XM radio opens up a commercial-free world to many listeners that have being channel surfing and sitting through advertisements and songs they don’t want to listen to for years. Some of the obvious perks to XM radio are the variety of focused music channels for whatever your taste, many sports channels, news, weather and comedy that will please any listener.
Satellite radio brings a clear signal to listeners that commonly get fuzzy reception when traveling in the area. The strong antenna mounts firms on the top of the car and delivers clear, consistent sound around the country. Along with the car kit, you get access to XM radio online, which has all the same channels and clear connection so you can listen at the office or with your home computer. There are kits to use XM as a Walkman and with your home stereo as well. All of these avenues are included in the regular monthly fee. There are constant promotions that will discount the supplies to a very affordable level to get started with XM.
The channel content is very diverse. There are channels for every decade of music back to 1920. They have multiple Latin, R&B, jazz, pop, country and rock stations that seamless go from song to song. It doesn’t take long to notice that you aren’t changing channels as often and are listening to more of what you what to listen to from the very beginning. Along with seemingly 100 music stations, there are tons of sports channels featuring play-by-play of all MLB games, NCAA football and sports talk shows from around the country. XM has weather and traffic channels from 21 metro areas in the United States that will accommodate most of the population and give updates to adjust your daily commute if necessary. They have the Oprah channel, Larry King, along with countless others from business to cars and beyond. They feature a few channels for kids, movie soundtracks, world music and even quite a few channels in Spanish and french. The real surprise are the 3 comedy stations that feature stand-up material from Bill Cosby to Larry the Cable Guy. They produce snippets of shows that run back-to-back for all the Comedy Central TV fans.
XM radio is refreshing change for all the commuters or office workers that have been listening to traditional radio for years. There’s no turning down the radio during the commercials or changing the channel for 5 minutes because you cannot listen something tolerable on a station. Less than $15/month is a small price to pay for a better connection, constant personalized music and all the themed talk stations you can ask for.