Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Dlist, Apr 19, 2012.
I'm going with Beth. She shut down the only interesting bit (KOAB and her snuggle pics) right down.
Beth for sure.
Howard -- he has lead singer syndrome -- he thinks he is the entire show
perhaps Jackie -- there was no good reason for him to leave
I can't blame John
Howard of course. Who else could possibly be to blame?
He wrapped up everybody.
I do believe that is the lamest thing ever written here. No offense of course.
I'm going with the shrink. Howard has spent way more time with him than with Beth.
But he is such a pansy he is always doing everything to please her...reference Mom Caves..
Howard ruined it himself. Beth and the shrink might have contributed to him becoming more PC, but the show could still be great if Howard cared about it.
I think the biggest thing is that there is no longer any money tied to performance of the show, neither in ratings nor in subscriber bonuses. No financial incentive means to reason to put forth more than the minimum effort.
Yup, Beth and the shrink are just distractions. On terrestrial, he had the incentive of working hard to get high ratings to sell his show to new markets in syndication to bring in more money. On Sirius, you can pretty much trace the beginning of the ongoning decline in the show to when he must have realized he wasn't getting any more subscriber bonus', about two years into the first contract. Once he figured out that regardless of what he did, he would be bringing in the same amount of marbles, the show began it's descent.
This is also about the same time that the advertising minutes per hour began to creep up, and it became apparent that many of the bits they did do were made for HTV. Those were the two ways he could increase his income, even if it was in a miniscule amount, compared to his annual salary, a share of ad revune, and a cut from new subscribers to HTV.
Howard ruined the show himself. Still thought he could be the radio king with minimal input and creativity. He went for the marbles and forgot what made him great so many years ago. If you're still subscribing for him only, then he's done his job well.
Beth IS his shrink.
Dominic, your avatar made me lose my train of thought...
Well, she did shut it down right down...