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  • Stern arrives, satellite audience rising

    01/09/2006 3:05:27 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 80 replies · 2,086+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, January 9, 2006 | By DAVID HINCKLEY
    The biggest gamble in the short life of satellite radio hits the table at 6 a.m. today, as Howard Stern starts what he calls his creative rebirth at Sirius. The most prominent morning host on commercial radio for 20 years, Stern joined Sirius because he says the FCC's vague content guidelines made it impossible for him to do his "real show" any more. Because satellite listeners pay a monthly subscription fee, like cable TV watchers, the FCC does not regulate content - though Stern's arrival has amplified calls for such regulation to be authorized. Stern's switch to Sirius, with his...
  • Shock Jock Stern Crosses Swords with FCC's Powell

    10/26/2004 4:12:59 PM PDT · by crushelits · 52 replies · 1,697+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | October 26, 2004 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Radio shock jock Howard Stern, who is moving to satellite radio to avoid broadcast decency rules, traded verbal jabs on air with Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) Chairman Michael Powell on Tuesday, charging him with nepotism and undermining free speech. "It is apparent to most of us in broadcasting that your father got you your job," said Stern, who called in while Powell was being interviewed on San Francisco's KGO-AM 810. Powell shot back that his father, Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites), had nothing to do with his appointment. The FCC...
  • Ebert's pro-stern article

    04/16/2004 5:18:24 AM PDT · by Monty22 · 44 replies · 385+ views
    Suntimes ^ | 04/16/04 | Roger Ebert
    Like millions of Americans, I listen to Howard Stern on the radio in the mornings. I think he is smart, quick and funny. Sometimes he is ''offensive,'' but to be quite frank, I am not ''offended,'' because what he says falls within the realm of words and subjects that, as an adult, I have long been familiar with even without the tutelage of Stern. Unlike millions of Americans, I do not listen to Rush Limbaugh on the radio. One reason for that is that I am usually at the movies when he's on the air -- an alternative I urge...
  • Stern Wages War against Bush

    04/17/2004 5:21:37 AM PDT · by PatriotEdition · 37 replies · 645+ views
    Ha ha – this is rich… Howard Stern is waging war against Bush. He is telling his 8 million listeners (roughly 1/3 of the amount Rush Limbaugh has), not to vote for Bush. Correct me if I am wrong, but I would imagine that most of the smut-happy morons who listen to this guy probably wouldn’t vote for Bush anyway, (if they even bother to vote). These are the type of people who buy into all that democratic mantra that republicans are for the rich, they are prolife when the baby is unborn, but as soon as the baby...
  • Stern Affiliates Getting Cold Feet?

    04/11/2004 5:30:30 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 13 replies · 360+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 4-11-04 | Carl Limbacher
    Only a quarter of the radio stations contacted by the New York Post say they're willing to go to the mat to continue broadcasting Howard Stern's radio show. Seventeen stations, representing just under half of Stern's 35 national affiliates, were surveyed by the Post's John Mainelli late last week, after steep FCC fines prompted Stern's syndicator, Clear Channel, to drop him from the roster of six of their outlets. "Only four station managers expressed unabashed support [for Stern]," reports Mainelli. "Another is on the fence, and 12 more avoided all comment." He calls the result of his thumbnail survey a...
  • Could Howard Stern Topple Bush?

    03/18/2004 8:09:06 AM PST · by Mich0127 · 109 replies · 426+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 3-18-04 | Carl Limbacher
    Is "shock jock" Howard Stern's voice powerful enough to affect the upcoming presidential election to the extent of sending President Bush packing? That's what the Boston Globe wants to know, explaining that the liberal talk show host the newspaper describes as a "stripper aficionado, champion of misfits everywhere, all-purpose radio provocateur," has turned his raunchy show into a Bush bashing marathon. Writes the Globe's Matthew Gilbert, Stern has been devoting hours of his broadcast every weekday "to impassioned criticism of President Bush and support of Senator John Kerry." Stern, he writes has been "Railing tirelessly against the president, attacking Bush's...
  • Stern Partially Silenced, Defended by Congressman

    03/12/2004 10:35:28 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 58 replies · 426+ views
    FMQB ^ | 3/12/04
    Howard Stern was partially silenced today - by himself. The King of All Media signed on this morning with a montage of radio station promos and soundbites from Talk shows and government officials speaking about the raging debate over indecency. The dramatic audio collage was laced with snippets fom protest songs, like Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son," Bob Marley & The Wailers' "Get Up, Stand Up," Thunderclap Newman's "Something In The Air" and Stern's own remix of KoRn's "Y'All Want A Single." It wasn't until roughly 7:15am EST that Stern spoke his first new words of the day, though they...
  • Stern Threatens To Quit If Bush Signs Indecency Bill

    03/11/2004 7:03:02 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 201 replies · 337+ views
    FMQB ^ | March 11, 2004
    The Howard Stern saga continues. Although Infinity is saying they will stand by their man, Stern is threatening to quit anyway if President Bush signs new indecency legislation into law. On this morning's show, Congressman Gary Ackerman called in to discuss the bill and assure Stern that he would not sign it. Ackerman said the vote on the bill is happening today, and that he feels it will easily pass through the right wing-controlled House but that the Senate may veto it. (The bill passed in the House this afternoon, see separate story.) Stern replied by saying that if Bush...
  • Clear Channel Dumps Howard Stern; What About Infinity?

    02/26/2004 4:06:06 AM PST · by kattracks · 131 replies · 1,488+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 2/26/04 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - It took only a week for shock jock Howard Stern to break Infinity Radio's new "zero tolerance" policy for indecent broadcasting, conservative critics said. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Stern spent "nearly one hour of his show discussing explicit sexual activities between Rick Solomon and Paris Hilton," the American Family Association alleged. In a statement, AFA said it would ask its members to begin filing official indecency complaints against Infinity-owned stations if Viacom President Mel Karmazin doesn't immediately fire Howard Stern. Stern's show is syndicated by Infinity Broadcasting, which is owned by Viacom. Viacom also owns CBS and MTV....
  • TV, radio executives say they're cleaning up the airwaves

    02/26/2004 4:04:49 PM PST · by yonif · 4 replies · 192+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | February 26 2004 | Associated Press
    "Bubba the Love Sponge" is gone and radio shock Howard Stern is on hiatus from some stations. TV networks are time-delaying certain shows to make sure inappropriate material doesn't make it onto the airwaves. Broadcast executives cited these and other examples Thursday as evidence they are taking heed of the government's call to clean up the airwaves. "We at Fox have heard your concerns loud and clear," said Gail Berman, the network's president of entertainment. "We sincerely regret that a few incidents of inappropriate programming have overshadowed the good shows we proudly air on Fox each week." It was the...