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Hyundai customers say no to Howard Stern.
CNN ^ | May 13, 2005 | CNN

Posted on 05/14/2005 7:02:45 AM PDT by blueberry12

Report: Automaker's customers don't want Sirius because they don't want to listen to the shock jock.

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - A surprising number of Hyundai customers said they didn't want Sirius Satellite Radio installed in their vehicles because they objected to Howard Stern, according to an auto news Web site.

The so-called "shock jock" will broadcast on Sirius (up $0.08 to $5.33, Research) Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. beginning in January 2006, said Inside Line, an online news source that is part of Edmunds.com. Edmunds.com is a partner in CNN.com's automotive news and information channels.

Hyundai recently surveyed 300 to 400 customers as it was deciding whether to choose XM (down $0.10 to $28.14, Research) or Sirius Satellite Radio in as an option for its vehicles. Hyundai ultimately decided to go with XM.

The automaker will roll out a fall program that offers 90 days of free satellite radio programming with its new models, starting with the Santa Fe SUV, and the Sonata and Azera sedans, according to Edmunds.

John Krafcik, Hyundai vice president of product development and strategic planning, told Inside Line that executives were stunned by the number of "unprompted write-ins" on the survey that said customers were "not comfortable with programming from Stern."

Other automakers, like DaimlerChrysler (up $0.67 to $40.08, Research), still install the Sirius system.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: automaker; filth; howardstern; hyundai; lewdness; newcar; perversion; sirius; trash; xm

1 posted on 05/14/2005 7:02:46 AM PDT by blueberry12
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To: blueberry12
stunned by the number of "unprompted write-ins"

In other words, this has nothing to do with Hyundai customers and everything to do with some nut job pressure group that needs to get a life.

2 posted on 05/14/2005 7:06:35 AM PDT by killjoy (Real Men Love Bush)
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To: blueberry12

...in other news, multi-millionaire, self-proclaimed "King of All Media" radio personality Howard Stern has climbed back on his cross. "When will the persecution end?", he was heard to say as he suckled a champagne-soaked sponge.


3 posted on 05/14/2005 7:07:46 AM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: killjoy

Given Stern's support of Kerry...


4 posted on 05/14/2005 7:08:50 AM PDT by Sam's Army (Fight them)
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To: blueberry12

Howard used to be funny. Now he is just pathetic.


5 posted on 05/14/2005 7:09:52 AM PDT by SolidRedState (E Pluribus Funk --- (Latin taglines are sooooo cool! Don't ya think?))
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To: SolidRedState

You're right, he went downhill when he left his wife.


6 posted on 05/14/2005 7:13:08 AM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: killjoy

Dear killjoy,

Having participated in these kinds of surveys, I think what is meant by the article is that these answers were given by the actual Hyundai buyers surveyed. My impression is that these Hyundai customers were writing answers into a field marked something like, "Other."

Thus, there was no question that had as a possible answer, "I would not prefer a Sirius satellite radio because Sirius features Howard Stern." Rather, under a question something like, "Why do you prefer XM to Sirius?", large numbers of respondents actually wrote in, unprompted, their disapproval of or dissatisfaction with Mr. Stern's presence on Sirius.

Just my guess.


sitetest


7 posted on 05/14/2005 7:14:40 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: killjoy

That sounds like the liberals talking about conservatives.


8 posted on 05/14/2005 7:23:17 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: killjoy
In other words, this has nothing to do with Hyundai customers

In other news, a survey of internet postings shows that Howard Stern fans suffer from reading comprehension problems.

"Hyundai recently surveyed 300 to 400 customers "

9 posted on 05/14/2005 7:31:15 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

LOL


10 posted on 05/14/2005 7:35:16 AM PDT by cowtowney
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To: killjoy
Howard should get a life.

The Iman should get a life.

People in the 'red states', IMO, barely watch TV anymore. It's full of 'junk' and the commercials are riddled with "junk' erection ads.

People don't want this in their homes of which the auto is an extension.

BTW, if you are a Howard fan, you should get a life.

11 posted on 05/14/2005 7:35:39 AM PDT by duckln
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To: duckln
People don't want this in their homes of which the auto is an extension.

So don't listen/watch it. If someone else wants to, that is their choice.

12 posted on 05/14/2005 7:46:46 AM PDT by killjoy (Real Men Love Bush)
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To: duckln
barely watch TV anymore. It's full of 'junk'

The worst innovation in television has been the institution of "pop-up" ads during the show. When an ad obscures the bottom third of the screen, I hit the button on the remote.

13 posted on 05/14/2005 7:48:24 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: killjoy
some nut job pressure group

There is absolutely no evidence in the story for your assertion.

14 posted on 05/14/2005 7:54:42 AM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: Vision

You're right, he went downhill when he left his wife.




More proof that behind every great man and some lucky jerk$ (Stern) is a greater woman.


;)


15 posted on 05/14/2005 7:57:15 AM PDT by SunnySide (Ephes2:8 ByGraceYou'veBeenSavedThruFaithAGiftOfGodSoNoOneCanBoast)
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To: killjoy

Or maybe it's people who just don't like the jerk. What people see in him, I don't know. Maybe they're all as demented as he is.


16 posted on 05/14/2005 8:14:56 AM PDT by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: blueberry12

Stern was the reason I signed up with XM, not Sirius. By the way, the Blues and Country channels are terrific.


17 posted on 05/14/2005 8:18:42 AM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: SunnySide

You're right, he went downhill when he left his wife.


Are you sure she didn't leave him? That POS only has money going for him and she made a substantial withdraw before she left.


