Bring back the music!

Dear XM Satellite Radio,

What are you all thinking? What are you doing? And what is going on in your NY Avenue headquarters that makes you change your play list like this?

I miss my Ngoma Channal 104, I really do. See when I wanna get my groove on, really set the mood, its all Ngoma all the time. Better than dance, more classy that Sade and less cheesy than Vandross, Ngoma was the deep African beat that made the ladies swoon. Now its gone to XM Online only, and banished from my love shack – like I want the hum of a laptop to break up my groove.

And speaking of breaking a groove, at work it

2 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 2:15 pm

    From Zoltar @ The System (copied exactly, all errors are his):

    If you’re getting this email, you’re probably a System listener wanting to know, what the hell has happened to the channel? I tried to answer every individual email. But the response was so overwhelming, I just couldn’t answer every individual one and I apologize.

    First off, I wanted to thank you for listening to the the System. XM management made the choice to use the System as one of the channels that will be playing Christamas music. This will go until midnight Christmas. If you’d like the techinichal detail on why, Jon Zellner Senior Vice president of programming told me you are more than welcome to email him. jon.zellner@xmradio.com

    XM has not abandoned you! The good new is, when the System returns, it will be bigger,better, faster, and stronger. I promise. This will give me the opportunity to make some changes in the programming.(specialty shows and music).

    Once again you have my apologies.

    Sincerely,

    Zoltar


  2. wayan (unregistered) on November 28th, 2005 @ 2:42 pm

    From Jon Zellner @ XM Radio, who is personable at least:

    Wayan –

    Thanks for writing. As a shareholder, you’re probably aware of our constraints regarding bandwidth. The five holiday channels had to come at the expense of other channels (like last year). The System will return on December 26th.

    Regarding XM Canada, it came down to listenership on World Zone and Ngoma. We needed the bandwidth to make room for our Canadian channels.

    I appreciate you taking the time to write and I invite you to contact me personally if you’d like to discuss the matter in greater detail.

    Thanks again for writing and for listening to XM.

    Best regards,
    Jon Zellner
    Senior Vice President/Music Programming
    XM Satellite Radio
    1500 Eckington Place NE
    Washington DC 20002
    (202) 380-4040 (office)



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