Web Article - Why Sirius/XM Needs to Fire Howard Stern

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  1. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry Well-Known Member VIP

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    Well-written article that sounds like many posts here. Howard will need to clandestinely take down the website.

    http://madmikesamerica.com/2013/04/why-sirius-xm-needs-to-fire-howard-stern/

    "Satellite radio was expected to be the next big thing for an America anxious to do away with the relentless product peddling of terrestrial radio. It was supposed to be commercial free. All music, talk, news, all of the time. That, of course, turned out not to be the case, as America’s only satellite radio outlet, Sirius-XM has just as many commercials as AM and FM. It also has the 100 million dollar a year Howard Stern. At least when he’s actually in the studio, which is a rare occurrence indeed.

    ... Speaking about a lot less laughs, comedian Artie Lange, once a Stern show staple, left after attempting suicide in late 2009, which resulted in an 8 month stay in a psychiatric ward in 2010. This left Stern and his eternal sidekick, Robin Quivers who broadcasts remotely and isn’t even in the studio, to make up for lost comedy fun, and they just don’t get it done.

    The Stern show today is an unexciting mess of interviews with porn stars, tired celebrities, and relentless babble, that only succeeds to bore the increasingly frustrated subscriber. And that’s when Stern is actually there, which is rare, as he pursues his new television interests.

    According to Stern himself, the bulk of Sirius-XM’s millions of subscribers are there because of him. His fans. Loyal to the end. Those same fans, however, are starting to complain about Stern’s ever increasing absences, sometimes for weeks on end, and they’re beginning to wonder why they’re paying $17.99 a month to listen to someone who is rarely there. I can guarantee when people spend their hard earned money to listen to Howard Stern, they don’t know they’re paying for a memory."
     
  2. Nick Manning

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    Howard is clandestinely ruining that guy's life right now and he doesn't even know it.
     
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    The author better watch his ass or else he'll get a size 13, John Varvatos designed boot on his neck!
     
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    theres things called contracts, he'd be glad to stay home and get paid
     
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    Good article that sums up the way a lot of us feel about it. Thanks for posting
     
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    Or worse yet, someone may outrun him! :eek:
     
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    Which one of you ass-bags signed up as this: BenBas Loves TehLivingDeath
     
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    The self proclaimed King of all Media signed on with Sirius in 2005, and his contract was renewed once again in 2011. Unfortunately, the Howard Stern of 2006 is no longer with us. What we hear today is just a vague memory of the fun and entertainment that was once the hallmark of the shock jock America loved to hate.
    Stern’s first contract called for him to be on air four days a week, from 6am to 11am. His current contract however, requires him to be on the air three days a week. Unfortunately that “requirement” is subject to the interpretation, no doubt, of Stern himself, because on any given week subscribers may tune in to Stern only to get some tired repeats, some as old at 20 plus years, called “Mammary Lane” or “The Stern Show Shuffle,” and not live programming.
    The reasons for Stern’s continuing absence are less than complicated. He’s been voicing displeasure lately about his life at Sirius. According to a story from local media news site Examiner.com, Stern said on Monday’s show that he was “miserable” and “would be happier if he quit work.” The Examiner.com story also quoted Stern as saying that he might look to leave his contract early.
    In 2012, he became a judge on the television talent show America’s Got Talent, replacing Piers Morgan. These days it’s all Stern talks about, and even gave AGT it’s own channel, Howard 101, to a ’round the clock discussion of NBC’s show, disappointing millions of people who enjoyed the diverse programming of Howard 101, including the West Coast Feed, popular for those who don’t need to get up at 0600 hours and drive to work.
    The talk of AGT notwithstanding, even when Stern is actually there, the old spark is gone. His ever popular “whack packers,” a motley collection of madcaps and misfits from all over the country, rarely make a telephone appearance, and that makes for a lot less laughs. The behind the scenes interactions with staff are limited to a few brief exchanges. The Howard Stern Show of 2013 is a much watered down, less exciting version of The Howard Stern Show 2006.
    Speaking about a lot less laughs, comedian Artie Lange, once a Stern show staple, left after attempting suicide in late 2009, which resulted in an 8 month stay in a psychiatric ward in 2010. This left Stern and his eternal sidekick, Robin Quivers who broadcasts remotely and isn’t even in the studio, to make up for lost comedy fun, and they just don’t get it done.
    The Stern show today is an unexciting mess of interviews with porn stars, tired celebrities, and relentless babble, that only succeeds to bore the increasingly frustrated subscriber. And that’s when Stern is actually there, which is rare, as he pursues his new television interests.
    According to Stern himself, the bulk of Sirius-XM’s millions of subscribers are there because of him. His fans. Loyal to the end. Those same fans, however, are starting to complain about Stern’s ever increasing absences, sometimes for weeks on end, and they’re beginning to wonder why they’re paying $17.99 a month to listen to someone who is rarely there. I can guarantee when people spend their hard earned money to listen to Howard Stern, they don’t know they’re paying for a memory.
    Long time Stern pal Mel Karmazin, is no longer the boss at Sirius-XM, and one can only hope that the new CEO Jim Meyer, will start looking to replace the ‘king of all media,’ whose days of radio greatness are well behind him. After all, that would be the right thing to do for Sirius’ over 22 million subscribers. Are you going to do the right thing Mr. Meyer?
     
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    The comment they left was also hilarious:

    If only Howard and the gang would continue to listen to my ideas, the show would improve. If they read the threads I create at dawgsaloon.com they would be able to turn this trainwreck around.

    Great article and a thumbs up for boxcutters.
     
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    The author of this article better be a negro or fruit
    .....or a fat negro female planet
    ...that will be the only thing that saves their job.
    Howard knows people that knows people that knows things
    :lol:
     
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    Jesus, the author didn't leave too many stones unturned with this article. Unfortunately for him, and the rest of us, Stern doesn't have a single fuck to give.
     
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    ...has anybody tweeted the article to stern, beth, booey, rtld, mafb, et al?
     
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    http://www.marksfriggin.com/news04/10-4.htm

    -Howard Moving To Sirius Satellite Radio In 2006! 10/06/04. 8:20am

    "..............Artie asked about the other channels that Howard will be producing. Howard said they'll have their own channel, that will not be a premium channel, where he will have some other performers working for them. He's trying to get that worked out already. Howard isn't sure if it'll be commercial free yet. He will have two other channels, one of them being a premium channel, that he doesn't want to talk about at this point.........................."

    :facepalm:
     
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    ...dont tweet me bro!
     
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    RIP madmikesamerica.com
     
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    Howard - "Robin, you know this guy wouldn't have the guts to say this to my face."