DIRECTV Users need to request Radio Margaritaville Now!

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DIRECTV Users need to request Radio Margaritaville Now!

Post by parrotheadla »

XM and Sirius have completed their merger and are now combining programming. DirecTV users get XM channels but DirecTV will not add it unless there are enough requests from their subscriber base. Now is the time to request that they add Radio Margaritaville. It is very easy to do:

1. Call 1-800-DIRECTV
2. email: Ellen Filipiak, Sr. Vice President Customer Care at:
http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/co ... d=P4960016

That's it! Come on Parrotheads/Directv Subscribers lets get Radio Margaritaville!

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Re: DirecTV Users need to request Radio Margaritaville Now!

Post by SMLCHNG »

:o Ellen works in the building I that I do.

I've not caught wind of this 'campaign'.. I'll have to ask her tomorrow if this is the reason DIRECTV hasn't added the channel yet. :)

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Re: DIRECTV Users need to request Radio Margaritaville Now!

Post by Desdamona »

Let Ellen know to be looking for my email. :wink:

Now that the XM and Sirius merger has been completed, I'm quite pleased that several
of the previous Sirius stations have been added to our DirecTV lineup. I would like to
request that Radio Margaritaville be considered for addition as well. It's the only reason
we have a Sirius subscription!
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Post by catsway »

Thank you for the easy link. We have sent our request also.
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Post by Ant Dot2 »

Thank you for providing the link. I, too, have sent my request in.

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Thanks. Sent in my request and one for my husband and daughter!
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Thanks for the link, we are new subscribers to DIRECTV and have made our voice heard. Happy holidays to everyone!
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I don't have DIRECTV but I did request it for the rest who do..... Merry Xmas.
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Post by AlbatrossFlyer »

all you direcTV'ers could also imply that you could become dishTV'ers instead to get your radiomville. :lol:

ok, maybe everyone but penny :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by KruzinParrots »

I'm calling today. I have DIRECTV. How awesome would it be to wake up and go to bed listening to Radio Margaritaville in my bedroom.

hopefully they will list us!!
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I sent my request today. Thanks for the link.
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Post by SharkOnLand »

I sent the email earlier today and got this:
Discussion Thread
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Response (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) - 12/23/2008 02:23 PM
Dear xxxxxxxxx,

Thank you for your recent correspondence. We picked the most popular
XM Radio stations to include in our service. Although we don't carry
Radio Margaritaville right now, I have forwarded your suggestion on
to DIRECTV management.

When we add channels to our lineup, we release a statement to the
press, so keep an eye on the news to find out about the newest
stations or visit our website at directv.com/pr or directv.com/xm.

Sincerely,

DIRECTV Customer Advocate Team
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Post by SMLCHNG »

AlbatrossFlyer wrote:all you direcTV'ers could also imply that you could become dishTV'ers instead to get your radiomville. :lol:
ok, maybe everyone but penny :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Bumette »

Hey all!

I read this thread, clicked the link, and sent an email.

They called me today! :o

They first and foremost wanted to know why they had received such an influx of emails. [smilie=whistle.gif] They wanted to know where it came from. The nice lady said that our message was certainly being heard. I've had DirecTV for years. Their customer service has always been so nice.

And I also put in a plug for The Bridge. Man I miss that station.

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Post by SMLCHNG »

Bumette wrote: I've had DirecTV for years. Their customer service has always been so nice. .
:)

Hi and welcome to BN, Burnette! :)

As an employee of DIRECTV, I thank you for your kind words. :)

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SharkOnLand wrote:I sent the email earlier today and got this:
Discussion Thread
---------------------------------------------------------------
Response (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) - 12/23/2008 02:23 PM
Dear xxxxxxxxx,

Thank you for your recent correspondence. We picked the most popular
XM Radio stations to include in our service. Although we don't carry
Radio Margaritaville right now, I have forwarded your suggestion on
to DIRECTV management.

When we add channels to our lineup, we release a statement to the
press, so keep an eye on the news to find out about the newest
stations or visit our website at directv.com/pr or directv.com/xm.

Sincerely,

DIRECTV Customer Advocate Team
Hey, I got one of those too... even though I gave her the incorrect url for our Club's webpage. :oops:

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Post by Nicki »

Done, and thanks for the link!
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Post by catsway »

We sent in our request a few days ago, but low and behold my Dad got us a XM receiver with three months prepaid programming for my car as a Christmas present. That stands out as one of the best presents I received this year. Way to go Dad!
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Post by Joetown Parrothead »

I just sent mine!

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Post by mjeischen »

Done! Here's to hoping for the best . . .

I made sure to emphasize the variety that the station offers its listeners. It's not just Jimmy Buffett and it is drastically different from the Reggae and Dub stations they currently offer.

Perhaps we should be cautious however. Radio Disney is a subscription channel on Direct TV no reason to believe they would not do the same for Radio MArgaritaville. So then the argument comes to is the listening to live concerts worth the additional couple bucks? Probably.

It could be argues that this would certainly widen Jimmy's available base . . . .
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