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Gun Talk Radio on XM Satellite!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Guntalk, May 4, 2006.

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  1. Guntalk

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    Beginning this Sunday, May 7, "Tom Gresham's Gun Talk" radio show will be carried on the XM Satellite Radio system.

    "Gun Talk" is a three-hour talk show about firearms. It's live from 2:00-5:00pm Eastern time.

    NOTE: XM will carry Gun Talk on a delayed basis, running it from 5:00-8:00pm Eastern time on Sundays. The show will run on XM channel 166 -- America Right.

    For a live broadcast, Gun Talk is also carried on the Sirius Satellite System, on Channel 144. from 2:00-5:00pm, Sundays.

    The combined subscription base for XM and Sirius is 10.1 million.
     
  2. BozemanMT

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    sweet
    altlhough I'm in church at that time.
    I love XM
    great for the wide open spaces
    plus, NO COMMERCIALS
    gun talk with no commericals
    hmmmm yummy.:D
     
  3. GTSteve03

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    Cam & Co. do NRA News on Sirius Patriot 144.

    Definitely one of my hotkey'd stations. :D
     
  4. 444

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    I have had subscriptions to both satellite radio services for several years (one has MLB, the other has NFL).
    Let me tell you about two perfect Sunday afternoons.
    1) I drove out in the desert and parked my truck in front of an area where people dump junk illegally. I turned on Gun Talk and plinked the afternoon away with a couple 22s as I leaned against the tailgate and listened. It was a beautiful day, just the right temperature etc.
    2) The last time I went to Gunsite for their 260 Defensive Shotgun class, I got all my gear loaded into my truck and left right at the time Gun Talk came on the air. I made the drive down to Arizona while listening to the discussion of guns for about 3/4s of the trip.
     
  5. Guntalk

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    Bozeman:

    Of course, on the talk channels, there are commercials on XM. From a personal view, I'm glad. It keeps Gun Talk on the air. <grin>
     
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    Count me as a listener.
     
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    Bob Dylan and Gun Talk, I may have to get a XM receiver sooner than I thought.
     
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    I'm telling ya, I am so cheap I squeek. I pay for no extra features on my landline phone. I am still on dial up. I don't pay for cable/dish, etc
    but i bought this new Chevy truck and it comes with XM "free" for 3 months.

    and XM is AWESOME
    I'm paying and I'm happy to do it. (i'm sure Sirius is fine too)
     
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    Sweeet now if they can get the NRA on XM!!!
     
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    Do either of these shows do webcasts?
     
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    From what I read in Consumer Reports, Sirius is aimed more at a younger demographic.
    XM will do fine for me.
     
  12. Guntalk

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    Webcasts? But of course!

    Sure we do web casts. Actually, several of the stations carrying Gun Talk do live streaming. www.kbnp.com is one. Others are listed at www.guntalk.com

    Also, we archive the shows, so you can pick them up later in the week.

    www.guntalk.com/archives

    Enjoy!
     
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    I thought it was the other way around, myself. XM has more trance, electronica, unsigned bands, experimental and urban stuff than Sirius does. Sirius has a lot of "classics" stations, which seems like it'd be more for the older set. Consumer Reports quite often doesn't know what the hell they're talking about, in regards to how things are marketed. They can stick to trying to break stuff and writing about that.

    I went with XM, had Tweeter (audio shop with actual show-car pros) do a custom install, eight speakers, 700 watts, touchscreen, all the rest hidden. I like it. :D

    And will definitely listen to that Gun Talk, just as long as they don't get the kind of BS guests on who do the "nothin's any good but my preferred brand and caliber" nonsense.
     
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    Thank you very much for the download link, Tom - I'm especially impressed by the fact that you have the shows available in MP3 format. That's a very forward-thinking move on your part.

    I'm not really into the XM/Sirius thing, but I love downloading good talk radio shows, dropping them onto my PDA, plugging it into my car stereo, and listening to them during the day while I drive around visiting jobsites. The best part being that I don't miss any of the good parts of the show while I'm out of the car. :cool:
     
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    It is getting very tempting to get one of these Satelite Radio recievers!!
     
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    I've looked almost everywhere on the Guntalk website and can't find a list of regular radio stations that carry the show.
    It seems that would be a good thing to have on a website.
    And yes I saw the webcast listings.
    I'm talking REGULAR radio.
     
  18. Guntalk

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    There's a reason there is no listing of stations on the web site.

    Other talk shows use it as a target list, contact the stations, and try to knock me off the air to get their shows on.

    All you have to do is send me an email (tom@guntalk.com), let me know where you are, and we will respond with a station near you.

    I realize this is an inconvenience, but there are 20 shows for every hour, and each one is fighting to get/stay on each station.
     
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    AWESOME!! :D

    When I was deciding between XM and Sirius, I was quite dissapointed that gun talk was only on Sirius, as XM has a better music selection, IMO.

    Can't wait to listen!

    -James
     
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    "It is getting very tempting to get one of these Satelite Radio recievers!!"

    I have three which is down from my previous four. The radios themselves get better all the time. Several years ago, I listened to my LAST morning radio show where everyone tries to be cute and funny, making prack phone calls and all that. I did stuff like that in grade school. I want to hear music and not some guy running his mouth. I want to hear program content and not commercials. Of course if you want talk, the satelite radios have commercials but at least you don't get fading. I have listened to one program or one ball game while I drove several hundred miles without ever touching the dial. Listening to regular radio is like comparing smoke signals to the internet.
     
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    Tom, do you have any plans to get into podcasting?
     
  22. Guntalk

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    Waitone.

    The shows are archived in MP3 format now.

    I have not investigated podcasting much. What I read says that podcasts should be 10 to 20 minutes long.

    Each week's show is three hours. I do break up the show into three files, but that's still a LOT of bandwidth.
     
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    Funny everyone likes XM - I switched from Sirius for MLB and cannot stand the music selection on XM. FM radio is better than that, and Sirius has Octane 20 that I listened to and XM just has nothing to compare. I hear Sirus may get MLB next year and I sure hope so!

    I will have to check out Gun Talk!
     
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    An added note

    While I certainly enjoy the guntalk show, I feel the need to plug my own podcast at this point. I am a contributor to a firearms podcast by the name of GunCast, you can find it in itunes or at guncastlive.com. We ALWAYS welcome input from listners and it might be worth your time.
     
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    Tom, I'm new to podcasting. As I understand the way it works is software on a machine (mine for example) on a schedule or on demand goes out to previously selected sites and picks up the most recently posted file and loads it to a listener's machine. I think it is limited at this point to MP3 files only. I get a daily feed from a radio program early in the afternoon after a broadcast in the morning. It is a 3 hour program minus advertising. File size ranges 12 to 13 MB. Podcasting is a term Apple computer made popular for the music download business. Talk radio seems to have taken to it like a retriever after a ham sandwich. There is a number of shareware programs out there that works just fine for the correct price. I'm currently using RSSRadio by Dorada Software.
     
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