By now, everyone knows about Sirius and XM radio. The services come with a free trial on nearly every new car sold, and aftermarket satellite radio kits drastically outsell standard FM radios. The benefits of satellite radio are the lack of commercials and the wealth of specialty programming. There are multiple channels of every genre of music, from the twang of bluegrass banjo picking to the hard hitting lyrics of gangsta rap.
You can tune into Christian talk radio or comedy routines that would be edited down to prepositions before they would be allowed to air over regular broadcast radio. And along with this wealth of programming comes an amazing continuity of service that only satellite radio can provide. You can drive all the way across the country listening to a single station, getting crystal clear reception in areas where a cell phone doesn’t have a chance of working.