SiriusXM announced the launch of Phish Radio today, which will take the place of their current Jam On offerings on channel 29. Jam On will move to be exclusively on the SiriusXM app and online at siriusxm.com.
Phish Radio will launch tomorrow, June 14, at noon ET and will broadcast the first of Phish’s three sets at this weekend’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, in the evening. The band will then play two sets to close out the fest on Sunday, which will also be available via a Phish Radio broadcast.
“My bandmates and I are thrilled to have a home at SiriusXM where Phish fans can hear music from over three decades of us making music together,” keyboardist Page McConnell says in a press announcement. “We’re excited to make Phish Radio an extension of who we are as a band and a welcome home for fans old and new.”
Phish Radio promises to offer selections from the band’s long career—both studio and live—plus music from their influences, along with recurring segments hosted by the band members, interviews and live broadcasts from Phish’s 2019 tour, which kicked off in St. Louis earlier this week. The channel will also play “regular programming dedicated to the extended Jam On community,” while Jam On moves to the SiriusXM app and siriusxm.com.
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jam on fanOctober 22, 2019 at 10:57 am
Bullshit. I love phish but I cant listen to phish 24/7. Sirius just lost a subscriber.
IlovejamonAugust 31, 2019 at 12:28 pm
Jam on is garbage. Good riddance
David SalleeAugust 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm
This is a huge mistake. JamOn is why I subscribe to satellite radio. Bring back JamOn siriusly. 🙂
TomAugust 5, 2019 at 9:22 am
Used to love satellite b/c it was a breath of fresh air from stale, corporate terrestrial. Follow the money, Sirius, and watch loyal subscribers fall away.
Everyone sign the petition!!
Jay SissonJuly 22, 2019 at 1:46 pm
I strenuously object to this change. JamOn was my second favorite Sirius/XM channel. Bad move, guys. Put things back the way they used to be. Until then, I’ll be removing Channel 29 from my presets.
RobertJuly 14, 2019 at 6:25 am
Love Phish but not 24/7. So was hoping this was a short term takeover. Terrible decision…miss my JamOn station.
DerrickJuly 13, 2019 at 2:29 pm
I’ve had my head in the sand hoping that it was just another temporary take over. Now that I know Jam On is gone for real, I’m out. Jam On was the only station I consistently listened to. And like many others, I only changed the station when Phish or Dave Mathews Band came on. This is garbage.
ChandraJuly 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm
This makes me VERY sad. JamOn was the reason I had a SiriusXM subscription. I like Phish, but Why can’t Phish get their own channel? Why tamper with a great thing?
I will be cancelling my subscription due to this.
Tony BishopJuly 12, 2019 at 3:19 pm
Jam On on was the Best Channel on SiriusXM. I Love Phish, but replacing Jam On with the Phish Channel is NOT at all appreciated. Send something else to the On Line and App world and put Jam On back in our cars!
seeyou laterXMJuly 7, 2019 at 5:12 pm
sub up in my car… and I’m going to cancel… Phsih radio instead of JamOn…?? Stupidity!!! They just lost my business!!
Robert DonoghueJuly 7, 2019 at 2:59 pm
I am totally pissed off jam on is why I subscribe to XM .I like phish but not 24/7 ….. give me my jam on back now
DTRJuly 5, 2019 at 12:04 pm
Everyone please contact SiriusXM Customer Service and create an incident report. I am on them, and we all should before they lose our business. Let’s get Jam On back on the air, strength in numbers!
jdJuly 4, 2019 at 3:05 pm
I will not be renewing my SiriusXM this time around because of this. I will be subscribing to some other steaming service
HowardJune 30, 2019 at 8:11 am
I,too, am disappointed that SiriusXM has banished JamOn to on line and the app only. It’s been the favorite station for my wife and I for years. Of course you can criticize the content since nothing is perfect but it was the ONLY station that regularly played this type of music and introduced new bands and relatively obscure ones that eventually developed a following. How many rap stations and pop stations does XM need? Those stations are already on terrestrial radio and was one of the reasons I have SiriusXM in all my vehicles. Suggest that everyone sign the petition at Change.org to bring it back to the radio!
