AN OPINIONATED TOP 10 LIST OF XM CHANNELS
(XM's marketing descriptions appear in quotes.)
Best station for teenage boys to annoy their parents
Channel 41, XMLM Liquid Metal: All "criminally hard" heavy metal, all the time.
Best station for parents to annoy their teenage boys
Channel 28, On Broadway: "It's not the same old song and dance," but it's show tunes and nothing but show tunes.
Best station for a Sunday morning church carpool
Channel 31, Spirit: "The glory
Best station for a Sunday morning hangover
Channel 110, EXM Classics:
"Traditional classical," meaning Mozart, Beethoven, and the gang.
Station where you're most likely to hear an interview with a member of a pit crew
Channel 144, NASCAR Radio: "Radio at full throttle."
Station where you can expect to hear the bubbly phrase "Britney rules"
Channel 167, Babble On: "Young and sassy talk."
Station where you will never hear the bubbly phrase "Britney rules"
Channel 112, Vox: An opera station that "celebrates the magic of the human voice."
Best nonmusic station for Mensa members
Channel 131, BBC World Service: "World affairs" and fact-based "international news" analysis from the Brits.
Worst nonmusic station for Mensa members
Channel 166, Buzz XM: "America's hottest, most controversial talk stars" and all their most learned opinions.
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