Thursday, 15 September 2005
Jerry Del Colliano Jr.
The more I listen to satellite radio, the more it sounds like terrestrial radio.
I have personally owned both XM and Sirius for years now. Ultimately, I
prefer Sirius for superior programming despite XM’s more powerful
signal, but I have become concerned with a noticeable slip in Sirius’
programming style. In the early days of satellite radio, the media had
vast amounts of channels that allowed a listener to get much more
specific with what he or she wanted to jam to. While there are still
many times more programming choices on both XM and Sirius compared to
terrestrial radio, there is also now the same kind of mindless chatter,
blabbering, goofy anecdotes and even commercials on a growing number of
satellite radio stations.