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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-29-08 01:47 PM
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XM Radio's "POTUS '08" Coverage is a Refreshing Break from Cable/Intenet News..
Found it last week on my XM Radio and it's been really good to hear reasonable pretty unbiased discussion of the candidates, issues and even has the candidates Campaign Speeches. No, MSNBC/Fox/CNN hysteria and a break from the Bloggers and DU's Dreaded GDPolitics Forum for those who just about can't TAKE IT ANYMORE! :banghead:

They do interview Bloggers, Pollsters and Operatives...but so far the interviewers are refreshingly fair.

If you want to check it out...

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http://www.xmradio.com/potus/index.xmc

XM is launching a new 24-hour, commercial-free channel dedicated to the 2008 presidential election Writers-Strike-and-the-Election called "POTUS 08."The channel's name (pronounced POH-tus... say it with me, POH-tus) comes from the Secret Service code name acronym for the President of the United States.

POTUS '08, created in association with C-SPAN and other media outlets, is the first national radio channel ever that is completely devoted to a presidential campaign. The channel will also be broadcast for free to all XM radio Siriusly-Speaking May-07 receivers. So even if you're not a subscriber, but have an XM radio installed, you can still listen to the presidential election channel.

You can expect to hear news updates, candidate interviews, complete speeches, debate coverage, latest polling results, fundraising status, and live call-in shows. The channel will provide free airtime for presidential candidates to speak to voters. Non-traditional media outlets, such as bloggers and podcasters, will provide content for the channel (very cool!). It will also air archival audio of historic moments from past campaigns, tapping C-SPANs political archive. (And there's more to come.)

XM will preview the channel in June 2007 with live XM original coverage and a re-broadcast of candidate debates hosted by CNN. The channel will formally launch in September 2007 and air through November 2008, when voters go to the polls to elect the 44th president.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-29-08 01:52 PM
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1. From what I've heard on it...
it's all pretty raw. speeches, really long interviews. Good stuff! (but small doses for me - then I switch to XMU for the Afterschool Special).
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Clear Blue Sky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-29-08 02:43 PM
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2. And when you get tired of politics,
tune in to XM6 the 60's station. They play broadcasts from AM stations in the 60's like WMCA and WABC in New York. Actual rebroadcasts. Commercials and all. Like going back in time 40 years to a simpler time...
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-29-08 02:46 PM
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3. I like it until they turn over a whole hour
to the Heritage Foundation.

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-29-08 03:00 PM
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4. I missed that one.... Wonder if they countered with CAP or Rockridge?
Heritage Foundation for an hour? ugh.
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