18 posted on 05/14/2005 8:23:12 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: blueberry12

Well, those same folks are in for quite a surprise when thry turn to XM channel 202 and acquaint themselves with Opie, Anthony and Jim Norton!! LOL!


19 posted on 05/14/2005 8:27:45 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Rick Nash will score 50 goals this season ( if there is a season)
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To: blueberry12

Interesting, I never thought of it this way but if I ever do may the jump to satelite radio, XM now has a leg up.

I don't listen to stern, why waste the space for a channel.

competition is good. I could just see the marketing campaign "we don't have howard"


20 posted on 05/14/2005 8:31:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: buccaneer81
Well, those same folks are in for quite a surprise when thry turn to XM channel 202 and acquaint themselves with Opie, Anthony and Jim Norton!! LOL!


21 posted on 05/14/2005 8:40:02 AM PDT by SolidRedState (E Pluribus Funk --- (Latin taglines are sooooo cool! Don't ya think?))
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To: Vision
You're right, he went downhill when he left his wife

I thought he was interesting and funny back in his heyday late '80s, early '90s. He left his wife about 5 years ago, but I was pretty much bored with Stern 10 years ago. He got even worse?

22 posted on 05/14/2005 8:52:00 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: PAR35
The worst innovation in television has been the institution of "pop-up" ads during the show.

It's bad enough that 1/3 to 1/2 of the programming time of a show is taken up with commercials (one channel got 3.5 hours out of 'Independance Day', for example), they also scrunch up the screen to show commercials banner ads during what limited time the show is actually on? Pisses me off too. I switch to something else. Screw 'em.

23 posted on 05/14/2005 8:52:02 AM PDT by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: Lancey Howard
I came to like Stern in the mid-nineties when all the news was very PC and he told it like it was. I liked his struggle, turned on by all the pleasures of fame but fighting to be a family man, and therefore was the good guy. But after he left his wife, he became very shallow and isn't funny IMO. How many stippers can you look at before you get beyond it? How much porn can a person watch?
24 posted on 05/14/2005 9:01:03 AM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: duckln
>>People in the 'red states', IMO, barely watch TV anymore.<<

As a "red-stater", I haven't had the broadcast networks in my home since 1984 but recently my 36" television recently went on the fritz where I had Direct TV. I see this as an opportunity to finally wean my wife from television and save $40 a month in satellite television bills. I plan to replace the tv with a flower pot.

Muleteam1

25 posted on 05/14/2005 9:02:53 AM PDT by Muleteam1 (I must be doing well. My boob tube is bigger than yours.)
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To: Vision
How many stippers can you look at before you get beyond it? How much porn can a person watch?

The problem was that it was radio, so Stern's show was strictly about LISTENING to a nearly 50-year-old Howard acting like a 15-year-old as he ogled these strippers. Old. Fast.

26 posted on 05/14/2005 9:19:57 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: blueberry12
sputter...sputter! McCarthyism!

snarl...snarl! Chill Wind!

whine...whimper! Freedom of Speech!

Now that I've got the liberal talking points out of the way, you can continue with the your regularly scheduled Freep.
27 posted on 05/14/2005 9:25:08 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Children's classic songs updated for Islam "If you're happy and you know it, Go Kaboom!")
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To: Muleteam1

Good for you. We haven't had cable or broadcast for the past three years, and we don't really miss it (well, during March Madness I do).

We still have the TV set, but just use it to watch videos and DVDs.


28 posted on 05/14/2005 9:27:34 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (I belieeeeeeeeeeeeeeve in Undie the Fundie!!! (Visualize your own reality, Undie!))
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To: Choose Ye This Day
Actually $40 a month would buy or rent a lot of videos wouldn't it? Buy them and then resell them at a garage sale or eBay. More arguments to present to my recalcitrant wife.

Muleteam1

29 posted on 05/14/2005 10:16:29 AM PDT by Muleteam1
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To: Muleteam1

Plus, you can buy the DVDs cheap on eBay and at pawn shops. Personally, some day I'd like to sign up for NetFlicks or something similar. I'd rather spend the money to watch what I WANT to watch, rather than giving $40 or $50 a month to let someone ese tell me what I can watch.


30 posted on 05/14/2005 10:22:46 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (I belieeeeeeeeeeeeeeve in Undie the Fundie!!! (Visualize your own reality, Undie!))
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To: killjoy
So don't listen/watch it.

On my car radio I press 'scan', and fowl mouth Stern blares out. Or during the Super Bowl, here comes dumb Dole with viagra,or cialis erection advice. Even a 'slut' flashing a 'black trash' football player during halftime. Lousy role models for both 'races'.

If someone else wants to, that is their choice...

They probable went to a public grade school and don't know what being in a rut is.

31 posted on 05/14/2005 10:34:26 AM PDT by duckln
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To: PAR35
When an ad obscures the bottom third of the screen...

And cable is worse than commercial TV in that regard. For something originally sold to be ad free it's turning into a joke.

Cable is dying because of it. Satellite radio is predicted to be bigger than cable, but IMO it will falter because of the personnel ethics, bordering on 'sick', of the management.

32 posted on 05/14/2005 10:43:54 AM PDT by duckln
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To: blueberry12
If Savage is Psychological Porno then Stern is Psychololical Masturbation..
33 posted on 05/14/2005 10:56:51 AM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: duckln
Cable is dying because of it.

With the number of ads, cable should be free.

34 posted on 05/14/2005 10:57:53 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: blueberry12
Not a Howard fan, but people could just not tune in to that channel.
35 posted on 05/14/2005 8:15:11 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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