When we bought our Acura SUV, we got a complimentary subscription to SiriusXM. We accepted it, of course — it was a freebie — but I was skeptical that I’d ever pay for radio. After all, why pay for something you can get for free?
I’ve since become a convert. I like the variety of the news, comedy, sports, and music stations, and I like the commercial-free music stations. I particularly appreciate the service when I’m driving from city to city, because I don’t need to worry about losing a signal and searching for a new one.
I’ve programmed the car with my favorite Sirius stations, so I can find them with the push of a button, and I’ve experimented with some of the other stations, too. I tuned in to the Sirius POTUS station before the election, because I thought it was a pretty well-balanced presentation of the election-related news, and since the election I’ve been listening faithfully to the three Sirius classical music stations — the Metropolitan Opera station, Pops, and Symphony Hall, where they play longer pieces. I also like the fact that the display screen tells me what’s playing, so if I like a piece that I haven’t heard before I can find it at the library.
From my perspective, there’s a lot to like about SiriusXM. I never thought I’d pay for radio, but it’s worth it.