Will Sirius fail without the HSS

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by cah155, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. cah155

    cah155 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    809
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    2,281
    Likes Received:
    53
    Howard swears by it...what does everything think?

    I would be upset if Howard had the gratitude of seeing it actually fail after he leaves. :facepalm:
  2. AcquiringSignal

    AcquiringSignal Girthy Gold

    Reputations:
    378
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    11
    20,000,000 listeners gone if Wiggy is not there. Fact.
  3. renchfrieswith

    renchfrieswith Active Member VIP

    Reputations:
    55
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    5,839
    Likes Received:
    10
    I'll keep my subscription as I listen to the music channels a lot.
  4. BethsZygote

    BethsZygote In Utero VIP

    Reputations:
    325
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,056
    Likes Received:
    45
    $400,000,000 off the books... something tells me they wont be devastated.
  5. BooeyBanana

    BooeyBanana Member

    Reputations:
    107
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    19
    I don't think it will fail. If you bought if for Howard (like my family did), you got used to finding other things to listen to on Sirius
    when Howard wasn't there--which ended up being a LOT of the time!

    So, chances are, a lot of Howard's audience actually liked the other Sirius programs they found enough to justify paying for
    the service, regardless of Howard's presence--IF you can get a good deal on the continuing subscripton price, like we usually do.
  6. Snotty

    Snotty Wolfgang Amadeus Mo'Snot VIP

    Reputations:
    20,701
    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Messages:
    12,224
    Likes Received:
    444
    No......Satillite is huge with truckers, Route and regional salespeople......And only a fraction of those listen to the marble loving douche.
  7. Douchebag 007

    Douchebag 007 New Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2012
    Messages:
    8,404
    Likes Received:
    0
  8. tv910

    tv910 Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    1,937
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    4,877
    Likes Received:
    254
    I'll keep my subscription as long as I can still get it for around $5 per month. Their price point is way out of line for what they offer - too many reruns on all the channels, they should have more live shows at night and on weekends. Couldn't care less if Howard leaves, Jay Thomas is by far my favorite show. I wouldn't pay a cent to hear Howard on another pay service.
  9. Gena

    Gena Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    Messages:
    622
    Likes Received:
    0
    it will do fine without him. lord knows if they needed to they could scrounge up some other has been unfunny asshole to give a radio show to but i think a great number of listeners wont even know or care when howig goes cause they ignore his dumb ass now.
  10. Donkeyboy2190

    Donkeyboy2190 Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    1,385
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    4,094
    Likes Received:
    180
    Got it for Howchie. Almost always listen to the NFL channel now.
  11. Gusbuss

    Gusbuss Active Member VIP

    Reputations:
    330
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    12
    I have 4 radios plus 2 phone apps. I will ditch them when he leaves. I hate the fucking equipment and whenit shuts off every 45 minutes or loses signal every 2 hours. Then there is the "you are signed in elsewhere" shut off. my husband and I listen all the time and we each get that fucking message all day.I listen to all podcasts on that tune in radio app.
  12. BethsZygote

    BethsZygote In Utero VIP

    Reputations:
    325
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    5,056
    Likes Received:
    45

    They could hire 80 Bubba The Love Sponges a year in comparison.
  13. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen PLATINUM SPONSOR VIP

    Reputations:
    6,597
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    14,548
    Likes Received:
    568
    It will fail with or without him. Paying for bland repetitive playlists with mediocre sound quality, talk radio shows that are available on regular radio in major markets and on podcasts anywhere, and tiny niche channels using satellites is obsolete. If they survive it would be as a clearinghouse for internet radio programs/podcasting. But I find that unlikely due to the debt they have.

    I can download 8 hours of talk radio, financial analysis, etc. in a few minutes onto a phone, stream it to my car or listen with headphones or through a stereo. I don't dig new music enough to care about that on Sirius. News you can get over regular radio or via the web. I just don't see the need for Sirius other than Stern.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012
  14. Johnny B

    Johnny B New Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    2,166
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, it will fail. If Howard leaves I will quit listening for free on the internet.
  15. renchfrieswith

    renchfrieswith Active Member VIP

    Reputations:
    55
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2012
    Messages:
    5,839
    Likes Received:
    10
    See, I'm not sure about that. Internet doesn't have the same coverage. The beauty of Sirius is that there's reception everywhere.
  16. Johnny B

    Johnny B New Member

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    2,166
    Likes Received:
    0
    Except when you are in your car driving through a tunnel or there's a cloud in the sky... when I had Sirius in my car (the first few years Howard was there) the reception was harrable.
  17. MobyDick

    MobyDick Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    3,282
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Messages:
    3,121
    Likes Received:
    270
    It would have before, but now not so much... I mean who's actually signing up fresh and new for the current state of the show? It's clear Howard cares more about the money games behind the scenes than a quality product.
  18. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    21,073
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    20,322
    Likes Received:
    850
    ...i dont think so i think malone will get into streaming movies and live news.
  19. Dlist

    Dlist Avatar by Pontius Pilot VIP

    Reputations:
    16,930
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    20,090
    Likes Received:
    514
    Sirius is already a failure...$1.50 stock..
  20. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    21,073
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    20,322
    Likes Received:
    850
    ...i think it was lower than that at one point.

Share This Page