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Howard Stern's Replacements?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:32 pm

Ratings wise and quality wise how are Howard Stern's replacements doing on terestial radio?


  • David Lee Roth (New York)
  • Sports Junkies (Baltimore and Washington) note: listening to them is one cut above having to listen to Black Eyed Peas shit they call music!
  • Penn Gillette


I for one took the plunge and got Sirius so I can have Howard and the whack pack uncut and not fettered by our right wing American Taliban!
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:52 pm

Oh God, David Lee Roth is on in Boston too. Listened to him over Christmas break a few times, and it was HORRIBLE! I literally couldn't stand it. And when they go to commercials, they play Van Halen music.....God, that was 20 freakin years ago already!

Honestly, I didn't laugh a single time listening to his show.

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:03 pm

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 1):
it was HORRIBLE! I literally couldn't stand it

I feel your pain! The Sports Junkies are snarky snot nosed know it alls! They tanked in Baltimore the first time and chance are history will repeat itself. Howard and company made an excellent move by going with Sirius!
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:18 pm

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 2):
The Sports Junkies are snarky snot nosed know it alls!

Might as well replace Howard with someone his fans will identify with.

Hoo hoo hoo Robin.

O&A Party Rock.

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:21 pm

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 2):
Howard and company made an excellent move by going with Sirius!

You think so?

From the AP:

"NEW YORK (AP) - The new home of shock jock Howard Stern, Sirius Satellite Radio, is reporting a widening loss of 311 (m) million dollars for the fourth quarter of 2005. The loss of 23 cents a share is a penny worse than forecast, partly because of rising costs for getting subscribers.

During the same period a year ago, Sirius lost nearly 262 (m) million dollars or 21 cents a share.

Revenues more than tripled to 80 million in the fourth quarter.

Both Sirius and its larger rival X-M Satellite Radio are spending aggressively to expand their programming. They both charge about 13 dollars a month for dozens of channels of commercial-free music, as well as talk, news and sports. They also require special receivers.

Sirius reports costs for acquiring new subscribers more than doubled from the same period a year earlier. It ended 2005 with three-point-three (m) million subscribers, triple the level from a year ago.

Yesterday, X-M also reported a wider-than-expected loss and saw its shares drop after a director resigned warning of a "looming crisis."



Doesn't sound so great to me.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:27 pm

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 4):

Well, look to see the subscription department at XM become the cancellation department by the end of the year. There are rumors that the XM folks expect to see over half of their subscribers switch over to Sirius by this time next year. Why? Howard Stern? No, NASCAR. Also in a few months, folks with XM-equipped car radios will have the ability to remove the XM chip and replace it with the Sirius chip. Sirius may have lost the NHL to XM starting in the 2007-2008 season, but NASCAR more than makes up for it.

As for the Stern replacements in the various markets, they may have dismal ratings right now, but you have to give them some time (1-2 years) to build an audience. Some folks switched over to other stations in their markets (Some have actually started to listen to that old fake cowboy Don Imus [what an angry old crank this guy is]), and I'm sure many of those will eventually warm up to the new shows (unless they've finally decided to get Sirius).
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:30 pm

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 4):
"NEW YORK (AP) - The new home of shock jock Howard Stern, Sirius Satellite Radio, is reporting a widening loss of 311 (m) million dollars for the fourth quarter of 2005. The loss of 23 cents a share is a penny worse than forecast, partly because of rising costs for getting subscribers.

During the same period a year ago, Sirius lost nearly 262 (m) million dollars or 21 cents a share.

Revenues more than tripled to 80 million in the fourth quarter.

It's still a new medium, and income tripling in the 4th quarter doesn't sound all that bad to me. Stern is already paying dividends for Siruis. He has attracked millions of listeners already. Adding to that, to reinforce what Srbmod was saying, NASCAR is going to be a huge seeling point as well. So is the NFL. I personally could care less about either and joined for Stern. The only thing XM has over Sirius IMO is Baseball, but lets face it, I watch my baseball on T.V. anyway. Plus Sirius is gaining rapidly in the new car market and having its product available. Right now, Sirius has 40-45% of the new car market, but that is expected to greatly change as more and more people are requesting Sirius availability in their new cars. GM is going to stop exculsively offering XM.

