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  1. I am a big Stern fan. I bought Sirius mainly because he was going to be coming on soon, but DAMN, he only works about 150 days a year. I can accept the four weeks vacation a year, but a four day work week? I could see if he was on teh air more than four or five hours a day, but, come on, Howard, either retire or work.

    Considering his commercials have been cut down from 20 minutes per hour to about 7, I am not sure what your gripe is. He easily makes up for the lack of a Friday show with more programming during the other 4 days.
    Commercial breaks have been well over 7 minutes the last few weeks. The replays from January/February seem to have far less commericals than the "new" shows. On my ride to work in the AM the breaks are now around 10 or 11 minutes.It's still the best $12 I spend a month.
    3 months later and it's gotten much much worse.
    More commercials you mean? The commercial breaks have never 10-11 minutes. Are you counting bits and songs too?
    The breaks are much more frequent. Amazingly though, they were much less frequent during the free trial. I stand by the fact that the breaks are well over 10 minutes (at least they feel like they are). *I count the songs as part of the break...if I wanted music, I'd tune in to one of the other 200 stations or put a CD in.
  2. Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange is the newest name under consideration by Fox as it looks to expand its late-night presence.

    The Mad TV alum has signed a new development deal with Fox, and among the possibilities Lange has discussed with Fox as part of the deal include a new late-night talk show, a new sitcom, or being cast into an existing sitcom.

    After launching weekly Saturday late night show Talk Show with Spike Feresten this season, Fox is actively looking to develop either a companion piece or another show that could eventually see them move back into the weeknight late night battle.

    Lange acknowledged the deal Wednesday morning on Stern’s Sirius Satellite Radio program.

    A Fox spokesperson confirmed the deal Wednesday morning.

    Don't go Artie, don't go.

    He'd have to give up Howard. Wonder how much that interests Jackie.
    A good part of Jackies magic was that he drove Howard nuts with his money demands. If he were to come back, there is no way that'd happen.

    Plus, Jackie wasn't even that funny on the roast. The dude is 62 years old and his humor is starting to become dated.

  3. Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange is the newest name under consideration by Fox as it looks to expand its late-night presence.

    The Mad TV alum has signed a new development deal with Fox, and among the possibilities Lange has discussed with Fox as part of the deal include a new late-night talk show, a new sitcom, or being cast into an existing sitcom.

    After launching weekly Saturday late night show Talk Show with Spike Feresten this season, Fox is actively looking to develop either a companion piece or another show that could eventually see them move back into the weeknight late night battle.

    Lange acknowledged the deal Wednesday morning on Stern’s Sirius Satellite Radio program.

    A Fox spokesperson confirmed the deal Wednesday morning.

    Don't go Artie, don't go.

  4. I am a big Stern fan. I bought Sirius mainly because he was going to be coming on soon, but DAMN, he only works about 150 days a year. I can accept the four weeks vacation a year, but a four day work week? I could see if he was on teh air more than four or five hours a day, but, come on, Howard, either retire or work.

    Considering his commercials have been cut down from 20 minutes per hour to about 7, I am not sure what your gripe is. He easily makes up for the lack of a Friday show with more programming during the other 4 days.
    Commercial breaks have been well over 7 minutes the last few weeks. The replays from January/February seem to have far less commericals than the "new" shows. On my ride to work in the AM the breaks are now around 10 or 11 minutes.It's still the best $12 I spend a month.
    3 months later and it's gotten much much worse.
  5. Alot of the older stuff is tighter. As the years progressed they tended to get a little more noodley and a little too spacey sometimes. I can do without a 30 minute Tweezer.

    The 7/21/91 was really a perfect suggestion for you. They also have a new live 3cd set of the '88 Colorado tour. That'd be worth picking up.

    :shock::no:

    YEM, Tweezer, ####, all of their jams are all good to go.

    Not all the time, but then again no band will ever be on every single night. I'm just saying I'd much rather listen to a 89 YEM than I would a 99 YEM.

    The 35 min Tweezers were cool when I was in my "Phish can do no wrong" days, but now when I hear one after about 15 min I'm waiting to hear them go back into the familiar Tweezer Chords.

  6. Alot of the older stuff is tighter. As the years progressed they tended to get a little more noodley and a little too spacey sometimes. I can do without a 30 minute Tweezer.

    The 7/21/91 was really a perfect suggestion for you. They also have a new live 3cd set of the '88 Colorado tour. That'd be worth picking up.

  7. Anyone have any clue as to how many people tuned in yesterday and today?I'd like to hear the numbers.... apparently there were so many callers yesterday that it crashed the phones.

    No clue, but I'm sure once he finds out Howard will let us know on a daily basis 'til he retires.
  8. There HAS to be a better option on Fridays than listening to a show from 1989. :yawn: How about an entire show consisting of Richard & Sal's crank phone calls. :thumbup:

    Agreed. Yesterday's Mastertape Theater was pretty boring.Howard has been promising a documentary on the prank calls for months but we still have nothing on HTV.
  9. Great idea on the free samplings - it should land a lot of new subscribers. If I had my choice I would go Sirius over Howie TV - the price just doesn't justify the content on the TV end.

