Why I listen to satellite radio

SteveOrdinetz hykker@wildblue.net
Mon Feb 25 18:55:04 EST 2008

At 12:43 PM 2/25/2008, Bill O'Neill wrote:
>Even as I wrote that subject line I debated as to whether or not I 
>had to guts to boast of my increasing personal TSLs off of the bird 
>given my radio roots.  (I am coming up on my annual renewal and had 
>actually kept fairly quiet about my subscription here! 
><g>)  Terrestrial stations that give me a reason to stay local get 
>my time. Terrestrials who behave like a coast-to-coast product are 
>losing their reason to exist because satellite technology is neat 
>(unless you're under a tunnel but we have forgiven AM for the same curse).

I don't follow the logic here.  You say you've migrated to satellite 
radio because terrestrial isn't local-sounding enough.  Isn't that 
like saying you've switched from McDonald's to Burger King because 
you don't like fatty food?

Satellite radio doesn't impress me much.  The audio quality is just 
horrific.  Can't put my finger on it, but it sounds harsh & fatigue 
sets in quickly.  Some people don't seem to notice/mind, but I can't 
listen for long.

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