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Satellite Radio Subscriptions Rising

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the radio-free-space dept.

Businesses 302

aSiTiC writes "Apparently, satellite radio is finally catching on. I'm an avid internet radio listener on stations such as KEXP, BBC 6Music and SomaFM. I am looking for a more portable alternative and I wonder if eventually my favorite MP3/RM/WMA internet stations will be ever be carried on satellite."

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GNAA!! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7824999)

GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the first organization which
gathers GAY NIGGERS from all over America and abroad for one common goal - being GAY NIGGERS.

Are you GAY [klerck.org] ?
Are you a NIGGER [tux.org] ?
Are you a GAY NIGGER [gay-sex-access.com] ?

If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, then GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) might be exactly what you've been looking for!
Join GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) today, and enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time GNAA member.
GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the fastest-growing GAY NIGGER community with THOUSANDS of members all over United States of America. You, too, can be a part of GNAA if you join today!

Why not? It's quick and easy - only 3 simple steps!

First, you have to obtain a copy of GAY NIGGERS FROM OUTER SPACE THE MOVIE [imdb.com] (Click Here [idge.net] to download the ~280MB MPEG off of BitTorrent)

Second, you need to succeed in posting a GNAA "first post" on slashdot.org [slashdot.org] , a popular "news for trolls" website

Third, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on EFNet, and apply for membership.
Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today!

If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, the official GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA irc channel, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is EFNet, and you can connect to irc.secsup.org or irc.easynews.com as one of the EFNet servers.
If you do not have an IRC client handy, you are free to use the GNAA Java IRC client by clicking here [nero-online.org] .

If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up.

This post brought to you by Penisbird [nero-online.org] , a proud member of the GNAA

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GNAA officially sucks boy penuses! (-1)

(TK7)Dessimat0r (670516) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825150)

-INSANE-PRIEST--INSANE-PRIEST--INSAN
I___________,.-------.,____________I Slashdot
N______,;~'_____________'~;,_______N fucking
S____,;____LINUX FUCKING____;,_____S sucks
A___;___SUCKS, YOU FUCKING____;____A
N__,'____SLASHDOT RETARDS.____',___N Rob Malda
E_,;___GET IT INTO YOUR HEAD___;,__E is a
-_;_;______._____l_____.______;_;__- cocksucker
P_l_;____________l____________;_l__P
R_l__`/~"_____~"_._"~_____"~\'__l__R Slashdot
I_l__~__,-~~~^~,_l_,~^~~~-,__~__l__I fucking
E__l___l________}:{__ (O) _l___l___E sucks
S__l___l_ (o) _/_l_\_______!___l___S
T__.~__(__,.--"_.^._"--.,__)__~.___T Rob Malda
-__l_____---;'_/_l_\_`;---_____l___- is a
-___\__._______V.^.V___((oo))./____- cocksucker
I__O_VI_\________________ll_IV___O_I
N_____I_lT~\___!___!___/~ll_I______N Fucking
S_____I_l`IIII_I_I_I_IIIIll_I__o___S lameness
A_O___I__\,III_I_I_I_III,ll_I______A filters,
N______\___`----------'__ll/____o__N will
E____O___\___._______.___ll________E this
-_________\..___^____../(_l___O____- ever
P_________/_^___^___^_/__ll\_______P fucking
R_O______/`'-l l_l l-';__ll_l___O__R WORK?!
I_______;_`'=l l_l l='__/ll_l______I
E_____O_l___\l l~l l__l/_ll_l______E Your mother
S_______l\___\ l_l l__;__ll_l__O___S was good
T__o____l_\___ll=l l==\__ll_l______T in bed, she
-____o__l_/\_/\l_l l__l`-ll_/______- grunts like
-_______'-l_`;'l_l l__l__ll_____O__- an ape.
I_O_______l__l l_l l__l__ll________I
N____O____l__l+l_l+l__l__ll___O____N Rob Malda
S_________l__"""_"""__l__ll________S is a
A__O______l____o_o____l__ll____O___A cocksucker
N_________l,;,;,;,;,;,l__ll________N
E_____O___`lIlIlIlIlIl`__ll________E
-__________llIlIlIlIll___ll_____O__- By Dessimat0r
P__________`"""""""""`___""________P (c)2003 Trollkore
-INSANE-PRIEST--INSANE-PRIEST--INSAN

The bishop, while living, was a follower of God.
Now dead, his rotting fingers are able to raise
an army of skeletons from the grave.

Trollkore
"I hate you, I hate your country, and I hate your face!"

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TROLLKORE OFFICIALY FAILS IT (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825209)



______
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| | SUCK ON THIS TROLLKORE!
|, .-. .-. ,| THE GNAA CUM IN UR MOUTH
| )(__/ \__)( |
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GNAA OFFICIALLY SUCKS ANIMALS OFF (-1)

(TK)Dessimat0r (668222) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825270)

-INSANE-PRIEST--INSANE-PRIEST--INSAN
I___________,.-------.,____________I Slashdot
N______,;~'_____________'~;,_______N fucking
S____,;____LINUX FUCKING____;,_____S sucks
A___;___SUCKS, YOU FUCKING____;____A
N__,'____SLASHDOT RETARDS.____',___N Rob Malda
E_,;___GET IT INTO YOUR HEAD___;,__E is a
-_;_;______._____l_____.______;_;__- cocksucker
P_l_;____________l____________;_l__P
R_l__`/~"_____~"_._"~_____"~\'__l__R Slashdot
I_l__~__,-~~~^~,_l_,~^~~~-,__~__l__I fucking
E__l___l________}:{__ (O) _l___l___E sucks
S__l___l_ (o) _/_l_\_______!___l___S
T__.~__(__,.--"_.^._"--.,__)__~.___T Rob Malda
-__l_____---;'_/_l_\_`;---_____l___- is a
-___\__._______V.^.V___((oo))./____- cocksucker
I__O_VI_\________________ll_IV___O_I
N_____I_lT~\___!___!___/~ll_I______N Fucking
S_____I_l`IIII_I_I_I_IIIIll_I__o___S lameness
A_O___I__\,III_I_I_I_III,ll_I______A filters,
N______\___`----------'__ll/____o__N will
E____O___\___._______.___ll________E this
-_________\..___^____../(_l___O____- ever
P_________/_^___^___^_/__ll\_______P fucking
R_O______/`'-l l_l l-';__ll_l___O__R WORK?!
I_______;_`'=l l_l l='__/ll_l______I
E_____O_l___\l l~l l__l/_ll_l______E Your mother
S_______l\___\ l_l l__;__ll_l__O___S was good
T__o____l_\___ll=l l==\__ll_l______T in bed, she
-____o__l_/\_/\l_l l__l`-ll_/______- grunts like
-_______'-l_`;'l_l l__l__ll_____O__- an ape.
I_O_______l__l l_l l__l__ll________I
N____O____l__l+l_l+l__l__ll___O____N Rob Malda
S_________l__"""_"""__l__ll________S is a
A__O______l____o_o____l__ll____O___A cocksucker
N_________l,;,;,;,;,;,l__ll________N
E_____O___`lIlIlIlIlIl`__ll________E
-__________llIlIlIlIll___ll_____O__- By Dessimat0r
P__________`"""""""""`___""________P (c)2003 Trollkore
-INSANE-PRIEST--INSANE-PRIEST--INSAN

The bishop, while living, was a follower of God.
Now dead, his rotting fingers are able to raise
an army of skeletons from the grave.