    I agree 100%. I'll probably cancel it after the Booey roast is aired. There is an occasional treat on it, but they don't do enough to keep it fresh. That Kanyon interview was great, one of the best on Sirius, and it's not even on HTV yet. They'll keep that off, but put up another boring sybian ride (brutal radio btw) and the wheel of farts instead? I'm sure they are waiting 'til tomorrow for Artie to kiss Iris and make it all one segment, but I would have liked to have seen it the day after it was on.
  10. I never would have thought that Chris Kanyon would have been a great guest. The guy is obviously a huge fan of the show, was completely honest and willing to answer anything, and was willing to play along with Richard and Sal's gay antics. The Blue Iris bet was a great idea, but there is no way I can root for Kanyon on that one.

    Who better than Kanyon?

  11. On a Sirius note, it looks like they have added the NFL network to their streaming content.

    It also looks like they have "premium" streaming content that they are charging for. No idea what the difference is, but I'm hoping I don't have to pay to listen online anytime soon.

  12. Howard Stern is set for a reunion - of sorts - with his former sidekick Jackie (the Joke Man) Martling.

    Insiders say Stern will announce on his show next week that Martling has scored his own program on Sirius, the satellite radio network Stern has called home since January.

    "Martling's show will debut mid-October," says a source.

    Stern and Martling parted ways on strained terms after 15 years in 2001, when the Joke Man couldn't reach a contract agreement with their mutual employer.

    Martling said through his rep he has "no news" about a new radio show just yet.

    From the News gossip page.

    Wow, very interesting news here. I was a big Jackie fan and basically all but stopped listening to Stern besides the News, after he left the show. Not sure how he would do on his own show though. Will it be on Stern's channel?
    If the rumor is true (I'm not buying it yet), I'd think he'd be on Howard 101. I don't forsee him replacing BtLS or Ferrel.
  13. Howard Stern is set for a reunion - of sorts - with his former sidekick Jackie (the Joke Man) Martling.

    Insiders say Stern will announce on his show next week that Martling has scored his own program on Sirius, the satellite radio network Stern has called home since January.

    "Martling's show will debut mid-October," says a source.

    Stern and Martling parted ways on strained terms after 15 years in 2001, when the Joke Man couldn't reach a contract agreement with their mutual employer.

    Martling said through his rep he has "no news" about a new radio show just yet.

    From the News gossip page.

  14. And I ask the question back to you: Why do hardcore Stern fans (and Stern) insist on O&A being "failures" when EVERYTHING is going their way right now? And that's a serious question. Forget your O&A bias. If all of us were 1/10th the failures these guys are now, we would all be very lucky.

    Hate to break it to ya man, and this has nothing to do with me not knowing who they are and being annoyed by you, but as someone who has worked in tri-state area radio for the last 10 yrs, this venture has not worked out very well for anybody involved
    He's a beef stew!
  15. Take that Opie & Anthony! where is your heroine addict boys?

    Give them a week. They'll find one.
    Vos was a crackhead a long time ago. :shrug:

    Hoo hoo, I invented opium Robin.

    I'm responsible for every single dollar that enters the U.S. economy, just like I'm responsible for every satellite radio subscription. Tell 'em Fred.

    Bigger than cell phones! The delusional ##### actually told his audience, "Bubba says I'm growing bigger than cell phones!"

    :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:

    Still waiting for him to step up and actually defend his daughter like any other normal parent would instead of just referring to her as a "good kid".

    Don't you have a 2 page O&A thread somewhere to hide in?
    How can you continue to defend him with all the lies he spews out on a daily basis? Seriously! I used to be a Stern fan until I learned what a ##### he was and some of the things he tries to take credit for. Without exaggeration:

    1. Every satellite radio subscription

    2. Ozzy Osbourne's reality show

    3. Opie & Anthony's WOW promotion (I have yet to hear one Washington DC resident confirm that this is a takeoff on an alleged "bandana tied around a car antenna")

    4. Being he first to play the Pat O'Brien tapes

    5. The first to be offered a simultaneous terrestrial/satellite gig

    Plus, it's very hypocritical of him to talk about being silenced and how he's a free speech advocate when he hid from the world that he did indeed impose a gag order on Opie & Anthony when they all worked at Infinity.

    And you gotta love how he only sees one side of the story. He insists that O&A only sold 30,000 subscriptions when they were a $1.99/mo. add-on service. Yet, when confronted in the past week that his Sirius numbers are at the most one million, he said "how do you know? Satellite sub numbers aren't made available to the public. You're making stuff up to slam me!"

    :lmao:

    If a five year $500 million dollar contract to do radio doesn't equal scoreboard I don't know what does. Satellite radio is going to be huge. Everyone who has it raves about it. I can't imagine not having it. Howard is not the reason satellite is going to be huge but he is the reason Sirius will eventually pass XM to become the dominant provider. And that is history.

    He has more money than O&A put together, so what? O&A are getting press, they're on Letterman, and frankly, people are forgetting about Stern.

    He was on 60 Minutes Sunday, has been on the front page of Yahoo all week, and was the subject of the only positive from the Letterman appearance. I wish I was forgotten about.
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