[bct] Re: radio stations, general comments

  • From: Chris G <chrisg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 19:28:23 -0500

How long ago did he try, i did it almost a year ago and was able to sign
up for Sirius 3 day trial.

On Sun, 8 Jan 2006 18:20:05 -0600
"David Tanner" <david-tanner@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> If you think you might consider XM radio you can get a 3 day trial that will 
> let you hear a pretty good sampling of what they have to offer on-line.  Just 
> go to their website and sign-up for the three day trial.  They don't require 
> anything more than an email address and password for the trial.  A friend of 
> mine attempted to sign-up for a 3 day trial of Sirus, but the website was not 
> accessable enough to be able to complete the form and submit it with speech 
> access.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mary Emerson" <maryemerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2006 4:47 PM
> Subject: [bct] Re: radio stations, general comments
> : Dan, Christian and everyone,
> : 
> : That's a cute story! Reminds me of the one about Earth's first contact with 
> : aliens; there were three rooms that led into one another; the humans were 
> in 
> : one room on the left, the aliens in the room on the right, and they met in 
> : the middle room. They asked each other if there was an answer to war, an 
> : answer to population, an answer to pollution, and after each told the other 
> : "no", one sighed and said, "Well, I guess that's all we wanted to know", 
> the 
> : other agreed, and they went back to their respective rooms and left without 
> : looking back.
> : 
> : Not so cute as yours, but food for thought, nonetheless.
> : 
> : I recall having a shortwave receiver for a while and being able to pick up 
> : Radio Moscow occasionally; it sounded like the broadcasts were being read 
> by 
> : some poor soul who sounded desperate to do it right or somebody might shoot 
> : him on the spot! Let's hope things are a bit calmer now, and less dogmatic. 
> : The other extreme was Radio Japan which, in my brief experience, was quite 
> : lovely. You never knew what you'd hear from one day to the next.
> : 
> : Christian's comments about police radio being illegal is interesting. I 
> went 
> : through a phase where I had a scanner for a while and I'd tune in to the 
> : police and emergency channels here; it got to be a bit too unnerving, shall 
> : we say, so I quit listening to that. Not very pleasant listening when you 
> : live in a city. Scanners are legal in the USA and I would imagine quite 
> : handy if you live in smaller towns or in isolated areas.
> : 
> : I had thought of XM but am not sure I'd use it enough to justify the 
> expense 
> : to pay for its use. As you say, since it's mostly rock and sports I doubt 
> : I'd use it at all. Some of our local stations broadcast on the web, as do 
> : many stations around the world, and there are tuners built into Microsoft 
> : products as well as web sites where you can listen to just about anything.
> : 
> : There are even a few folk music stations around; that is good news for a 
> : folk music collector like me. It's hard keeping up with it, since it 
> doesn't 
> : fit into any particular slot in the standard list of categories.
> : 
> : Mary 
> : 
> :
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Chris G <chrisg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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