will also be reair during the week.

"I'm so excited to be joining Sirius," says Quinn. "When I'm done surfing and chasing my kids around, I can go into the studio and get back to a time when 'M' stood for music."
Get more from The Big 80's

Monday, August 22, 2005

Report: $20k For A Live Read By Howard Stern On Sirius

From FMQB.com

They are prevalent and incredibly effective for advertisers on The Howard Stern Show, but don't expect the price tag of a live read commercial to drop once The King Of All Media makes his move to Sirius Satellite Radio. According to a report by AdAge.com, when Stern kicks off his Sirius program in January, the cost of a live read commercial could cost as much as $20,000. That pricing rivals what Infinity Broadcasting is currently charging for a live read that reaches Stern's nearly seven million daily listeners, double the estimated three million subscribers Sirius will have when Stern joins.

"Howard will garner a large, loyal audience and he’ll be priced appropriately," Sirius SVP of Advertising Sales Sam Benrubi told AdAge.com.

Get more on this from FMQB and AdAge


"Rolling Stones Radio" on Sirius..
Rolling Stone Radio will kick off Aug 23 at 9am and run to Sept 29.. On Sirius 99.. The channel will also air nightly concert playbacks whereby SIRIUS will play album versions of the Stones' songs in the order they were performed following each US tour date, among many other surprises. SIRIUS Satellite Radio will launch an all-Rolling Stones music channel dedicated to the rock music icons. The legendary band will help program the channel, which will feature five decades of Rolling Stones music, rare tracks, live cuts and previews from A Bigger Bang, their first studio album since 1997. SIRIUS will also present exclusive track-by-track stories and introductions to each of A Bigger Bang's 16 all-new songs, as told exclusively to SIRIUS by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood. "Rolling Stones Weekends" will be featured during Labor Day weekend across eight SIRIUS commercial-free music channels.

Rolling Stones Radio will be heard on SIRIUS channel 99, this is the current home of Horizons....

Get Sirius PR here

Starmate Replay.. A Preview of G3.0 from Sirius...


OK, as 1st reported on here Saturday.. The Starmate is getting a new look, size, and adding replay... I was asked by my source to hold off showing the radio. Orbitcast and Sirius Backstage have posted their preview pics, so I will also at this time.. Click on the fact sheet and photo to see them larger..

Color is coming?!?!??!?!?
(Upated info)

I think we are all going to know what it was like when the first color TV was announced…
Later this week, Sirius will change the landscape of satellite radios...
Will color display be something in the new lineup? Looks like it, but they may not show and tell this thing off on Thursday..
I think Santa will be stuffing it in your stockings this year..

Sirius will WOW us, this Thursday... then again later this year

Save up the cash for your next toy or toy(s)!!!


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We are 100% independent from SIRIUS, unlike other SIRIUS related pages, who have agreements and arrangements with SIRIUS. We do not sell SIRIUS related products and thus we do not worry about any business relationship with SIRIUS. GSI: is a not for profit blog, we do not do this for money like others; with do it out of love for the product. *Some GSI team members are SIRIUS shareholders

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