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SXM CH 69 Escape

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SXM CH 69 Escape

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:09 pm

When I first subscribed, the Escape channel was a real disappointment. I expected it to be like the old "Beautiful Music" format that was the staple for FM radio back in the 60s and 70s.

Instead, it was mostly unknown artists performing bland arrangements of what otherwise was decent music. I had it on in the car tonight and it has improved. They had some of the great music from some of the big names that were around back then. Bet Kaenpfert, James Last, Al Hirt , George Shearing Henry Mancini etc.

They even played Nelson Riddle's Theme From Route 66.

I'll be putting it on more often.


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Re: SXM CH 69 Escape

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:25 pm

Had it on for a while today. Yeh, it's still pretty lame. Sounds a lot like Muzak.


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Re: SXM CH 69 Escape

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:04 am

I am usually never listening to that range. I thought channel 69 was Spa in fact. My mom loved listening to that station when she had XM.


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Re: SXM CH 69 Escape

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:34 pm

It could be better if they'd only try.


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Re: SXM CH 69 Escape

Post by matt1 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:01 am

NOT quite as great as "Beautiful 102" WGER back then in Saginaw, MI (102.5 FM) in the 70's till September of 1986!!! John Doremus R.I.P.



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Re: SXM CH 69 Escape

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:02 pm

My personal choice for Beautiful Music is the KLUX (Corpus Christi TX) web stream. They do pretty well - ninth place among subscribing stations in the Fall 2020 Nielsens with a 2.8, and have been as high as a 4.0 recently.

WGCY in Gibson City IL is a real throwback too, lots of obscure MOR album cuts mixed in with the instrumentals, like the Connie Francis version of "The Last Waltz," along with a few MOR/AC chart oldies, such as Janis Ian's "At Seventeen" and Jimmie Rodgers' "Child of Clay" (the pop singer from the '50s and '60s, not the country singer from the '20s and '30s).

Gerity (owners of WGER) also signed on WQTE in Adrian as a beautiful station in the mid-'70s. "Beautiful Cutie."



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Re: SXM CH 69 Escape

Post by Turkeytop » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:26 pm

Web streaming is no more like radio than intravenous feeding is like fine dining.


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Re: SXM CH 69 Escape

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:26 pm

Turkeytop wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:26 pm
Web streaming is no more like radio than intravenous feeding is like fine dining.
Beggars (who don't have the money to shill out for satellite radio) can't be choosers.



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Re: SXM CH 69 Escape

Post by WOHO » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:05 pm

When Bonneville's Marlin Taylor radio Escape for XM, he had 'the formula' and a music library of over 4000 songs. Some unseasoned person was running it for a while after Marlin retired and the merger from hell, but I have noticed recently a bit more Kaempfert, Al Hirt and Nelson Riddle. They just need to add some Henry Mancini and Ferrante and Teicher and they would be headed the right direction again.

ChrisWL1980- I concur, KLUX-89.5 is one of the few broadcast stations that actually have a decent beautiful/EZ format on the air, and they actually garner half-way decent ratings in Corpus Christi, and have live mornings and have even taken a request or two. Since KLUX is not a 50KW clear channel AM, it's not likely I'll ever get them over the air, so for now, streaming is the only way to hear them up here.



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