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RealDiehl's Comment
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*Jersey speak* Wadda yous listen to while driving?

Or... If you have Sirius XM what are your 5 most-listened to stations. Personally, I go with:

Channel 6 - 60's (easy access to 70's and 80's too). Channel 23 - Grateful Dead Channel 40 - Liquid Metal Channel 82 - Mad Dog Sports Radio Channel 120 - BBC news (easy access to other news channels too)

Hobo's Comment
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Any station that plays The Misfits.

Don's Comment
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Different online radio stations featuring 30's-40's era, '70's soft or mellow rock, ESPN Cleveland talk shows. Recorded music includes Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, and Merle Hagard. Also The Runaways, ABBA, Steve Miller Band and other 70's Rock/Top 40.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

Turtle's Comment
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I have like 18 presets on my radio, and I bounce around between them. Most genres are grouped together on the dial, so like RealDiehl said, one preset gives easy access to others nearby.

I guess my top 5 music channels would be:

7- 70s

27- Deeptracks. B side songs that received little to no airplay.

38- Ozzy's Boneyard.

59- Willie's Roadhouse

316- SXM Live. Songs recorded live in concert.

Honorable mentions in the non-music category:

97- Jeff and Larry's comedy round up. Stand up comedy.

122- NPR. Politically biased at times, but I ignore that for several favorite programs they have.

123- PRX. Widely varied human interest stories. Tends to play reruns however.

148- RadioClassics. Old time radio shows/stories. Gunsmoke, Dragnet, etc. One of my favorites.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I listen to a little of everything, from classical to Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, to country, but for the past few months I have been playing Steve Moakler over and over. His last 3 albums are awesome.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Yeah, I can't imagine being behind the wheel so much without music to listen to. I'm thinking about investing in Sirius, but for now I use my Pandora subscription from my phone. I'm connected to the sound system through Bluetooth. (Shout out here to my grandson/tech guy for setting this up for me) I have a wide range of listening options through Pandora. Some of the stations I've set up are: Chris Spheeris, Ryan Farish, Samantha James, Dan Fogleburg, Gordon Lightfoot, Classics IV, Merle Haggard, Don Williams, Charlie Pride, Bernward Koch, The Carpenters, Acoustic Alchemy, 101 Strings Orchestra, Bobby Goldsboro, Michael Martin Murphy, Chris Isaak, Coldplay, Idina Menzel, John Mayer, Mantovani, Mat Kearney, Patti Austin, The Ripppingtons, Sade, Snow Patrol, Sunlounger, Tin Janis, etc. The thing I like about Pandora is that all the above stations are genre stations, so they automatically play a mix of similar music for every station.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I don't use my truck radio at all. I use my Bluetooth headset and listen to my Slacker Radio (similar to Pandora). I have built my Playlist since Slacker started, in 2007. It definitely reflects my evolving music interests, over the years. I also listen to Audio Books.

I have found, that using the truck system is far more distracting, to me. Listening in 1 ear, and the other ear open to a "quiet" truck is much safer, for me. Certain "bad" noises can be smothered under the radio sounds in the cab, and you might not notice until there is a "catastrophic" failure. I spend 80% of my driving, in total silence.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I like pretty much any music with a good beat and lyrics you can understand. But lately, last year or so, been listening to mainly a play list of trucking songs on YouTube. Can’t find them all on iTunes. Songs like Chicken Lights and Chrome, Driving My Life Away, Brothers of the Highway, Roll On, etc.....

Dave Reid's Comment
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I have an Amazon Echo Dot plugged into my aux jack and use nothing but that. Amazon Unlimited Music is about $7/month for the DOT and there is no better deal on earth than this because now I have complete hands free ability to play anything and everything and control the volumn by voice also. No distractions. I play all kinds of stuff. Sometimes I will hear a song I like but don't know the band's catalog so I'll ask Alexa who the band is and then ask her to play a bunch of their songs. I also use it to control my audio books. There is just nothing else that even comes close to being as good as this setup. I used to run coast to coast so would lose Internet sometimes in the west. I kept a few CDs around for that time, plus some downloaded books and music. These days I'm roaming the eastern 37 so very rarely lose Internet and if so not for long. I have a signal booster so that is probably helping some.

*Jersey speak* Wadda yous listen to while driving?

Or... If you have Sirius XM what are your 5 most-listened to stations. Personally, I go with:

Channel 6 - 60's (easy access to 70's and 80's too). Channel 23 - Grateful Dead Channel 40 - Liquid Metal Channel 82 - Mad Dog Sports Radio Channel 120 - BBC news (easy access to other news channels too)

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Dave, that's a great, great suggestion. I have a echo dot at home. Never thought to use it in the truck. Thanks for the info!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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