Howard speaks of time at Sirius in past tense... On his way out?

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  1. someonelikeyou

    someonelikeyou Well-Known Member

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    Howard was recently talking about SiriusXM hitting 30M listeners, and how far the company has come in 10 years. Interestingly, he said he was "proud to have been a part" as opposed to "proud to be a part."

    Seems to me he's winding down, and there will be no new contract. Of course, it's also possible he's just positioning himself for negotiation strength.
     
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    There will be no tip. But on your deathbed you'll have total consciousness, so I got that goin' for me.
     
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    Gunga. Gunga-Galunga
     
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    WUT7272G7C Space Chimp

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    Howard's an asshole
     
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    Everything he has done on the show suggests its over, but I see no next step for him, and we know he has to have a big pay day lined up somewhere?
     
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    I wish. It is probably a negotiating tactic. In another year it will be a once a week 1/2 hour show cut up into enough clips to make 7 days of radio filler.
     
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    I've been saying for months it looks like he's dismantling his little empire: people being let go, damaging the format of the wrapup show, no clumsy on-air threats of leaving.

    I think he's gone.
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Big hitter, the Lama...long.
     
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    You know, I still say that. All these years later. :)
     
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    I hope the door hits him in the ass on the way out
     
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    :cheer:

    Gunky will paint a beautiful watercolor of the door hitting him the ass on the way out in his own honor.

    It's time consuming because he has to paint one for AGT and another for Sirius.
     
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    He may have a deal in place via Whalerock, but is saying nothing to avoid another costly lawsuit like the "eh-eh-eh" nonsense at CBS.
     
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    that was stupid on his part though.
     
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    We'd have to see the settlement numbers to really know. The only public disclosure was the $2 million Sirius paid CBS, Stern and Buchwald's settlement was private. The constant plugging for Sirius enabled Stern/Buchwald to achieve their first two subscriber bonuses and subsequently sell the stock options before Stern ever went on the air. The stock dropped sharply as soon as Stern started so, in fact, the lawsuit may have been a business expense.
     
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    Sirius is moving all the shows off of CH102. Maybe Howard is going to start that third channel.


    Nine and a half years late.

    :cwl:
     
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    never thought about it that way. I remember buying a Sirius sub as soon as I heard about it (which was a full year before their departure). when they started the uh uh uh thang, like 6-7 months in, I thought to myself, why would WXRK allow him to continue to talk about this if he's leaving?
     
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    "My idea was to go on the air and be as real and honest as possible, and expose hypocrisy whenever I could"
     
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    102 is becoming "Radio Andy", a channel for Howard and Beth's buddy, Andy Cohen from Bravo.
     
  20. BethSucks

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    CBS was going to let it slide until they found out about the bonuses when they were reported on CNBC. At that point they realized the degree that Stern had defrauded them.