My plea to callers for the first day back.

5thstreet

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Is the first hour+ of the show going to be completely filled with how great the "History part 2" was? Please no.

I'm aware of how great everybody thinks it is, but I am hoping that the ass kissing is kept to a minimum.
 

Forevernever

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I'm aware of how great everybody thinks it is
Well, according to this site and SFN, nowhere near everybody thinks its great. On SFN (Howard's right - it should be called the "Stern Hater Network), they've absolutely savaged it; 90% of posters over there have been negative on it. Here, its seems to be 50/50. Part I was great, part II was just MTT all over again. But I'm sure you're right; there will be lots of "calls" (most emanating from the SiriXM building) about how great it was, interspersed with calls about how HTV was an excellent compliment to it.

I'm looking forward to Howard's response to the NYT article. Given that they are an advertiser, it should be interesting.
 

k9feces

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I finally listened to some and it sounded like "Best of Stern" with a little commentary.
 

JYJr

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Is the first hour+ of the show going to be completely filled with how great the "History part 2" was? Please no.

I'm aware of how great everybody thinks it is, but I am hoping that the ass kissing is kept to a minimum.
It's either that or have Eric from Hoboken call in to say how great HowardTV is and ask Howard if Beth would be willing to [whatever stupid thing he can think of]? I'll take the HistoryII ass kissing...
 

JoeTan

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Nah, they shouldn't talk about their vacation, or the best of show cause no one is interested in that.

And SFN has nothing to do with reality. They are collection of low lives. The end.

Why the FUCK do you people listen to this show if YOU KNOW what's going to happen and you KNOW it's going to suck before it happens?

Are you being forced to pay for this?

They shouldn't talk about anything other than.....what? What do people that are forced to listen to Stern's show THINK would be better to talk about?
 

TheScionicMan

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Why the FUCK do you people listen to this show if YOU KNOW what's going to happen and you KNOW it's going to suck before it happens?
They want to hear what he's going to say next?

Remember that first girl you had a crush on, but it wasn't cool to like girls so you did something mean to her instead. I think its kinda along the line of those feelings...
 

Jgatie

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They shouldn't talk about anything other than.....what? What do people that are forced to listen to Stern's show THINK would be better to talk about?

They don't THINK. They complain. It's someone else's job to THINK.
 

Forevernever

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Nah, they shouldn't talk about their vacation, or the best of show cause no one is interested in that.

THINK would be better to talk about?
The show use to be far more dynamic, drawing comedy from what was going on around it - skits, John interviews, friends of the show, etc. These days, its just the Fab 5 talking about their lives, or fighting. That has always been part of the show, but it was just PART of the show. Now it IS the show. I think it has to do with the loss of some key members of the staff (listening to Act II, I have come to realize how important John was; now I get why Howard's so pissed at Jay for poaching him), Howard's age, and his move to a medium that has isolated him from the main stream. So in part, what I'd like him to do is be more creative. More skits, more songs, more phoney calls, more of an effort to get in touch with what's going on outside his studio and his life; basically, more of what he use to do.

I listen because the show is still entertaining, its just not nearly as fun as it use to be.

They don't THINK. They complain. It's someone else's job to THINK.
That didn't make any sense what-so-ever.

Remember that first girl you had a crush on, but it wasn't cool to like girls so you did something mean to her instead. I think its kinda along the line of those feelings...
Yeah, its exactly like that.
 
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This second act is certainly less narration intensive. Part I was a good 25 years of history before any radio tape could be played. This section, and any future history acts I agree is better told by examples of the show, with some commentary sprinkled in.
 

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The show use to be far more dynamic, drawing comedy from what was going on around it - skits, John interviews, friends of the show, etc. These days, its just the Fab 5 talking about their lives, or fighting. That has always been part of the show, but it was just PART of the show. Now it IS the show. I think it has to do with the loss of some key members of the staff (listening to Act II, I have come to realize how important John was; now I get why Howard's so pissed at Jay for poaching him), Howard's age, and his move to a medium that has isolated him from the main stream. So in part, what I'd like him to do is be more creative. More skits, more songs, more phoney calls, more of an effort to get in touch with what's going on outside his studio and his life; basically, more of what he use to do.

