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Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008, 09:45 am
djzack67: New Channel Changes

So did everyone note the new channels and where they moved.

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
sipperphoto

Mostly... I haven't had time to reconfigure my presets in the car.. I keep clicking the button for Disorder, and end up with Iceberg, what the hell that is... Canadaian Pop, maybe?

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
misch

Disorder is now on 33. They finally have a channel with their name on it again.

Sat, Jun. 28th, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
docwho88

hm.. so have they moved Area 33 again? or is it (gasp) gone?
I'm glad they've moved Disorder down out of the stratosphere though... have they perhaps restored Planet Jazz?

Sun, Jun. 29th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
misch

I think that is now "Area 38"

Sun, Jun. 29th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
djzack67

Yep.

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
djzack67

I have to say I like the changes they made to boombox. The Electro-Rock is kinda cool.

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
sipperphoto

nice.. i'll have to check that out!

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
cheeseboy

I think I listened to Iceberg (and the other one that was next to it) a long time ago (for like a week) when they were in the 90-somethings and then forgot about them.

I know that Area 33 moved to 38. Haven't gone searching for anything else.

On another note, some of the station ID's on 26 are starting to sound more like XM Radio's station ID's, which bothers me a bit.

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
sipperphoto

well, with the merger happening (or not, who knows) I can see a consolidation of channels, and probably a lot more of us sounding like them, and them sounding like us, until you reach a happy medium.

Sat, Jun. 28th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
docwho88

I hope LOC (which I love, so don't get me wrong) ends up sounding just a tad more like XMU -- I'm on the road constantly every day, and i'm driving/listening for around 25 - 50% of that time, and I find it unacceptable that i hear repeats + the same songs they play every day. how, with such an enormous catalog that they would have available, are they playing "top 40 of indie" essentially?!

Sun, Jun. 29th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
jawstone

i couldn't agree more. XM's indie station blows LOC away.

Sun, Jun. 29th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
docwho88

well now I need to go the other way a bit -- I still like LOC and listen to it mainly (when i'm not listening to Howard), they have good taste and good personality. Plus what I've heard of XMU, it seems to be a playlist where they're trying to say "here are 100 songs in a row you've never heard by bands you've never heard of". I do like hearing new stuff, but when I heard it it seemed a bit bogged down in obscure material to the point where it sounded like they were playing basement tapes. What I'm hoping for is a healthy medium -- basically LOC with a much wider playlist.

Fri, Jun. 27th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
melissad143

Yeah, it's actually not a bad channel. I listen to it once in awhile. They play alot of Neil Young, if that's your thing. :)