***Howard Stern*** in Footballguys Free For All Posted November 15, 2006 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.