I know a lot of people use this satellite radio stuff, but I was never a fan, a cynic even. First, I worked in the radio industry and I left because it was cut throat, I can only imagine what the competition of satellite radio has done to the industry. Also, I'm cheap. Why would I pay for a service when I'm perfectly satisfied with the free version?
We have a free trial for a year of the satellite radio and kid television. Since we've had it (the WHOLE 24 hours!), we keep the TV on for the kids to keep them quiet. Today, on my trip to the gym, I decided to explore the radio. Holy Crap! I had no idea! Here were a couple of my highlights...
E!Entertainment has a channel! Amy Winehouse is hospitalized for undiagnosed blackouts (gee, have they considered the crack & booze diet?) Jamie Lynn Spears had her baby, a girl, Maddie Briann (hope you have better luck than Sean Preston and Jayden James!)
There is a Broadway channel! Are you freakin' kidding me? I'm singing showtunes at the top of my voice and throwing in occasional jazz hands and looking like a total idiot to the drivers next to me- must turn the channel!
Elvis, Martha Stewart and Jimmy Buffet all have their own channel! And of course, Howard Stern. Now I am always a fan of a good talk radio and when he was syndicated here I would listen on occasion. I also have been known to watch the show that he had on E!, at the risk of getting my "I am woman, hear me roar" card revoked. But who did he have on today?... Kathy Freaking Griffin!
I have decided that this programming is a ploy to make me fall in love with satellite radio so I'm addicted to it after the year- which I'm totally going to be. Then I will sign a contract to keep it and it will then all change and be country western music and techno crap!