Sirius Satellite Radio is going to perform a channel update tomorrow. Through this update they will add some new channels and take some old ones away. I am excited to get new channels, you never know what that might bring to your ears and as music lover that is always a good thing.
The downside this time around is that my favorite channel is being taken off the air. The channel in question, Revolution, channel 67. This is a Christian rock music station one of the stations I was so excited to get over a year ago. You see, getting a station where I can hear new Christian rock music on a regular basis is something I have longed for but it seems no one is really willing to launch one. The few that have launched have always failed miserably. When Sirius announced that they were adding such a channel, it made me that much happier that I had chosen to go with them when I made my satellite radio purchase decision.
The removal of this channel has made me highly reconsider my subscription to the service. Revolution was a channel that I loved so much that all the other channels I had listened to before it went on the air got a drastic drop in listening time because I was listening to Revolution. My original reaction was to head over to XM’s website and see about switching to them, but after looking at their latest channel lineup, they no longer have a true Christian rock station and have merged theirs with their Christian pop/praise channel, just like Sirius is doing.
So what is a Christian rock music lover to do? There is no real Christian rock station here in the Houston area (KSBJ is not Christian rock). I have found a couple of Shoutcast stations online, but I can not take these with me in my car. The reason I liked listening to Revolution was because I found out about bands I had never heard of before, so I could find new music to listen to. Even though I have an iPod and large music collection, listening to the music I already have makes it incredibly difficult to find new music to listen to.
Anyone have any ideas on where I can go for good Christian rock music?