Howard's Changing Opinion of "Talkers Magazine"
Typical Howard, when they say nice things about him he quotes them and considers them a valid publication. But as soon as there's any criticism of him, Howard suddenly doesn't know anyone who reads it and claims they're out to get him. Examples:
WHEN THEY KISS HOWARD'S ASS:
Howard Getting Sued By CBS Radio. 02/28/06. 6:50am
Howard said that there's an article in Talkers Magazine that shows he's the number one radio guy in the country even though he's no longer on terrestrial radio. Howard went on to say that he's going to unleash on CBS radio now that they're suing him. He said he was keeping his mouth shut until this lawsuit came down. He said there has been some questionable practices over the years with those guys and he's going to investigate and expose that stuff to his fans.
Wife Takes Anal For Film Festival Tickets. 04/17/06. 7:40am
Howard said that he has to say some nice things about this guy Mike Harrison from Talkers Magazine because he always stands up for him and defends him. They just gave him a ''Freedom Speech Award'' from the magazine. He played a news report about the award and then took some phone calls.
WHEN THEY DON'T:
Howard Takes Some Phone Calls. 08/09/10. 8:00am
Bobo called in and said that he was outraged that Howard was ranked lower than Rush Limbaugh in some trade publication. Howard said he's never even seen a copy of this Talkers magazine. Howard said the guy who runs it is a nice guy. His name is Mike Harrison. Howard said the guy has this magazine out and it probably has 5 subscribers. Howard said the guy gets a lot of publicity when he puts out this list of ''top talkers.'' Howard said he knows he's the most successful guy in the history of radio but when you have a magazine like this you have to make up stories to get some publicity. Howard said they have to write some controversial stuff to get noticed.
Howard said he can't imagine there's even a profit with this Talkers magazine. He said the guy who runs it must have another job somewhere. He said that he can't imagine making a cent. Robin said she's never seen it on the newsstands. Howard said he wouldn't even know where to get it.
Howard said he just got a note from someone who said that FOX News is a sponsor for that magazine. That might explain why Rush is number one in there. Howard said that if the NY Post can't make money, how is Talkers Magazine going to make money? He said he doesn't know anyone who gets the magazine and he's in the business.
Notice that it was Bobo again who brought up the subject this week (how much more scripted can they get?) and Howard changed his story about why Talkers criticized him. First it was because of Fox News (back when Howard didn't like them), now it's supposedly that they have a connection to terrestrial radio.
FROM MONDAY (For those who missed it):
Howard Inducted Into The Radio Hall Of Fame. 11/12/12. 6:30am
Howard took a call from Bobo who asked if he showed up to the Radio Hall of Fame this weekend. Howard said he told those guys he wasn't going to fly to Chicago. Howard said he informed them that he wasn't going and they kept press releasing about how they had to guess if he was coming. Howard said they make him look like an asshole.
Howard said he appreciates that he was inducted but they knew he wasn't coming. Howard read about some of the other inductees and said he hasn't heard of most of them. Howard read through a bunch of the names and there were a lot of people inducted. Howard read that he did the same thing to Talkers when they gave him an award too. Howard said that George Takei showed up to accept on his part. They were talking about how he wants his ass kissed and the act is getting old. Howard said that guy started attacking him when he left terrestrial radio. He said that magazine must be paid for by terrestrial radio. The writer said that Howard should give back and show up. Howard said that guy is a fuck and going to the radio hall of fame isn't giving back. He said giving back is keeping his people jobs. He said that's what he's been doing.
Howard said that this whole notion that he didn't let them know what he was doing is ridiculous. Howard said he's not ungrateful for the award. Howard said he appreciates the Talkers award too. He said that he didn't go to it because he doesn't know what it is. He said it's like someone asking him to just show up at their house.
Howard said that this Talkers magazine used to write nice things about him but once he left terrestrial they started writing shit about him. He said that it was so obvious that the magazine is run by terrestrial. He said that Radio & Record was a great magazine. He said that's how he found his first job. He said he would read the magazine and he would look for jobs. Howard said he would even go to Alaska to get a job if he could get one in radio. Howard said he thought about going up there.