Hi All, So I rarely post to any blogs but I felt it was time. I need to get this all off of my chest. I have been a dedicated listener since 1987. I've been there through it all. US Open Sores, Channel 9 Show, purchasing Crucified by the FCC, Butt Bongo Fiesta, The New Years Eve Pageant, The Funerals, failed TV shows ETC. I took off work the day of the last KROK show before Sirius, and have been a Sirius subscriber since day 1. Now while I have not always agreed with Howard on many issues the show had always been entertaining. I have loved or hated all of the cast and crew that have been part of the show. The guest and whack packers that had their time as show regulars have come and gone and I have always believed that was the show evolving and I felt the turnover was a good thing. I thought all of the eras of the show had their great moments. I am the type of listener Howard spoke about the other day. I live in NJ and drive into NYC everyday ( I work one block from Sirius and have met some of the guys walking around midtown) spending an hour+ in the car each way, Since Sirius I have been able to listen each way and when he first went to satellite it was revolutionary to me to get to hear him on both ways of my commute. He has made my commute so much better for as long as I can remember. Howard has been a part of my daily routine. I have to admit the last 2 years the show has been tough to listen to all the way through. More and more I feel like Howard has distanced himself from his crew and his fans. Putting himself on this pedestal high above everyone else as if he is another league of human and we are all piss ants. The show used to be about commardery and it being us vs them. Now it is all about Howard and how he is better than us. There had been a handful of times where the show was secretive (Billy West leaving for one example) but more or less it was about having it all out in the open. Now it has been one big elephant of lies in the room all the time (Artie suicide, Robin sick, Howard TV ending, collapsing the news department, canceling all the great Howard 101 programming, killing Ronnie's block party, many staff firings, killing the wrap up show format, MARCI TURK, etc). He acts like his fans do not deserve to know what is going on with the show. I get it. It's his show and he can do what he wants but it's our show too. We the loyal listeners. We made him his fortune and kept him on the air for 30+ years. Hearing the Artie and John comments this week really made me feel like he has become a big piece of shit. In some way I feel screwed over like they do. What got me started on this was this summer when he was on his long vacation they played The History of Howard Stern. I heard bits and pieces but I wanted more. So I downloaded the entire 4 acts (The original unedited airings from 2007-2010 not the 2015 edited version). I have been listening in my car a few hours a day in chronological order. All I can say is wow what great stuff. When Howard has actually been on and I turn the live show on it is so bad compared to HHS that I just cant listen. It just made me realize how bad the show has gotten and how many times I have made excuses about it. I can't make excuses anymore he is mailing it in and insulating himself from his crew and loyal listeners. I am just ending act 3 now and will start act 4. I feel like the end for me. This is my final binge of Howard then like at the end of Goodfellas I have to turn my back on him. My Sirius subscription in both cars ends September 27th. I have not renewed yet. they offered me 5 months for $25. I can't make up my mind as to renew to hear what happens with the contract or end it now before it could get any worse. What would you do? Listen til the end of the year or close the Howard chapter in my commute now and find something new? I am sure some of you will trash me for this or make fun of it but I had to get this off my chest. It's my eulogy to what was my favorite show. .....And a Baba Booey to Y'all.