Sirius Satellite Radio Complaint - New Channel Line up - Entertainment Streams/Programming
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- I have been an extremely happy SIRUIS subscriber for almost a year now. I've never had any problems with their system, programming, equipment, or customer service people.
However, effective September 13 2006, they decided to stop broadcasting a favorite channel of mine, and several other people. That channel was Channel 117 (WSM/Grand Ole Opry). I have been listening to this channel pretty much non-stop since starting with SIRIUS. My 4 month old son has been listening to it in his room ever since he came home from the hospital a couple days after he was born.
After speaking with a Customer Service rep on the phone a few minutes ago, she informed me they are once again changing their channel line up for something new to come in. They are adding a bunch of slots for NASCAR. Yay! I can't stand NASCAR anymore since Dale Earnhardt Sr was killed and NASCAR officials began creating stricter rules and trying to runs things like the races are scripted. In my area when a NASCAR race is on, you can't hear country music at all, since the commercial and corporate stations in my area think all country music listeners are NASCAR fans. Not me. I switched to SIRIUS to get away from all the talk crap and commercials.
What is the motto that SIRIUS has coined for themselves recently? "SIRIUS Satellite Radio, The radio in radio" Yeah right. They are one step closer to becoming just another corporate radio station. It won't be long before every channel is filled with commercials and other useless junk.
I have 4 subsciptions to SIRIUS that are in jeopardy at the moment. Depending on what happens to the channel line up on September 26 2006 (thats when the new line ups and channels come in, according the the CSR i talked to today), I may cancel all of them and just go back to terrestrial radio.
In my opinion, XM is getting just as bad, which is why I left them before switching to SIRIUS in October 2005.
WAY TO GO SIRIUS! JUST LIKE A BIG CORPORATION, YOU FORCE YOUR LISTENERS TO LISTEN TO WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO! Just like a local broadcaster.
DOWN WITH SIRIUS!!