If for some reason Howard held a contest to "fix" the HSS or Gary stopped drugging Howard's breakfast every morning(let's face it, that's the only way he is still employed as an EP and not just an in studio voice) how would you go about fixing it?
-Promote Kaplan to CEO w/ability to fire anyone, even the Fab Five.
-Bring Artie Back but put him in Robin's spot
-Move Robin to one day a week for a one hr at most news segment.
-arrange the schedule to work Mon-Fri and whatever vacation time they have take it like a month or two off at a time. This would allow for very detailed specials or perhaps even bring a show like Abe Kanan and Bubba in for mon-fri to give us live programming.
-rotate the "Artie Chair" with Sal, JD,Jon Hein, Kaplan, Will and other staffers. I know that sounds kind of cheesy however I truly believe Artie was so great because he basically had a staffer mentality and brought that to the air a lot. It's one of the reasons I loved "Back Office Radio" so much.
-eliminate H101 and move those shows to H100 because there is absolutely no reason to replay the show with the OnDemand options.
-Make Kaplan, Will, JD , Lieberman or other behind the scenes staffers the cohost of the wrap up show and get rid of Gary. He is way to invested in the show and will never say a bad thing about the caliber of guests or content on the show. Also make the Wrap Up Show a minimum of 3hrs and open the range of topics talked about. They should conduct interviews with smaller caliber guests, kind of like GeekTime and JHTV show did.
-Fire everyone on the news staff except Lieberman.
-I would say get rid of HTV but I believe that might happen although if what I've heard is correct they are just moving to a different platform in 2014. However if that isn't true I'd keep DePace and Doug around for comedic value.
I'm sure I'll think of more but how would you save the show?