Archive for the ‘Sirius XM News’ Category

Top 10 Things You Might Not Know SiriusXM Offers (and More!)

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
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SiriusXM has undergone quite a few changes in years since the merger of Sirius and XM, and there are some really cool service features that you need to know about!

  1. Multiple types of subscriptions are now available, as explained in the SiriusXM Subscription Comparison Guide at
  2. The All Access plan boils down to about $2 extra per month than the standard subscription, but it includes internet access and the premier stations. That’s a lot of value for $2.
  3. Instead of calling and waiting on hold for a person, you can add services, change services and even make payment online.
  4. You can even combine Sirius and XM accounts now.
  5. With an internet subscription, you can listen back five hours on many channels.
  6. You can listen to many programs On Demand, such as Howard Stern, Opie & Anthony or even 90s on 9’s The Back in The Day Replay (top 30 countdown).
  7. Select programming can be downloaded to your device to listen offline, such as the aforementioned Stern and O&A shows. Take a week’s worth of your favorite programming hiking where there’s no 3G data signal!
  8. There’s still a SiriusXM internet-based portable unit that makes a great plug and play radio called the SiriusXM Lynx and it’s almost gone. You can get a special bundle of this model with both the home and car kits by clicking here.
  9. SiriusXM’s new MySXM feature allows you to customize many music stations online. For example, on SiriusXM Hits 1, you can choose between varying degrees of pop & rock vs pop & rhythm, new hits vs currently hot hits and less teen pop or more teen pop. It’s the ultimate in music customization!
  10. SiriusXM puts you in the driver’s seat for all of your news and entertainment choices, whether you are a political junkie, just want to catch up on international headlines, a Howard Stern fan or ready to jam to any of the most eclectic choices in music programming available anywhere on the web.

Finally, by customer demand, SiriusXM now has Sports Play by Play online. You can listen anywhere you have internet access and a compatible browser, smartphone or tablet.

We’ll have more blogs to come, especially since our world-famous summer Garage Sale event is near! If you aren’t on our mailing list, click this link and sign up now. Note: you only have to give your email address, but add your birthday and you’ll be eligible for special offers and prizes

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SiriusXM Channel Spotlight: Sirius XMU

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
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We’re introducing a new feature on the blog! The new column is called the SiriusXM Channel Spotlight, and just like the title says, we’ll be covering some of the unique channels SiriusXM has to offer. In addition to highlighting programming, we’ll also give product suggestions to help enjoy the channel, share some videos, and other fun stuff to help you get to know the channel.

Our first installment will focus on Sirius XMU, channel 35. Hope you like it and feel free to let us know what channels you’d like to learn more about or general suggestions on Twitter! Follow and tweet us at @TSSRadio.

Sirius XMU is North America’s Indie Rock station. Focusing on music from independent, unsigned, and under the radar bands and musicians, Sirius XMU is a truly unique channel. Besides offering a great playlist, Sirius XMU also features special features like their wonderful Sirius XMU Sessions series. Sessions is a half hour of stripped-down, live performances and interviews with groundbreaking indie artists. Sessions has featured exclusive, in-studio performances from artists like The Decemberists, Spoon, Broken Bells, She & Him and more.

In addition to regular playlists hosted by Sirius XMU DJs like Jake Fogelnest, Jenny Eliscu, and others, Sirius XMU also features some of the internet’s most popular bloggers every day on their Blog Radio show. Blog Radio airs each weekday at Noon (EST) and is hosted by bloggers from,, and more. Blog Radio is the only place on radio to find cutting edge artists and tracks.

Sirius XMU also presents listeners with the most buzzed and blogged about tracks of the week on the Download 15 countdown show and takes a look at the history of indie rock on the Sirius Old School Show each Sunday. Fans of indie rock, or anybody interested in discovering new music, will find something great on Sirius XMU.

Sirius XMU Product Suggestion:

Grace Wireless Allegro Internet Radio

Sirius XMU is one of the most technology-forward channels on SiriusXM, so it only makes sense that a fan of Sirius XMU would probably get a lot of enjoyment out of the Grace Wireless Allegro Internet Radio. The Allegro is a portable internet radio that allows you to stream the SiriusXM internet feed, Pandora, or one of many thousands of internet radio stations. Listen to your favorite Sirius XMU shows anywhere with Wi-Fi, or discover even more great new music!

Learn more about Sirius XMU on their website, or ask us questions about out product suggestion at

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New Satellite is turned on

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
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As some of you may have heard, the new SIRIUS Satellite is up and running. Across the web, blogs and websites are announcing the new satellite being activated, however here at TSS-Radio, we would like to know: Has your Signal changed today/recently? Have you experienced any kind of signal strength increase?

We would like to find out from as many people possible,  how the new satellite is helping people enhance their signal-a simple way to judge is to check you SIRIUS Radio’s Signal Indicator.

