Let's Get Sirius!
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Sirius and XM merged and are now one and the same Satellite Radio. Sirius features commercial free music where ever you go, brought straight to you via satellite signal. Pure, clean radio and then - Howard Stern!
Howard Stern, radio shock jock, has been on the air since before 1986. He had the most popular syndicated radio show from 1986 - 2005. Stern followed in his father's footsteps and says he knew he wanted to be in radio since he was 5 years old.
Stern's presence is very well known on and off the air. Recently, he appeared as a guest on the David Letterman show, he joked about getting fired for airing a skit that back fired. Stern has admitted to being fined at least a couple of times through out his career.
I love the Howard Stern show, I like the joking around and the outrageous humor with Stern and his crew, Robin (my favorite) Fred, Benjy and Gary. Robins laughter just makes me laugh!
My husband drives a lot through the day, from court house to court house research room so I knew I was onto a great idea when I bought him a Sirius Radio. Sirius should be the first prescripted radio station! I know if the doctor knew how much it calms my husband down when he drives - he would prescribe it.
I bought the radio and I wrapped it up. It has to be installed and I know better than to go touching my husbands truck! I don't know if all men are having love affairs with their trucks but my husband does, and I just keep my hands off the other lady in his life.
The day of his birthday, February 7, arrived and he opened his gift and was quite surprised I had thought of it. Dave had heard about this Satellite Radio and was already interested in picking one up for himself. He followed the easy intall instructions and he opened his account online. The subscription is 12.00 per month. To us, that is a small price to pay for lots of entertainment. Dave can listen to the radio while he drives or listen while he works, utilizing his account online through his computer.
Satellite has over 140 stations, such as, Martha Stewart, Howard Stern at Howard100, E Street Band with Bruce Springstein, NFL Radio, News and Traffic, Comedy, Oprah, Tom Petty, you name it. It looks to me like everyone is joining the satellite wave.
I also noted that new cars are being rolled out with Sirius already installed. This tells me that it will be the radio of the future. When my birthday rolled around two years ago and my husband asked me what I wanted for my gift, being a practical girl I said, "let's get Sirius!" He said, "I am! Now, what do you want for your gift?" I said, "No! I mean lets get S-I-R-I-U-S"!
Sirius was trading on the NASDAQ for .67 cents per share. I don't believe in gambling away money I do not have, but I do not mind the entertainment value and I do play around enough to earn a buck or two.
When the stock market bottomed out - I went around purchasing stocks that I personally liked. I am not a stock broker - but I did work for one for a couple of years. I learned that the stock market is totally unpredictable. It is really all smoke and mirrors. Sure, people can give you all their estimates and educated guesses but, only the shadow knows! Trading Stock is not for the faint of heart. (Just ask Martha Stewart!)
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
Here we are, a few birthdays and valentines day's later and I am still holding that stock close to my heart. The market closed today and it was trading for $2.14 cents per share. That 1000 shares is now more than double it's worth than when I purchased it which makes my unrealized gain more than 100 percent.
Thanks for the Birthday Day Gift David...and Happy Birthday! I know you are still enjoying your SIRIUS radio - seriously!
Get SIRIUS - I am betting it is going to be a big winner too!