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Howard Stern jilting satellite, returning to “real” radio?
IHateTheMedia.com ^ | 02/18/09

Posted on 02/18/2009 8:29:50 PM PST by slomark

When Howard Stern left terrestrial radio for the world of satellites, he was replaced by three different regional hosts. Two of them went down in flames almost immediately, but CBS Radio had high hopes for the third, comedian Adam Carolla.

Had. As in past tense. Formerly. No more.

AllAccess.com, a popular radio news site, reports that affiliates have been notified that Friday will be Carolla’s last day at CBS Radio.

“Yes, there will be a large announcement, Carolla said. “We will do that tomorrow or later today. We’ll play it by ear. You will find me via the webcast. So all you junkies can get a little hit of the Ace Man methadone.”

Rumors have been floating around the radio industry that

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adamcarolla; howardstern; radio; satelliteradio

1 posted on 02/18/2009 8:29:50 PM PST by slomark
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To: slomark

Hmmm....I heard he is costing Sirius/XM $80 Million a year? or more?


2 posted on 02/18/2009 8:33:54 PM PST by goodnesswins (Conservative and fighting for freedom and liberty....whether you like it or not.)
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To: slomark

Sooo, Howard Stern is o.k. on the radio...but conservative talk radio is NOT???

What a world, what a world.


3 posted on 02/18/2009 8:34:36 PM PST by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: goodnesswins

Over-rated and overpaid.


4 posted on 02/18/2009 8:35:12 PM PST by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: berdie

I’ve heard Stern isn’t a big fan of Obama, and he would be an effective ally in the fight against the reinstatement of The Fairness Doctrine.


5 posted on 02/18/2009 8:35:58 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: dfwgator

That’s a great point. I’m no fan of Stern, but he would be effective with the Fairness Doctrine.


6 posted on 02/18/2009 8:37:20 PM PST by slomark (www.IHateThemedia.com)
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To: goodnesswins

Most of his compensation came in the form of stock in Sirius. With the company headed to bankruptcy, you can imagine how much that has gone down.


7 posted on 02/18/2009 8:47:57 PM PST by SlapHappyPappy
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To: slomark
"That’s a great point. I’m no fan of Stern, but he would be effective with the Fairness Doctrine."

Howard Stern thougt his listeners would flock to Sirius. What he didn't count on is they would have to pay for it as opposed to getting it for free. Says volumes about his followers.

8 posted on 02/18/2009 8:49:23 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: berdie

He is conservative. He just hated Bush.


9 posted on 02/18/2009 8:50:02 PM PST by securityman
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To: SlapHappyPappy
"Most of his compensation came in the form of stock in Sirius."

See post #6.

10 posted on 02/18/2009 8:51:08 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: dfwgator
Well, Gator, I'll take your word on his political stance and effectiveness on fighting the Fairness Doctrine.

Personally, he makes my eyeballs itch. Since he has already fled once to satellite radio? (Going broke at this point.)

I have read that he is actually pretty conservative and this is just his schitck.

We'll see. Truthfully, in this battle, the enemy of the enemy is my friend.

11 posted on 02/18/2009 8:51:19 PM PST by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: slomark

Can one jilt the dead?


12 posted on 02/18/2009 8:52:19 PM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: slomark

“Real radio?” Once you’ve had satellite, you’ll never go back. It’s my $13 a month vice.


13 posted on 02/18/2009 8:53:06 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: securityman
"He is conservative."

How do you figure that?

14 posted on 02/18/2009 8:53:15 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: buccaneer81
"Once you’ve had satellite, you’ll never go back. It’s my $13 a month vice."

My job takes me out to the boonies. If it wasn't for Sirius and CD's the long drives would be almost unbearable.

15 posted on 02/18/2009 8:57:02 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: securityman
I guess I just don't care for his brand of humor. I consider him to be pretty crude. But...I don't have to listen to him.

Hence my comment... that particular brand of broadcasting could well be accepted and other conservative radio be in danger.

It does make me wonder, if the Fairness Doctrine were to be re-instituted, what his off-set be? That could be really amusing. :)

16 posted on 02/18/2009 9:04:13 PM PST by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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To: dfwgator
I really can not stand Howard Stern but he would be a great Allie in the war against the fairness doctrine. Who could ever forget Grandpa Munster (Al Lewis) shouting “F&^K the FCC”!! One of the many things Stern knows is how to get free media attention.
17 posted on 02/18/2009 9:06:06 PM PST by BBell
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To: buccaneer81
I've been a Sirius/XM subscriber for four years and I'd happily pay double the price they are charging. Nearly 100 channels of commercial free music in every conceivable genre. My only beef is they don't have a classical station dedicated to the Baroque era, but other than that, they have turned me on to tons of great new music. Some of my favorite stations are Outlaw Country, First Wave, Willie's Place, Lithium, Underground Garage, XM U, and the Opera channel.

I should mention that I've never listened to Howard Stern once. How many millions are they paying him again? Maybe Sirius/XM can finally get in the black if he leaves them to go back to terrestrial radio.