Trollkore
"I hate you, I hate your country, and I hate your face!"

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GNAA WANTS YUO! (-1)

ADOT Troll (687975) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825001)

GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the first organization which gathers GAY NIGGERS from all over America and abroad for one common goal - being GAY NIGGERS.

Are you GAY [sr51.com] ?
Are you a NIGGER [superstitionfreeway.com] ?
Are you a GAY NIGGER [state.az.us] ?

If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, then the GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) might be exactly what you've been looking for!

Join GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) today, and enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time GNAA member.

GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the fastest-growing GAY NIGGER community with THOUSANDS of members all over United States of America. You, too, can be a part of GNAA if you join today!

Why not? It's quick and easy - only 3 simple steps!

First, you have to obtain and read the Regional Transportation Plan [maricopa.gov] for the Maricopa Association of Governments [maricopa.gov] sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation [state.az.us] . You must take a test to verify your knowledge of the plan. The test consists of 6 questions:

1. How many lanes will US 60 be from Val Vista to Power Rd?
2. What is the scope and span of I-10R?
3. What is the Wickenberg Bypass?
4. When will the Williams Gateway Freeway be built?
5. What is planned for I-17 from McDowell to Dunlap?
6. What is planned for US-60 (Grand Avenue)? How much money is set-aside?

Second, you need to succeed in posting a GNAA "first post" on slashdot.org [slashdot.org] , a popular "news for trolls" website

Third, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on EFNet, and apply for membership. Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today! >[? If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, the official GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA irc channel, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is EFNet, and you can connect to irc.secsup.org or irc.easynews.com as one of the EFNet servers.

If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up.

I am protesting Slashdot's chronic abuse of its readers and subscribers. Please visit www.anti-slash.org [anti-slash.org] and help us!

MP3/OGG stations (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825002)

Just setup a radio with WiFi access, and a good antenna, and hop on to unsecure networks! No one will notice... probably.

this brings up a very good point .... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825056)

GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the first organization which gathers GAY NIGGERS from all over America and abroad for one common goal - being GAY NIGGERS.

Are you GAY [sr51.com] ?
Are you a NIGGER [superstitionfreeway.com] ?
Are you a GAY NIGGER [state.az.us] ?

If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, then the GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) might be exactly what you've been looking for!

Join GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) today, and enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time GNAA member.

GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the fastest-growing GAY NIGGER community with THOUSANDS of members all over United States of America. You, too, can be a part of GNAA if you join today!

Why not? It's quick and easy - only 3 simple steps!

First, you have to obtain and read the Regional Transportation Plan [maricopa.gov] for the Maricopa Association of Governments [maricopa.gov] sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation [state.az.us] . You must take a test to verify your knowledge of the plan. The test consists of 6 questions:

1. How many lanes will US 60 be from Val Vista to Power Rd?
2. What is the scope and span of I-10R?
3. What is the Wickenberg Bypass?
4. When will the Williams Gateway Freeway be built?
5. What is planned for I-17 from McDowell to Dunlap?
6. What is planned for US-60 (Grand Avenue)? How much money is set-aside?

Second, you need to succeed in posting a GNAA "first post" on slashdot.org [slashdot.org] , a popular "news for trolls" website

Third, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on EFNet, and apply for membership. Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today! >[? If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, the official GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA irc channel, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is EFNet, and you can connect to irc.secsup.org or irc.easynews.com as one of the EFNet servers.

If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up.

I am protesting Slashdot's chronic abuse of its readers and subscribers. Please visit www.anti-slash.org [anti-slash.org] and help us!

Now if we could find industry... (1)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825283)

...to create a wireless P2P music player.

Connect to WiFi network and access one of major P2P networks as a generic node sharing all your songs, download new ones. Or connect through WiFi to someone else with the same kind of player, download his songs from his player, let him download your songs, and if he has access to the net or someone with songs you want, use his player as a relay :)

ATTENTION! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825003)

How can people say BSD [freebsd.org] is dying when it has a mascot [freebsd.org] like this?! Linux [debian.org] needs to get its act together if it's going to compete with the kind of
hot chicks [hope-2000.org] and gorgeous babes [hope-2000.org] that BSD [openbsd.org] has to offer!

You just can't take Linux [redhat.com] seriously when its fronted by losers [nylug.org] like these. Would you buy
software from them? I don't think so! You Linux [suse.com] groupies need to find some sexy
girls like her [hope-2000.org] ! I mean
just look at this girl [madchat.org] ! Doesn't she [madchat.org] excite you? I know this little hottie [madchat.org] puts me in need of a cold
shower! This guy looks like he is about to cream his pants standing next to such a fox [spilth.org] . As you can see, no man
can resist this sexy [spilth.org] little minx [spilth.org] . I mean are you telling me you
wouldn't like to get your hands on this ass [kurtspace.com]
?!

With sexy chicks [kurtspace.com]
like the lovely Ceren [kurtspace.com]
you could have people queuing up to buy open source products. Could you really refuse to buy a copy of BSD [netbsd.org] if she [kurtspace.com]
told you to? Come on, you must admit she [kurtspace.com] is better than an overweight penguin [tamu.edu] or a gay looking goat [gnu.org]
! Don't you wish you could get one of these [drexel.edu]
? Personally I know I would give my right arm to get this close [kurtspace.com]
to such a divine [kurtspace.com]

Join the campaign for more cute [madchat.org]
open source babes [madchat.org] today!

Re:ATTENTION! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825016)

*BSD chick = fucking ugly pale teenager

Re:ATTENTION! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825075)

Uh this girl [freebsd.org] looks like she's about 10. If that's what you go for I think you have a problem.

The HURD in 2004 ? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825005)

You gotta believe !

NOT FIRST POST (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825023)

It is official; Netcraft confirms: Trollkore is dying
One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered Slashdot community when GNAA confirmed that Trollkore sucks more cock than a fat chick invited to a frat party. Coming on the heels of a recent Slashdot survey which plainly states that Trollkore has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Slashdot is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent FP contest.
You don't need to have a foreskin to predict Slashdot's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Trollkore faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for them at Slashdot because Trollkore is dying. Things are looking very bad for Trollkore. As many of us are already aware, Trollkore continues to be modded down. Modpoints and bitchslaps move faster than a black man in Mississippi.
Trollkore is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core trolls. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time members like Penisbird and Tubgirl only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: Trollkore is dying.
Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.
Slashdot editor Cowboyneal states that there are 600,000 users of Slashdot. How many in Trollkore are there? Let's see. The number of Trollkore members versus GNAA is roughly in ratio of 599,999 to 1. Therefore there are about 1/599,999 = 1 Trollkore members. Trollkore posts on Slashdot are about an eighth of the volume of GNAA posts. Therefore there are about 1 Trollkore member.
Due to the troubles of GNU/Crapflood, ASCII art and so on, Trollkore is going out of business and will probably be dead within the hour. Now Trollkore is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house. For all practical purposes, Trollkore is dead.
Fact: Trollkore is dying

Same with satellite TV. (5, Interesting)

odano (735445) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825025)

I subscribe to XM, and have a recurring problem. 200 channels and still nothing good to listen too. Satellite radio will never surpass a case of CDs and a CD player, and will always be a niche market.