As for the replacement shows, here in Rochester we got a Cleveland guy called Rover and his Morning Glory radio show. The guy is fucking terrible. I tried to listen jsut to hear what he was about, but the show is lame, the personalities are lame, the whole thing is a mess. Makes me feel even smarted for getting Sirius.
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:03 am

Here in Seattle, KISW replaced his timeslot with a terrible morning zoo(Didn't radio learn from the horrible John Dabella Morning Zoo in Philadelphia). The Adam Carolla Show on 107.7 is ok. In the closing years, the Howard Stern Show took a nose dive in the last 2 years when the censorship thing took flight. Stern was funny, but totally not worth spending money for it.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:11 am

Wouldn't a small shrub work as a replacement for Stern? Or maybe some peeling paint?
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:58 am

Here in ROC, Rover's Morning Glory has replaced Stern. This show is awful, I cannot believe they are still on the air. They spout racist remarks. For example, the day after the Super Bowl, they commented that the National Anthem, "sounded like a bunch of monkeys dying" when referring to the gospel choir singing. They have also made several comments towards Arabs and Muslims such as, "they are all savages over there", "they are all raised to be terrorists" etc. Becuase of this, not only have I stopped listening to the show, but I have stopped listening to that channel all together until they kick those losers off.

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:06 am

Quoting Zippyjet (Thread starter):
I for one took the plunge and got Sirius

My Sirius Sportster just arrived today, I'm going to hook it up when I get home!

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 5):
Why? Howard Stern? No, NASCAR

Those are two of the reasons that I chose Sirius over XM, although I do like XM for having the NHL, I think in the end Sirius has better programming.

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:15 am

You can place a door knob in front of a microphone and it would
have more talent than Howard Stern. The most over rated human on the
planet.

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:24 am

Quoting Zippyjet (Thread starter):
I for one took the plunge and got Sirius so I can have Howard and the whack pack uncut and not fettered by our right wing American Taliban!

It sure didn't take him long to make use of his dump button.

Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
He has attracked millions of listeners already.

I guess you mean attracted. Attacked is more like it. Sirius's sub numbers just released say 3.3 million subs. Of course, Hoo Hoo's math says he brought them all in. He is lucky to have at least a 500,000 to 750,000 - paid subscribers that is. He is already complaining about the amount of pirating going on of his show.

Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
Right now, Sirius has 40-45% of the new car market

Sirius also counts each equipped car sitting on the dealer lot, as a sub. So, how many of those 3.3 million are sitting on the lot?

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 5):
There are rumors that the XM folks expect to see over half of their subscribers switch over to Sirius by this time next year. Why? Howard Stern? No, NASCAR.



The Nascar channels would be lucky to hit the top 5 in XM's programming. XM will still have exclusive Nascar Programmingif they flock to Sirius. Once Ofrah has her show running, her subs alone would more than cover any loss in XM losing Nascar. Expect Ofrah to bring in more subs than Hoo hoo.

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 7):
Stern was funny,

Maybe 10-12 years ago, but not today. Right now hes just calling it in.

Figures were released recently, wait for the next figures, they won't be as good.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:31 am

Quoting Zippyjet (Thread starter):
by our right wing American Taliban!

He was fined by the FCC during the Clinton Administration as well as during the Bush Administration. While I agree that the rules can sometimes be vague, anyone who works in radio knows where the line is, and a smart person doesn't cross it.

As to the other morning shows, it's all local talent folks which means they have to develop their skills. Comparing them to Howard Stern who has worked in New York for umpteen years isn't exactly fair to them. Trust me, consultants are hard at work spending owners dollars trying to find the diamond in the rough right now. Soon as they do Clear Channel, Viacom or some other corp will swoop in and pick them up for syndication.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:35 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 12):
XM will still have exclusive Nascar Programmingif they flock to Sirius.

Yeah Dale Jr. and Jimmy Johnson. Whoopity Doo. That might keep a few hundred folks onboard for about 5 minutes.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 12):
Once Ofrah has her show running, her subs alone would more than cover any loss in XM losing Nascar. Expect Ofrah to bring in more subs than Hoo hoo.

Oprah and her 30 minutes a week talking to her best friend. Sounds like really exciting programming. At least Martha Stewart actually does more than a throw away 30 minutes like what Oprah's going to do.


