https://www.torontomike.com/2019/03/much_music_down_to_one_hour_of_vid.htmlMuch Music is down to one single hour of videos during weekdays. Previously, they were still playing seven hours of videos weekdays from 6am to 1pm. This new schedule as the videos being played for an hour at noon.
I'll be the first to admit this change won't affect me in the least. An avid watcher of Much Music in the 80s and 90s, I haven't tuned in for more than a Simpsons episode or two in many years. In fact, I was surprised to learn they were still airing seven hours of videos. Bell Media, owners of Much, say their block of videos attracted less than 4000 viewers a day. That's a paltry figure.
There is quite a rotation of videos on the "Much Retro Lunch", and I haven't seen the same video played 'each week' as you are saying. There have been times where the same video has appeared withinWhen Stingray came out, I stopped recording Much Retro Lunch as it was always the same videos each week, just in different order. Same thing happened with Stingray. Yes I do like to watch videos while I cook and thought Stingray was the old MM. But it came bland pretty quick.
As for SXM, 1st Wave for example, had replaced Fred XM on XM radio before the merge. Fred played songs that were so obscure that I didn't even know existed. Now, it is so repetitive, it is disgraceful.
Which brings me back to MM. Seeing how TV, music, cinema and so on has gone down in quality over the years, no wonder they are slowly vanishing. So many other choices killed them and the others.