Is 7:00 Start A Trial Balloon for a 3 hour show?

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  1. Javaforgotme

    Javaforgotme Well-Known Member Banned User

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    This whole thing with starting the show at 7 is curious. Why now, at the beginning of the last year of his contract?

    They could have started at 7 months ago.

    I suspect this part of Buchwald/Stern negotiating a new contract at Sirius. He's still doing 4 hours live - for now. Soon he'll be trimming back to 3:30.

    And sometime in June he'll announce a new contract for a 7-10:00 show.

    He'll prop up H100 with a Benjy/Elisa show ( now that she's officially a writer).

    What a piece of crap.
     
  2. FishySausage

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    Maybe but doubt it. He's under contract and getting a shit ton of money for a 4 hour show
     
  3. floplop

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    I think it Is one of his talking points before signing a new contract. he is working up to letting Sirius know that he will not be putting any effort in channel 101 (and might get rid of it altogether), he might work 3 hours a day among other things and still want the same salary.
     
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    Robin's news has zero replay value and reinforces how little they are in the studio when you listen to Robin's news from a Monday and its six days later when you are driving and listening on a Sunday.

    Add to that, Howard is struggling to fill time without Eric the Actor filler and without relying on bits and wack pack guests that are too controversial.

    And because of that, I can easily see Howard moving to a 2 or 3 hour show that is mostly celebrity interviews.

    In addition, Howard was always jealous how Letterman and others (Drew Carey price is right) could tape multiple shows in one day. Howard's goal is to come in for one day and tape 6-8 hours of content and be done for the whole week.
     
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    Thanks for cracking the case, Columbo.....
     
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    The new minimum wage rules went into effect in January first.
    Howard wants to shave an hour off of the show now because he doesn't want to pay out 4 hours, 3 days a week at the new, expensive rate.
     
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    Trow the BUM out. He said he didnt want to wind up like IMUS well he has. He even got the KOO KY Blonde.
     
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    This caught my eye.

    I haven't listened in more than four years and when I quit listening she was just staring to shoehorn her way onto the show as "Benjy's girlfriend"........and this talentless person has now been made a writer?

    You really have to kidding me.

    What comedy writing background does this woman have?

    This is what the listeners are willing to pay for?
     
  9. Rob0729

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    He is starting at 7AM because Opie and Jimmy start at 7AM and no one gets something that Howard doesn't get.
     
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    This may also tie in with that article that said he is going to be doing some shows via ISDN from Florida starting this year. It gives them the the 6AM hour to go over the content for the day.
     
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    This just in.

    Howard seems to enjoy large girthy hot cawk
     
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    If that's his goal, he is much better served by trashing the old show and reworking his format. He should have dumped his format years ago. Had the perfect opportunity when Artie was fired. All he needed to do was send the rest of the crew packing and rework the show into a more typical talk format. No need for the less than half assed attempt to appease fans of the old show. No need to pretend to be the same, wild Howard. Just make the Imus transformation official. I'd have more respect for him if he did.
     
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    He'll be doing the show from his mansion in Florida in the winter and His Hampton's estate in the summer. Gary, Fred and Robin will stay in the Sirius studio to keep things going smooth. He'll interview the guests via video monitor. This format will be a train wreck for sure.
     
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    101 will soon be the station Sirius designates for its holiday music and special presentations
     
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    Absolutely the show will be 3 hours soon. He eases every bad change in ie Fridays off, etc

    It'll never be announced. It'll just start happening. Howard's contention is that the fans are always too stupid to notice.
     
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    This.