: XM - In case you didn't know...



nynd
11-30-09, 09:33 PM
Owners of non-activated XM radios will be getting a surprise starting on Tuesday, November 17th. A total of 60 channels will be turned on in what will be XM's biggest free preview ever, in an event called XM's 60 Channel Challenge

That's right, 60 channels of XM will get turned on, for free.
XM radio owners will gain free access to 60 XM channels and get a taste of everything XM has to offer, including favorites like MLB Home Plate, Elvis Radio, Oprah Radio, Grateful Dead Channel and much more.

The 60 Channel Challenge will run between November 17th through November 30th.

I think this is a great idea, and hopefully Sirius will follow suit with their own channel preview. There's countless un-activated radios out there, and allowing people to sample satellite radio the best way to show the nation how great it really is.

So turn on those radios, and help spread the word! What have you got to lose? It's free!

Here's a list of all 60 free channels.

Pop:
XM 5 - 50's on 5
XM 6 - 60's on 6
XM 7 - 70's on 7
XM 8 - 80's on 8
XM 18 - Elvis Radio
XM 20 - Top 20 on 20
XM 25 - The Blend
XM 26 - The Pulse
XM 28 - Escape

Rock:
XM 40 - Deep Tracks
XM 41 - Hair Nation
XM 44 - 1st Wave
XM 45 - The Spectrum
XM 46 - Classic Vinyl
XM 47 - Alt Nation
XM 48 - Octane
XM 49 - Classic Rewind
XM 51 - Coffee House
XM 53 - Boneyard
XM 54 - Lithium
XM 55 - Radio Margaritaville
XM 56 - Jam On
XM 57 - Grateful Dead Channel
XM 59 - Underground Garage

Hip-Hop/R&B:
XM 68 - The Heat

Dance & Electronic:
XM 81 - BPM
XM 83 - The Strobe
XM 84 - Chill

Country:
XM 12 - Outlaw
XM 13 - Willie's Place
XM 16 - The Highway
XM 17 - Prime Country

Jazz/Blues/Standards:
XM 70 - Real Jazz
XM 71 - Watercolors
XM 73 - Siriusly Sinatra
XM 74 - Bluesville

Classical:
XM 78 - Symphony Hall
XM 79 - Met Opera Radio

Entertainment:
XM 156 - Oprah Radio

Holiday:
XM 4 - Holiday Traditions
XM 23 - Holly

Comedy:
XM 151 - Laugh USA

Sports:
XM 140 - Espn Radio
XM 143 - Sirius XM Sports Nation
XM 144 - Mad Dog Radio
XM 146 - PGA Tour
XM 175 - MLB Home Plate
XM 204 - NHL Home Ice

Talk, News, & NPR:
XM 121 - Fox News
XM 122 - CNN
XM 123 - HLN
XM 127 - CNBC
XM 130 - POTUS
XM 133 - XM Public Radio
XM 134 - NPR Now
XM 135 - WRN

Family & Health:
XM 115 - Radio Disney
XM 116 - Kids Place Live
XM 119 - Doctor Radio

Religion:
XM 117 - Catholic Channel

RightTurn
11-30-09, 09:43 PM
So...it ended today? :coffee:

tedcmiller
11-30-09, 10:35 PM
I was going to comment that the "free" preview info wasn't posted here until the day it supposedly ends, but I see that RightTurn has already noticed that.

nynd
11-30-09, 10:54 PM
LOL - Sorry, yes, I realized that it does infact end today. I thought for those that might have been playing with XM wondering why and how they are receiving it... might explain that.

mpouls1
11-30-09, 11:38 PM
I was wondering the same thing. I thought it was because I was messing with the harness and unit installing the nav hack and thought it reset something. I had quit listening awhile ago and noticed just by chance. Darn, no free XM.

sefa01
12-01-09, 06:43 AM
Many people know, but just in case: If you want to re-new your XM, just tell them you want the ZWINBACK promotion and you'll get it for $77 year. I actually did this for 5 straight years with my V1. Not sure how it works if you also want to keep the FM traffic.