Stern Show Poll: What is more responsible for Stern's downfall of quality?

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What is more responsible for Stern's downfall of quality?

  1. Beth

    138 vote(s)
    63.3%
  2. Sirius Radio (not needing to get ratings or compete)

    80 vote(s)
    36.7%
  1. Spidey-mandella

    Spidey-mandella Well-Known Member

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    I think it's close for me, but i'll go with Sirius. No way his bosses at K-ROC would put up with shitty ratings with what they were paying him even then.
     
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  2. knuckle_hedd

    knuckle_hedd loving life!

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    no option for him getting old and stale..
     
  3. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

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    Neither.

    A couple things happened the last few years:

    1. Artie leaving
    2. AGT
    3. Sabean getting fired and replaced with Marci Turk
    4. Kimmel's pool parties and Howard becoming obsessed with Hollywood A-list life
    5. ETA and Riley dying
     
  4. ChuckZ

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  5. Spidey-mandella

    Spidey-mandella Well-Known Member

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    I link #4 to beth.
     
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  6. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps. I don't know I hold Kimmel more responsible because constantly throwing those pool parties for Howard changed him.
     
  7. nfbuckeye

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    Yeah I mean the guy's, what, 62? I get it. The whole show starting going downhill IMO around two years after they got to Sirius. It fell off a cliff after Artie left and they never bothered to bring in another comedian. He needs that kind of guy to play off of. I suspect the ratings thing may play a part, too. It's clear at this point he's content just cashing checks, blabbing about reality television, and doing the occasional interview (some of which are quite good...Ice Cube today for example). I don't think the Beth excuse flies, because he still did good to great radio for 5-6 years when he was with her.
     
  8. Cheri

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    The downfall began with Beth. The rest contributed, but she got the ball rolling.
     
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    Once Howard got "fuck you" money, it was over.
     
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    Howard on Sirius in his thirties and forties would have delivered. Howard on Sirius as he approaches social security age...not so much. It's like the Lakers paying a clearly past his prime Kobe $25m a year. He was still good at times, but not nearly enough to warrant that money.
     
  11. Crazy Marcus

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    Probably just not having Arbitron ratings. No reason to put in a lot of effort or say controversial things if it doesn't benefit you.
     
  12. suckemnuckledus

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    Billy West leaving, Jackie leaving, Artie leaving, comedy leaving!!
     
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    He's been with beth for 15 years and the prime of the show was 2006-2010.

    The last 6 years saw a combination of things. Ultimately I think Howard got bored with sybian rides and fart jokes plus he wants to be part of the cool kids crowd and have a seat a the table with the beautiful people.
     
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    The infamous "I piss on my fans" rant was it for me.
     
  15. nfbuckeye

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    Howard made great radio when he had competitors to best and when he was miserable. That's all gone and he resting on his laurels.
     
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    This.


    Billy, Jackie, and John leaving.
     
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    The downfall started before all of this.
     
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    For the record Howard's always been an insecure cry baby prima Donna. It just didn't start coming out until around his AGT gig.
     
  19. nfbuckeye

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    Were you a listener in fom the mid-nineties to early/mid 2000's? That blew anything he's done on Sirius out of the water, IMO.
     
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    The prime of the show was WAY before that. Billy West/Jackie were the prime years.