Re:Same with satellite TV. (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825037)

I subscribe to XM, and have a recurring problem. 200 channels and still nothing good to listen too.

The obvious course of action would be for you to unsubscribe if you don't like the content.

Re:Same with satellite TV. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825080)

GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the first organization which gathers GAY NIGGERS from all over America and abroad for one common goal - being GAY NIGGERS.

Are you GAY [sr51.com] ?
Are you a NIGGER [superstitionfreeway.com] ?
Are you a GAY NIGGER [state.az.us] ?

If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, then the GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) might be exactly what you've been looking for!

Join GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) today, and enjoy all the benefits of being a full-time GNAA member.

GNAA (GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA) is the fastest-growing GAY NIGGER community with THOUSANDS of members all over United States of America. You, too, can be a part of GNAA if you join today!

Why not? It's quick and easy - only 3 simple steps!

First, you have to obtain and read the Regional Transportation Plan [maricopa.gov] for the Maricopa Association of Governments [maricopa.gov] sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation [state.az.us] . You must take a test to verify your knowledge of the plan. The test consists of 6 questions:

1. How many lanes will US 60 be from Val Vista to Power Rd?
2. What is the scope and span of I-10R?
3. What is the Wickenberg Bypass?
4. When will the Williams Gateway Freeway be built?
5. What is planned for I-17 from McDowell to Dunlap?
6. What is planned for US-60 (Grand Avenue)? How much money is set-aside?

Second, you need to succeed in posting a GNAA "first post" on slashdot.org [slashdot.org] , a popular "news for trolls" website

Third, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on EFNet, and apply for membership. Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today! >[? If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, the official GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA irc channel, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is EFNet, and you can connect to irc.secsup.org or irc.easynews.com as one of the EFNet servers.

If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up.

I am protesting Slashdot's chronic abuse of its readers and subscribers. Please visit www.anti-slash.org [anti-slash.org] and help us!

Re:Same with satellite TV. (3, Interesting)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825176)

a better solution is the Kenwood dash unit that play's CDs with mp3's on them and the 12 disc changer.

I have gobs of music in the player and never am lost as to what is where bue to decent layout of discs and order in the changer.

My friend that has a Clarion joyride and it's 12 disc DVD changer can play DVD discs full of mp3's and pretty much has more music in it than XM or Sirius can ever have, at audio quality that make both look downright silly.

I prefer to have control of what I listen to instead of paying clear-channel 12 bucks a month to decide for me.

This Applies to Music, but not to News (2, Insightful)

Nit Picker (9292) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825180)

If your interests in music fit in a small miche, you may be better served by CD's. That doesn't work for news, hovever.

Re:This Applies to Music, but not to News (0)

DonGar (204570) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825276)

I don't think any of the Sat radios carry NPR or BBC. Which in my mind means that they don't carry news.

Re:This Applies to Music, but not to News (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825288)

Wrong,both offer BBC. Sirius offers NPR.

Re:This Applies to Music, but not to News (1)

STrinity (723872) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825312)

If your interests in music fit in a small miche, you may be better served by CD's.

Actually, I find the opposite -- there are plenty of satellite and internet broadcasters who play obscure music that you'd have to special order through Amazon.

That doesn't work for news, hovever.

Listening to radio newscasts is like watching pr0n rendered with 8-bit graphics.

Re:Same with satellite TV. (1)

the_2nd_coming (444906) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825302)

dude, I would subscribe just for the talk stations :-)

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Re:TROLLKORE IS LATE FOR THE FP RACE AS USUAL (-1)

(TK)Dessimat0r (668222) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825204)

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XM Radio here (4, Interesting)

xeno_gearz (533872) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825027)

Hard to say if internet radio stations will be included but it does not immediately likely. The content seems to be very much in a specific network of stations. It would be nice if these could at least be added as "premium channels".

I recently received an XM radio. I used to be unimpressed with these services but the breadth of radio stations is actually quite good. With C-NET and Headline news I can keep up on events quite easily. The quality is phenomenal and it has become a cool way to find out about a lot of music I wouldn't otherwise be exposed to.

I have not had any experience with SIRIUS yet. Can anyone here attest to it's quality?

Re:XM Radio here (0)

linuxdawg (730659) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825043)

dno if XM can handle much more
i saw an article in 2600 about XM's Bandwidth Problems

true, but ... (-1, Offtopic)

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CNET Radio, R.I.P. (3, Informative)

LostCluster (625375) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825192)

The 24-hour CNET Radio died quite a while ago. CNET no longer controls 910 KNEW Oakland or 890 WBPS, and the web stream has been kicked back to the semi-regular 5-minute bursts that they had back when they first started.

The "CNET Radio channel" on XM is now David Lawrence's 3-hour synidcated show (that CNET never owned, they just rented) called Online Tonight and that's it. The same 3 hour show repeated 8 times a day. :)... It's a ghost of its former self and is just screaming for XM to consolidate Online Tonight into one of its other talk formats to free up the channel slot. They'll likely do it the next time they realign the channels, but since that's only happened once so far it's hard to tell when they'll do that again.

Re:CNET Radio, R.I.P. (2, Informative)

xeno_gearz (533872) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825237)

The 24-hour CNET Radio died quite a while ago. CNET no longer controls 910 KNEW Oakland or 890 WBPS, and the web stream has been kicked back to the semi-regular 5-minute bursts that they had back when they first started.

The "CNET Radio channel" on XM is now David Lawrence's 3-hour synidcated show (that CNET never owned, they just rented) called Online Tonight and that's it. The same 3 hour show repeated 8 times a day. :)... It's a ghost of its former self and is just screaming for XM to consolidate Online Tonight into one of its other talk formats to free up the channel slot. They'll likely do it the next time they realign the channels, but since that's only happened once so far it's hard to tell when they'll do that again.

Terrible! I had not used the radio enough yet to see that was the same show. I had mainly been listening to the music stations.

Things seem to get a little bit less cool with each post I read about XM here at Slashdot. :)

I have enjoyed it for what it is so far. "The System" is great. And at least Headline News is current.

Re:CNET Radio, R.I.P. (-1, Troll)

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Internet Radio = Satelite Radio? (4, Interesting)

CiboMatto (735578) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825033)

I am sure that someone like Sirius or Delphi could pound out a deal with Shoutcast or live365 so that certain stations like SomaFM: Groove Salad and the real popular ones could be broadcast over satelite. I am also sure that if anyone does this that their subscription rates would top their competitors by about a month after they introduced this. Furthermore, it could really ignite a grassroots movement for internet broadcasters to try to become Satelite broadcasters. The entire market would improve.

