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Annoying

Hypocrisy of Howard

I’ve been listening to since he came to San Diego, with a short hiatus when I relocated to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, until he became available on satellite. I have really enjoyed all these years, but it is becoming increasingly hard to put up with the increasingly formulaic show.

Lately I have noticed more and more that Howard has become a huge hypocrite, and doesn’t use the same standards on himself as he uses on other… For example On December 6th he talks on how great the whole full disclosure campaign that wikileaks is imposing on the worlds governments and corporations, and how the people have the right to know what goes on in confidence, but when the CFO of Sirius discusses what may or may not happen with Howard’s contract negotiations, the CFO is vilified for an hour. What I want to know is why is Howard’s confidentiality is more sacred then everyone else’s. I would also like to know what happened to the shows of the first couple years that would go on for 5+ hours, now it’s 3 very structured blocks of roughly an hour, followed by roughly an hour of robins news and out the door right around 10:30, and let’s not forget about the commercials… Didn’t we used to hear that the show wasn’t dependent on commercials, but it seems we hear a lot more “we have to go to commercial”, which is 10 minutes every hour, including bumpers…

When the time comes in January to renew my annual contract with Sirius, I’m probably going to pass on another year of price increases… The programming on the music channels is sounding more and more like the terrestrial garbage, that I came to satellite to get away from… Then there’s all those “promises” that were made during the merger, unified receivers with unified programming, and MLB on Sirius and NFL on XM, which also doesn’t seem to be happening, since sirius recently renewed the contract with the NFL but nothing has been said about it’s availability on the XM receivers.

I think I’m just done with them, and I’ll go with iTunes content…

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prices Satellite

Sirius-ly Disappointed

First things first….

I am a Sirius subscriber, a Sirius stock holder, a Sirius XM merger supporter, and a sucker!

I have fair amount of Sirius stock. that I paid about $2.50 to $3.00 a share, and at if I were to sell it all now, I think I could pay for  couple months subscriptions and may have enough left over for a triple vente mocha, but I might have to settle for a grande. They handled the merger so freaking badly, they should have taken the music programming from the XM side of the house, and fired all the DJ’s and just stuck with the automation that XM had. I am tired all the freaking cross promotion going on, isn’t that essentially a commercial? As far as talk and entertainment goes, they should have kept the Sirius side and dumped all the crap on XM, “The Best of XM” now thats a joke in itself, maybe if they paid me the $4.04 per month I’d allow them to put that crap on my radio, as long as I didn’t have to listen to it. It would be real interesting to see the head to figures of best of XM against the best of Sirius. And why in the F*** don’t I have MLB on Sirius.

Then I see this the other day”Rumor: Price increases to come for Sirius XM ” which essentially says that additional radios are going to go up $2 a month, and online listening will now be $2.99, now since I currently have 5 radios and also listen online, I think know I’ll be cutting back in that quantity to one radio and one online account. That will essentially be a loss of $25.00 per month times 1, and I am sure I am not the only one.

This is NOT what Mel Karmazin at all those hearings, in fact he said exactly the opposite, more choices and lower prices.

WHen it comes to the  stock price, how much longer until we hear the imortal words