A few months ago my wife and I purchased a new GM vehicle - our first minivan to be exact. I know, like all of you I said that I would never do such a thing. I was shocked by my actions, but it makes a lot of sense. Since we want to keep the vehicle for a while and we purchased it mostly for the luxury of having more room and a more comfortable vehicle we decided for the first time in our lives to actually spend money on accompaniments and accessories - leather, DVD system and stereo upgrade w/CD changer, OnStar, heated seats, remote start, etc. The kids love it - DVD entertainment system, 2 channel wireless headsets, and all. The little girl can be watching Nemo and listening to it on one headset, my son can listen to a pop station on another headset and my wife and I can listen to XM Radio's Comedy XL (channel 150) on the main speakers. It is great!
The vehicle came with 3 free months of XM Radio. I have since become a subscriber for an additional year. At about $130 for a year it is a pretty good deal. I love XM Radio. I have discovered a couple of stations that I really like, including the previously mentioned Comedy XL; some good alternative stations: Fred, Ethel, and Lucy, Squizz and XMU; and of course the 80's and 90's channels. It is nice to be able to drive out of town and still have your favorite radio stations available.
When I started my subscription I discovered that I could use XM Radio online for no additional charge. Now I can listen to all my favorite stations while sitting at my desk. I had been using Musicmatch Radio, and while I like it, XM Radio online beats the pants off it. The nice thing about XM Radio online is that I can set my station presets and one of the tabbed windows shows my presets and what songs are currently playing on those stations. Previously, with Musicmatch, I just set it to the alternative rock station and just listened to whatever they played, occasionally skipping a song that I didn't care for. I have only been using XM Radio online for about an hour now, but I think I am a convert.
Currently listening to: Blondie - Rapture on The 80's channel