Checking your SIRIUS Signal is simple and can help you diagnose any Signal issues you may have, here is how you check your signal:

1. Turn your SIRIUS Radio on

2. Press the Menu button (on some radios, you may have to press and hold the menu button to access the menu)


4. Select that option

5. You will now see two different gauges, One says “TER” or “T” the other is “SAT” or “S”

6. Note how many bars are filled in

The “TER” means your Terrestrial signal-basically the signal that comes from on the ground SIRIUS repeaters in your local area. The “SAT” mean Satellite signal-bascially the signal that comes from the SIRIUS Satellite orbiting overhead. The “SAT” should be the one affected with this new satellite turning on.

If you could send us your findings and the area you live in, that would be fantastic. We are curious to see the affect and what we can look to expect from the new SIRIUS Satellite. Thank You.

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A New Satellite is in the Air

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
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SIRIUS FM5 Launches on June 30th 2009

What does this mean for you? As a SIRIUSXM Subscriber you can now look forward to a new high powered geostationary satellite that will enhance the SIRIUSXM service. This satellite adds of the already stellar lineup of satellites providing all of us with non-stop entertainment.

Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, this satellite is major investment into the satellite radio industry designed to supplement the exhisting satellites and provided an enhanced service to all of us SIRIUSXM Subscribers.

According to, “The Sirius FM-5 Satellite – based on the Space Systems/Loral 1300 platform – is said to be one of the most powerful satellites ever constructed, and will be the first geostationary satellite in Sirius’ roster of satellites.”

The new satellite, which produced nearly 2.5 million pounds of thrust during its launch Yesterday at 3:10pm ET, has the ability to help fill in the outline of SIRIUSXM’s current fleet of satellites.

Mission Statement:

“SIRIUS XM Radio is America’s satellite radio company delivering
commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk,
entertainment, traffic and weather to millions of subscribers.
The SIRIUS XM FM-5 satellite will supplement the existing fleet
of SIRIUS satellites with a high-power geostationary satellite
that enhances the listening experience. It will ensure SIRIUS
XM’s array of audio and data services are received robustly by
cars and mobile devices, improve the signal delivery to homes,
and bolster the continuity of our service for years to come.
SIRIUS XM is installed in vehicles of every major automaker
and available for sale at retail locations nationwide. SIRIUS
XM offers SIRIUS Backseat TV, the first live in-vehicle rear seat
entertainment, featuring Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and
Cartoon Network, as well as XM NavTraffic® service for GPS
navigation systems, delivering real-time traffic information to
markets across North America.”
Specifications of the Proton launch vehicle:

Total Height
58.2 m (191 ft)
Gross Liftoff

705,000 kg
(1,554,000 lb)
UDMH and N2O4


This satellite marks the 4th SIRIUS Satellite that has been launched on a Proton launch vehicle.

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Daytona 500 on SIRIUS NASCAR Ch. 128 plus MORE!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
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SIRIUS will be broadcasting LIVE from the Daytona 500. Channel 128 don’t miss it 2-15-2009 only on SIRIUS.

NASCAR content SIRIUS has available includes shows like:

The Morning Drive: Hosted by Veteran race announcer Mike Bagley and renowned NASCAR beat reporter and columnist David Poole. These two keep you up-to-date on all the happenings and take you phones calls, Weekdays 7am-11am ET.

Tradin’ Paint: Weekdays 11am-3pm E, Don’t miss legendary gas man Danny “Chocolate” Myers and veteran broadcaster Rick Benjamin. Join in the Fun, 1-866-Pit-Lane (866-748-5263) and be part of the show.

SIRIUS Speedway: From the show that started the NASCAR Radio on SIRIUS you can hear Dave “The Godfather” Moody and Suzy Q Armstrong. Send them an email, and listen in Weekdays 3p-7pm ET.

And More……

SIRIUS offers unheard of coverage of NASCAR events, so if you haven’t been over to SIRIUS NASCAR , swing over there and see why NASCAR fans choose SIRIUSXM for the ultimate coverage all-season long.


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LIVE Super Bowl XLIII on SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
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Sunday Feb 1st at 6PM ET SIRIUS will be broadcasting Live, Super Bowl XLIII from Tampa Bay. You can hear the Super Bowl being broadcast on 13 different channels and 10 different languages Live on SIRIUS. The Channel lineup looks something like this:

  • Pittsburgh Steelers: SIRIUS 125 / XM 102 
  • Arizona Cardinals: SIRIUS 126 / XM 103
  • National broadcast: SIRIUS 124 / XM 124
  • Spanish broadcast: SIRIUS 91 / XM 104
  • BBC Radio: SIRIUS 161 / XM 105
  • Russian: SIRIUS 155 / XM 106
  • French: SIRIUS 127 / XM 107
  • Japanese: SIRIUS 121 / XM 108
  • German: SIRIUS 113 / XM 109
  • Flemish: SIRIUS 156 / XM 110
  • Mandarin Chinese: SIRIUS 90 / XM 110
  • Italian: SIRIUS 153 / XM 112
  • Hungarian: SIRIUS 130 / XM 113

The XM Channels listed above are only part of the BEST of SIRIUS plan.

