Why isnt the cast of THSS talking about Howard's future?

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  1. fan22

    fan22 Well-Known Member

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    Last contract, they were all wondering whether they had jobs, etc.This time around, nothing, not a peep.
    They have to know whats going on. I guess the big question is whether Howard does a pay for podcast similar to Cumia's (Video and Audio) or just re-signs with Sirius. I think he is staying with Sirius where he can get away working 2 days a week.
     
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    Where do you expect them to talk about it? Howard controls what is said on air and its obvious he doesnt want that part (staff concerns) brought up yet. and Turk has restructured the WUS into a Stern ball suck fest so there is no chance to bring it up there.
     
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    There is none to talk about
     
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    Smart move at this stage of his life is to stay with Sirius for the very reason you mention. On his own he would have work more.

    If he goes to TV then he is taking a risk going out a failure.

    I wonder if it better for Sirius to be rid of his contract now or not.

    That would be pretty hard for him. Sirius becomes more profitable without his contract, his stab at TV fails miserably and whatever is left of his fan base is too small to beat Carolla's podcast.
     
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    nearly.normal Well-Known Member

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    He will stay with Sirius. Work even less hours and take a pay cut.
     
  7. Father O'Blivion

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    If Sirius paid him what his current show is worth, the Wig would be "working" for nothing.
     
  8. Tracy

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    I want to believe that this is what his anxiety attacks of late are about. At the very least they aren't offering him the kind of money he's used to. That coupled with what happened at AGT should say a lot to him about his relevance and appeal. The gravy train is slowing way down in a few months. And if things aren't great at home...:rolleye: he's knows he's giving that whore he married a good chunk of his fortune. The "King of All Media" could be about to be dethroned :pray:
     
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    They should pay him what they pay Riley Martin.
     
  10. BethSucks

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    All the tension from the staff last time was just a bit, they all knew what was going on and that the deal had been done for months. People with families and kids to support don't just hang around hoping their closeted leader makes a last minute deal. Same is true for Howard, he wants his cash flowing and he's not waiting through a few cashless months. The last time he made a switch we heard about it for a year and a half before it happened. Silence now means he has either re-signed with Sirius or has struck a deal elsewhere and is contractually prohibited from discussing it. The one thing that is certain is he knows where he'll be in January.
     
  11. Rupert Pupkin

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    Howard is generally good with the mind-fuck of the audience.

    I just do not see the primary staff having any options once he leaves. The other back-officer staffers are kept in the dark.

    Maybe they can start a Google Hangout and Go Fund Me campaign?
     
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    They should tell him thanks!, have a great life.
     
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    As far as the show staff goes, even if Howard re-signs there is no guarantee they will be a part of the show. I believe Howard will sacrifice staff before he sacrifices his monetary compensation. Not to mention the possibility of him doing the show via ISDN which would certainly be the death knell for many of them.
     
  14. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...this makes a lot of sense to me. we know hes not getting the big money this next go around so the question is who paid more, sirius or whalerock? he signed something with walerock as we know from a press release. maybe whalerock gets the tapes and sirius gets the live shows? im also of the belief that howards publicized contract numbers are more b.s. ive never seen a pic of one of his contracts. why wouldnt mr publicity want to media attention to verify the written report?
     
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    I have been under the impression that the contract the gave him is a total amount for all costs of the show (I could be wrong).The remainder being his. If that is the case then Wigward's point about many of the staff being sacrificed is very likely.

    Marci is good at cutting anything inefficient or so the story goes.
     
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    "Why aren't they talking about it"... you ask??

    I give you Exhibits A and B:

    A...
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    B...
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    ...:winner:
     
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    How can they talk to him about what's going on when they can't even look at the son of a bitch in the hallway ?
     
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    Agreed.

    Howard will be old enough to collect Social Security.
    He will make peace with the idea that his last years at Sirius will in fact be his "retirement job" and accept less money for basically just showing up and allowing Sirius to use his name for advertising.
     
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    These thoughts and ideas will get on the air once the name Marci Turk is heard being said by a caller.

    The answer is never.
     
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