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You will notice if you own XM or Sirius satellite radio, the two channel lineups will finally merge today. The DOJ (Department of Justice) approved the two companies merging (actually Sirius bought out XM) back in March of this year and in July the FCC voted 3-2 in approval of the same.

Being an XM subscriber I am curious as to how it will effect me. Supposedly we will see cheaper rates and quite a few changes to the channel lineup. One channel I see that I already like is Radio Margaritaville on XM 55. I have long been a Jimmy Buffett fan. No... I am not a bona fide Parrot Head... if you will remember I lay claim to being a bona fide country ******* hillbilly and I stand behind that claim. Nonetheless, Buffett music is really good relaxing music with some pretty neat stories. Do we have any Dead Heads at the Shack... XM 57 is all Grateful Dead 24/7.

I see that a few my favorites, XM 46 and 49 are changing names, but they are not suppose to change the music. XM 46 was really good about playing a lot of Pink Floyd and mixing it up fairly well, so I hope they don't change too much, if any.

For the XM subscribers...

New Commercial Free Channels

Elvis Radio XM 18 The only 24/7, all-Elvis radio station broadcasting LIVE from Graceland.

The Bridge XM 27 The softer side of classic rock. Available on 1/1/09

BBC Radio One XM 29 International hits from artists like Amy Winehouse, Mika, and Robbie Williams.

The Coffeehouse XM 51 The mellow approach to adult alternative music.

Faction XM 52 The music of action sports: punk, hip-hop, hard rock.

Radio Margaritaville XM 55 Jimmy Buffett's Radio Station is the soundtrack for the Parrot Head experience.

JAM ON XM 56 Live, improvisational music from today's best jambands.

The Grateful Dead XM 57 A 24/7 channel dedicated to the legacy of the Grateful Dead.

E Street Radio XM 58 Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band 24/7.

Underground Garage XM 59 The coolest rock 'n' roll. Produced by Little Steven.

Shade 45 XM 66 Uncut /Uncensored Hip-Hop

Hair Nation XM 41 '80s Hair Bands

Outlaw Country XM 12 Produced by Little Steven Van Zandt with exclusive shows from Mojo Nixon, Johnny Knoxville, and more.

New Channels

Mad Dog Radio 144 High-energy sports talk channel created by the legendary sports host Chris "Mad Dog" Russo.

NBA 231-239 Complete play by play coverage on XM! Hear exciting plays, buzzer beaters, and rim rattling dunks all season long.

Doctor Radio XM 119 Real doctors helping real people.

NPR Now XM 134 News, entertainment, and all of your NPR favorites.

World Radio Network XM 135 An international tour of the news from broadcasters worldwide.

Blue Collar Radio XM 148 All-American comedy with universal appeal.

The Foxxhole XM 149 Comedy, music, and more presented by Jamie Foxx.

Channel Name Changes

XM 10 America to The Roadhouse Classic Country from artists like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and George Jones.

XM 17 US Country to Prime Country Country Hits from the '80s and '90s.

XM 23 The Heart to SIRIUS XM Love Love songs from artists like James Taylor, Gloria Estefan, and Celine Dion.

XM 26 Flight 26 to The Pulse Modern adult hits from artists like Alanis Morrisette, Maroon 5, and Matchbox 20.

XM 30 XM Hitlist to Pop2K Pop hits from the 2000s from artists such as Pink, Usher, and Gwen Stefani.

XM 33 Spirit to Praise Gospel music from artists like Kirk Franklin, Bishop Noel Jones, and Shirley Caesar.

XM 44 Fred to 1st Wave Classic alternative music from artists like Depeche Mode, U2, and The Smiths.

XM 45 XM Café to The Spectrum A mix of artists from Coldplay to Jack Johnson.

XM 46 Top Tracks to Classic Vinyl Classic Rock from the '60s and '70s.

XM 47 Ethel to Alt Nation New alternative rock from artists like The Killers, Green Day, and Weezer.

XM 48 Squizz to Octane New hard rock from artists like Disturbd, Avenged Sevenfold, and Slipknot.

XM 49 Big Tracks to Classic Rewind Classic Rock from the '70s and '80s.

XM 54 Lucy to Lithium Alternative and grunge music from the '90s.

XM 60 Soul Street to Soul Town Classic soul from artists like Marvin Gaye, Barry White, and Gladys Knight.

XM 62 Suite 62 to Heart & Soul R&B hits from artists like Alicia Keys, John Legend, and Luther Vandross.

XM 67 The City to Hip-Hop Nation Hip-Hop Chart makers and emerging artists.

XM 72 Audiovisions to Spa New age music from artists like Enya, Brian Eno, and Tangerine Dream.

XM 73 High Standards to Siriusly Sinatra American standards from artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, and The Jonathan Schwartz Show daily.

XM 80 The Move to Area Shows from world-renowned DJs Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, and Tiesto.

XM 79 VOX to Metropolitan Opera Radio Live performances from the Met plus gems from the company's broadcast archives.

XM 78 XM Classics to Symphony Hall Classical favorites from Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, and more. XM Classics was formerly Ch. 110.

XM 116 XM Kids to Kids Place Live Fun specials and shows from Kenny Curtis, Absolutely Mindy, and Robby Schaffer.

XM 120 XM Live to Specials Home to some of the exclusive seasonal channels throughout the year.

XM 130 POTUS '08 to POTUS Unbiased political coverage after the election.