And Don’t Forget to check out the Half-Time Show featuring “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen

E-Street Radio: SIRIUS Channel 10/ XM Channel 58

Also Don’t miss the Puppy Bowl V, Feb 1st at 3PM ET/PT with the Kitty Half-Time Show! Only on Animal Planet, check your local TV provider for channel listings.

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Starmate 5 and A la Carte Packages

Friday, October 3rd, 2008
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Starmate 5-$129.99: Newest Receiver out by SIRIUS Satellite Radio, has ability to receive A la Carte service from SIRIUS.

SIRIUS Packages:

SIRIUS Premier $17.99/month


  • All SIRIUS Channels
  • XM-Oprah
  • XM-Virus(Opie and Anthony)
  • XM-NBA
  • XM-NHL
  • XM-PGA
  • XM-College Sports
  • XM Public Radio

SIRIUS Select $14.49/month


  • All SIRIUS Channels

Family Friendly Premier $15.99/month


  • All Family Friendly SIRIUS
  • SIRIUS+XM Sports
  • XM-Oprah
  • XM Public Radio

Family Friendly Select $13.49/month


  • All Family Friendly SIRIUS Channels

Mostly Music $9.99/month


  • 70 SIRIUS Music Channels
  • Some SIRIUS Family Friendly Talk Channels

News, Sports, and Talk $9.99/month


  • SIRIUS News Channels
  • SIRIUS Sports Channels
  • SIRIUS Talk Channels No Howard Stern Channels
This is the Breakdown of the SIRIUS A la Carte Packages

A la Carte GOLD $15.99/month


A la Carte $7.99/month


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Ford Sync 3 with SIRIUS Travel-link

Friday, August 29th, 2008
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If you have not heard of the Ford Sync system here’s a little breakdown of the features and advantages of this in-vehicle system.

Only Available in Ford, Lincoln, Mercury vehicles, the Sync is integrated into the vehicle and can control or manage a host of convenience devices such as:

  • Bluetooth enabled Cell Phone
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Apple iPod
  • Traffic, Weather, and News information
  • Microsoft Zune

By Adding the SIRIUS Travel Link service, you get access to Real-Time Traffic, Full Weather Forecast, local gas station prices, Movie show times and Sport Scores from around the country.

The Sync system is voice-activated and controls many of the basic components in past vehicles.

Coming in 2008 Ford will be offering a E911 emergency system that alerts local authorities on the event of the airbags being deployed.  Also the car will be able to a system diagnostic check from a simple command, keeping you on top of routine and preventative maintenance.

If you have a late-model Ford be sure to check with your dealer to see if the Ford Sync is available.

The New Ford Sync system will be on the minds of many American Auto buyers this year and years to come.

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
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The Sirius Backseat TV allows you receive family programming 24/7 from channels like Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network.

The SCV1 gives you the ability to listen to Sirius Satellite Radio in the front of the car and watch Sirius Backseat TV in the back(on most aftermarket and factory installed radios and video monitors that have auxiliary inputs).

You need to have an active Sirius Satellite Radio account to receive Backseat TV service, you cannot have just Backseat TV.

The Sirius Backseat TV SCV1 comes with:

  • SCV1 Audio/Video Tuner
  • Wired Display Control Unit
  • Audio Remote Control
  • Video Remote Control
  • Remote Eye(For Rear-seat Video Control)
  • FM Switching Interface
  • Two Mini Magnetic Satellite Antennas
  • Audio/Video Cables
  • User Guide

You will need an existing Video screen or you will have to place one in your vehicle to use this sirius tv tuner. This unit does not include a video screen

Many 2008 Dodge and Chrysler models will have the Sirius Backseat TV as a factory options, so check with your local dealership if you are in the market for a new vehicle.

Requires an FM Tuner or Auxiliary input and video monitor(s) with NTSC and audio outputs for the Backseat TV system (sold separately)

Please feel free to email us with any questions:

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Honda and Acura SIRIUS Connect HON-SC1

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008
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Honda and Acura SIRIUS Connect HON-SC1

This is the long awaited solution for any Honda/Acura owner who wants in-dash Sirius.

This unit gives you a fully functioning replacement to XM. This is a two part system, you must have a SIRIUS Connect Vehicle Tuner SCC1 or SIRIUS Connect Vehicle Kit SCVDOC1.

If you would like to retain the factory XM antenna we do offer an adapter kit- Honda and Acura XM to Sirius Antenna Adapters

If you are unsure about installing this yourself, please seek a professional stereo shop. Most Big-box store installers or independent stereo shops will be able to install this product without hesitation.
The compatibility chart for this kit may be very confusing,but we are here to help and may have already come across your model or question.

Feel free to give us a call. 312-846-6606

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