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Old 10-16-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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Question Radio stations be like "commercial free for the next 40 songs in a row" but let me...

Why do they have to keep telling us this?

I also heard one say - "COMMERCIAL FREE OR WE WILL PAY YOU $15,000"

Who are they going to pay? Everyone? Is that not a commercial in itself?


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Old 10-16-2014, 01:00 PM   #2
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:08 PM   #3
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XM Subscriber since forever. lol @ commercials

And I categorize what they are saying as promotion for the station.
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XM Subscriber since forever. lol @ commercials

And I categorize what they are saying as promotion for the station.
yea but then you can't win $15,000
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:42 PM   #5
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Here in Seattle there is a station that has a 2 minute commercial promise which basically means all their commercial breaks will not be more than 2 minutes. But the catch is they do a commercial break after every single song.


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Old 10-16-2014, 01:45 PM   #6
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When I upgraded the radio unit in my car to one with aux in, I didn't bother getting the new amplifier so that the antenna would still work. I get like one or 2 stations I think, with no antenna.

Spotify/Google Music/Pandora all day long

Some podcasts too.
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Old 10-16-2014, 01:51 PM   #7
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:15 PM   #12
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I have XM on all my cars but have still hear commercials/breaks/interviews time-to-time.
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I've never understood how people can listen to the radio.
All the time it's either commercials, or garbage music.

How hard it is to play music on an ipod/phone?
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I have XM on all my cars but have still hear commercials/breaks/interviews time-to-time.
Last I checked Sirius/XM has over 250 channels, step yo preset game up. I actually like the interview and DJ commentary. I will say I get annoyed when listening to Mike & Mike in the morning or anything on ESPN radio. That station is horrible for commercials.

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All the time it's either commercials, or garbage music.

How hard it is to play music on an ipod/phone?
Orrrrr choose stations that play music you like Mommy not let you control the radio when she's driving you to dates at the Bowlarama? I like other people to play DJ for the majority of when I'm driving, it's what they are paid to do. Variety and I don't have to sit there picking songs.
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I will say I get annoyed when listening to Mike & Mike in the morning or anything on ESPN radio. That station is horrible for commercials.
That's why I'll always listen to them on a delay (on Sirius). That way you can just hit the fast forward button and skip every commercial segment
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Radio stations be like "commercial free for the next 40 songs in a row" but l...

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I've never understood how people can listen to the radio.
All the time it's either commercials, or garbage music.

How hard it is to play music on an ipod/phone?

Lol, I'm one of those people you're referring to. I don't have an AUX in my car to connect my phone so I used to burn CDs to listen. Then I got lazy to make them and just use the radio ever since. It's not that bad actually. I just switch preset stations when there's commercials.


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^ I'm with MorganFreeman on this one. My car is so factory bone-stock it's like a tribute to BMW of 2005. Maybe someday I'll add an aux cable but I cringe at drilling holes anywhere. More so, I'm the biggest proudest cheapskate as OT all knows ('cept of course, when it means buying fresh new red mesican dingleballs for Eileen every couple o years. Funny thing is, I have a $1200 stereo/ipod compatible/etc in $100-Eileen, better than the HK in Sabrina. Go figure.).
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No aux cable?

Blue tooth fm transmitter... Sync to device ... Tune in open fm station... Done



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I have FM...wtf? I'm not in the dark ages, dude.

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No, this just plugs into cig lighter
Phone syncs to it via blue tooth ( wireless)
Tune to fm station
Listen to iTunes pandora etc
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