StickJune 27, 2019 at 5:18 pm
No Jam on? Cancelling two subscriptions. I cant stream on a cell phone as I live in a rural area that has very spotty cell service. So I guess I’ll say good by to satelite radio. How stupid.
HxBombJune 26, 2019 at 6:28 pm
Best. News. Ever. Jam On plays way too much twiddle and other crap. So stoked!!!!!!!!!! This just made me decide to re-up my membership. A true phan can never hear too much.
PatrckJune 26, 2019 at 11:27 am
Terrible move – I like Phish, but prefer the variety. Have been an XM subscriber since the beginning but may have to reconsider this year.
KevinJune 24, 2019 at 6:23 pm
Incredibly terrible ill-informed decision for Sirius XM to removed Jam On from its satellite platform. Uncertain who made this misguided decision. But, it was obviously made in a vacuum. Not only do I feel bad for all of us listeners, But I also feel bad for all of the the Jam bands who were being exposed to thousands of new fans.
BummedAugust 15, 2019 at 11:33 pm
That is actually one of the biggest tragedies of this myopic decision…. and irony. Phish was the gateway band for decades that opened the door to other great jam bands for fans, now they’re closing it. The choice will hurt ticket sales for bands like SCI, Umphrey’s and many others as well as festivals while doing little to nothing to Phish’s ticket sales and XM’s bottom line. I feel for the deserving up and comers that will not have their music played.
WoomfJune 24, 2019 at 10:13 am
Terrible decision. Please bring back the good 29.
ScottJune 21, 2019 at 2:17 pm
I though something was wrong with my radio (just got back from vacation)!
Where is the diversity in this station???
Where are my DJ’s??
Well if I have to use my phone, I guess Pandora will be streaming!!
Hal FrancisJune 19, 2019 at 10:04 pm
This is the biggest mistake the company has made , you are going downhill fast the whole concept of a channel dedicated to one band is crazy , look at those channels and compare there numbers with youre other channels pull ur head out ur arze jam on 29 not guppie radio
rizzoJune 18, 2019 at 10:14 am
I love how everyone’s getting bent out of shape as if this is the first time Jam On has been Phish radio for a week.
I don’t like it either but it’s better than goddamn Coachella radio last year, that was a week of Cardi B!
ScottJune 21, 2019 at 2:21 pm
Too bad it’s not just a week!
EdJune 17, 2019 at 11:45 am
If Jam On is not back on the radio, i will not be re-subscribing. It is the best station on Sirius XM
maryJune 17, 2019 at 10:32 am
im done with sirius xm
MikeJune 16, 2019 at 8:09 pm
Xm has hundreds of bullshit channels they could have chosen and they chose jam on. Are u efin kidding me??? I’m not renewing Xm can screw!!!!
paulJune 16, 2019 at 3:22 pm
I do love me some phish but i also like to listen to the other bands on 29. Not sure where will get to listen to Moe., Keller or Primus. Kind of sad because I don’t use the app or online. Makes no sense to me that can’t play all the same stuff or maybe they will and just play the same and calling it Phish radio (can hope).
Sam RudekJune 16, 2019 at 9:37 am
I will be canceling if they make me pay for the app. Jam on needs its own station.
Rick LeachJune 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm
The Jam scene is one of the very best musical discoveries I have made in my life.The Jam On DJ’s are fantastic.This decision is ludicrous.If Jam On does not play in my car,I will cancel my subscription.
steve enseleinJune 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Terrible decision. Love Phish but want more variety. Weekly Live Stash today was shows from 6months ago.
Please sign the petition on change.org to show Sirius we care
Mike EvansJune 15, 2019 at 12:26 pm
This is pure crap! Phish is played over and over on Jam On…not a Phish fan I really enjoy a verity of music…time to cancel Sirus if this is real. I have (3) vehicles with Sirus.
Terd FergusonJune 15, 2019 at 11:12 am
Cancelling 2 subscriptions now. What’s next….channel dedicated to phish cover bands.
GregJune 15, 2019 at 9:37 am
Twisted parties are the best kind, “wan go tango” . Amd I’ll take Disco Biscuits over Ted Nugent any time.
BringbackjamonJune 14, 2019 at 10:45 pm
Shit I would turn Jam on off when Phish came on. they”re terrible.
