CBS dumps out of XM mentions

Shaggz

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What is the deal with CBS dumping out when someone plugs XM or something of the sort?
I seem to remember when they were first going back onto regular radio, one of the nice little extras was that XM basically gets free advertising.
I can completely understand why CBS wouldn't want to plug the competition, but if it was part of the plan in the beginning, why would they go back on their word?
ELo should be very pissed about this.
What about the bumpers that I hear with Ant saying something like "If you wanna hear more of the show, log on to xmradio.com"? Are those even going out on CBS radio?
 

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Has this been verified? They used to dump out when Howie mentioned Sirius, so they're not above that sort of thing.
 

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The way Anthony described it, I don't think they're specifically supposed to solicit listeners to leave CBS for XM, and that's what he was talking about yesterday.

They can still mention XM, and say that they are there, but to actually say "screw CBS, listen to us on XM" is verboten.
 

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Hog's Big Ben has very intelligent posts.
 

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But if a caller says he is upset with how the situation is being handled in Philly, and says he's going to XM, they shouldn't dump that IMO.
We all know that the way regular radio is being handled is awful, but come on.
 

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Hog is on it.

At the end of every show one of them states that if you are continuing with over at XM have a good day.
 
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Regular radio is done for.
 
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This is exactly what happened when Stern tried to mention Sirius towards the end...

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Ok, fuck me then, but at least give me a reach-around.
 

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CBS is doing exactly what they have to: Pretend satellite radio doesn't exist and MAYBE they can hang-on to what listeners that they already have before they get tired of the FCC regulations and the over-saturation of commercials that plagues Terrestrial Radio. . . It's nothing to be concerned about. Everybody that rides in my vehicle really likes the whole "XM Experience". . . People just don't want to listen to ads all fucking day. End of story.
 
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CBS is doing exactly what they have to: Pretend satellite radio doesn't exist and MAYBE they can hang-on to what listeners that they already have before they get tired of the FCC regulations and the over-saturation of commercials that plagues Terrestrial Radio. . . It's nothing to be concerned about. Everybody that rides in my vehicle really likes the whole "XM Experience". . . People just don't want to listen to ads all fucking day. End of story.
X2.
 

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Ben's Hog is so big they can see it from Space Shuttle Endeavor
 

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But if a caller says he is upset with how the situation is being handled in Philly, and says he's going to XM, they shouldn't dump that IMO.
We all know that the way regular radio is being handled is awful, but come on.
I don't think the XM mentions were actually dumped out this morning...at least not while I was listening on FM :icon_neut
 

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I heard that call...I wasn't sure if they dumped it or if Op cut it off so they wouldn't have to dump it. It definitely ended abruptly though.
 

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It was dumped on WYSP, I know, because thanks to their 2 minute delay, I was able to switch over and hear it.


I might miss that....
 
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i was quite mad when i heard they were dumping out of XM mentions too . . . the Radio Dentist is always right so this is probably just setting the stage for CBS to get rid of them on all their stations
 

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So far things that cannot be said on FM Radio that do not violate FCC Policy:

F.H. Riley's (located in the heart of Huntington Village, 400 New York Ave.)
Wackbag, FBA, and any other fansite not including www.oandaradio.com
XM Satellite Radio

Thankfully no stories of the origins of Jack-Jack have been dumped!
 

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CBS is doing what any company should. Protecting their interests.

Now, if XM marketing had a brain, they'd jump on this opportunity in Philly to advertise that they have 'all the O&A you were used to plus lots more for only pennies a day'.
 

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I wouldn't know because I never listen to the CBS portion of the show.
Shit, I hardly even listen to the XM portion these days. It's getting real old real fast.
 

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Unfortunately, we'll probably never see the day when any subscriber based radio will be the dominant radio medium. 90% of people will never pay to hear quality programming when they're satisfied with the garbage they get for free. Just look at the success of Preston and Steve. Obviously the people of Philly are fucking stupid and wouldn't know a good show if it fucked them in the ass.
 

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Unfortunately, we'll probably never see the day when any subscriber based radio will be the dominant radio medium. 90% of people will never pay to hear quality programming when they're satisfied with the garbage they get for free. Just look at the success of Preston and Steve. Obviously the people of Philly are fucking stupid and wouldn't know a good show if it fucked them in the ass.
Fine with me. I'd rather be in the 10% who pays for content I enjoy which isn't scrutinized by douches with political agendas or religious control freaks.
Just let me pay to be entertained.

edit:
Yeah, I know pay radio is not safe from censors, I just want it to be.
 

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Fine with me. I'd rather be in the 10% who pays for content I enjoy which isn't scrutinized by douches with political agendas or religious control freaks.
Just let me pay to be entertained.

edit:
Yeah, I know pay radio is not safe from censors, I just want it to be.
I don't mind paying at all. I was an XM subscriber since late 2001 when they first debuted. However, I want O&A to be the biggest thing on the radio, since that's the goal of anyone in the business. If they just wanted to entertain us message board assholes they could do a podcast. Of course there's no money in that, so they'd just retire. And we would all lose then.