Friday, May 11, 2012
I bought a 2013 Hyundai Sonata today. My Chevy Blazer still runs fine but now that I commute 50 miles round trip to work I decided it was time for a vehicle that gets more than 19 miles per gallon (you can see Old Blue has been relegated to parking on the street.) I haven't broken out the manual to figure out all the dashboard controls yet but I've definitely been messing with the radio.
The car comes with a free three month trial of SiriusXM satellite radio which is something I'd never heard before. XM offers dozens of news/talk and music channels from almost every genre but after sampling it for awhile I decided that there were only about 5 that I could see myself listening to regularly. At this point I also don't need yet another monthly payment. I guess I'll just enjoy it while it lasts.
Road Dog Trucking.
I was surprised to find out that 5 Clear Channel-owned terrestrial radio stations could be found in the SiriusXM lineup: Top-40 KIIS "102.7 KIIS FM"/Los Angeles, Adult Contemporary WLTW "106.7 Lite FM"/New York, Top-40 WHTZ "Z100"/New York, Urban WGCI/Chicago, and....
98 WSIX, a Country station from Nashville, Tennessee.