FrankoJune 14, 2019 at 10:42 pm
I subscribe to SiriusXM only to listen to JamOn. This fantastic station has provided me with years of listening pleasure. If JamOn is gone, so am I. I will be cancelling my SiriusXM subscription tomorrow. Very poor decision making by senior management.
Wango TangoJune 14, 2019 at 9:46 pm
Ok spastics, untwist your parties.
A) Jay On was pretty much just Widespread, moe, and Gary Clark Jr’s new LP on repeat.
B) No one wants to hear Spafford or Disco Biscuits.
C) What part about Phish influences don’t you get? It won’t be just Phish, it’ll have tons of great prog, jam, and new wave artists too. This is a much better option.
D) You can always use the app for all the Blues Traveler your heart desires.
E) Been listening all day and ch. 29 hasn’t sounded better!
CalvoHobboAugust 5, 2019 at 12:39 pm
Soooo.. 2 months later….what about that influences thing? You mean the 5 songs maybe played every 4 hours that aren’t Phish??? Are you an XM employee?
TraceyJune 14, 2019 at 8:27 pm
Can’t hurt to sign it…
GregJune 14, 2019 at 6:36 pm
If there is anything anybody can do to restore Jam On to regular Sirius please post here. Obviously I’m not the only one pissed about it. And no disrespect to Phish, they deserve their own channel, I suggest 30. I know they have had surveys as to what channels I listen to always put Jam On #1. Don’t travel as much now anyway just play vinyl at our store so fuck em. Getting Locken at the truck while in the lot there was really cool.
TraceyJune 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm
There’s a petition…
Deborah DeStefanoJune 14, 2019 at 4:28 pm
Bad decision, Sirius, and a boring one at that. The JamOn djs and tunes are what it’s all about. I’ll cancel my home subscription over this foolish and no doubt corporate decision.
Dennis TJune 14, 2019 at 2:08 pm
I had just signed up for a livephish trial.
Guess no reason to keep that!
I feel bad for all of the DJs who worked hard to make JamOn as good as it was!
Edward JewettJune 14, 2019 at 12:28 pm
MikeJune 14, 2019 at 12:25 pm
This decision Sucks!!! Kill one of the many lousy pop stations and put Phish on there if you have to. There’s plenty of Phish on JamOn as it is.
RobJune 14, 2019 at 10:09 am
“I’ve wanted a Phish only channel, but not at Jam On’s demise.”
GregJune 14, 2019 at 9:30 am
Who the hell wants to use their phone for a radio while driving. And elsewhere listening to music on a phone is blasphemy. Like a shitty briefcase “record player” compared to a real big boy turntable with good Klipsch speakers. Guess I’m a music snob because CDs and satellite radio are as low as I can go on quality, and only because not everything is available on vinyl. mp3s are pure garbage and I just paid for a year of Sirius about 2 months ago and will probably just play CDs in the truck now. They will probably axe Spectrum, Deep Tracks, and Lithium next to save on DJ expenses. Way too many one band stations. Love Petty, GRATEFUL Dead,and Phish, but anything gets old after a few hours.
Jennifer TreshockJune 14, 2019 at 9:00 am
Why cant we have both? Canceling all four of our subscriptions.
JeffJune 14, 2019 at 8:54 am
idubJune 14, 2019 at 7:37 am
love phish but DEF not 24/7… cancelling all my subscriptions today… horrible news
TristanJune 14, 2019 at 4:12 am
TL/DR warning:: Sure this is good news. But how bout a permanent Phish channel? JamOn spins Dead & Slow as much as Phish, and and they already have their own damn channel (sort of, cuz D&C as we all know is not the Dead). But I digress. We have been the most rabid dedicated fan base in live music since Aug 9, 1995. Throw us a bond bone for icculus sake! It will get more plays than The Boss, Ozzy, Tom (who I do love bty the way) and probably 50% of those half baked umbrella filler stations. Popular music is fickle and sometimes great. But Phish is life. And if the Sirius suits can’t recognize the value of lifetime loyalty over one hit wonders you can just as easily find on normal free radio, check your pockets. Hope that billfold is worth it. Because apparently bringing 100k music lovers some joy in their daily commutes obviously isn’t. Do something right for once. Listen to Island Tour Twist. Or just about anything from summer/fall 97, August 93, Dec 95, or Feb 03. That’s why ReListen is kicking your butts among 75–100,00 crunchy lifelong Phishies who if you haven’t noticed, we’ve grown up and have disposable income. But until you see the light, we’re perfectly content allocating our silver to shows, party favors and FREE Jemp radio. Maybe you’re doing us a favor?!? Cuz one medical balloon on laht is worth more than a hundred Free Fallins, Margaritaville’s or any other Karaoke classics we can butcher epically at some two bit spit & sawdust dive.