XM could have had Howard, but the folks there were too thickheaded to figure it out.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 12):
Sirius also counts each equipped car sitting on the dealer lot, as a sub. So, how many of those 3.3 million are sitting on the lot?

VW recently announced that with the purchase of a new car, they'll throw in a free year of Sirius.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 12):
Hoo hoo

You must be one of the three members of the O & A Army we've heard so much about....


Go into any electronic store and you'll see huge displays of XM units. Does Sirius have a similar display in these stores? No, because they can't keep them in stock.
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:54 am

Quoting Gilligan (Reply 13):
He was fined by the FCC during the Clinton Administration as well as during the Bush Administration. While I agree that the rules can sometimes be vague, anyone who works in radio knows where the line is, and a smart person doesn't cross it.

As to the other morning shows, it's all local talent folks which means they have to develop their skills. Comparing them to Howard Stern who has worked in New York for umpteen years isn't exactly fair to them. Trust me, consultants are hard at work spending owners dollars trying to find the diamond in the rough right now. Soon as they do Clear Channel, Viacom or some other corp will swoop in and pick them up for syndication.

He was previously fined but, during the Bush years, the FCC has virtually gone to witch hunt status going after Stern! Oprah can talk about sex and not even a whimper from Uncle Sam!
In regard to the local talent, the Sports Junkies have been on the air at least three to five years too long! As I said, they bombed in Baltimore several years ago. Regarding the other replacements only time will tell.
One bright spot on WHFS Baltimore's old Stern station; Former Police Chief Ed Norris's gab fest from 10:00 to 3:00 pm. is a hit and decent listening (when I'm driving down I-95 to BWI!)
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 15):
He was previously fined but, during the Bush years, the FCC has virtually gone to witch hunt status going after Stern! Oprah can talk about sex and not even a whimper from Uncle Sam!

Yes, but he also ratcheted up his shtick in response, at times inviting the FCC to level a fine against him. What most people don't know is that aside from technical issues the FCC doesn't even bother to investigate indecency charges unless they get complaints from listners. By being syndicated and challenging so many stations in different markets he invited trouble from them everytime he got graphic.

Bob and Tom out of Indy do all sorts of blue stuff but don't get fined because they know how to word it so it's legal. Stern just barged ahead and was as crude as he could be which apeals to his core audience but leaves lots of room to be taken to the woodshed by the FCC.

Oprah doesn't do the lesbian dating game. Nor have contests where the winner gets a porn star for a day then comes back and graphically describes what happened. There's a huge difference between the two shows. The rules in that area are pretty clear and Stern took pains to violate them at every turn.

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 15):
In regard to the local talent, the Sports Junkies have been on the air at least three to five years too long!

If they're not syndicated, their local talent and as you point out, have worked at at least a couple of different stations.

It'll be interesting to see how the Stern saga plays out. How many people will continue to think he is worth the subscription fee? One thing is for sure. The terrestial radio stations are scared because they are running that "radio...some things were meant to be free" promo to death.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:29 am

Philly had Stern on 94.1 WYSP, and after he left everything changed. They have two talk shows, with horrible hosts...like every other talk show in Philly. They used to have such good rock music, now whenever I listen, it's a talkshow! I only listen to Preston and Steve in the morning, they are effing hilarious.

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:34 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
but lets face it, I watch my baseball on T.V.

As I watch Nascar on T.V as well. No sports programming should be a selling point to attract viewers in my opinion. What is the fun of listening to a sporting event when you can watch it or tivo it.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:42 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 14):
XM could have had Howard, but the folks there were too thickheaded to figure it out.

I guess thick headed means better business sense. XM simply didnt want to pay what he wanted. 500 million is a lot for mediocre talent and rerecorded bits. Sirius has a track record for over paying their talent. Martha Stewart, Cousin Brucie, etc. If sirius had invested some of that money in technology, maybe they would also have a fully portable unit. XM is getting ready to put their 3rd generation fully portable unit on the shelves.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 14):
VW recently announced that with the purchase of a new car, they'll throw in a free year of Sirius.

Which will only make sirius's subscriber aquisition costs even higher. This also brings up paying vs non paying subs. How many of the 3.3 million are actually paying. XM doesnt count until they are being paid.

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 14):
Go into any electronic store and you'll see huge displays of XM units. Does Sirius have a similar display in these stores? No, because they can't keep them in stock.

