Probably an old question, but I'm wondering. Several investigative journalist posters here have shown that Howard Stern's production company gets a big lump sum from Sirius and then pays everyone else, despite his frequent protestations to the contrary (i.e., Marble Theory). But he always claims everyone else has their own negotiations with Sirius. When Arthur "left", did his 1-2 million dollar salary simply get absorbed by Howard's production company, never to be spent again? Or was he really paid separately by Sirius, and Howard is therefore kindly saving them a few million by keeping all possible shards of comedy off the show?