Read the the phuckig book! //end rant
meJune 14, 2019 at 1:38 pm
What the fuck are you even saying? Sounds like you’re asking for a permanent Phish station… well, you got it. And, you lost JamON at the same time. ON a side note, Ozzy’s Boneyard is almost as good as JamON. Only reason it’s not better is because it’s rare to find any good Hard rock/metal these days… most of it died when the 90s came along. Unfortunately, like commercial rock stations, the Boneyard seems to stick to the same list of songs… but where else are you going to hear Ace of Spades, Duece, Supernaut, Cowboys from Hell, Lights out in London, Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, etc? Just don’t need to here Welcome to the Jungle and Crazy Train, etc. worn out tunes. SAVE JAMON!!!!!
DanaJune 13, 2019 at 9:49 pm
What a huge mistake! What idiots decided to remove the jam station? I am 65 and have been listening to this station for 15 years. I was turned on to so many great artists, as well as ones that I grew up with. I would have never found about Gary Clark Jr. without this station. Many others also. I can’t imagine listening to Phish all of the time. Maybe time to say by to Sirius.
Tony KirilukJune 13, 2019 at 8:21 pm
This is a horrible decision, we listen to SiriusXM radio a *lot* while camping in areas that have little to no cellular signals available, much less LTE/4G data signals; and Jam On is our primary station. I like Phish, but do not want to lose the wider variety of bands that Jam On plays. This will make me seriously consider just dropping our three subscriptions to Sirius XM that we have in our two cars and our camp trailer!
DerekJune 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm
I love Phish, and maybe they deserve their own channel. But Jam On is the premier channel to introduce new Jam Bands and push the platform forward. Jam On needs to still remain on the Sirius line up on the radio.
I may just cancel my service…
cosmicbeinJune 13, 2019 at 7:35 pm
I play Jam On about 50% of the time when listening to Xm radio.Everytime Jam On plays live Phish shows i change the channel,truth.Enuff said?
No more MoeJune 13, 2019 at 7:29 pm
Canceled my XM after slowly watching my favorite stations terminated or replaced by single artist channels. Final straw was losing Jam On. No one listens to a single artist 24/7, and for me Phish is not that interesting. It’s been a good 16 years, but bye bye.
Jon leitchJune 13, 2019 at 7:40 pm
Get an unlimited data plan (which are the best values anyways) and use the app in your car. It’s calked aux cable.
No more MoeJune 13, 2019 at 7:57 pm
Or I can get Spotify for half the cost (or even free). It’s called options.
JackJune 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm
JackJune 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm
Yes I agree with almost everyone. Phish is fine but not 24/7. I’d much rather hear varied artists than Phish all the time. Jam on is/ was unique among streaming services. Now no reason to renew.
Myles WeisslederJune 13, 2019 at 7:14 pm
I’m a diehard phan and love that Phish are getting their own station. However, I think XM blew it by taking JamOn off the air. Even though it will still be available on the app, it’s not the same. There’s an entire community of music lovers XM just blew off. My hope is that the Phish channel doesn’t repeat shows/studio songs as they did in the previous trial runs… there is so much content they shouldn’t have to repeat for a few years. In the meantime, I hope they can find a way to keep JamOn front and center — there’s more to the jam community than Phish.
Pissed In The ATLJune 13, 2019 at 6:37 pm
I’m 60 and came into the scene via the GD. I listen to Sirius XM only when I’m in my car and only to Jam On. To get GD in a Sirius XM package, I’d have to pay a premium and why would I do that when I own so much of my own HQ GD? That brought me to Jam On which is so much more than ONE band. From festy news and in studio interviews and jams to Nugs weekly live cuts and access to SCI, WSP. moe., LOS, Greensky and all of the other great bands in the scene – Jam On has been awesome! But I, like others who’ve posted before me, will be saying goodbye to Sirius XM and goodbye to paying $12/month just to listen to Jam On (because it was worth it!).
