Friday, May 19, 2017
I'll blog about it one of these days, but I've been in a rental car for the past week in a half.
It's a much smaller vehicle than I'm used to, but it's nice-- a peppy little thing. Even though it's a temporary step down for me, the rental has one big thing going for it: satellite radio.
If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know I'm always whining about the lack of live and local, and a good deal of the local (not all of it) leaves a lot to be desired.
I had a satellite radio at home for several years. I loved it, until Sirius/XM started dropping some of the talk stations I liked. I found I could get the same stuff through an internet radio, and it was for free.
So, after a few years, what are my impressions of satellite radio? It hasn't changed much. Most of my time was spent on the 70's channel. The music is fantastic. I heard some songs I hadn't heard in eons. There is sort of a disc jockey, doing breakers between music sets. It still has a super canned feel and wasn't very topical at all. The jingles were cool, an attempt to recreate the 70's radio song.
So, did the satellite bug bite? Will I reactivate my home unit? No. The internet radio is great, and I really suggest you look in to getting one. Amazon's Echo does the same things, and I love that too.
Will there be a satellite radio in my next car? Possibly. Depends on the price. I don't have far to drive to work or my recreational activities. I can live without it.
Still, it was an enjoyable and interesting week.
AT 12:00 AM