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    Default Save your sanity.

    I'm new to this board, so I'm not sure if anybody mentioned it before, but XM Radio is a very affordable and easy to use way to get a wide variety of stations (lots of them are commercial free).

    I've been on about a dozen 3,000+ mile roadtrips and you know the deal. You get tired of listening to CDs and your mix tape that you thought you would never get tired of listening too has gotten old after the thirty-second time and you turn on the radio. You finally find a station you like and in 30 miles you lose the station. That's where the XM radio thing comes into play.

    I got the Roady model at Circuit City for 120 bucks or so. The only drawback is the three cords it utilizes can be an eyesore until you get them tucked away (1. Tape player adapter 2. Antena 3. Cigarette lighter adapter). Of course it comes standard in new cars and you can spend more to get a more advanced model installed into the dash, but the money you save can mean the difference between sleeping in the backseat or a night at the Chez Motel Six.

    Also, you need to subscribe, but that's only 10 bucks a month. They have stand up comedy channels, a Nascar channel (we don't have one radio station in Fairfield County, CT that broadcasts the races or Nascar news, so just that's worth it to me). They also have music stations. Everything from hits of the 40s to Movie soundtracks.

    I look forward to bouncing around these boards and getting info for my next trip.

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    Default Save your sanity.

    I'm new to this board, so I'm not sure if anybody mentioned it before, but XM Radio is a very affordable and easy to use way to get a wide variety of stations (lots of them are commercial free).

    I've been on about a dozen 3,000+ mile roadtrips and you know the deal. You get tired of listening to CDs and your mix tape that you thought you would never get tired of listening too has gotten old after the thirty-second time and you turn on the radio. You finally find a station you like and in 30 miles you lose the station. That's where the XM radio thing comes into play.

    I got the Roady model at Circuit City for 120 bucks or so. The only drawback is the three cords it utilizes can be an eyesore until you get them tucked away (1. Tape player adapter 2. Antena 3. Cigarette lighter adapter). Of course it comes standard in new cars and you can spend more to get a more advanced model installed into the dash, but the money you save can mean the difference between sleeping in the backseat or a night at the Chez Motel Six.

    Also, you need to subscribe, but that's only 10 bucks a month. They have stand up comedy channels, a Nascar channel (we don't have one radio station in Fairfield County, CT that broadcasts the races or Nascar news, so just that's worth it to me). They also have music stations. Everything from hits of the 40s to Movie soundtracks.

    I look forward to bouncing around these boards and getting info for my next trip.

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    A number of our long-time RTA correspondents are professional drivers -- all now use one of the satellite radio networks with XM leading the pack. The content and play list is quite extraordinary.

    Thanks for all of your postings -- welcome to the Forum!

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