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The Opie & Anthony Channel is moving from XM 105 to XM 103 on 5/9

Discussion in 'Classic Opie & Anthony General Discussion' started by squigy0, May 1, 2013.

  1. squigy0

    squigy0 Sweaty Asshole

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    Per this info posted on the SiriusXM Canada site, and likely soon to be on the SiriusXM US site, since these moves are happening next week, The Opie & Anthony Channel will now be on XM channel 103: http://www.siriusxm.ca/Channel-Change-2013/Exciting-News-for-XM-Listeners.aspx

    No thanks to SiriusXM for actually pointing this out, because first you'll notice Entertainment Weekly Radio is going to be on their channel (probably a slam on Sam Roberts), and then you notice that the table at the bottom has no mention of O&A. You have to go to the PDF in the blue circle in the upper right to find it.
     
  2. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    Is this like baby steps to Howard's channel?
     
  3. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    I hope the guys that stream the show for me can find it.
     
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  4. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Right now my receiver says Ch 103 unavailable.
     
  5. weeniewawa

    weeniewawa it's a man, baby!!!

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    they probably have not even told O&A yet
     
  6. Don the Radio Guy

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    They're not assigning channels to spite Sam. The rest I have no comment on.
     
  7. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    I still pay for Sirius/XM (kind of), but haven't listened to the O&A channel in a while. I get their show from alternate sources, simply because it's easier.

    I'm sure this is a way to try and appease their complaints of them not being on the same channel for both platforms (in a moronic way). They will justify it by saying "you're 103 on XM, and just double that for the Sirius channel.
     
  8. Konstantin K

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    I do the same. It's just more convenient to have the show as an audio file that I can listen to however and whenever I want.

    That would be an extremely half-assed solution, so you're probably right.
     
  9. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    I still look for them on 202.
     
  10. Bill Lehecka

    Bill Lehecka The Fat Horse v. 2.0
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    Or perhaps they're finally moving them to the Sirius spectrum and taking them off the Best of XM?

    And if they're moving, shouldn't they be doing a marketing push, like, right now?
     
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  11. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    They updated the Canadian website. Thats pretty much the SiriusXM marketing push.
     
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  12. Bill Lehecka

    Bill Lehecka The Fat Horse v. 2.0
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    The ineptness of the marketing department justifies the bitching....

    Somewhat.

    That being said, it's at the point where it HAS to be on purpose, Sirius brass fucking with them.
     
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  13. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    Yup. Got my old Android phone that I use as a "iPod" and I listen to the show when I'm working outside. Next month I'll be in an area with little or no data signal, so when I go into town I'll pick up a few days' worth of episodes at once.
     
  14. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I didnt see anything in their timelines so I tweeted the link to OA+J. Sorry if you already did, squigy0, I would have credited you but ran out of space.
     
  15. squigy0

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    s'okay, i'm sure tons of people have tweeted them about this by now, much like when the internet stream fucks up.
     
  16. jimmyolsenblues

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    Why would management move them again?
    Will there still be two subscriptions? one for howie and one for o&a, i mean o&a are so handcuffed by the company, its just weird moving the channel again.
     
  17. BIV

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    Let this be clear. O&A were not moved. A station took their channel and they stuck O&A where they had a free slot.
     
  18. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    That'll help a lot.
     
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    Serious calls only to the new show on XM 105.

    Aaaaaaaaaaand.... How long til Bobo changes his twitter name?
     
  20. VicVinegar

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    Did they say on air today that one of the reasons they were given for not having the numbers aligned was that they are premium? Wouldn't you want your "premium" brands to be easy to find? There are probably 100 throwaway channels on the service, move them around for shitty Entertainment Weekly.

    For the first week, EW should get constant phone calls from Uncle Paul, Chip, Edgar, and Ted Sheckler.
     
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    Neckbeard I'm Team Piggy!

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    Don't forget Steve from Yellowstone and Tony from Brooklyn helping the show.
     
  22. Don the Radio Guy

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    Ant got it absolutely right. They did this to get an automatic audience for the new channel. Same can be said for all the other channels that swapped. They're trying to push their own programs based on established brands from other media.
     
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  23. Hog's Big Ben

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    I doubt it's that sinister. It really does look like they're trying to cluster channels together in a more sensible way.

    Also, the PDF that's posted now is at least the third revision since this thread started. O&A are now listed in the "moving channels" chart. This is how it looked this morning when I joked about them listing two channels whose before-and-after numbers were the same:
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    All signs point to incompetency rather than collusion.
     
  24. Don the Radio Guy

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    The only explanation of the O&A move that I can think of that's not sandbagging them is that they'll be the first channel in the "entertainment" category.
     
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  25. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    How is it more sensible to switch the Foxxhole and Laugh USA places when they are already only one channel apart? All the comedy channels are in a tight cluster now, but will be in a tight cluster in a different order soon.
     

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