Sirius to change channel lineup on June 24th - Orbitcast

Sirius to change channel lineup on June 24th

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Sirius is doing a bit of a channel shuffle on June 24th, so don't be surprised when you get a fancy update on Tuesday morning.

The biggest changes include The Bridge returning to channel 12, while Super Shuffle will be going on a satellite hiatus and moving to internet-only.

In addition, E Street Radio - the 100% Bruce Springsteen channel - is being extended to mid-2009. E Street Radio started up (again) back in September 2007, and was renewed a couple months ago. E Street Radio will remain on Sirius Channel 10.

Some other channel changes of note:
  • Area 33 is becoming Area 38 (and moving to channel 38)
  • Sirius Disorder is moving to channel 33
  • Met Opera and Sirius Pops are moving to channels 78 and 79 respectively
  • Universo Latino, Rumbon and Reggae Rhythms are moving to channels 82, 83, and 84
View the full channel changes here, and remember to wait patiently for the channel change to take effect (it might take 2-5 minutes to go through).

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23 Comments

Do they really need to move Area 33 to channel 38?

Are they going to also send down the Software for the dual radios?

Who cares where they move anything as long as it is still on. Disorder moved from 24 to 32 to 70 and now it's headed to 33. I could care less where they put it as long as it is somewhere I'm not that incapable of changing my settings in the car.

XM has had the channel block for sports all along and I'm glad Sirius is finally doing this. It's obvious their channel compression technology is starting to show.

Great news.

Wow, are they actually going to update the display.


The past year has kind of been embarrassing when all you do is praise sat radio to your friends, and when they check it out, nothing matches.

"oh no this isn't disorder this is the grateful dead channel...no disorder is where it says planet jazz....no really sat radio is great, cutting edge. you should buy it"

Why don't they just move the dance channels to the 50's, and make it Area 51?

Conspiracy Alert: XM and Sirius both announced they are making channel changes today. Is it the start of a new regime of channel adding and subtracting now that the FCC has got off its laurels?

hey, ryan:

http://www.xmradio.com/onxm/channelpage.xmc?ch=167


air america radio becomes America left starting the 17th.

on xm, that is.

hmm, sound familiar to any sirius 146 listeners?

Wow, nice work to the Sirius dance programmers...amazing job at losing cume. Area 33 doesn't just need to be moved, it needs Kevorkian. Boombox too.

The Beat [36]: -22% AQH...+7% Cume
Area 33 [33]: -48% AQH...-29% Cume
Strobe [37]: -12% AQH...-24% Cume
Chill [35]: +14% AQH...flat Cume
Boombox [34]: -55% AQH...-38% Cume

Doesn't anyone notice the channel lineups for both companies look almost identical

I like super shuffle. shitty.

Booo. I love Super Shuffle.

RonandFezNoonTo2:40

They probably got rid of super shuffle to make room for that minority set-aside crap.

Continue to email the FCC. Thank Chairman Martin and tell the others to support this thing!

Don't worry about supper shuffle, The Blend on XM is better and will be replacing super shuffle. I guarentee it my brothers! They are on it.

Oh great . Here we go again with another Sirius channel fiasco .

They may be doing this for the benefit of the older radios . You know last year , when they put that Canadian stuff and other stuff in the 180's and 190's , channels that some of the older radios couldn't receive ? You noticed with this new channel line-up , how alot of this is getting moved down ? But yet , the majority of listeners were still able to get the Playboy Radio on channel 198 . I don't understand . What was the deal with this anyways ?

bring back the shuffle dammit. im to tired on the drive home to shuffle myself! grrrr!

Supper shuffle was the best channel what are you guys thinking .. Why cant you have a channel that shuffles it was so nice I hate this company now I only listen to howard and I was ecited to find a great music channel.. They need to bring it back !!!!

Supper shuffle was the best channel what are you guys thinking .. Why cant you have a channel that shuffles it was so nice I hate this company now I only listen to howard and I was ecited to find a great music channel.. They need to bring it back !!!!

Supper shuffle was the best channel what are you guys thinking .. Why cant you have a channel that shuffles it was so nice I hate this company now I only listen to howard and I was ecited to find a great music channel.. They need to bring it back !!!!

My biggest fear seems to have come true. Sirius' decade stations have been dramatically better than XM in the past, but now they seem to be merging song choices.

I love the decade channels (60s, 70s, 80x) on Sirius and found the XM version of the same music much worse. I have DirecTV and the decade stations on XM often have songs I do not like and don't recognize.

I had hoped Sirius would continue to program the decade stations, but now I am very worried.