Monday, August 17, 2009

Satellite Radio on A Tight Budget

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Looking at the Expenses Breakdown post, one expense sticks out like a sore thumb. Satellite radio! Why pay for Satellite radio, when you can get regular radio for free, along with unlimited sources of streaming talk and radio online? There are two reasons.
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Reason #1:
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Fox News. If any of you have watched Fox news lately, you may have noticed that it is almost x-rated in its portrayal of the female body. This is not something I want in my home. Not to mention, to watch Fox news, we'd have to have cable, which is much more expensive than satellite radio.
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But my husband is a Fox News junky, and it is the one luxury he indulges in. Fox news Talk is all over the web, but streaming Fox news is no where to be found. It must be purchased.
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Reason #2:
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My husband is a giving man. He gives most of his time to work, and what is left to school. He works real hard. I, in turn, take a the money he earns and allot it for our household needs.
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At one point, he had a $10 per month allowance, but as things have tightened, the allowance was removed. Poor guy! Even his birthday allowance was cut! So I will work hard to stretch his dollars so that he can have his satellite radio. Doesn't he look thankful?
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

ewwww, sorry about that mean comment above. Just wanted to suggest, in case you hadn't happened to consider it - has your husband ever tried listening to NPR (National Public Radio)? It's less right-wing-leaning than Fox, so if that's something that your husband particularly enjoys, I guess NPR might not fit the bill. But their coverage of everything - including news, culture, science, etc - is really fascinating, so it might be worth a listen if you haven't already tried it? Plus, of course, it's free. And streamed online.

Emily said...

Anon. He has listened to NPR, but he doesn't like the format. There is a lot of free radio out there, but he loves Fox News. It's the only thing he asks for, so I want him to have it, but thanks for the tip.

Stephanie said...

Satellite Radio is not your only option-----you can get Fox News off the internet for free.....would you like the link? It is the same as Sirius.

Emily said...

Stephanie, from what I've seen from Sirius, it is more to listen to Fox News online. It is Fox News Talk, which is a talk radio station, that seems to be everywhere for free. But if you have a link, please do share. (:

Anonymous said...

doesn't like the format? what a crock. from what i've read on this blog it sounds like your husband is just as crazy as the right wing nut jobs on fox news. I can't imagine that he'd apreciate the unbiased news source that is NPR.

Emily said...

Anon, although we are both poitically more right wing, we do enjoy a few left wing radio programs, even some on NPR. The problem with NPR is that it will have a political talk program, then a half hour of gardening talk, then some musicians, then another political talk program again. I assure you, it is a format issue, as I said.

eccentricterri said...

Emily,

I know this is a late comment but I wanted to let you know about this site for news/talk radio www.streamingradioguide.com then click news/talk. I listen to wink news most of the time which is www.925foxnews.com. It is a station out of Florida but it has free Fox news. It took my husband a while to find a great streaming station. Hope it helps save some money.

Emily said...

terri, thanks, I've bookmarked it to show my DH.

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