Skip to comments.SiriusXM Radio is dumping Clear Channel in August 2013
Posted on 07/05/2013 10:04:30 AM PDT by bmwcyle
In August SiriusXM is dumping Clear Channel Radio. I am dumping them. The number for you to call to cancel is 888-601-6302.
Jim Quinn, WPGB Pittsburgh, has been mentioning this. He phrases it as the contract with XM expires and CC doesn’t want to renew.
Not sure what the case is but I have never been a fan of Sat radio or HD for that matter. The marketing plan never made sense to me. Where do they get original, quality content?
Who is Rush with?
He is not on Serius/XM.
Poster could have specified what content would be dropped.
are you going to equip my truck to get the Blues 24/7 if I decide to cancel to make you feel better?
Interesting, especially since I recently learned that Bain Capital now owns Clear Channel.
This is a negotiating tactic.
It happened with Fox News and Sirius/XM not long ago.
I do not get fox. I have Sirius legacy. If you have xm legacy I think you do have it because of several year agreement s with each company( xm and Sirius ) before they were combined into one. They have an excellent right and left radio. Which of course I like the right much better but “nice” to know what the left thinks. Also great Catholic and Christian channels( stations are called channel under Sirius xm umbrella).
If you have any device this is clear channel. http://www.iheart.com/mobile/
I’m surprised satellite radio has lasted as long as it has.
You are missing out. XM carries FNC on channel 114, a great opportunityto keep up with the network without subscribing to cable, Satellite TV and other pro-demokrat organizations.
XM Patriot channel 125 carries Andrew Wilkow, NRA Radio, Cam And Company and a lot of other great Conservative voices.
Not sure what your fuss is about. Wilkow comes on at the same time as Rush, and his program is actually a lot better. Wilkow takes more calls, has fewer breaks, and plays fewer ads than Rush. Mark, Rush and Sean almost seem to have 50% of their 3 hour shows dedicated to ads, whereas guys like Wilkow certainly do not.
And I dumped them after they dropped FoxNewsTalk earlier this year. It was the 3rd time in 5 years.
I now have Pandora and a couple of other apps including FoxNewsTalk.
$36 bucks a year and it’s ubiquitous to any device I own.
All I do is login on my phone, computer, laptop, Ipad, Nook, etc and Viola’!
Skip that paying $150+ per year for each vehicle.
Besides, I can create my own channels and heck, the 80’s channel on Pandora plays music I actually heard, unlike Sirius which often played huge swaths of music I never heard.
Same for Country, 90’s, etc.
Sirius sucks now that there are more alternatives.
Since AM illegally mailed several million people bogus bills then sent them to a “collection agency” which were in criminal cooperation with XM to get people to sign up, we dumped ALL of our XM contracts including several aircraft subscriptions. Screw SiriusXM!
Cancelling their service is easier said than done, at least in my case. I spent nearly an hour last month with “Customer Service Reps” both on the phone and on an online chat, both of whom claimed they had no way to cancel my service unless I was able to give them the phone number I gave when I first signed up- a now long-gone and long-forgotten cell phone number from four years ago. I’m not able to give a Radio ID since I only subscribe to listen online and on my iPod. Both said without that phone number, they were unable to cancel my account. Maybe I’ll just dispute the charges to my credit card next...
I canceled it for my car radio.. and they were a pill about doing it.. Kept asking me if I wanted to sign up for one promotion after another.. Very Annoying! I should have canceled altogether, but I’m holding out til August.. That is when they will be dropping ‘Coast to Coast am’. After that I’ll have use for them.
You can make you own mind up but they are cutting conservative radio.
I listen to 244 more than 125. I am a Quinn Rose fan. Sean Vanity sucks, Wilkow is on Dish Network, and I get Mark L on a local channel.
lousy line up and poor classical and conservative talk radio options made me drop it like a hot potato after the trial period
Yeah...or my Bluegrass channel??
The Truegrass show just ended an hour ago. Couldn’t do without that every week.
Are you saying they are going to cancle Patriot 125?
If they do, I have three radio subscriptions that will be cancelled.
Why do you think that? Were you ever a subscriber?
I've been a subscriber for the past 10 years and of all the media content I've ever paid for, Sirius/XM radio has provided the most utility (best value). For just a few dollars a month, I get nearly 100 commercial free music stations in my car (and computer) in virtually every possible musical genre.
Anybody who still listens to terrestrial radio in their cars do not know what they are missing. You do not get 20-25 minutes an hour of obnoxious ads and annoying DJs trying to be the next Howard Stern. You get 60 minutes an hour of nonstop music and if the DJ talks at all, they are giving you information on the music you just heard or are about to hear as opposed to trying to make a joke about somebody's breast implants.
Not only that but the title and artist of the music is prominently displayed on the panel of the radio, so if you hear a song you like, you are able to identify it so you can purchase it later on. Some newer radios even let you save the song so you can play it again later.
Most of these commercial free stations also have special programming that allow you to discover music that would never get played on terrestrial radio. Such as Bob Dylan's Radio Hour or Tom Petty's Buried Treasure, etc. One of my favorite shows is Celtic Crush which features three hours a week of nothing but Celtic music from the Celtic nations. Try getting that on your terrestrial radio dial.
Anyway, that all said, technology marches forward and unless satellite radio retunes their business model quickly, they may yet find themselves rendered obsolete. As soon as you are able to get personalized radio stations (i.e. Pandora) piped into your car over the Internet, people are going to flock to that in droves.
No the are getting rid of 240+
Thank you for your kind reply.
I have never subscribed to satellite radio so I suppose it’s true that I don’t know what I’m missing. I do spend a lot of time in my car, but am very content with Rush from noon til three, some sports talk after that, and a handful of pretty decent music stations in this market. I’m probably easier to please than many other people when it comes to radio.
My wife and son subscribed to satellite radio, each for a year, and each of them loved it. My wife especially liked the comedy station. My son enjoyed the reggae and a few other stations. In the end, though, neither thought it worth having yet another monthly bill.
The one thing I noticed when riding in their cars was the “dead air” that seemed a little too frequent going through bridges and underpasses etc., places where you don’t lose FM.
Didnt even know 244 existed until now. When do they go off the air for good?
Family Talk looked like a good show.
Local FM gets Beck, Rush, Sean and that idiot Dave Ramsey.
Wilkow and Cam are my favorites because they keep the ads at a low.
114 and 125 are still solid, but a shame about 244 going off.
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