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FM Radio should go Satellite

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I have been a Sirius Customer for what seems like forever (many years). I have become tired and extremely bored with the content. I am a classic Rock and Blues fan, but I like variety. I find the content on Sirius so repetitious that I can't even stand it anymore. I also find myself loading up my USB thumb drive more and more with music and listening to that as an MP3 player in my pickup more and more all the time. I also find myself listening more to Blue Collar Comedy and Laugh USA more than the music channels now on Sirius now than ever due to becoming so sick and tired of the content, but I am getting bored with that as well ( waaayyyyy to repetitive as well). I have often thought about cancelling my subscription, but I am on the road all over the place, where I don't always get FM reception. I am on the road every day and all day in my truck. I find I also like to follow my local FM channels to stay in touch with what's going on the real world.

That's where I would love to see all the FM radio companies come up with their own Satellite system. I would rather subscribe and pay for my favorite FM channels than subscribe to crap. I would gladly pay to have FM on my satellite system. It should be like Shaw Direct or Bell satellite but in our vehicles as radio satellite systems. That way we could subscribe to our favorite channels instead of a bunch of junk that we don't even want to hear and pay for what we only subscribe to. This would also be a great way for FM staions to generate more money and stay alive out there. Sirius could also make money by allowing this to happen with FM radio stations. I would still stay a Sirius customer if they would make it so we could subscribe to certain FM stations on our Satellite radios. That way we would never lose our reception to our favorite FM channels.

This may be wish full thinking, But I think it's a great idea that many of us would like to see and gladly pay for. I hope someone out there is listening or reading things like this and actually takes this idea and runs with it someday. Because whoever does this first already has their first subscriber waiting right here right now.
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You'll have the same problems with poor variety on most radio stations. For some reason, they seem to think you want to hear the same stuff all the time. It's not like it was, many years ago, when the "DJs" made their own selections. Like you, I've also started listening to MP3. At the moment I'm listing to the collection on my smart phone. At the moment, it's James Galway, in the past few minutes, it's been Art Garfinkle, Carly Simon, Enya and Elton John. These days, if you want variety, you have to make up your own, rather than listen to what the "program directors" decide will be forced on you.

With over 800 songs on my phone, I can go a long time before it becomes repetitive.
Many smartphones have lots of capacity, limited only by the size of the microSD card. My Nexus One has only 4 GB, yet I have well over 800 songs in it, along with everything else. I also have a Nokia N800, which has a pair of 8 GB SD cards in it. Both devices support Bluetooth. I often listed with headphones, but also use the Nexus One dock, which is connected to a receiver on my desk.
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