I listen because the show is still entertaining, its just not nearly as fun as it use to be.
Great post. Well articulated.
 

Forevernever

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I think most people would agree...whaddaya say we move on now
Per usual, I'm not the one who came into a thread he didn't like and started asking the same, tired question ("WHY DO YOU LISTEN!?!?!" Because its still funny?). If you don't like the direction this thread is going, ask Joe Tan, JGatie, and Scioinicman to stop posting bombastically in threads no one forced them to read, just as I have stopped posting in threads I openly disagree with.

Great post. Well articulated.
Thanks! As Iron said, I think its how a lot of us feel. We don't hate the show, we still enjoy it, but its becoming clear that it just isn't what it use to be. And saying those things is ok - it doesn't make someone crazy, irrational, a conspirator, a troll, or an O&A devotee.
 
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IronJabroni

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... We don't hate the show, we still enjoy it, but its becoming clear that it just isn't what it use to be. And saying those things is ok - it doesn't make someone crazy, irrational, a conspirator, a troll, or an O&A devotee.
but you'd have to also agree that a lot of beefin' about what used to be is ponderous, fuckin' ponderous man
 

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I finally listened to some and it sounded like "Best of Stern" with a little commentary.
personally, I haven't listened to it really at all. I'm not into the history of that much. much prefer mammary lane. best of segments picked by the audience. these are usually better than what they (stern and staff) pick for a "best of".

the xmas/new year break is brutal for sirius, cuz damn near every show on every channel is NOT live. I have been listening to either the news on cnn on my sirius or sports radio on testicular radio these last two weeks for the most part.
 

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but you'd have to also agree that a lot of beefin' about what used to be is ponderous, fuckin' ponderous man
It's just people's opinions about the show. Some are positive, some are not. It appears Sirius has finally realized that Stern fans might be less than thrilled with Howard's performance so far. The exit survey given to those who canceled being an example. Mel's recent interview being another.

Have you called Sirius customer service lately? I have. I called last month with intent of not renewing - they asked why, and I gave my reasons. The rep said that lots of people were saying the same thing. He also said that Howard might not be with the company too far into the new year. That's the first I've heard that. Perhaps it was just them trying to keep a subscriber - who knows?

Anyhow, my point is that what may be ponderous to some may be a positive for others, in this case, Sirius. Maybe listening to their customers can buy them some time before closing up shop or being bought out by Cash for Gold or Nodora :)
 

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I think Part I seemed better because a lot of the fans hadn't even heard of him then. Even as far along as DC-101, he was still playing a lot of music and still doing a "traditional radio" thing.

Once he got to K-Rock and signed up the Philly and DC affiliates, then he really started to pick up the listeners. It's these guys who have been listening for 10-15 years, if not much longer.

For a lot of the people though, this is new stuff. I had no idea WTF "US Open Sores" was until this week. I've yet to hear the birth of Baba Booey.


People will say it's good, and that's their right. People will say it's re-configured MTT, and that's their right. I wonder if that's some of what Howard's shrink said to him... "Stroke the ego and only pick up on the good calls." After all, would YOU want to pick up on a negative call if it was YOUR radio show?
 

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I would be happy if I never heard another "radio skit".

Listening to HOHS, the skits weren't always the greatest. In the context of the era, they sort of worked, but nowadays, skits come off more corny than anything else.
 

Forevernever

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I would be happy if I never heard another "radio skit".

Listening to HOHS, the skits weren't always the greatest. In the context of the era, they sort of worked, but nowadays, skits come off more corny than anything else.
They sound dated because they are, but at the time, they were very relevant and funny. There are lots of things going on in the world that would make for hilarious parody, but they'd rather just ad-lib about them than actually put some thought into the comedy. That worked well when Billy and Jackie were in the room, but Benji's no Jackie, and Artie's a drug addict who's high most of the time.