Which could mean anything. XM still met its subscriber forecast. Last year XM gained as many subs as sirius has in its entire existence. So based on that, XM one could say that they have better a distribution/manufacturing system.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:49 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 19):
If sirius had invested some of that money in technology, maybe they would also have a fully portable unit. XM is getting ready to put their 3rd generation fully portable unit on the shelves.

So that means the bugs and issues with the 1st and 2nd generation MyFi units have been fixed? Sirius isn't going to release any new unit until they have the bugs worked out. Which is also why they haven't gotten into the aviation market yet either.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 19):

I guess thick headed means better business sense. XM simply didnt want to pay what he wanted. 500 million is a lot for mediocre talent and rerecorded bits.

He told them what he wanted to do, and they looked at him like he was speaking in a foreign tongue.
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:12 am

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 8):
Wouldn't a small shrub work as a replacement for Stern? Or maybe some peeling paint?



Quoting PIA777 (Reply 11):
You can place a door knob in front of a microphone and it would
have more talent than Howard Stern. The most over rated human on the
planet.

Ahhh two users a small shrub and a door knob could out think and out post.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 12):
I guess you mean attracted. Attacked is more like it. Sirius's sub numbers just released say 3.3 million subs. Of course, Hoo Hoo's math says he brought them all in. He is lucky to have at least a 500,000 to 750,000 - paid subscribers that is. He is already complaining about the amount of pirating going on of his show.

Sorry, spell check issue there. And no, Howard doesn't claim credit for every new Sirius subscriber, but lets face it, since Howard announced he was going to Sirius, the new subscribers have been through the roof. This past Christmas season as his free radio show came to an end, Sirius absolutely killed XM in equipment sold and new subscribers. I guess that is more likely due to the slammin' heavy metal channel right?

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 12):
The Nascar channels would be lucky to hit the top 5 in XM's programming. XM will still have exclusive Nascar Programmingif they flock to Sirius. Once Ofrah has her show running, her subs alone would more than cover any loss in XM losing Nascar. Expect Ofrah to bring in more subs than Hoo hoo.

Oprah is going to have a channel, but she is only going to be on it for 30 minutes once a week. XM is throwing A LOT of jack at Oprah because they are desperate to stop the bleeding. Oprah's show will attract some of eh housewife segment, but that listening base is NOTHING like the size and loyalty of Howards. Her channel cannot make up for the increasing shift of listeners to Sirius. Oprah isn't going to cancel out Stern and Nascar and the NFL.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 19):
I guess thick headed means better business sense. XM simply didnt want to pay what he wanted. 500 million is a lot for mediocre talent and rerecorded bits. Sirius has a track record for over paying their talent. Martha Stewart, Cousin Brucie, etc. If sirius had invested some of that money in technology, maybe they would also have a fully portable unit. XM is getting ready to put their 3rd generation fully portable unit on the shelves.

Howad has already said that he will not take all of that money if he dos not produce the way he should. He is not going to bankrupt the company. He already has more money than any of us will ever see. And if you are gripping about a portable unit, sorry but as Srbmod mentioned, Sirius cannot make their units fast enough to keep up with the demand. Portable or no portable. And Sirius' portable device when all squared away will be at the top of the line. Oh, and names like Martha Stewart and Cousin Brucie all have loyal followings, and that brings in the subscribers. And careful, as I already mentioned, XM is drastically overpaying Oprah for 30 minutes a week.
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:17 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 21):
Ahhh two users a small shrub and a door knob could out think and out post.

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:38 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 20):
So that means the bugs and issues with the 1st and 2nd generation MyFi units have been fixed? Sirius isn't going to release any new unit until they have the bugs worked out. Which is also why they haven't gotten into the aviation market yet either.

I heard the clips where Howard gave the exact same speech. If thats your source you need to find a new one. The first generation portable (which is the MyFi - there is no 2nd gen Myfi, those are different radios) had an issue with the battery, which has since been corrected. The battery issue had nothing to do with portability. There are no issues with the 2nd gen radios that I know of. The 2nd and 3rd gen radios are produced by fairly reputable manufacturers. Why would these manufacturers give the go ahead with the 3rd gen if the 1st and 2nd gen are so problematic?

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 14):
You must be one of the three members of the O & A Army we've heard so much about....

