Sirius & AGT

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Rum Balls, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Rum Balls

    Rum Balls Well-Known Member

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    He's screwing paid subscribers by claiming he can only do three days and start at 7 AM.

    It could be legit if it were down to being tired after 35 years, but he has so much time to do a stupid Star Search show?

    Stern listeners don't watch that shit, and pay to hear the show.

    It's a rip off.
     
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    Finally, someone bitches about AGT.
     
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    I know it's nothing new. It just dawned on me how fucked up it is.
     
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    Don't think about. None of it makes sense.
     
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    Howard is contracted for 112 shows a year for sirius. That's exactly what he gives them.
     
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    Isn't his company called 112 productions? Or is that Robin?
     
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    Yes it is. That lept out at me as well.
     
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    Did howie sue sxm after he resigned or before ? I couldn't imagine any of the big shots rethinking of signing him again. He barely works, the material is awful, it's replay after replay, and on top of that he is plugging nsal and agt/nbc, another job and network. They are basically paying some to do free ads for another show and network. The wig went off for weeks when sirius signed oprah and she never plugged sirius on her show or the O magazine.
     
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    I never heard he was contracted for 112 days a year. That means there are 253 days he's not working. Minus 104 weekend days and 8 holidays that means he's not working 141 days a year
     
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    He should have just said he's retiring but will do some shows every once in a while. Smoke and mirrors.
     
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    How much time do you figure he spends on AGT. Seems like a lot. How much money does he need? Two mansions and a double penthouse condo in Manhattan.

    No alimony, kids apparently graduated and have jobs.

    Maybe a big chunk goes to taxes whatever.
     
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    Actually it seems like he's spent a lot on houses/real estate. Plus the expensive lifestyle and paid staff.

    Guess it adds up, the original Sirius deal was 500 M but for everyone.

    I think the Hamptons house alone was over 100 M.
     
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    I never really thought about this. By my 6th grade math Howard actually works, on his radio show, 44% of the typical work week per year. If you figure he works 4 hours per day worked that's 22% worked per typical work week.
     
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    I think its about 30 days total.
    It seems more because they tape shows in advance & then they air them a few months later until they go live
     
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    Hmm ok.

    I'm not against the guy getting paid.
     
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    It just seems like he is there more because he talks about AGT when it taped & then when it airs & then the live shows
    Its an easy gig, but he still bitches
     
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    One daughter is still in college, the other two don't have jobs unless you count poet for a Jewish blog a career.
     
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    JessOnCrack Check out my maniacal laugh! Banned User

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    Everyone should write NBC via email and complain about Howard's anti gay rant over Sam Smith. Get his ass kicked off AGT.
     
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    Howard sued right AFTER he signed the contract.. I remember the Oprah rants too..
     
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