January 19th, 2004, 8:58am
Morning, everyone! I'm thinking about getting my grandma a satellite radio & subscription. I'm just curious if anyone has either XM or Sirius. Can you tell me about your experiences with either service? Are the radios difficult to use? She is 88 years young. :) She loves to listen to talk radio and her radio is on it's last leg. I was going to get her a new radio like a Bose or something similar, but I thought the new satellite ones might be neat. She loves to hear about other parts of the country. Any suggestions? Thanks!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!
January 19th, 2004, 9:26am
We drove truck for the last few years, and had XM radio for the last 2. It has been a life saver for us, since your signal does not fade, programming is interesting and varied and no matter where you go you can listen to your favorite show.
The only place it did not work is in Alaska, but how often did we go up there? Once!
XM carries old time radio shows on one of there channell, which I am sure Grandma still remembers from when she was younger an would enjoy. You can ge a variety of music, talk and news. Specialty programming like the old shows, a book channell, where they read books, an installment (chapter) every day, not too bad either.
While I loved it when driving, I would not want to give up regular radio at home. So if you do buy it for her, make sure you can switch it to regular radio.
XM has a variety of their own pretty much commercial free programming, some they pick up from New York and LA, and some are TV stations that broadcast. You'll not get bored, it's easy to use, so why not go for it and enjoy.