I guess its time for some Howie Math:

Howie takes credit for all sirius subs: 3.3 million. He is not available in Canada, online, or with their Satellite TV partner.

Howie listeners: 3.3 million

XM management has stated that O&A account for 10% of all sources. They rank #2 in all programming. The 70s channel rank #1. They are available in all forms of XM programming: XM US, XM CA, online, and their satellite TV partner.

XM US: 6 million
XM CA: unreleased
Online: negligible
Satellite TV: 25-27 million
Total: 33 million

O&A listeners: 3.3 million

Since 100% listenership is unrealistic, 50% is closer but still too much.

O&A > Howie

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 20):
He told them what he wanted to do, and they looked at him like he was speaking in a foreign tongue.

College tours, etc. When is he getting to work? I guess its kind of hard to fit all of that in a 4 day work week.

Quoting Gilligan (Reply 16):
It'll be interesting to see how the Stern saga plays out. How many people will continue to think he is worth the subscription fee? One thing is for sure. The terrestial radio stations are scared because they are running that "radio...some things were meant to be free" promo to death.

Which is telling. They used to run XM commercials on commercial radio, but you don't hear them anymore. Some people say they don't want to pay for satellite radio. You can make the comparison of regular TV and Cable TV. Which is better?

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 20):
Which is also why they haven't gotten into the aviation market yet either.

To be honest, I dont know of any bugs or problems with the aviation radios. But then again, how often does the IFE on a plane work all the time. I don't think Satellite is going to be all that big in aviation anyway. I could be wrong. Of course the smart ass part of me wants to say, that the sirius units are so big, clunky and produce a lot of heat, that the planes would have a hard time getting off the ground. Sirius has gotten better with radio size, but are still pretty huge.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:46 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 23):

I heard the clips where Howard gave the exact same speech. If thats your source you need to find a new one.

I was hearing this prior to 1/9/06.......

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 23):
Howie takes credit for all sirius subs: 3.3 million. He is not available in Canada, online, or with their Satellite TV partner.

Howard 100 has been available to Sirius Canada subscribers since February 6th.

As for online, Sirius is having to add a shitload of bandwidth in order to be able to stream the Howard Stern Show. There are some folks illegally streaming it online.

Can't answer that one, as I'm not a satellite TV subscriber.
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:32 am

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Reply 18):
As I watch Nascar on T.V as well. No sports programming should be a selling point to attract viewers in my opinion. What is the fun of listening to a sporting event when you can watch it or tivo it.

True, but I spend so much time in my car going back and forth from Windsor to Toronto that sometimes it will be nice to be able to hear the NASCAR race on the radio, and also, I must admit that as crude and disgusting as he is, I do love Howard.

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:45 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
attracked



Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
seeling



Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
exculsively



Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
jsut



Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
Makes me feel even smarted for getting Sirius.

I really hope getting Sirius can help you get even more smarted when it comes to spelling!  duck 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:49 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 24):
Howard 100 has been available to Sirius Canada subscribers since February 6t

howard 100 and 101 have been available since they went live back in November/December here in Canada  Wink

Trust me.. I've been listening everyyyy day.
LOL

You just need to be creative.. DO you know how many Canadians actually live at 123 Broadway in New York NY?

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:02 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 24):
Howard 100 has been available to Sirius Canada subscribers since February 6th.

If thats true, my mistake. I only recall the news of the CA launch, abt how CA's equivalent of the FCC was not going to allow him on.

Quoting KROC (Reply 21):
Howad has already said that he will not take all of that money if he dos not produce the way he should.

If thats the case, he needs to dump Robin, and bring back Billy and Jackie. The reason they left in the was because they werent getting what they were worth. I dont know if he still does, but Gary was still doing appearances to supplement his show income. If he really wanted to, Howie would take care of his guys. Just the other day, I saw a video of his limo being whisked into a garage, and him into a private elevator. The others arrived in taxis, and entered thru the front door.

Quoting KROC (Reply 21):
but that listening base is NOTHING like the size and loyalty of Howards.

Then Sirius should have 12-15 million subs instead of 3.

Quoting KROC (Reply 21):
Her channel cannot make up for the increasing shift of listeners to Sirius.

'05 growth:
XM: 3.5 million
SIRI: 1.8-1.9

Quoting KROC (Reply 21):
This past Christmas season as his free radio show came to an end, Sirius absolutely killed XM in equipment sold and new subscribers. I guess that is more likely due to the slammin' heavy metal channel right?