18 posted on 02/18/2009 9:24:15 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 12 days away from outliving John F. Kennedy)
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To: SamAdams76
How many millions are they paying him again? Maybe Sirius/XM can finally get in the black if he leaves them to go back to terrestrial radio.

Stern has a five-year, $500,000,000 contract with Sirius to talk about boobs, lesbians and his private region. "Bad business model" doesn't even begin to cover it. I suspect those five years are just about up, and that Sirius/XM wants to be rid of him. As you said, they might make a profit! Especially if they toss Oprah overboard with him.

The shakiness of Sirius/XM and the talk of reinstituting the "Fairness" Doctrine worries me. I am in the car at minimum eight hours a week. FM is filled with ads and no variety and I don't want to carry a truckload of CDs...plus I like talk radio! Sirius Patriot, Fox Talk, Radio Classics, FamilyNet...the best. The music variety cannot be matched on FM.
19 posted on 02/18/2009 9:46:01 PM PST by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: SamAdams76
I've been a Sirius/XM subscriber for four years

Four years for me also, I love 70s on 7, being the geek I sometimes am.

20 posted on 02/18/2009 10:00:37 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: SamAdams76
I should mention that I've never listened to Howard Stern once.

Nor have I listened to Opie and Anthony over the years. My thing is the music, plus Fox News, and the BBC World Service when they're not bashing America.

21 posted on 02/18/2009 10:03:50 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: securityman
He is conservative.

If he is " conservative" then I am not. It is bad enough I am categorized with this sad excuse for a human being as an "male."
22 posted on 02/18/2009 10:05:20 PM PST by RedMonqey (History writes the best satire and the worst tragedies.)
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To: blackbart.223
My job takes me out to the boonies. If it wasn't for Sirius and CD's the long drives would be almost unbearable.

So true. Last month, I drove round trip from Ohio to New Brunswick, Canada. Maine is a radio dead zone. XM kept me sane.

23 posted on 02/18/2009 10:06:06 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: securityman

I’ve listened to him on the radio, and briefly viewed him on the tube. He’s not conservative, whatever he might claim.


24 posted on 02/18/2009 10:08:47 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: umgud
"Over-rated and overpaid."

Well I've listened to him on the radio and caught his show that was on TV.

Not really my thing but if people want to listen to him and someone wants to pay for the commercials then more power to him.

25 posted on 02/18/2009 10:13:37 PM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: SlapHappyPappy
Most of his compensation came in the form of stock in Sirius. With the company headed to bankruptcy, you can imagine how much that has gone down.

I've read that Howard Stern sold every Sirius share quite a while ago. He made out like a bandit, dumping his shares as fast as the law allows.

26 posted on 02/18/2009 11:16:12 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: slomark

Damn, I thought we got rid of that louse


27 posted on 02/18/2009 11:37:29 PM PST by KTM rider (keep thy powder dry, gird thy loins, and brace for the winds of change)
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To: berdie
if the Fairness Doctrine were to be re-instituted, what his off-set be?

Father Mulcahey


28 posted on 02/19/2009 4:37:06 AM PST by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: umgud

He’s a pig & so is his sidekick.


29 posted on 02/19/2009 4:37:50 AM PST by FES0844
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To: slomark

Adam Corolla is a good “second banana,” but he’s not that great on his own. He was awesome on the original “The Man Show” with Jimmy Kimmel, and on “Love Line” with Dr. Drew Pinksi. Not so much on his own...

Mark


30 posted on 02/19/2009 5:06:54 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: LostInBayport
Thanks for the info. It is unspeakable that Sirius would pay Howard Stern a half billion dollars to spew his adolescent garbage! No wonder they are in the predicament they are in.

I think if Sirius had stuck mainly to music programming, they would have had a profitable business model for themselves. Words cannot describe how atrocious "terrestial" FM had become over the past 20 years or so. It turned into a wasteland of non-stop ads, yakking DJs, canned news, traffic and weather reports (that tell you nothing) that if you were lucky, might deliver 30 minutes an hour of actual music! And when you did get music, it was from a very tight playlist. Hell, the 6-CD changer in my car had more variety than a typical FM radio station playlist! How many times a day must they play "100 Years" by Five for Fighting or "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol? And for how many years?

Anyway, the day I installed Sirius in my car was like going to heaven. Commercial free music in endless variety and having the song title and artist displayed at all times was an added bonus. Now I could actually purchase my favorite new songs because I knew title and artist!

My long commutes became pleasurable and I actually found myself circling my neighborhood at times waiting for a piece of music to finish before pulling into my driveway!

Throwing a half billion dollars at Howard Stern just makes no sense at all. Had they sunk just a fraction of that money in developing their own content, they would have been a force to reckon with.

31 posted on 02/19/2009 11:32:08 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 11 days away from outliving John F. Kennedy)
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To: paulycy

That could really be entertaining! And Col Flagg could sub sometimes for the good Father. :)


32 posted on 02/19/2009 7:42:55 PM PST by berdie (Philosophies of the school room in one generation will reflect the government philosophy of the next)
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