You know, I could sit here and point out each and every way you're completely full of shit, but I simply don't care enough to. So, I'll just say that you're wrong, and the evidence is there to show it.He doesn't. He never mentions them. Opie is obsessed with getting recognition from Howard. Howard had Anthony call into the show as Sam Kinison for a year or two before he met Craig Gass who did a ridiculously good Kinison impression. Jackie and Anthony love each other.
Howard only told them not to talk about his daughter. That's it. Opie sued a newspaper for smearing his girlfriend once. They've tried to gag people as well. They only talked about Howard's daughter to get his attention. Get some attention from their god.
Opie and Anthony know that they've never been a threat. Really the only 'threat' was Rush Limbaugh if he did mornings and went up against Stern. Other than that...O&A never picked up any steam at all. They get fired before they can take off. And now they work for the same company as Stern.
Wrong. There was never a gag order "don't talk about Howard". It was over one incident with his daughter where O&A came off like creepy stalkers. They talked about Howard all of the time. They still do. Opie is a Stern superfan. Anthony will talk your ass off about 1990-1995 era Stern if you ever meet him in person.
I've been listening to Stern since the early 90s and O&A on and off since 2005, but now I listen daily. Howard literally does not care about O&A. This radio war in basically one way. Howard always smashed them in ratings so Opie's only tactics were to harass Howard's 17-year-old daughter. Then years later the newspapers are harassing Opie's young girlfriend...and he a files a lawsuit (and loses). That's hypocrisy.
Also Anthony hates Dominic Barbara because Dominic represented Anthony's ex-wife and fleeced Anthony out of millions. Anthony once met Dominic in 1994 when Anthony was in the Stern studio. Little did he know a few years later that that fat fucking load would be taking him for seven figures.
The O&A show will never be as good as when Patrice was alive. I re-listen to his Black Phillip show constantly. But O&A are easily the best radio show out right now. High level radio. I listen every single day. And I re-listen to days when Patrice was on all of the time. Find the show on YouTube where Patrice fucks with Gallagher.
Norton is great, Uncle Paul, Chip. Anthony is like young Howard and Billy West combined. Opie is okay as the third mic behind Jim. Song parody contest was great...E-Rock Army. Jocktober is classic (tree on my house). If you liked 90s era Stern then you'll like current O&A.
But to say that Howard every had a gag order on the O&A is just them trying to crate some lame radio feud. It's not true. Howard told them that them obsessing over his high school aged daughter was classless.