I never said there wasnt a Howard factor. Both companies met growth expectations. See the above comment. The number 1 company in the market, gained more subs in one year, than the number 2 company has total.

Quoting KROC (Reply 21):
Oprah is going to have a channel, but she is only going to be on it for 30 minutes once a week.

House Frau or not, Oprah is huge. Books in her book club make the sellers list, Dr Phil has a hit show, and she has the Oxygen channel. I dont know how well that does, I'm sure it makes her money.

Quoting KROC (Reply 21):
XM is drastically overpaying Oprah for 30 minutes a week.

If I remember right, the contract was $55M for 3 years, so basically $18M a year. XM is pretty careful when it comes to paying their talent. They dont just throw money around.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:15 am

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 22):
Sorry we don't think your idol is worth crap--do you need a tissue? Don't have one in your purse? *insert powting emoticon here*

Give your comebacks back to the little girl down the street who you stole them from.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 23):
e is not available in Canada, online, or with their Satellite TV partner.

Stern is available in Canada now. One of Stern's biggest projects right now is to get his show on the net, and as Srbmod mentioned, they are adding bandwidth currently because the rush of users they will get will require an amount unheard of. Also, Stern can be found On Demand. He still has a T.V. outlet that will generate support.

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 26):
I really hope getting Sirius can help you get even more smarted when it comes to spelling!

Welcome to English class. Actually is mostly my typing that sucks.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 28):
Then Sirius should have 12-15 million subs instead of 3.

You cannot expect 12-20 million users to all follow him at once. They are coming. On top of that, he has untapped reserves of people who are all potential subs in cities he was thrown off the airwaves and in areas where he was not available. You can continue to throw all he numbers around that you want, but there is a reason why XM was buying air time to run commercials on Sterns show when it was still on regular radio and why they advertise as much as they can on anything Stern related.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 28):
House Frau or not, Oprah is huge. Books in her book club make the sellers list, Dr Phil has a hit show, and she has the Oxygen channel. I dont know how well that does, I'm sure it makes her money.

Oprah is huge but she had her stomach stapled to take care of that. Seriously though, when people sign up because of a name, they want to hear that name. If i got Sirius to here Howard Stern and I only could head him once a week for 30 minutes, I'm going to be pissed. Same with Oprah's potential subscribers.
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:19 am

Quoting Eastern L1011 (Reply 9):
Here in ROC, Rover's Morning Glory has replaced Stern. This show is awful, I cannot believe they are still on the air.

I happen to love it. Although, I am from Cleveland and it's been on the air here for alot longer than anywhere else. And, btw, the superbowl nat'l anthem was terrible.  silly  The show isn't for those who take offense easily cuz he tells it like it is. Really funny stuff.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:38 am

In addition to Howard, my Sirius subscribtion has more than paid for itself each month! Like XM Sirius has invaluable traffic reports round the clock. In Baltimore, traffic coverage is at best pathetic during non rush hours! As a matter of fact, WBAL the right wing news talk radio station is the flagship of the Baltimore Orioles. Meaning, Tampa Bay can be beating them 14 to zip and a jet could land on I-95. Guess what? The mighty to the righty radio station still carries the losing O's and screw the traffic. Thank God for satellite radio!
And, Uncle Steven's garage channel can't be beat on Sirius. And, we haven't even gotten to the NFL and other great selections!
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:54 am

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 31):
And, Uncle Steven's garage channel can't be beat on Sirius.

Preset A2 on my receiver.
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:29 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 29):
Oprah is huge but she had her stomach stapled to take care of that.

I was thinking of something similar when I posted, but considering the sensitivity of some around here, I refrained.

I don't know if the 2 companies post quarterly or just annually. I suppose we really won't know anything until next February. Compared to the other Stern "Zombies" I've debated, you two have been really civil about it. Thanks.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:39 pm

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 33):
Compared to the other Stern "Zombies" I've debated, you two have been really civil about it.

Yeah, you don't want to make our 4 man ARMY mad!!!

Grrrrrrrrr!!

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:49 am

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 8):
Wouldn't a small shrub work as a replacement for Stern? Or maybe some peeling paint?



Quoting PIA777 (Reply 11):
You can place a door knob in front of a microphone and it would
have more talent than Howard Stern. The most over rated human on the
planet.



Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 22):
Sorry we don't think your idol is worth crap--do you need a tissue? Don't have one in your purse? *insert powting emoticon here*

Obviously, Stern's legions of fans disagree vehemently with you. If you don't dig his act fine but Stern is far more than just talented; he's an unparalleled media phenomenon. And he's about far more than risque humor, as anyone who listened for more than 10 minutes would quickly learn. He also demonstrates an astuteness for exceptionally witty commentary on world events, politics, etc. Frankly, I've come to trust his take on current affairs far more than some the well-known free radio blowhards who make their living ranting about national and global issues (you know who they are), although some of them are almost as funny, due to their sheer pompousity. Unfortunately for me, I bought and had to return a Sirius radio because I couldn't get a good lock on the satellite cluster from my ground-level apartment; there were too many trees too close, obstructing the sky in the direction of the cluster. Raising a high mast above the building for the antenna or getting it through Satellite Dish TV weren't options so I now lament that I can no longer hear Howard. I tried out David Lee Roth on 92.3 FM-NY but, try as he does, he's awful, so I'm relegated to either Imus on 66-WFAN-AM or Curtis and Kube on WABC-AM in the morning. Needless to say, I'm now in painful Stern withdrawel.  Sad
 
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Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:18 am

Quoting N766UA (Reply 30):
I happen to love it. Although, I am from Cleveland and it's been on the air here for alot longer than anywhere else. And, btw, the superbowl nat'l anthem was terrible. The show isn't for those who take offense easily cuz he tells it like it is. Really funny stuff.

I am not easily offended, I love people who tell it like it is (Stern, Bubba, Jim Rome etc), but IMO his show is just terrible, There just isn't anything remotely funny about it. Different strokes for different folks.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 33):
I was thinking of something similar when I posted, but considering the sensitivity of some around here, I refrained.

I don't know if the 2 companies post quarterly or just annually. I suppose we really won't know anything until next February. Compared to the other Stern "Zombies" I've debated, you two have been really civil about it. Thanks.

If you respond to me with a sarcastic comment, I'm down for it. I'm not going to whine like most people on these boards.  Wink And I appreciate the civil commentary too. We all have our strong loyalties its clear, and we can debate them without getting all fired up. Its a good thing.

Quoting AvObserver (Reply 35):
Obviously, Stern's legions of fans disagree vehemently with you. If you don't dig his act fine but Stern is far more than just talented; he's an unparalleled media phenomenon. And he's about far more than risque humor, as anyone who listened for more than 10 minutes would quickly learn. He also demonstrates an astuteness for exceptionally witty commentary on world events, politics, etc. Frankly, I've come to trust his take on current affairs far more than some the well-known free radio blowhards who make their living ranting about national and global issues (you know who they are), although some of them are almost as funny, due to their sheer pompousity. Unfortunately for me, I bought and had to return a Sirius radio because I couldn't get a good lock on the satellite cluster from my ground-level apartment; there were too many trees too close, obstructing the sky in the direction of the cluster. Raising a high mast above the building for the antenna or getting it through Satellite Dish TV weren't options so I now lament that I can no longer hear Howard. I tried out David Lee Roth on 92.3 FM-NY but, try as he does, he's awful, so I'm relegated to either Imus on 66-WFAN-AM or Curtis and Kube on WABC-AM in the morning. Needless to say, I'm now in painful Stern withdrawel.

Excellent points AvObserver. I would also like to mention that Stern is an excellent interviewer as well. If he has a stripper or just some slut he asks all the questions his users want to hear. If he has a famous guest on the show, he can ask serious questions, and he will ask questions that are different from what every other interviewer will ask. A few years back, he had Paul McCartney on the show and the interview they had was phenomenal and regarded as one of the better McCartney interviews in recent times. Stern asked questions considered taboo by other media outlets and Paul answered them. It was very good. Also, Stern has a contract or agreement with ABC for his own interview show. An ocasional 1 hour show. Its been on the books for sometime, but ABC doesn't know how to actually use Stern or the show. It's too bad.
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:25 am