XM 150 XM Comedy to Raw Dog Comedy Raw and uncensored comedy from comedians like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Dane Cook.

XM 155 Take Five to SIRIUS XM Stars Barbara Walters, Deepak Chopra, Judith Regan, GMA, Broadminded, and more.

XM 163 Sonic Theater to SIRIUS XM Book Radio Celebrating books and authors.

XM 247 XM Emergency Alert to
SIRIUS XM Weather & Emergency National, civil, and weather emergencies.

New Channel Number Changes

Cinemagic XM 27 to XM 76 Escape into the movies. Returns 1/1/09

On Broadway XM 28 to XM 75 Bringing Broadway to you.

The Verge XM 52 to XM 87 New and emerging rock from Canada.

Escape XM 78 to XM 28 Easy instrumentals, vocal favorites, and the great popular melodies.

Caliente XM 94 to XM 85 Tropical and Latin music.

The Joint XM 95 to XM 86 Reggae from artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Dennis Brown.

Air Musique XM 96 to XM 88 A fusion of punk, hip-hop, metal, electronic, and alternative rock.

Sur La Route XM 97 to XM 89 A blend of modern and classic pop, folk, chanson, and soul.

XM Pops XM 113 to XM 77 Popular Classical

Symphony Hall XM 110 to XM 78 Classical favorites from Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, and more.

Met Opera Radio XM 112 to XM 79 Live performances from the Met plus gems from the company's broadcast archives.

SIRIUS NFL Radio** XM 105 to XM 124 Hard-hitting analysis and up-to-the-minute NFL news.

SIRIUS Nascar Radio** XM 104 to XM 128 Every race and everything in between.

Calendrier Sportif XM 246 to XM 97 Sports Schedules in French.

XM Scoreboard XM 243 to XM 95 Schedules, Scores & Updates.

Martha Stewart Living Radio** XM 103 to XM 157 24-Hour radio channel dedicated to great living.

Fox Business News XM 128 to XM 136 The latest national and international business news.

Reach MD XM 157 to XM 160 24/7 Channel for healthcare professionals.

Canada 360 XM 244 to XM 96 News and information from Canada.

Quoi de Neuf XM 245 to XM 125 Arts and information in French.

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* If you previously preset your favorite channels, all of your presets will automatically redirect to their new locations.

** Available with the purchase of the XM Everything Plus The Best of SIRIUS package.

For the Sirius subscribers...

New Channels

4 '40s on 4 Pop '40s Pop Hits/Big Band

9 '90s on 9 Pop '90s Pop Hits

29 The Loft Rock Eclectic/Acoustic Rock

64 Willie's Place Country Willie Nelson's Traditional Country

67 enLighten Christian Southern Gospel

74 BB King's Bluesville Jazz/Standards B.B. King's Blues

76 Escape Pop Beautiful Music

81 Cinemagic Standards Movie Soundtracks (Available 1/1/09)

123 Mad Dog Radio Sports Talk & News Mad Dog Radio is launching this fall. Hear Chris "Mad Dog" Russo host its anchor program, Mad Dog Unleashed, airing now weekday afternoons.

127 Sporting News Radio Sports Talk & News You trust the magazine; now rely on Sporting News Radio every day.

117 SIRIUS XM Book Radio Entertainment The best of books ... Hear the greatest stories unfold.

New Channel Names

2 Starlite to The Blend Lite Pop Hits

3 SIRIUS Love to SIRIUS XM Love Love Songs 24/7

5 SIRIUS Gold to '50s on 5 '50s Pop Hits

6 '60s Vibrations to '60s on 6 '60s Pop Hits with Cousin Brucie

7 Totally '70s to '70s on 7 '70s Pop Hits

8 Big '80s to '80s on 8 '80s Pop Hits

16 The Vault to Deep Tracks Deep Classic Rock

19 Buzzsaw to Boneyard Returns 1/15/08; Currently AC/DC Radio

26 Left of Center to SIRIUS XM U Indie/College/Unsigned

27 Hard Attack to Liquid Metal Heavy Metal

35 Chill to SIRIUS XM Chill Smooth Electronic

36 The Beat to BPM Dance Hits

38 Area 38 to Area Trance/Progressive

39 Boombox to Pop2k 2000s Pop Hits

50 Hot Jamz to The Heat Rhythm/R&B Hits

60 New Country to The Highway New Country Hits

66 Spirit to The Message Christian Pop & Rock

71 Jazz Café to Watercolors Smooth/Contemporary Jazz

72 Pure Jazz to Real Jazz Traditional Jazz

77 Broadway's Best to On Broadway Show Tunes

79 SIRIUS Pops to SIRIUS XM Pops Classical Pops

83 Rumbon to Caliente Tropical/Latin Pop

84 Reggae Rhythms to The Joint Reggae

102 SIRIUS Stars to SIRIUS XM Stars Celebrity hosts and lifestyle programming.

105 Laugh Break to Laugh USA Comedy for everyone.

110 Indie Talk to POTUS Politics Politics of the United States for people of the United States.

113 Specialty to Specials Holiday and special occasion programming.

116 Kids Stuff to Kids Place Live Part playhouse, part songfest and all fun for kids!

Channel Moves

The Pulse 9 to 12

The Bridge 12 to 33 Returns 1/1/09; Currently Led Zeppelin Radio

SIRIUS Sports Central 123 to 122

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