Page Six calls out the new PC Howard.

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  1. ApeFace

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    The woman responsible for Howard Stern’s ‘PC’ behavior
    By Richard Johnson

    August 21, 2015 | 11:14pm




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    Howard Stern has become politically correct, and the woman getting the credit — or the blame — for taming the shock jock isn’t his wife, Beth Ostrosky.

    As the old Wack Pack has disappeared and loyal staffers have been booted, the woman being called “the Yoko Ono of the Stern show” is the chief operating officer of the Stern channels on SiriusXM radio — Marci Turk.

    “She’s in her 30s and she’s a hot redhead,” said one longtime insider. “Out of nowhere she was given the title of COO [Tim Sabean was whacked], and has had a very strong hand on how the show is handled and how everyone has to ‘keep Howard’s brand right.’”

    Stern, a judge on the family-friendly “America’s Got Talent” TV show for the past three years, renamed “Gary the Retard” Gary the Conqueror. Now a big supporter of gay rights, Stern no longer affects a lisp for segments in “the Homo Room.”

    Turk, who never goes on-air as Stern’s previous bosses did, has allegedly banned formerly frequent guests Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried and Craig Gass.

    Both Turk and Stern are said to be devotees of David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.”

    “It’s almost a Scientology-type thing,” said my source. “And they are looking at Stern as their Tom Cruise.”

    Insiders say Turk has persuaded Howard to take the show to iTunes, Pandora or Spotify when his five-year contract with Sirius expires in December.

    “If they can get 1 million subscribers, all paying $12 a month, they’re looking at $144 million a year,” my insider said, “with Howard pocketing $85 to $100 million after overhead.
     
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    “If they can get 1 million subscribers, all paying $12 a month, they’re looking at $144 million a year,” my insider said, “with Howard pocketing $85 to $100 million after overhead."

    Is this an admission that Howard only has 1 million listeners? :bigthink
     
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    Marci the type of chick to have sex with a bra on
     
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    Written by a guy named Dick Johnson - Howard's in love!
     
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    Gold digger Beth wanted a career from day one, just like her best friend Katie Lee Joel, and porn talk, off color humor, and sybian rides was not going to make it easy. Every interview with her in the beginning was the inital question, "How do you deal with your husband and THAT content on the show?". It then changed and Beth's career still has gone nowhere.

    Long live Allison Stern.....


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    So she's the one who sucked the funny out of Howard.
     
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    R.I.P. THSS

    Sorry it had to end this way.
     
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    I did read on Reddit once that Marci Turk is the reason Richard and Sal are almost never in the studio anymore.Isn't she the so-called "efficiency expert" that was hired? (Opie and Anthony joked about it once, saying all that really needed to happen was for Stern to show up and do live shows) Is Turk responsible for the streamlined (crap) Wrap Up Show? Her appearance does closely coincide with a steep downward decline in fun and funny. What I read basically said it was the beginning of everything being so scripted with all the canned bits and planted callers etc.
    Granted, Jackie leaving, Artie leaving and Beth's arrival were all hugely responsible for the demise of THSS show as we once knew it. As well as the pure hypocrisy of the Wigged One himself. My understanding is that Marci Turk did in fact drive the last giant nail into the coffin however. Anyone know how true this is?
     
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    This is NYPost page six?? He'll have to address this I would think? Calling her the "Yoko Ono" is clearly disparaging. It's saying she was bad for the show...This is not good press for Wiggy. Essentially saying a hot 30 something red head has him neutered :giggle:
     
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    I thought he had these New York papers on his payroll. I wish they made a crack about his wig. I bet he kicked one of the fucking cats across the mansion after reading this.
     
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    Special thanks to @AngryMan85 on Twitter for the link! This hard-hitting piece is great and eerie timing how on dawgshed (@SomerSky @teehee ) we discussed some of these names and how Plughead has the gossip rags in his skinny-jeans pocket as well as Richard Johnson. Dick Johnson proves he is not Buchwaldisized here!

    Marci Turk doesn't get enough focus on Gunk - she needs to be slapped around a bit.



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    By Richard Johnson

    August 21, 2015 | 11:14pm


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    Howard Stern has become politically correct, and the woman getting the credit — or the blame — for taming the shock jock isn’t his wife, Beth Ostrosky.

    As the old Wack Pack has disappeared and loyal staffers have been booted, the woman being called “the Yoko Ono of the Stern show” is the chief operating officer of the Stern channels on SiriusXM radio — Marci Turk.

    “She’s in her 30s and she’s a hot redhead,” said one longtime insider. “Out of nowhere she was given the title of COO [Tim Sabean was whacked], and has had a very strong hand on how the show is handled and how everyone has to ‘keep Howard’s brand right.’”

    Stern, a judge on the family-friendly “America’s Got Talent” TV show for the past three years, renamed “Gary the Retard” Gary the Conqueror. Now a big supporter of gay rights, Stern no longer affects a lisp for segments in “the Homo Room.”

    Turk, who never goes on-air as Stern’s previous bosses did, has allegedly banned formerly frequent guests Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried and Craig Gass.

    Both Turk and Stern are said to be devotees of David Allen’s book “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.”

    “It’s almost a Scientology-type thing,” said my source. “And they are looking at Stern as their Tom Cruise.”

    Insiders say Turk has persuaded Howard to take the show to iTunes, Pandora or Spotify when his five-year contract with Sirius expires in December.

    “If they can get 1 million subscribers, all paying $12 a month, they’re looking at $144 million a year,” my insider said, “with Howard pocketing $85 to $100 million after overhead.”

    FILED UNDER HOWARD STERN , SIRIUS
     
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    Who do you think is the insider?
     
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    I call bullshit on this. She may have been brought in to take the heat off of Howard and Beth but the show went limp long before she arrived on the scene.
     
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    Oh God....where to begin.

    As if he can EVER escape his past. Reggie hating hats, gook ears, and faggots being adults who don't want to grow up are out there for all to see. Fucking silly Howard should have just stayed true to himself and kept the fans he had instead of attempting to get grandmothers to love him. Maybe there never was a real Howard to stay true to.

    Could he pull a million a month in subscribers? I'm trying to not let my hate cloud my reason but I'd have to say no. He burned his rabid fan base. We are GONE and he can't ever get us back. Who does that leave? Of his small base now how many would go to another outlet to follow him? I can't imagine many. Would the "new" fans he got off AGT have any desire to hear his radio show? I'd think they want to see him hit a buzzer. I don't know how many of those grandmothers have iTunes accounts.
     
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    Finally! Someone in the media is taking a closer look at Wigdick.

    Excellent work, @ARM.
     
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    :bsflag:1 million subscribers??????????
    :artiejj:
     
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    Wigabod and his minions are OBSESSED with the NY Post, and NO WAY this doesn't trigger his ire. I'm pretty positive he has at least next week off - of course will hide in the Hamptons and wait for it to blow over. Just like Chet Haze calling him out.
     
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    Column A & B!