Kevin M OBrienJune 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm
Bad news and big mistake Sirius XM programmers. I enjoy listening to Phish. But to dedicate a 24/7 station is a huge mistake. I along with thousands of other Jam On fans are upset that we will be losing the variety of what Jam On is. I’ve been a loyal subscriber of your service with three subscriptions since day one. I’m really upset about this decision.
AngrySubscriberJune 13, 2019 at 5:28 pm
This can’t be real. Surely they don’t believe this will bring in more money. Nothing against Phish, but the list of values that JamON provides (above) makes it greater than any one band.
And I’m not paying this much for an app or website access. SiriusXM, if you’re reading this, I’ve been a subscriber for almost FIFTEEN YEARS and I’ll will end my subscription over this.
RichJune 13, 2019 at 5:10 pm
WTF?! Gone Phishing is great and the band gets plenty of other air time, but this is bullshit. I know SO MANY bands that I now love because of JamOn. It’s my connection to the festival scene when I can’t be there and it pretty much runs all day for me in the background. I have no problem with 24/7 Phish, but not at the expense of JamOn. I’m still bitter about losing The Loft a couple of years ago. Why not make 30 a permanent Phish channel? So all new music discovery now has to go through the corporate driven Spectrum, XMU, or “Alt” Nation. This severely blows.
Howard SternJune 13, 2019 at 5:05 pm
(((Howard))) needs his shekels
Brad ArbutinaJune 13, 2019 at 4:03 pm
Agree with other posters that this is a poor decision. The one station that I consistently listen to is getting canned. Looks like Sirius is getting canned as well.
meJune 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm
Like so many others above… I LOVE PHISH!!!! I used to record shows for years… I stopped, and I rarely listen to Phish outside of an actual live show or Jam ON and the reason was simple, I was getting oversaturated and I didn’t want to destroy the love of their music. I will also dump Sirius if they get rid of Jam ON…
JohnJune 13, 2019 at 3:50 pm
Terrible decision by the company. Jam On is a great station. I may cancel. Too many stations dedicated to just one artist where they replay the same content over and over. The hosts and specials, etc were an invaluable part of the station.
Rick HeislerJune 13, 2019 at 3:47 pm
Contact SiriusXM and tell them to keep JamON on the radio (not just app/website)! Typical corporate bullshit — limiting diversity of viewpoints, opinions — and music. Jesus
James KinkelaJune 13, 2019 at 3:42 pm
I’m a huge Phish Phan but this sucks! I’ve wanted a Phish only channel, but not at Jam On’s demise. We’re losing a great station that has exposed me to my favorite bands and I would’t have found them without Jam ON. Sirius/XM, I hope you can find a way to fix this. This greatly reduces the value of your offering.
LeighJune 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm
Boooo!!!! Not a good decision! I feel ripped off! Just as I was about to start a cross country trip and so looking forward to Jam On. This is a bad decision.
markJune 13, 2019 at 3:08 pm
all the sucky stations they have on sirius and they eliminate the best station? I am dropping my subscription
Mike TJune 13, 2019 at 3:02 pm
So no weekly stash anymore? No more festival coverage? moe. Mule? String Cheese? Widespread Panic? Lettuce? Just a pre set pandora station. No thanks. I guess its too much to ask to get rid of one of the many top hits stations for Phish instead. Or make Phish temporary.
DanaJune 13, 2019 at 9:51 pm
I totally agree!
Brad JacobsonJune 14, 2019 at 8:32 pm
Ira Haberman does a better podcast version of the Weekly Live Stash on his podcast, The Sound Podcast. It’s called Live 5 and drops on Wednesday. There must be at least 15-20 downloadable/streamable episodes by now.
CcrrJune 15, 2019 at 4:07 pm
Saw a billboard on turnpike in philly advertising the phish concerts later this summer. And now they promote this which completely destroys the spirit of music. Good luck to them, but I’ll find other music to listen to.