Look out, more ads and spam in the future! (4, Insightful)

Saeed al-Sahaf (665390) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825035)

As Satellite Radio becomes more popular, watch for in increase in ads / spam a la The Internet.

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Does it have my music? (2, Interesting)

77Punker (673758) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825041)

I don't play MMORPG's because I don't wanna pay to play something I've already bought. Same with XM radio. The biggest jump for me is the leap of faith that I'll like the music. I listen to my local college station so I can get in some good punk rock listening. When they're not on the air, I usually do classical. Since I'm sure they have classical, it begs the question:

Do they have a punk station? If so, what kind of punk?

Re:Does it have my music? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825057)

Do they have a punk station? If so, what kind of punk?

For sure they play a lot of Good Charlotte.

Re:Does it have my music? (1)

77Punker (673758) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825170)

So, poppy sort of punk. What about 1977 style punk and hardcore punk?

Re:Does it have my music? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825324)

Yeah, I want the station that plays only the Repo Man soundtrack 7x24! Not exactly '77 (that would be Sex Pistols, Clash, (Iggy and the) Stooges, Dolls, etc.), but Black Flag / Iggy Pop / Circle Jerks / etc. is a really good view of some 80's punk.

Slow day.... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825052)

yaawwwwnn.. no articles on India today.

FP Contest UPDATE! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825060)

Of the 3 articles posted since 0000 GMT today, the GNAA has 1 FP, Trollkore 0.

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"Ugh... UGH!" (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825064)

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XM is overpriced (0, Redundant)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825071)

Just add the advertisements back in, and charge $0 like with regular radio.

As it is now, I have plenty to listen to on radio, between the right-wing windbags and NPR ("Rush 'n' Rehm").

I've had cable TV since 1968 thanks to FCC regulations preventing broadcasters from serving my area (that is, I could not get TV any other way). However, there is plenty on the radio dial at this time for me, no need for pay radio.

the problem with this model is (-1, Offtopic)

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Re:XM is overpriced (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825159)

1968

I am assuming it was a typo. perhaps 1978?
If it is not, I am incredibly curious as to chat cable network it was. I always thought ON tv was the first cable system in America.

Yes, 1968 (1)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825193)

I am assuming it was a typo. perhaps 1978?

Yes, it was 1968, not 1978. It was not part of a larger cable company: just a local business that put huge antenna masts on the hills and sold us these on a full TV dial along with one of those channels were the camera went back and forth forever panning weather dials.

Re:XM is overpriced (1)

Kenshiro (6045) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825244)

Check out http://www.ncta.com/industry_overview/aboutIND.cfm ?indOverviewID=58. Even HBO was around in 1972.

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NOT FIRST POST (Score:-1, Offtopic)
by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 28, @09:37PM (#7825023)
It is official; Netcraft confirms: Trollkore is dying
One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered Slashdot community when GNAA confirmed that Trollkore sucks more cock than a fat chick invited to a frat party. Coming on the heels of a recent Slashdot survey which plainly states that Trollkore has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. Slashdot is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last in the recent FP contest.
You don't need to have a foreskin to predict Slashdot's future. The hand writing is on the wall: Trollkore faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for them at Slashdot because Trollkore is dying. Things are looking very bad for Trollkore. As many of us are already aware, Trollkore continues to be modded down. Modpoints and bitchslaps move faster than a black man in Mississippi.
Trollkore is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core trolls. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time members like Penisbird and Tubgirl only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: Trollkore is dying.
Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.
Slashdot editor Cowboyneal states that there are 600,000 users of Slashdot. How many in Trollkore are there? Let's see. The number of Trollkore members versus GNAA is roughly in ratio of 599,999 to 1. Therefore there are about 1/599,999 = 1 Trollkore members. Trollkore posts on Slashdot are about an eighth of the volume of GNAA posts. Therefore there are about 1 Trollkore member.
Due to the troubles of GNU/Crapflood, ASCII art and so on, Trollkore is going out of business and will probably be dead within the hour. Now Trollkore is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house. For all practical purposes, Trollkore is dead.
Fact: Trollkore is dying
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Same with satellite TV. (Score:1)
by odano (735445) on Sunday December 28, @09:37PM (#7825025)
I subscribe to XM, and have a recurring problem. 200 channels and still nothing good to listen too. Satellite radio will never surpass a case of CDs and a CD player, and will always be a niche market.
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Re:Same with satellite TV. by Anonymous Coward (Score:1) Sunday December 28, @09:39PM
TROLLKORE IS LATE FOR THE FP RACE AS USUAL (Score:-1, Offtopic)
by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 28, @09:37PM (#7825026)

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XM Radio here (Score:2)
by xeno_gearz (533872) * on Sunday December 28, @09:37PM (#7825027)
(Last Journal: Friday December 26, @03:02AM)
Hard to say if internet radio stations will be included but it does not immediately likely. The content seems to be very much in a specific network of stations. It would be nice if these could at least be added as "premium channels".

I recently received an XM radio. I used to be unimpressed with these services but the breadth of radio stations is actually quite good. With C-NET and Headline news I can keep up on events quite easily. The quality is phenomenal and it has become a cool way to find out about a lot of music I wouldn't otherwise be exposed to.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825092)

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Internet Stations - why would they? (2, Interesting)

Whafro (193881) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825093)

Sat radio providers have some sort of responsibility similar to network providers' uptime responsibility. By providing access to internet-based 'radio' stations, they are allowing for the possibility that a customer, paying a monthly subscription, would try to listen to one of these stations, only for it to be out of service for one reason or another.

Now whether or not such an outage would be XM's (sirius, etc) fault, the average user would blame XM because it wasn't "just working" like average users need.

The stations that they're broadcasting right now are substantial and well-backed enough so that the sat providers need not worry about such issues. And even if that's not enough, they probably have contracts that ensure (or at least offer financial relief in lieu of) such reliability.

Links (4, Informative)

Via_Patrino (702161) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825095)

For those wanting to know this is their website [xmradio.com] . And these [lyngsat.com] are the channels they carry.

More detailed listing here (2, Informative)

Via_Patrino (702161) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825227)

More detailed listing here [xmradio.com] (include samples)

Blah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825098)

Unless you're an NPR fiend or a news junkie, you should probably just buy an iPod and connect it to your car stereo in the best way possible (CD changer cable, aux-in jack, cassette adapter, etc).

No recurring subscription, no worries about them ever sticking commercials in down the road-- just the exact music you want, when you want it.

And all you "but the battery will die in only 18 months" trolls can just shut the fuck up now, I don't want to hear it.

f4f3489fu0394ufoif03 34f3j4f093u4f3o49fu0394f f34j (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825102)

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It's worth it.. (5, Interesting)

i_want_you_to_throw_ (559379) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825119)

XM is only 9.95 a month (after hardware investment) and so far I have heard my favorite band, XTC, more than I ever did on commercial radio. Listening to Dead Kennedys right now.

Of course if you don't want to listen to Sat radio then head to the Future of Rock and Roll at WOXY.COM. 97X - BAM! The Future of Rock and Roll [woxy.com] (As seen in Rainman!). They stream over the 'net and are playing such delicious artists right now like the New Pornographers, Beulah and the Twilight Singers. Find THAT on your local alterna-pop, cock-rock rotating channel owned by the Borg (read: Clear Channel).

