XM and Sirius satellite radio stations merged today. Each sides' premium channels and talent mostly stayed intact, with stations like Howard Stern, the Grateful Dead Channel and Eminem's Shade 45 all making the jump to XM users, while Sirius listeners acquire Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, Tom Petty's Buried Treasure and B.B. King's namesake blues station. Many of the themed genre stations, however, were either axed or assimilated into one station. For instance, Sirius' college rock mainstay Left of Center is done, replaced by XM's similar XMU. The by-the-decades stations are now categorized as "'60s on 6," "'70s on 7," etc. A pair of Rock Daily's favorite Sirius stations, Lithium and First Wave, thankfully managed to survive, while XM's alt-rock trio of stations Fred, Ethel and Lucy learned their satellite days are over.
XM and Sirius Merge Stations: Eminem, Bob Dylan, Howard Stern Survive
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Around the Web
Mental Floss10 Artists Who Hated Their Biggest Hit
Guitar WorldThe 25 Greatest Acoustic Songs In Hard Rock
VultureThe 30 Most Important Sex Scenes in Movie History
Salon10 Songs With Hidden Drug References
TestTubeHow Much Sex Should You Be Having?
Mental Floss15 Things You Didn’t Know About 'The Godfather'
- Paul McCartney: 'I Was Depressed' After Beatles Split
- 100 Greatest Bob Dylan Songs
- 'Uncharted 4' Director Neil Druckmann on Nathan Drake, Sexism in Games
- See Radiohead Play 'Creep' Live For First Time in Seven Years
- Motley Crue's Tommy Lee: The Exit Interview
- 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- R.I.P., GOP: How Trump Is Killing the Republican Party
- Watch Jennifer Lawrence, John Oliver Play True Confessions With Jimmy Fallon