Rumor: Howard to leave Sirius in June 09 to return to FM?

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I have read on a radio industry message board that someone thinks that Howard will return to terrestrial radio in June 2009. OMG!!! Howard Stern to leave in June 2009!!!!!!!!!

This is most likely bullshit, but rumors like this always make for interesting conversation. I just thought that this would interest people on here, if for nothing else but curiosity.
Who cares?

He works about 100 days out of the year anyway. I dont even listen anymore.
 

Snoozer

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Who cares?

He works about 100 days out of the year anyway. I dont even listen anymore.
Well, I gotta say the show is still pretty good. It sure beats complaining online about a show you don't even listen to.:roflmao:
as for what this thread is about, I say Bullshit. I don't even know why I responding to a rumor on another board. I'm bored I guess.
 

Jgatie

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Well, I gotta say the show is still pretty good. It sure beats complaining online about a show you don't even listen to.:roflmao:
I don't know about that. If you look at the popularity of complaining online about a show you don't listen to, it seems to be right up there with a ball tent in the back yard of a six year old as far as entertainment value goes.
 

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Works for me. If all else fails (and anybody even cares) you can just go to Radio-Info.com - Home and go to "boards" and find the New York board. But that's really more effort than it's worth.

It really isn't worth your time. If you read through the thread, the person who started it originally said he was a board-op who works near the Stern crew and heard Howard was leaving. When it was pointed out that couldn't be true because the poster lived in Los Angeles, he edited his post to say that he heard it from a board-op who worked in NY. From there, it just devolved into a name-calling session.
 

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Howard won't ever go back to FM, IMO. He'll just retire and fight for animal causes (as long as it gets him laid).
 

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His contract runs through the end of 2010.

I guess you just slammed the brakes on that rumor. :bigthumbup:


Thank gawd, it wouldnt be as much fun bitching about a free show. :Smiley_wink:
 
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I could see Howard going back to FM, but only if Sirius goes under. He'd ask for 4 days a week, exclusive control over breaks, a clause which requires the station to fight FCC fines, and lots and lots of dough.


And he'd get every bit of it. FM is in shambles.
 

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Howard won't ever go back to FM, IMO. He'll just retire and fight for animal causes (as long as it gets him laid).


And paid, that boy is no philanthropist. :no:


Just ask the dozens of Sirius empoyee's who didnt get their name picked out of the hat. :wah:
 

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I could see Howard going back to FM, but only if Sirius goes under. He'd ask for 4 days a week, exclusive control over breaks, a clause which requires the station to fight FCC fines, and lots and lots of dough.


And he'd get every bit of it. FM is in shambles.
I could absolutley see him going back. Saving FM would be an undeniable exclimation point on his career. As to statements he's made in the past, he also swore up and down that he'd never get married again. That being said, I think he'd only do it if SiriXM went belly-up.

However, I don't think he could ever get the same money again. PPMs have exposed the "Guy Talk" format (it just doesn't draw the audience that the diaries claimed it did), and internet radio will be even more ubiquitous in a few years.
 

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I could absolutley see him going back. Saving FM would be an undeniable exclimation point on his career. As to statements he's made in the past, he also swore up and down that he'd never get married again. That being said, I think he'd only do it if SiriXM went belly-up.

However, I don't think he could ever get the same money again. PPMs have exposed the "Guy Talk" format (it just doesn't draw the audience that the diaries claimed it did), and internet radio will be even more ubiquitous in a few years.
Howard transcended the "Guy Talk" format, and every other format. He carried whole stations on his back, no matter how they compiled their ratings. The only reason they are saying the "Guy Talk" format fails on PPM is because O&A failed, for both PPM and regular Arbitron.

In case anybody doesn't realize it yet . . . Howard is not O&A.
 

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Howard transcended the "Guy Talk" format, and every other format. He carried whole stations on his back, no matter how they compiled their ratings. The only reason they are saying the "Guy Talk" format fails on PPM is because O&A failed, for both PPM and regular Arbitron.

In case anybody doesn't realize it yet . . . Howard is not O&A.
Howard was never subjected to the PPMs - they just implemented them. As for other DJs, PPMs have hit everyone across the board and in every format (urban, news, etc.). Limbaugh - the nearest analogy to Howard with regards to domination (15+ million listeners) - has suffered under PPMs. As for "transcending" Guy Talk, Howard's audience has always been solidly male in the 12-54 demo.
 

Jgatie

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Howard was never subjected to the PPMs - they just implemented them. As for other DJs, PPMs have hit everyone across the board and in every format (urban, news, etc.). Limbaugh - the nearest analogy to Howard with regards to domination (15+ million listeners) - has suffered under PPMs. As for "transcending" Guy Talk, Howard's audience has always been solidly male in the 12-54 demo.
Howard's demos for men were in the double digits, sometimes 20's and 30's. That's not an "audience", that's utter domination. His overalls were enough to take #1 in NYC almost every quarter for over a decade. His worst years were his last 2 when he still claimed a 12+ of 6-7. Any morning zoo would kill for a 7.0 and there is no way you could call their audience all male. You don't win an overall on just demos, despite what O&A have been spinning for years (well, in the years they actually won a demo, that is).
 

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I have read on a radio industry message board that someone thinks that Howard will return to terrestrial radio in June 2009. OMG!!! Howard Stern to leave in June 2009!!!!!!!!!

This is most likely bullshit, but rumors like this always make for interesting conversation. I just thought that this would interest people on here, if for nothing else but curiosity.
Has to be total bullshit and frankly, if these are strong rumors that FM is spreading, they are doing it in order to kill an already ailing Sirius XM. Not nice!

Howard can't go back to censorship. Those were his exact words AND you can sense that he doesn't even think about it anymore...nor do most quests, when which is strange. Every so often you get someone saying "Can I say that" but not most of the time. I listened to some FM today and holy shit, how lame and homogenized!

FM has money....They'll pay gladly. But they would likely want him for the LONG HAUL. I'm thinking a ten year deal...now of that five year shit! They'd more than likely really want Fridays to OR (and this might be nice) a genuine subsistute show with prehaps one or more of the other Beatles....the return of the Friday show?


They want him for a long ass time to help their stations through the the same thing Sirius is suffering from, which is other options for entertainment while driving or at home and at work (although all those alternatives are mostly for music....which is why it was smart for Sirius XM to offer much LESS musical variety...real good!).
 
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I would assume FM would want a LONG and strong commit, almost certainly more than just a five year deal. They want him for a long ass time to help their stations
Hmmmm, I don't know. I think if terrestrial radio could get Howard for just a month, they'd jump at the opportunity.