Sadly Clear Channel DOES have a stake in XM.

Re:It's worth it.. (1)

xeno_gearz (533872) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825178)

Clear Channel has an investment in XM? I had not realized until you had mentioned. I just found this article [xmradio.com] confirming this. That seems unfortunate but so far I have not found the format to be as poor as most of Clear Channels stations (that prove to constantly play the same song over and over...). Hopefully the format can continue to be interesting. I am dissapointed to hear that XM is apparently limited to 200 stations due to bandwidth, however...

karmawhore (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825221)

dude, stop copying your posts out of the anti-slash karma whore database

Re:It's worth it.. (2, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825181)

So you could by a cd or three every 2 months. How long until you have ALL the dead Kennedys and XTC music?
Probably for the cost of the XM hardware, you could have had both there complete collection and then some. I'm not sure what XM costs these days, so maybe I'm wrong.

By rthe way isn't XM owned by clear channel?

The Myth of the Clear Channel Monopoly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825210)

Sadly Clear Channel DOES have a stake in XM.

What is wrong with that? Don't believe the hype about Clear Channel. Did you know that they only control about 8% of the radio stations in the United States?

Also, did you know that they do not even control the majority of stations in large markets (a typical sitution would be a city with 14 radio stations.... 3 of which are owned by Clear Channel)

flkfjslkj3423 23ri3oifjlwf90324fr 234ofij3240f9j34 (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825121)

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No shit! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825127)

Financials are actually improving as well. Stocks look good.

I wonder if eventually my favorite MP3/RM/WMA internet stations will be ever be carried on satellite.

No. Ha ha. Tough shitola dude.

Travelling (1)

Whafro (193881) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825133)

I think that there are two major types of people who would be interested in paying for satellite radio.

First are those in rural markets with few radio stations and little variety at that. If the radio in your market/region is not to your taste, and you do a substantial amount of driving, then this may be worth the subscription.

If you travel heavily on the road, then it also may be worth it. As a student who travels from Philadelphia to Maine more than monthly, I regularly feel the need to have a constant set of stations available to me while in the car. It's generally not too bad, since I'm in the East Coast Metropolis, but I can imagine in other regions of the US this being a substantially intriguing idea.

dflskdjfs jdfs09dufsldfij sdflkjefsjflskjdf09ewfuo (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825139)

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(You can read everything, even moderated posts, by adjusting your threshold on the User Preferences Page) If you want replies to your comments sent to you, consider logging in or creating an account. Problems regarding accounts or comment posting should be sent to CowboyNeal.Important Stuff: Please try to keep posts on topic. Try to reply to other people's comments instead of starting new threads. Read other people's messages before posting your own to avoid simply duplicating what has already been said. Use a clear subject that describes what your message is ab [ Reply to This ] Internet Stations - why would they? (Score:1) by Whafro (193881) on Sunday December 28, @09:49PM (#7825093) (http://www.jackwilkinson.com) Sat radio providers have some sort of responsibility similar to network providers' uptime responsibility. By providing access to internet-based 'radio' stations, they are allowing for the possibility that a customer, paying a monthly subscription, would try to listen to one of these stations, only for it to be out of service for one reason or another. Now whether or not such an outage would be XM's (sirius, etc) fault, the average user would blame XM because it wasn't "just working" like average users need. The stations that they're broadcasting right now are substantial and well-backed enough so that the sat providers need not worry about such issues. And even if that's not enough, they probably have contracts that ensure (or at least offer financial relief in lieu of) such reliability. [ Reply to This ] Links (Score:2, Informative) by Via_Patrino (702161) on Sunday December 28, @09:50PM (#7825095) For those wanting to know this is their website [xmradio.com]. And these [lyngsat.com] are the channels they carry. [ Reply to This ] Blah (Score:0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 28, @09:51PM (#7825098) Unless you're an NPR fiend or a news junkie, you should probably just buy an iPod and connect it to your car stereo in the best way possible (CD changer cable, aux-in jack, cassette adapter, etc). No recurring subscription, no worries about them ever sticking commercials in down the road-- just the exact music you want, when you want it. And all you "but the battery will die in only 18 months" trolls can just shut the fuck up now, I don't want to hear it. [ Reply to This ] f4f3489fu0394ufoif03 34f3j4f093u4f3o49fu0394f f34j (Score:0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 28, @09:51PM (#7825102) . How many lanes will US 60 be from Val Vista to Power Rd? 2. What is the scope and span of I-10R? 3. What is the Wickenberg Bypass? 4. When will the Williams Gateway Freeway be built? 5. What is planned for I-17 from McDowell to Dunlap? 6. What is planned for US-60 (Grand Avenue)? How much money is set-aside? Second, you need to succeed in posting a GNAA "first post" on slashdot.org [slashdot.org], a popular "news for trolls" website Third, you need to join the official GNAA irc channel #GNAA on EFNet, and apply for membership. Talk to one of the ops or any of the other members in the channel to sign up today! >[? If you are having trouble locating #GNAA, the official GAY NIGGER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA irc channel, you might be on a wrong irc network. The correct network is EFNet, and you can connect to irc.secsup.org or irc.easynews.com as one of the EFNet servers. If you have mod points and would like to support GNAA, please moderate this post up. I am protesting Slashdot's chronic abuse of its readers and subscribers. Please visit www.anti-slash.org [anti-slash.org] and help us! 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I mean just look at this girl [madchat.org] ! Doesn't she [madchat.org] excite you? I know this little hottie [madchat.org] puts me in need of a cold shower! This guy looks like he is about to cream his pants standin

Now what about this? (1)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825141)

"Wireless iPod"?
Possibly integrated with your cellular phone?
Pick a song from a (big) list and have it downloaded over GPRS, billed with your phone like a call or MMS, recorded in your player's memory/drive. Anywhere, anytime. No desktop computer required.

Sorry, Trolls. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825168)

Oops. Seems like I accidentially stepped into troll-owned territory. Please excuse this karma whore dropping his droppings where they don't belong. --SF.

For those of us (4, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825145)

old enough to remember ON tv, we can see whats coming.

ON tv was on of the first cable TV. it cam with a set top box that had a knob with 2 positions ON and OFF. change to chanel 3 or 4, turn it on, instant commercial free movies, no restrictions.

Copar it to cable TV now. there is a lot more channels, but most of them have commersials. If you want to see something commercial free, you have to pay more on top of your basic service.

Satalite radio will go the same way. within 8 years, you'll have commercial, unless you pay for premium content.

There is a lesson in there, somewhere.

Re:For those of us (1)

caino59 (313096) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825233)

For XM or sirius to broadcast more channels, they're going to need more bandwidth...they're pushing the limits as is currently, with all the other stuff that has to be broadcast along with the music...any more and it will start to degrade the quality of service

Re:For those of us (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825293)

Yes, bu they will start pushing a lot more ads once subscritions get beyond a certian point.

