The factors that attract people to subscribe to satellite radio subscriptions are numerous. On the one hand, there is the pleasure of listening to music without commercials. Since providers get their money from subscriptions, there is still no pressing need for advertising revenue. Another attractive feature offered by this service is that the information about the song currently playing is displayed on your radio, a small convenience for those who have to know who is singing which song right now. The fact that satellite radio programming is completely uncensored right now is also a draw for many people. Notable personalities such as shock athlete Howard Stern (who was kicked out of network radio programming) has made satellite radio his new broadcast home. Whether you want to listen to hip-hop music, comedy shows, or news shows, satellite radio offers them, all uncensored.
Because Sirius, XM, and other vendors are the ones who configure the channel selections, some people may find it a little awkward that they can't listen to their local radio stations and get information on local events. However, Sirius and XM provide traffic and weather data for major cities, so it should be a relief to city residents. And if you think about it, not having access to a local radio station wouldn't be so bad compared to the ability to listen to hundreds of music channels without commercials and unregulated unregulated programs.