Stern show phone software

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  1. Nemo

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    Anyone catch the name of it?
    Someone (Tim?) mentioned the name.
    It would be interesting to view the features of the phone system software.
    I bet it is some high end shit used by call centers that handle thousands of calls.

    Non amazing callers flagged. Next time they call they get a never ending ring.
    Amazing callers get bumped to the front on the line (see MFB getting on air 37 times in one show)


    Fun Fact....
    -Sirius is responsible for maintaining and repairing equipment hence Sterns over the top rage.
    -Stern hires, fires, and pays ALL people on his channels hence no rage when Bubba,Artie, and Scott leave and are not replaced.
     
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    I just listened back and Tim said other shows use "Assistant Producer" (http://telos-systems.com/ap/default.htm) but the Stern show uses something else.

    They definitely have some sort of priority queue, I remember one of the screeners talking about it before.
     
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    I recall it was French... wiggy mentioned he is now charged for repairs, I think that in the new contract they might have changed who pays for what :c
     
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    Anyone else think the whole Whooping Cough thing was just a prearranged bit?
     
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    I always figured that MFB and other "VIPs" have a special hotline.
     
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    Jeff Schick has them on Lotus Phones 3.0

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    Why don't they stop pretending they're so swamped with calls they need a special system and just use the same setup as the other shows at Sirius? How many phone lines does it take to keep ETM, MFB, Bobo, and Tommy from Malden on hold? They're the only callers Howard usually puts on the air and probably the only ones who call anymore.
     
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    I didn't think it was until Howard called his "mommy" about it - that was fishy because just yesterday there was a thread here wondering why Howard's parents don't call into the show anymore ...
     
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    Most callers have given up seeing that Howard wants to talk the same 5 people.
     
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    Pick up line 6 :nocheer:
     
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    Flagging callers numbers
    -SAFE Amazing callers get bumped to the front
    - Known hostile callers get sent to a never ending ring in purgatory.
    - Caller ID spoofing gets you dumped to purgatory too??
    .....anything else Robin???
     
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    Now, THIS made me chortle ^
     
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    "Muldred" isn't French.
     
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    it wasnt a bit. everything on the HHS is real ;)
     
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    I don't even think those guys call anymore. I think Howard calls them now..........
     
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    If they only take calls from 5 or 6 regular callers, why not just have them call Will's cell phone and have him forward the ones he wants to get through?
     
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    You are a great poster. (I am just a shitty poster) You know how much Howard lies.

    Please spend a couple of minutes and read Howards contract.
    https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fb...cumentId=tirVQewp3WvuM0EiILEVcA==&system=prod

    Its clearly stated:
    SiriusXM provides a show budget for the show. All personal exempt HowardTV are hired by this budget. Howard control this budget.
    On air talent have direct contract with Sirius: Gary/Benjy/Robin/Artie/Fred. This have been confirmed on the show. Just a couple of days ago Gary said that SIRIUS sends Buchwald the check.

    Not even HowardTV are employed by Howard, but Indemand.

    Howard is angry about Artie/Bubba. He ranted about it last time Benjy was to late. "If I fire Benjy, Sirius keeps the money". Thats why we KNOW that Benjy have a performance contract.

    In the contract its also stated that Sirius have to build a studio for Howard. Its inside the SiriusXM building.
    --

    Gary did hint what the problem is. Howard forces Gary to use external help like the incompetent IBM guy Jeff. Anyone who know a bit of IT can hear that he have zero clue. Gary wanted to hire someone else. (this is from Wednesdays show)

    Read the contract. Its fun stuff. How Sirius have to give Howard 24/7 Limo.
    Free Private Jet when he "promotes" Sirius. (Thats why Howard do some promotion when he flies to LA. Sirius have to foot the bill for the air plane)

    The smoking gun have Howard's movie contract and his last KROC contract (Howard made over 45 million/year. Thats why he got the insane 900 million for the first 5 years)