Re:For those of us (1)

east coast (590680) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825299)

"Satalite radio will go the same way. within 8 years, you'll have commercial, unless you pay for premium content."

Only if they smash the broadcast stations. Unlike broadcast TV broadcast radio has a lot more selection. If your area is anything like good old Pittsburgh PA you had the three big networks and PBS for broadcast TV. In contrast we have more classic rock stations than broadcast TV stations. This is why premium content is pretty much a joke for radio.

Sirius - The Good and the Bad (4, Informative)

shoemakc (448730) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825147)

I've had Sirius since this past march and I have to say that I'm a big fan of the content, but not as big a fan of the sound quality. The Sound quality on the music stations shows quite a bit of obvious compression artifacting. Also, the techo stations seem to have an obscene amount of bass boast present.

All in all though, I've been rather happy with it and I'll gladly continue to fork over the 12.95 /month :-)

-Chris

sattelite internet radio (1)

Comsn (686413) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825154)

i actually thought this would be a good idea for nullsoft/aol to do, is create a simple car sattelite internet connection with an internet radio dingy to connect to any of your favorite shoutcast or even your home music collection mp3 streamed server.

i'm chock full of ideas!

Not very revolutionary (1)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825161)

Used an XM radio once, nice idea, really poor selection of stations.

"Hot hits from KISS-XM!", top 40s, classic rock, all the usual music that you will hear on some Clearchannel radio station in Anytown, USA.

News from CNN and Fox news, which I can get from dozens of different sources, all of whom report the exact same stories with the same opinions.

Not very revolutionary.

Really, what makes XM better then the zillions of crap commercial radio stations already available in my area?

Unfortunately, I can't listen to internet radio from work. Sysadmins don't want me to use that bandwidth (or rather, me and the 200 other employees). Can't listen to internet radio from the car either...

Re:Not very revolutionary (1)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825243)

If all you heard were the "usual" stuff you hear on Clearchannel you didn't look very hard on the XM dial.

It's been my experiance that the Country and Rock stations (10-13) and (40-48) as well as the rap-hip-hop stations play a much wider variety of music than I've heard on the radio in the last 20 years.

Re:Not very revolutionary (1)

the_2nd_coming (444906) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825336)

driving cross country and not having to search for content.

XM .. yeah! (1)

jvagner (104817) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825162)

I live out in the middle of nowhere, and I go on a lot of road trips. For us, here at home, XM Radio has been a lifesaver. I'm listening to Fred right now, they're running the top 1600 alternative tracks of all time. How can that be bad?

I wish they would add NPR (I know the competition has it .. I'm not likely to switch now) .. or at least KCRW in LA (I miss Nick Harcourt.. I stream occasionally, but it's not the same). I use streamripper to grab what I can and make lots of mix CDs.

If I moved to the city tomorrow I'd keep XM. I might even consider adding Sirius. It's not that expensive, and since I don't watch television and don't pay for cable/satellite, satellite radio captures all my discretionary subscription dollars.

That, Shoutcast and Netscape Radio keep me awfully happy. Live 365 too. Yeah!

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Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825172)

travel heavily on the road, then it also may be worth it. As a student who travels from Philadelphia to Maine more than monthly, I regularly feel the need to have a constant set of stations available to me while in the car. It's generally not too bad, since I'm in the East Coast Metropolis, but I can imagine in other regions of the US this being a substantially intriguing idea. [ Reply to This ] dflskdjfs jdfs09dufsldfij sdflkjefsjflskjdf09ewfuo (Score:0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 28, @09:58PM (#7825139) keep posts on topic. Try to reply to other people's comments instead of starting new threads. Read other people's messages before posting your own to avoid simply duplicating what has already been said. Use a clear subject that describes what your message is about. 34PM (#7825005) Important Stuff: Please try to keep posts on topic. Try to reply to other people's comments instead of starting new threads. 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(Score:2) by SharpFang (651121) on Sunday December 28, @09:59PM (#7825141) (http://sharpy.xox.pl/ | Last Journal: Tuesday December 02, @07:32PM) "Wireless iPod"? Possibly integrated with your cellular phone? Pick a song from a (big) list and have it downloaded over GPRS, billed with your phone like a call or MMS, recorded in your player's memory/drive. Anywhere, anytime. No desktop computer required. [ Reply to This ] For those of us (Score:2) by geekoid (135745) on Sunday December 28, @09:59PM (#7825145) (http://slashdot.org/ | Last Journal: Thursday February 21, @04:37PM) old enough to remember ON tv, we can see whats coming. ON tv was on of the first cable TV. it cam with a set top box that had a knob with 2 positions ON and OFF. change to chanel 3 or 4, turn it on, instant commercial free movies, no restrictions. Copar it to cable TV now. there is a lot more channels, but most of them have commersials. If you want to see something commercial free, you have to pay more on top of your basic service. Satalite radio will go the same way. within 8 years, you'll have commercial, unless you pay for premium content. There is a lesson in there, somewhere. [ Reply to This ] Sirius - The Good and the Bad (Score:2)

If you don't have portability in mind ... (1)

Via_Patrino (702161) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825177)

If you don't have portability in mind there's also DMX Music [dmxmusic.com]

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No, TivoRadio is what we need! (4, Interesting)

DoorFrame (22108) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825187)

I was talking about this the other day. Satellite Radio is not something that most people need, unless you're in a part of the country without much solid radio coverage. What most people need, and would find far more useful, is RadioTivo. A product which could record your favorite shows when they're on and let you play them back at your discretion.

A friend was recently telling me about a show on NPR which plays bad cover songs... now that sounds great! However, I'm really not in the car often enough to chance onto finding it, so I'll probably never hear it. But with RadioTivo, I could tell it to seek and record those programs which interest me and skip the trash. Just imagine being able to listen to your favorite morning disk jockey at any time during the day, and with no commercials! You could have RadioTivo record a few days of your favorite station (not a problem because the amount of space required to record broadcast radio on your RadioTivo is minimal) and skip not only commercials, but those songs you don't like. In fact, we could have our high tech researches program RadioTivo to understand when one song ends and the next begins and add a Skip to the next song button. RadioTivo is the answer.

Am I the only person who's thought of this? I've never heard anyone mention it before. Too bad I don't have the patience or the capital to make this happen. Oh well, I'll send Tivo an email and the sue them when they come up with the idea on their own.

I hearby copyright the concept of RadioTivo (although clearly not the name, someone else holds the copyright to that.)

Re:No, TivoRadio is what we need! (1)

Whafro (193881) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825207)

I think that radio program data and information is too irregular and difficult to get right now, so that would be tough to do...

but I'm frequently wanting to be able to listen to something that happened in the last five or ten minutes of the radio... a phone number on a commercial, a line I missed on the morning show when I was on the phone, or a song I just heard that I really liked enough to want to hear it again.

I'd imagine it wouldn't be difficult, and even a 64mb flash card would be enough to hold an hour or so of audio, and there wouldn't need to be any data download. Basically just the 'trick play' function of TiVo.

