I have the opposite preference. I want to use the steering controls to cycle through my favorites rather than pull up the favorites screen. I really only want to search for next available channel when I'm outside of my normal home base. For that, I use the lower console radio controls. I haven't tried McRat's voice command suggestion as I'm pretty comfortable with what I've set.I find it backwards that when I press << or >> it changes favorite stations rather than going to the next station. It should be a long press for favorites and short press for up/down. Finding the touch screen to change stations is distracting.