I used to have Sirius in my old car, but in this one I just have a regular radio. I can usually find something to listen to in the evening, but it seems like in the morning all they have on every station is some annoying morning "personalities" talking and rambling on and on. Today I thought I found a song to listen to, but nooooo, they were just playing a bit of it and talking about the damn song while it was playing.
Ugh, go back to Sirius! Morning radio personalities annoy me. I don't mind some talk radio hosts when I'm listening to a talk radio program/station, but the ones on music stations really irritate me.
I'm more loyal to Sirius 102 (Sirius Stars) than I am to any of my music stations, but I actually am INTERESTED in the things they talk about! I love listening to Candace Bushnell and Judith Regan and Barbara Walters, and, of course Sonya Fitzpatrick (the pet psychic). I listen to them on my way to and from the office.
My car is wired for XM, but I was so attached to Sirius when I bought this car that I had my Sirius receiver installed on my dashboard and it plays through the radio. It's worth the $100 or whatever for the receiver and $13/month if you're in the car a lot!
I have XM, but my contract expires in Jan and I don't think I will renew.... I simply don't listen to it that often anymore, and they have begun adding commercials and talking on some of the stations, and I don't like listening to either.
I spend most of the time in my car listening to my iPod. Fortunately, my stereo has an input jack so I have a direct connection. I have several podcasts I listen to, and it's loaded with all of my CDs, so I have lots of listening options.
I guess it makes sense some people would like it since they all seem to do it, but boy, I don't find them entertaining at all. Now, I did used to listen to Howard Stern when he was on in the morning, but that was YEARS ago.
Maybe I should go back to Sirius. I just felt like I was hearing the same songs over and over when I had it and I didn't feel like wiring my new car for it. I need to burn some CDs I guess or something. I hooked up my Ipod but it sounds crappy.
What did you use to interface? A wired connection is always best. If you don't have an audio jack or an iPod interface, a cassette interface is a good solution. If you don't have a cassette deck, you are stuck with an FM transmitter, which is usually poor if you are in a large city due to lots of powerful radio station signals.
I love morning talk radio! I listened to Mancow's Morning Madhouse every morning when I worked in Peoria, IL. They had the greatest material on that show. But yeah, I've heard a lot of morning shows that are lame and boring--just no personality nor anything interesting to talk about.