Re:No, TivoRadio is what we need! (1)

Dstreelm (606768) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825222)

Go to Griffin Technologies' website (the people that make the slick silver knob that currently sits beside my powerbook). They make the AM/FM radio shark or something like that...allows you to use your computer as a radio TiVo...pretty damn cool

Re:No, TivoRadio is what we need! (2, Insightful)

LostCluster (625375) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825229)

TiVoRadio would kinda defeat the purpose of radio.

"Radio" is in part designed to deliver a stream of music that you don't control because there's program directors behind the scenes who have the job of determining what mix of music the listeners who like their format want to hear, which is what defines their format. That is to say, how would you know that you like (your favorite artist here) if it wasn't for the existance of a radio service of some kind? You're just gonna read about them? No, you need to hear their music without knowing you need to request to hear them. That's the purpose of "radio".

You'll also notice that "radio" services are priced much differently by the content owners because of that samplingly and lack of control feature. Basically, we have TiVo radio in the form of the iTunes Music Store and BuyMusic.com... and more or less the price of getting a song that way is just a little bit less than the price of getting the same song on CD. Meanwhile, satellite radio is about the price of one CD for a whole month of access to about 100 channels. Big difference in prices there...

Re:No, TivoRadio is what we need! (2, Insightful)

DoorFrame (22108) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825307)

Uhm, I could replace "Television" with radio everywhere in your post, and the logic would be just as sound. All the arguments are the same about television. We have program directors, the money is made by telling the public what it wants to watch, you can choose your own programming by going to blockbuster... and yet we still have Tivo. Why?

Also, there are a lot of products on radio, again like anything involving "talk", which you cannot buy or download legally at any price. Why wouldn't RadioTivo be great for a diehard Howard Stern fan who has to work through the entire morning and could only have a chance to listen to his hero's antics in the evening?

I'm not saying that RadioTivo wouldn't definately be a super success... I just think your counter argument is flawed.

Re:No, TivoRadio is what we need! (1)

Chairboy (88841) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825306)

Absolutely! I've been thinking of that for a while too. I'd buy one if it did both AM and FM and could integrate with my car audio system as easilly as a Tivo or ReplayTV integrates with my home entertainment system.

Re:No, TivoRadio is what we need! (2, Informative)

jvagner (104817) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825309)

Why is google so hard for /. readers to use?

http://streamripper.sourceforge.net/index.php

Re:No, TivoRadio is what we need! (1)

jvagner (104817) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825343)

Oh wait. You meant tivo for radio. My bad. Streamripper has nothing to do with that.

fslkdjf sldkfjslifj3049fj3oi4fj3049fj3o4kjf 309fjo (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825188)

ply to This ] Now what about this? (Score:2) by SharpFang (651121) on Sunday December 28, @09:59PM (#7825141) (http://sharpy.xox.pl/ | Last Journal: Tuesday December 02, @07:32PM) "Wireless iPod"? Possibly integrated with your cellular phone? Pick a song from a (big) list and have it downloaded over GPRS, billed with your phone like a call or MMS, recorded in your player's memory/drive. Anywhere, anytime. No desktop computer required. [ Reply to This ] Sorry, Trolls. by Anonymous Coward Sunday December 28, @10:03PM For those of us (Score:2) by geekoid (135745) on Sunday December 28, @09:59PM (#7825145) (http://slashdot.org/ | Last Journal: Thursday February 21, @04:37PM) old enough to remember ON tv, we can see whats coming. ON tv was on of the first cable TV. it cam with a set top box that had a knob with 2 positions ON and OFF. change to chanel 3 or 4, turn it on, instant commercial free movies, no restrictions. Copar it to cable TV now. there is a lot more channels, but most of them have commersials. If you want to see something commercial free, you have to pay more on top of your basic service. Satalite radio will go the same way. within 8 years, you'll have commercial, unless you pay for premium content. There is a lesson in there, somewhere. [ Reply to This ] Sirius - The Good and the Bad (Score:2) by shoemakc (448730) on Sunday December 28, @10:00PM (#7825147) (http://slashdot.org/) I've had Sirius since this past march and I have to say that I'm a big fan of the content, but not as big a fan of the sound quality. The Sound quality on the music stations shows quite a bit of obvious compression artifacting. Also, the techo stations seem to have an obscene amount of bass boast present. All in all though, I've been rather happy with it and I'll gladly continue to fork over the 12.95 /month :-) -Chris [ Reply to This ] sattelite internet radio (Score:2) by Comsn (686413) on Sunday December 28, @10:01PM (#7825154) i actually thought this would be a good idea for nullsoft/aol to do, is create a simple car sattelite internet connection with an internet radio dingy to connect to any of your favorite shoutcast or even your home music collection mp3 streamed server. i'm chock full of ideas! [ Reply to This ] Not very revolutionary (Score:2) by stefanlasiewski (63134) * on Sunday December 28, @10:02PM (#7825161) (http://www.flarg.org/ | Last Journal: Tuesday November 04, @12:40AM) Used an XM radio once, nice idea, really poor selection of stations. "Hot hits from KISS-XM!", top 40s, classic rock, all the usual music that you will hear on some Clearchannel radio station in Anytown, USA. News from CNN and Fox news, which I can get from dozens of different sources, all of whom report the exact same stories with the same opinions. Not very revolutionary. Really, what makes XM better then the zillions of crap commercial radio stations already available in my area? Unfortunately, I can't listen to internet radio from work. Sysadmins don't want me to use that bandwidth (or rather, me and the 200 other employees). Can't listen to internet radio from the car either... [ Reply to This ] XM .. yeah! (Score:1) by jvagner (104817) on Sunday December 28, @10:02PM (#7825162) (http://www.freesoftwarecdr.com/) I live out in the middle of nowhere, and I go on a lot of road trips. For us, here at home, XM Radio has been a lifesaver. I'm listening to Fred right now, they're running the top 1600 alternative tracks of all time. How can that be bad? I wish they would add NPR (I know the competition has it .. I'm not likely to switch now) .. or at least KCRW in LA (I miss Nick Harcourt.. I stream occasionally, but it's not the same). I use streamripper to grab what I can and make lots of mix CDs. If I moved to the city tomorrow I'd keep XM. I might even consider adding Sirius. It's not that expensive, and since I don't watch television and don't pay for cable/satellite, satellite radio captures all my discretionary subscription dollars. That, Shoutcast and Netscape Radio keep me awfully happy. Live 365 too. Yeah! [ Reply to This ] dflskdjf2 3l4k2j3 4l23kj42oi3ur2oi3ur2 309ru2039 (Score:0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 28, @10:04PM (#7825172) travel heavily on the road, then it also may be worth it. As a student who travels from Philadelphia to Maine more than monthly, I regularly feel the need to have a constant set of stations available to me while in the car. It's generally not too bad, since I'm in the East Coast Metropolis, but I can imagine in other regions of the US this being a substantially intriguing idea. [ Reply to This ] dflskdjfs jdfs09dufsldfij sdflkjefsjflskjdf09ewfuo (Score:0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 28, @09:58PM (#7825139) keep posts on topic. Try to reply to other people's comments instead of starting new threads. Read other people's messages before posting your own to avoid simply duplicating what has already been said. Use a clear subject that describes what your message is about. 34PM (#7825005) Important Stuff: Please try to keep posts on topic. Try to reply to other people's comments instead of starting new threads. Read other people's messages before posting your own to avoid simply duplicating what has already been said. Use a clear subject that describes what your message is about. 34PM (#7825005) Important Stuff: Please try to keep posts on topic. Try to reply to other people's comments instead of starting new threads. Read other people's messages before posting your own to avoid simply duplicating what has already been said. Use a clear subject that describes what your message is about. Offtopic, Inflammatory, Inappropriate, Illegal, or Offensive comments might be moderated. (You can read everything, even moderated posts, by adjusting your threshold on the User Preferences Page) If you want replies to your comments sent to you, consider logging in or creating an account. Problems regarding accounts or comment posting should be sent to CowboyNeal.Important Stuff: Please try to keep posts on topic. Try to reply to other people's comments instead of starting new threads. Read other people's messages before posting your own to avoid simply duplicating what has already been said. Use a clear subject that describes what your message is ab [ Reply to This ] Internet Stations - why would they? (Score:1) by Whafro (193881) on Sunday December 28, @09:49PM (#7825093) (http://www.jackwilkinson.com) Sat radio provide