Not Fake NewsJune 13, 2019 at 2:55 pm
Hate to break it to y’all but Spafford and Twiddle are dog shit.
Liza J StrubJune 13, 2019 at 2:36 pm
Horrible news! Who wants 24 hours of Phish? I know I don’t! I love the variety of Jam On! Where am I going to hear Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and such?
Wango TangoJune 14, 2019 at 9:37 pm
PPPP is just the poor man’s Phish.
GENEJune 13, 2019 at 2:30 pm
This blows! I’ll be removing Channel 29 from my Presets…
JamieJune 13, 2019 at 2:16 pm
I was just thinking yesterday about how many new bands I’ve come to know since I got satellite radio. I only listen to the Jam On station. If you don’t have it, you can count on me canceling my subscription when it’s time to renew. I love Phish but I can listen to exclusive Phish on anything. I cannot find a jam channel to expose me to something new anywhere else. This sucks.
TreyJune 13, 2019 at 1:54 pm
Is this real life? Has to be an article
Left from April 1st right?
Daniel FitzpatrickJune 13, 2019 at 1:51 pm
I just canceled Sirius. Hope they get the message.
HggvJune 16, 2019 at 12:19 pm
Haha, I’m sure they are freaking out at HQ
Richard WaysdorfJune 13, 2019 at 1:49 pm
HORRIBLE DECISION! Don’t kill JamOn!
TCinNYCJune 13, 2019 at 1:48 pm
Why not a Phish channel, and Jam On? Why one or the other? Both is clearly better. But Phish radio is A++.
DanJune 13, 2019 at 1:39 pm
This is horrible. JamOn is the best station and already is Phish heavy.
CraigJune 13, 2019 at 1:19 pm
Booo! Nothing against Phish but this B.S! If anything, the Phish channel should just be on the app & online….not JamOn. Ridiculous. Plus, the new stupid DMB channel on Ch 30 too. AND, JamOn via the app won’t be hosted either…I feel like the variety of tunes now is gonna be limited. One of my old fav channels went to app/online only and it sucks…same songs play over and over. It’s like they just popped 100 songs in the computer and hit “shuffle”.
Not getting any news or insights on artists or songs from the hosts now isn’t really going to suck. F’ing SiriusXM! Not a happy subscriber.
WarrenJune 13, 2019 at 12:53 pm
Look, JamOn turned me onto many new bands and there is NO reason there’s not enough bandwidth to have both JamOn and Phish on Sirius, but, seriously, it’s really on heavy rotation (except for electronica), especially with Steph *Warren’s wife” Scamardo’s show. But you can always just plug in the phone in your car and stream it.
TomJune 13, 2019 at 12:38 pm
This is miserable. What next bob marley all day on the joint. Poor decision. jam on opened my eyes to the jam community. Long live Jam On
JeffJune 13, 2019 at 12:38 pm
Huge Phish fan, but HATE to lose JamOn !! Don’t understand why both can’t exist.
Ralph SierraJune 13, 2019 at 12:22 pm
I love JamOn! I am a Phan but to lose JamOn is huge. I hate they are doing away with a great station.
zombywolfJune 23, 2019 at 1:49 pm
At least they didnt squash Jam On like they did with Beyond Jazz.
gratefultedJune 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm
Agree. This is huge overkill. What is wrong with variety?
RickJamesJune 13, 2019 at 12:17 pm
maybe it’ll be like the Dead channel….the same repeating studio versions of songs day in and day out.
VarietyJune 13, 2019 at 12:12 pm
Love Phish but I can’t imagine there isn’t enough room to keep JamOn.
whateverJune 13, 2019 at 11:52 am
it was already phish heavy already. so this just feels like phish asserting their dominance over all other jambands…. kinda like how they dont have openers and dont share the same type of generosity they were once given by bigger stars on their way in popularity.
Ignacio Gandarillas JrJune 13, 2019 at 11:51 am
This is bullshit !!
Love Phish , but 24 7 is too much
Mark ClevengerJune 13, 2019 at 11:24 am
TCinNYCJune 13, 2019 at 11:09 am
Great news, and long overdue. Phish ON!
RudyJune 13, 2019 at 9:31 pm
You just lost two subscribers