Doesn't like Kool-Aid
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hawthorne, New Jersey
I just got satellite radio. I was really skeptical of the whole pay radio idea, after all, I can tune in to the radio for free like I have been doing all of my life. I guess I finally got tired of the ridiculous radio commercials and the same boring music. I have pretty eclectic taste in music, so the radio just wasn't working for me anymore.
I hooked up with Sirius, they offered the same channels as XM, they have NFL coverage, and I can play the radio on my computer without any additional equipment or costs which was a huge plus for Sirius.
First impression was "this is great"! Tons of channels, loads of music! I played around with the 184 channels for about a week and have settled into my "favorite" Sirius channels. There I was yesterday, driving with my girlfriend, listening to the satellite. I realize "Whoa, this is the eighth or ninth time I've heard U2...switch to the classic rock station....Jackson Browne? I bought satellite radio because I was tired of listening to this on the regular radio!" It was then that I realized, I wasn't really going to hear anything different on the satellite, just the same old stuff, pigeon holed into specialized little categories.
So what did I do, I switched to the AM and listened to local sports talk. LOL!