I was suprised (1)

hookedup (630460) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825198)

When my mother, who's not technically enclined, told me the other day "your dad is getting me xm radio". seems to be getting more mainstream, as people are getting sick of the crap that plagues our airwaves at the moment.

What the Hell? (-1, Offtopic)

NetNinja (469346) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825211)

What do we have a virus poster here???

Wow I should get XM radio right now! (1)

Zakabog (603757) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825225)

Ok, I can either pay $10 a month to hear music from some good bands I will never be able to see live, or buy a CD from, or I can listen to the local college station, for free, and listen to some good local bands that might have grown up down the street, sell their CDs for $5 at the local record store (and hand them out free at their shows) and play at the local bars.

Sure XM radio does sound nice, I can listen to my style music wherever I go and it'll be commercial free. But I already listen to my style music, with no real commercials (a bunch of public service announcements and news about upcoming shows, but nothing advertising mcdonalds or anything like that.) And the music I listen to on a local college station is usually LOCAL music. Unless it's really good music from somewhere else.

I dunno, I'm probably just weird, but there's a connection to the local college station that I feel when I listen to it. I wouldn't get that same connection with satellite radio. It's like watching CNN over the local news, they both report the same news, except CNN is more generalized and in depth, the local news is going to have the same news as CNN including local events.

Re:Wow I should get XM radio right now! (1)

LostCluster (625375) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825261)

XM tries hard to maintain that "connection" with its listeners. They realize each station is being heard about a college station's worth of audience at any given moment... take the number of XM radios, subtract those turned off at any given moment, and divide by the number of formats on the service.

The fact that the business model of the service has them more loyal to their listeners than their sponsors lead to some very interesting music selections and responses to listener requests...

Just killed SomaFM, again. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825230)

Why, oh why did you just link to SomaFM????
Now it's going to get slashdotted and raped because it's run on donations.

Thanks alot!!

Hey this is Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825264)

CmdrTaco has publically stated that he doesn't give a shit about sites getting slashdotted.

I agree with you though. There is no reason why information can't be mirrored (don't paste FAQ links at me, they are factually incorrect).

Never (2, Insightful)

ksemlerK (610016) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825271)

I will never pay money to listen to the radio. Granted, it may be commercial free now, but how long do you think that will last? Not long. Cable TV used to be like that until there was a massive enough audience to justify advertising expenses. Right now, the primary reason why there is no advertizing on sattilite radio is due to the lack of audience to advertize to.

I will never pay money to watch TV, or listen to the radio. I could really give a crap less if the signal is clearer, and there are more channels to choose from. If I can't pick up TV free over the air, or radio, I will just start watching more movies, and listen to my CD's. I won't pay for garbage when I can get the same old shit for free.

How good do you think your reception will be in the mountains? You won't pick up squat. The sattilites are going to be blocked by the mountains, and you will not get any signal. If you don't belive me, biuld a brick wall in front of your DishTV feedhorn, and see how much you pick up. You either get crystal-clear reception, or none. At least wih analoque brodcasts, I can pick it up almost anywhere. There may be some static, but not total loss of signal. The same goes with HDTV, but that is a completly different subject.

Always commercials on Cable TV (1)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825345)

...commercial free now, but how long do you think that will last? Not long. Cable TV used to be like that

I've been watching cable TV on and off since 1968, and have seen the offerings in many different markets over the years. Every one of them was chock full of commercials (with only some channels being commercial-free)

got mine for Christmas (1)

raider_red (156642) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825272)

I got an XM Roady for Christmas. I have a 12 hour drive between my Oklahoma City appartment, and my parent's home in El Paso. I also have a 6 hour drive between OKC and my other home in Austin. (The one that I don't visit often enough.)

Yesterday, my dad and I installed the system in my car. (We also installed his identical system in his truck.) Both systems activated, and I spent the 12 hour drive today giving it a thorough workout. (About five hours of the drive between El Paso and OKC is out of range of any FM radio station.)

I never turned it off for the entire drive. I was switching between Channels 44, 47, 22, and the news channels for the entire drive. I'm not a big media junkie. I don't have cable, and my TV is still in the moving box where it's resided for six months. I'm thoroughly enjoying this service though. It has a good variety, and so what if some of the stations have short playlists? There are just as many others with very long and varied playlists. (Just stay out of Ch. 20-29.)

If you spend a lot of time on travel like I do, this can be a God-send. I can also pull the system out of my car and take it with me out of town. If you spend lots of time in the car, it's great. And finally, if you're a news junkie like I am, you have a choice between CNN, CNN Headline, ABC, FoxNews, BBC, and a couple of others.

*Thump*Thump*Thump*! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7825297)

Hey, where's that Beagle 2 station? I wanna hear Blur!

Love my Sirius Radio. (2, Interesting)

nvrrobx (71970) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825316)

I got Sirius because I commute, and let me tell you, it's absolutely wonderful. If you think that satellite radio is only a niche market, I guess commuters are a niche market. The Merrian-Webster dictionary defines niche has d) a specialized market. I spend every day on Interstate 405 driving to work. I'd hardly consider the thousands of people who commute over that freeway a niche market. Anyhow, enough of that rant...

Yes, it's $12.95/mo, and XM is $9.95. For that $3, I get more channels and NO commercials (other than telling me about Pam Anderson's radio show).

It's also nice to drive from my place in Los Angeles to see my family in Bakersfield and never have to change my station.

I still carry CDs with me, but thanks to Sirius, I get exposed to new music and buy more CDs (the record companies should be happy about that)...

Maybe a success like Iridium? (1)

rueger (210566) | more than 10 years ago | (#7825332)

Cel phone service by satellite - how could it lose? Seamless coverage everywhere on the globe.

Turned out that after launching 72 Iridium satellites Motorola found themselves very broke [heavens-above.com] .

Is it possible that Sirius and XM will find the same thing - that the demand for pay as you go radio is significantly less than hoped? 1.2 million subscribers is a pretty small base to support the kind of technology they need.
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