Reviewing The Sirius Satellite Music Stations
Article by Mike Selvon
Do you ever find yourself relentlessly station flipping on an already aggravating drive home from work? You probably have that feeling that if you could just find that one feel-good, sing- along tune you’re craving, all the chaos and stress would just melt away. With Sirius Satellite Radio, say goodbye to all your frustrations and program in up to 30 sure-fire stations that will revitalize your mood and satisfy your musical needs, static and commercial-free.
The Sirius stations appeal to people of all different markets and niches. One is the middle-aged “I love all music” types. For these people, there’s “Sirius Hits 1,” a top 40 station which plays everything from Avril Lavigne, Kanye West and Junior Senior to Fall Out Boy, Nickelback and Linkin Park. The “Sirius Supermix” station shuffles all of the other Sirius stations for one of the most diverse line ups you can imagine.
Need to relax? Do you chill out to light Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Electronica, Country, R&B, Reggae or Talk Radio? Sirius satellite radio has a relaxing station in just about every genre for you! Whether it’s Jimmy Buffet, Simon and Garfunkle, Massive Attack or Aretha Franklin, you will find that cup of audio tea for the soul.
One of the best things about satellite radio is that it panders to niche markets. Sometimes fans of the loud and rowdy rock genres have a hard time finding a station to suit their needs. Not on satellite radio! If you’re having a hard time finding The Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys and The Misfits on the radio, try Channel 29′s “Punk” station.
Or if you need some Lamb of God, Slayer or Pantera, Channel 27 “Hard Attack” will do you good. Keep the weekend rave playing with Paul Van Dyk and Deep Dish on “Area 33″ or breakdance to your favorite energetic tracks by the Chemical Brothers and DJ Icey on Channel 34 “Boombox.” Not enough Grand Master Flash, LL Cool J and Run DMC? Check out the Channel 43 “Backspin” for old school rap at its finest.
Other niche markets include Country, with five different Sirius satellite stations: “New Country” (Tim Mcgraw, Terry Underwood, Toby Keith), “Prime Country” (Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, George Strait), “The Roadhouse” (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton), “Outlaw Country” (Waylon Jennings, Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard) and “Bluegrass” (Ricky Skaggs & KY, Lonesome River Band, Thunder). Christian listeners can choose from “Spirit 66″ with powerful hits from Third Day, Avalon and Point of Grace or “Praise 68″ with gospel favorites by Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams.
The Latin / World markets will also get grooving with XM radio stations tailored specifically to their needs: “Universo Latino” (Latin pop mix including Luis Miguel, Enrique Iglesias and Gloria Estefan), “Rumbon” (Reggaeton with Marc Anthony, Tito Nieves and Ivy Queen), “Band A Parte” (the French language music scene), “Rock Velours” (Canadian soft rock like Celine Dion, Sarah Mclachlan, Michael Buble), and “Energie 2″ (urban pop including French Canadians like Eric Lapointe, Simple Plan and Coldplay).
In addition to music, there are even more specific stations to choose from on Sirius satellite radio. Nine sports stations focus on Soccer, Horse Racing, NBA, NFL, Nascar, College Sports, CFL, AFL, ESPN. Talk Radio includes: NPR, CNN, Fox News, BBC, World Radio Network, Entertainment radio, CNBC, Bloomberg financial Radio and Daily Variety.
Need religion, weather, or traffic talk? No problem. Additionally, you can get 24/7 Howard Stern, Martha Stewart and comedy channels.
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