Entertainment Opie leaving? Where would he go?

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  1. jr7543

    jr7543 Well-Known Member

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    Greg posted on twitter today that his contract is up effective Oct. 1. He says he hasn't re-signed yet, but has fulfilled his contract. Doesn't owe Sirius any more shows, but "might" do a surprise afternoon show this week. Negotiation tactic? Or is he really leaving? If he leaves, where the fuck could he go? And where would that leave Norton? Discuss...
     
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  2. Bubbleguts420

    Bubbleguts420 2 word review, shit sandwich

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    Opie couldn't pull off a podcast.
    Norton could go full time with Anthony. It would be a huge paycut but he could still plug his gigs.
     
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    pope29 Saloon's Oldest Mult

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    Who's Greg?
    Opie's manager?
     
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    Beth143nacho Bede bede beep

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    Ant said that he'll renew his contract and move to afternoons
     
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    I think the end is here for Opie and Jim. He will reappear at some point with SiriusXM with a different show.
     
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    he has nowhere to go..and honestly I can't believe Sirius would still want him, I can't imagine people pay for his show. O&A was pretty damned good up until Ant got hosed, Opie and Jimmy just sucked pond water, I gave up even downloading them probably a year ago..
     
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    Would he go head to head with ronnie b?
     
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    Calloused Shins Well-Known Member

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    I can imagine at least 11, maybe 12 people giving an entire shit
     
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    I thought Jim was leaving regardless. It's unlistenable, so I really have no clue.
     
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    I think Norton is the funniest thing on radio nowadays. Opie is a good straight man, but the two of them don't get along. Maybe Opie can make it work with Vic Henley, who's not particularly funny but okay to listen to... maybe Sherrod Small...
    Some say Norton will go with Sam Roberts... most of this is more listenable than 70% of current Stern shows, IMO.
     
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    Sam Roberts should take Opie's place.
     
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    A few weeks ago, Jimmy and Matt Sera crashed the Race Wars podcast while they were live on Sirius.

    Kurt & Sherrod were doing the show from Opie Radio's studio and Jimmy said something to the effect of "I remember when I was allowed to use the studio" which prompted an "Awww Jimmy.." from Sherrod and Norton replied with a not-so-cryptic "Yeah, I think I'm done.."

    Guess we only have about a week to go before we know for sure, but I felt that was Norton giving a huge hint.

    Personally, I hope Jimmy joins Anthony's show. I can't stand Sam Roberts.
     
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    Negotiating tactics......If he or both were leaving,you think the replacements wouldn't have been promoted the shit out of?
     
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    Night Ape VIP Extreme Gold

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    You can't spell "poetic" without o-p-i-e



    *Oh, and he doesn't answer shit in the video. It's just 6 minutes of waves crashing. Don't bother watching it.
     
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    Have you caught any of Norton's shows with Sam Roberts? They have great chemistry, riff off of each other well and are quick wits. I'd love to see that replace Opie's show in the morning.
     
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    Good possibility SXM is just fed up with him and doesn't want to offer him "Howard" money.

    The last few years he's mimicked howard. Yelling at Erock for being a few minutes late. Having obscure douchebag guests in, over the regular ball busting comedians. Bitching about the studio. And 4 day work weeks.

    He probably wants more money and SXM is telling him to go fuck himself. "Youre not Howard Stern!"
     
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    i heard opie's gonna leave sirius, and do a podcast about documentaries.:nojj:
     
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    He will be offered $50K per year to dj one of the music channels. He has no comedic talent and cannot do a show alone.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of Jimmy but I've listened to 2 of the Norton/Roberts shows and it didn't do anything for me. Norton is still great with Ant, though.
     
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    I have not..used to love Sam and east side saves show ...Will def look for little Jimmy and Sam's show ..have you heard Jimmy and Matt serra's podcast. Its great
     
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