Archive and Search
« Sick of Being Used | Main | Has Wal-Mart Destroyed Music? »

You: Program Director

XM and Sirius satellite radio merged. For the time being, The Bonyard (XM) is off the air. Taking the dial at 41 is Hair Nation, a flagship of Sirius. I'll be honest and admit I don't like Hair Nation as much as the Boneyard because of all the talking. I pay for satellite radio to hear music - not jocks. I don't want my songs introduced. I don't want stupid gossip either. My satellite receiver means I can see the name of the band and song playing at will.

Still, Sirius Hair Nation is doing one thing right: the powers that be are letting the paying customers vote for new music. While some may take the word "new" to mean modern - I actually just mean "different." I can think of a lot of 80s songs that never - or rarely - get any exposure on Hair Nation or the Boneyard. I'm sick of hearing "Same 'Ol Situation" nine times in one day!

To pick songs, just click here to make your voice heard. Click "request a song" and you can leave a message, too.

I'll tell you: I was not pleased after the mash-up of channels last week as most of my pre-sets were screwy. It took me two days to get everything organized again! Still, it's nice to get a few other stations in the mix - for free!

Reader Comments (6)

I have been a subscriber to Sirius since Howard got there. I have recently gotten a new work truck with comes with a three month trial membership to Xm. And I have got to say I prefer Hair Nation over Boneyard anyday. Boneyard is just too braod of a spectrum. I do agree that they could do a better job of mixing up the songs though...
November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDamnp78
I have been an XM Subscriber for over two years, and have listened to the Boneyard primarily over that span. Hair Nation is NOT a replacement for The Boneyard.

The number of bands Hair Nation plays must be about 20. I hear Motley Crue, Ratt and Bon Jovi over and over again. I have already heard more Bon Jovi in the last week than I ever care to again.

The Boneyard not only played the classic hair metal, but they dipped into heavy metal. They played music by new bands that have that 80's hard sound. They play new music by all of the bands such as Motley Crue, Whitesnake etc etc. I am guessing that the Boneyard's playlist was like 10,000 songs, and Hair Nation's is more like 1,000. I never got burnt out on the Boneyard as they don't constantly repeat the same songs the way Hair Nation does.

I agree with your DJ comments. I don't need the DJ's or their stupid comments.

Kevin Kash sent out a farewell message last week. He will not be the program director for the Boneyard when it returns in January. I fear it is going to suck when it comes back. If it does, XM or Sirius, or whatever they choose to call themselves will lose another subscriber. I can put together a better play list with my 30GB Ipod.
November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rockitt
Hair Nation just plain SUCKS! same artists over and over and over. Boneyard had much more diversity and even played the recent music by our favorites. The complaints are Flooding email and phone lines from what i'm hearing. Sirius has destroyed Liquid Metal too. I know people threatening to cancel until boneyard is back.
November 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkari
I gotta agree, I was quite surprised when I tried to tune into "The Boneyard" while hitting the treadmill last week. I don't subscribe to XM (or Sirrius, whatever it's caled now) but I get DirecTV and can listen to some of the channels on there. In fact when I looked for "The Boneyard" last week I figured that maybe it was just DirecTV that wasn't carrying it anymore. So anyway, I tuned into "Hair Nation" and wasn't all that impressed. Same complaints. After listening for about an hour and a half, I heard 2 Poison songs, 2 Crue, and 2 Bon Jovi. Now don't get me wrong, I love them all, but there's NO WAY I should hear 2 from each in such a short span of time. "The Boneyard" definitely played a bigger variety. Some new stuff, some harder stuff, obscure stuff as well as all the old favorites. Although I will say that the ONLY thing about "The Boneyard" I WON'T miss is Eddie Trunk. He's really just a pompous ass!
November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEddieLongHair
I say, if you don't want to hear a little talking, then just listen to your iPod or MP3 player. Because it is RADIO after all...
November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
It is Satellite Radio that we pay a subscription for Axeman. This is not like terrestrial radio. The same rules do not apply, at least the didn't until Sirius started screwing up our favorite XM Radio stations.
November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rockitt

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.