Quoting AvObserver (Reply 35):
so I'm relegated to either Imus on 66-WFAN-AM

I'm so sorry. Imus is waaaayyy past his sell-by date. I used to listen to him every so often about 6 years ago when the sports talk station I listened to had Imus as their morning show. Then the station decided to move their afternoon show to the mornings and Imus was going to be dropped. Well when word of this got back to Imus, he went apeshit. Steak Shapiro (Who is one of the owners of the station he was being broadcast on 790 The Zone) used to be a frequent phone guest back in those days, and Imus pretty much tore him and the station a new one live on the air, and that was the last day Imus was broadcast on 790. The rest of that week they just simulcast some sports radio stuff off of the network they were using at the time, and that Monday started their new morning show several weeks early. I lost any respect for Imus after that stunt. His show is still on in Atlanta elsewhere on the AM dial, but I haven't even had the urge to even try to tune it in.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 33):
Compared to the other Stern "Zombies" I've debated

I'm more of a Howard newbie. Atlanta was one of the biggest, if not the biggest market in the US that never got the Howard Stern Show. So other than the E! show, I had never listened to him until 1/6/06. I don't listen to his show everyday, as sometimes I just get in the mood to actually listen to music. Nor do I listen to it from start to finish when I do listen. The first few weeks I did, mainly to see what was going on. Honestly, I'd be more willing to listen to Artie for four hours than Howard.....
 
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Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:37 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 37):
I'm more of a Howard newbie. Honestly, I'd be more willing to listen to Artie for four hours than Howard.....

Too bad you weren't around during the Jackie Martling/Billy West days.

And just out of curiosity, do either of you feel that Robin adds or takes away from the show.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:03 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 36):
but IMO his show is just terrible, There just isn't anything remotely funny about it. Different strokes for different folks.

Yeah. Maybe you just have to get used to it. For a year or so I was pretty indifferent, I just kinda listened cuz every other morning show was 50 year old guys and I couldn't relate.. but it's grown on me.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:10 am

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 38):
And just out of curiosity, do either of you feel that Robin adds or takes away from the show.

I like Robin. I think a woman's presence is important, and she knows how to deal with Howard. Plenty of experience there. I think she can be funny, and since they have been on Sat. I think she is even better since she is a lot less reserved. I know a lot of poeple don't like her, but I think she does her part to make the show better.
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:51 am

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 1):
they play Van Halen music.....God, that was 20 freakin years ago already!

Van Halen rocked during the late '70's/early to mid '80's! You shoulda been there.  Wink

Quoting Gilligan (Reply 13):
consultants are hard at work spending owners dollars trying to find the diamond in the rough right now.

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe there's an unknown dj who would be a good Howard Stern replacement. The problem is, this person is unknown except by the local audience.

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Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:54 am

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 37):
I'm so sorry. Imus is waaaayyy past his sell-by date. I used to listen to him every so often about 6 years ago when the sports talk station I listened to had Imus as their morning show.

You're telling me! I originally listened to Imus from 1978-1984 on the long defunct WNBC-AM, where Stern spent his first 3 years in New York (1982-1985). During much of that time, Imus was on drugs and booze, although some days, he was funnier for it. He missed a lot of days due to his abuse, though, and his show got tired. That stupid "Moby Worm" bit he did for awhile sure wore thin quickly, as did the "Nuke 'Em" bit done during the Iran Hostage Crisis. One of his last really good bits of those years was the 1983 "Quest For Dwarfs" saga, a wild spoof of Disney's Snow White, although that one went on way too long before they decided to kill off the dwarfs. You had to have heard it. Hmm, if I remember all this, perhaps I too am waaaayyy past my sell-by date.  Big grin
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:45 am

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 41):
Van Halen rocked during the late '70's/early to mid '80's! You shoulda been there.

I am well aware of that  Smile. Much as I don't really like DLR's singing, of course the band rocked. I just meant it's been 20 years since he was in Van Halen (not counting that appearance on whatever award show a few years ago).

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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:55 am

Quoting AvObserver (Reply 35):
he's an unparalleled media phenomenon

I'll give him that, but so were Beany Babies.
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:52 pm

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 44):
I'll give him that, but so were Beany Babies.

Hardly a good coparision. Stern has abvously showed he has staying power.
 
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:25 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 45):
Stern has abvously showed he has staying power

As has Jerry Springer...
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RE: Howard Stern's Replacements?

Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:07 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 21):
Ahhh two users a small shrub and a door knob could out think and out post.

Is this you moderating?

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