It’s Not About The Money

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  1. Nemo

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    http://jacobsmediablog.com/2014/01/23/its-not-about-the-money/

    It’s been interesting watching Howard Stern take a well-deserved victory lap as he reaches the 60-year milestone. I remember when he turned 40, Infinity Broadcasting sprung for commemorative wristwatches. Howard’s come a long way.

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    I’ve been fascinated by some of Howard’s recollections during his “birthday week.†Aside from some of the amazing rock star tributes, it’s noteworthy that Howard’s honesty continues to come through.

    His observation after leaving terrestrial radio that he was hoping his former affiliates would tank when he moved to satellite radio is exactly what I’m talking about. As he told Billboard, “I feel so completely gratified that when I’ve left radio stations, they’ve crumbled. I don’t care what anyone says, when you leave, you hope they don’t do well.â€

    Vintage Howard.

    And elsewhere in the interview, he talks about the money – or lack of it in the early years. Howard recalls how when he first went on the air, his belief was that “I never thought I’d ever have any money. I just wanted to do a really wild show.â€

    And isn’t that why it worked?

    Because most of the time, when your art is created with cash registers in mind, it rarely succeeds over the long haul. While Howard may be celebrating 60 years on this earth, I’m thinking the more impressive accomplishment is 35 years of success in the entertainment industry – particularly radio. That doesn’t happen when you just grab the cash or worse, gear your show and your content to what is safe, easy, predictable, and what everyone else is doing.

    As a consultant who made a lot of money from the Stern show, I often thought a lot about why he succeeded and how he has influenced hundreds of DJs – for better and for worse. His career would make a great PhD thesis. I’m sure several have been written or are in the works. It wasn’t always pretty and there were moments that maybe even Howard might want to forget. But talk about a guy who influenced an entire industry and medium – that’s the legacy.

    But perhaps the key lesson from Howard’s amazing adventure on the radio is that when you do it for the ROI, it rarely works.

    When you do it because you’re passionate, well, you just might become the biggest winner of them all.

    Happy birthday, Howard.




    http://jacobsmediablog.com/2014/01/23/its-not-about-the-money/
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  2. aquadog

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    Is this a joke? Was the article written in a bizarro universe?
     
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  3. Nemo

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    a spectacle is what it is
     
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    Finally, someone has the courage to tell the truth about Howard. Where are those birthday show tickets, Gary?
     
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    Fred Jacobs almost wrote himself a golden ticket to the bash but he done screwed up and mentioned the number 60
     
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    In conclusion....

    Howard's influence in radio cuts both ways.
    Howard invented and destroyed radio, Robin.
    :jj:

    ......and it wasn't about the money. It was about the money.
     
  8. peterfonda

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    "As a consultant who made a lot of money from the Stern show, I..."

    All you needed to read, right there. Pure ass-kissery.
     
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    Yup. They must have sent out the bat signal for help from any stern friendlys due to the recent bad articles.
     
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    Then why the fuck is he embarrassing himself???
     
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    Howard's people must be working overtime to generate all these ass-kissing articles leading up to the big birthday bash. Here's rule # 1- anytime someone tells you it's not about the money, it's about the money.
     
  14. Joe Bauers

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    when you do it just for the money , it rarely works.

    I guess that's why his show sucks now.
     
  15. Rob0729

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    Yet again, explains why this blog post follows the Team Buckwald talking points. Can Howard get anything written positive about him these days by anyone who isn't on the Stern payroll or a pathetic sycophant?
     
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    Those who can, do. Those who can't become radio consultants.
     
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    That's exactly why he sued Sirius...It was not about the money but because Sirius didn't show him the respect that he deserved!!

    :puke:
     
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    Truer words have never been spoken about HS.


    When it "officially" became about the Money <beginning with announcement of move to Sirius> That is when the SHOW began it's downward spiral (at least for me).
    It was funny at first having to mention AHH AHH AAH, then it became obvious.
    At Sirius with the Fridays off LIE
    Then the NonStop Monopoly <merger>
    Marble Heist was Confirmed ...when the original Sirius contract was revealed because of the Lawsuit.

    Well done Blogger!
     
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    It's weird, I often think do these guys only listen in the car with a short commute? Are we just superfan enough to care?
     
  20. isabella

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    what a crock....maybe howard USED to be about all that , nowadays, it's all about the money and how many days he's able to scam out of his employers.