Stern vs Ellis

hyson

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I've finally come to my own realization of why I enjoy Ellismate so much more now over Stern.

Here goes...

It's about 1523 for me right now. Ellismate has been on for 10 minutes or so.

In those few minutes, Ellis is giving a very inspirational diatribe on how to achieve your dreams and become something with your life.

If you really listen, it makes A LOT of sense - it's amazing. And I'm not just saying this because I'm a fan but have read many an inspirational speech and lots about postive mental attitudes and how to really make every day count.

It's fantastic stuff.... and I think I'm just not getting this from THSS anymore, if I ever did. :idunno:

Hopefully someone will throw me a bone and understand what I'm saying.
 

Snoozer

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I'm a big fan of both but I'm starting to lean towards Ellis more than Stern these days. I'm just glad there on at different times.
 

hyson

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Howard will always be #1

There's no denying that. But I find Ellis has more of the "eye of tiger" attitude, like Stern used to be.

Stern's gotta retire sometime and I'm just tickled to have found a replacement.
 

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Given that Stern has dozens of people working for him (and a writing staff) while Ellis has 2 guys that work with him, it's an unfair comparison. With that said, it speaks volumes for Ellis that I actually like the Ellis show better than Stern these days.

Ellis is that random/chaotic type of show that Stern used to be. I LOVE the insane callers because it can completely change the show within seconds. Stern's show has become extremely formulaic and predictable.
 

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Don't get me wrong (I'm digging the show), but...

Enough with the fucking red dragons! What the hell does it even mean?

It makes as much sense if I blurted out "POW! General Tso's Chicken!" after every sentence.

.... and on that note, I'm off to get some Chinese food because I just made myself hungry. :icon_biggrin:
 

Snoozer

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Don't get me wrong (I'm digging the show), but...

Enough with the fucking red dragons! What the hell does it even mean?

It makes as much sense if I blurted out "POW! General Tso's Chicken!" after every sentence.

.... and on that note, I'm off to get some Chinese food because I just made myself hungry. :icon_biggrin:

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??????


Red Dragons! ;)
 

hyson

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don't get me wrong (i'm digging the show), but...

Enough with the fucking red dragons! What the hell does it even mean?

It makes as much sense if i blurted out "pow! General tso's chicken!" after every sentence.

.... And on that note, i'm off to get some chinese food because i just made myself hungry. :icon_biggrin:


boom!
 

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Let's see if we're having this conversation in 25 years.

Stern has been the #1 entertainer for 25 years.

Hell, I've only been listening for about 10 or 11 and I can't believe I've been entertained for that long.

Look, I know you guys are super hyped for Ellis, and that is fine, but this is because ELLIS IS NEW. Just like a new gadget becomes your temporary favorite, a new radio show or TV show is often described as BEST EVER or SO MUCH BETTER THAN.... but it turns out to be either a flash in the pan or it just gets stale.

I'm not saying Ellis is a flash in the pan, I'm just saying that all of you guys need to just put everything in perspective.
 
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It's the same for me with ellis as it is wit Stern. The shows enterain me, sure I seem a little more pumped for Ellis than I am for stern but I think that's just the nature of his show to sound big and over the top and that gets reflected here ( this forum not being as negative as the stern one helps)
if Ellis can evolve like stern did he'll be around if not then he won't be it's as simple as that and no one has the answer to that question yet.........

/back to your scheduled red dragons
 

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Let's see if we're having this conversation in 25 years.

Stern has been the #1 entertainer for 25 years.

Hell, I've only been listening for about 10 or 11 and I can't believe I've been entertained for that long.

Look, I know you guys are super hyped for Ellis, and that is fine, but this is because ELLIS IS NEW. Just like a new gadget becomes your temporary favorite, a new radio show or TV show is often described as BEST EVER or SO MUCH BETTER THAN.... but it turns out to be either a flash in the pan or it just gets stale.

I'm not saying Ellis is a flash in the pan, I'm just saying that all of you guys need to just put everything in perspective.


For Ellis' show to evolve, he's going to need a larger supporting cast. A big reason that Stern has succeeded for so long is that the show is dozens and dozens of people - from the 5 people in studio to the dozens of behind the scenes people to all the whack packers. Ellis needs funding to develop.
 

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Let's see if we're having this conversation in 25 years.

Stern has been the #1 entertainer for 25 years.

Hell, I've only been listening for about 10 or 11 and I can't believe I've been entertained for that long.

Look, I know you guys are super hyped for Ellis, and that is fine, but this is because ELLIS IS NEW. Just like a new gadget becomes your temporary favorite, a new radio show or TV show is often described as BEST EVER or SO MUCH BETTER THAN.... but it turns out to be either a flash in the pan or it just gets stale.

I'm not saying Ellis is a flash in the pan, I'm just saying that all of you guys need to just put everything in perspective.

I always enjoy what you have to say, Vargy.

Ellis has been around since 2006 or 07, if I remember correctly. It seems like he's getting a lot of attention as of late because he is good and maybe people are seeking a Stern alternative.

What I do know though, is I look foward to Ellis' show and actively try to tune in; that's something I used to do with Stern. Ellis makes me feel good and for the most part, it's postivie radio with a good message.

Ellis has a flare, an electricity, if you will. I can't help to be entertained.

If he's a flash in the pan, so be it. But I'll enjoy him and promote him as much as I can for the time being because I'm selfish; the more people who listen, the more inclined SIRIXM will be to extend his deal. Ergo, I'll be entertained longer.

In 25 years, who knows? Stern knew he wanted to be a radio guy and put all his marbles in that basket. Do I think Ellis will be in radio in 10 years? No, not at all. Ellis is nuts and will probably get bored with radio and then excel in anther endeavor.

But like I said, I, and others, will enjoy him for the time being. Time will only tell.


Oh yeah..

Red Dragons. BOOM!
 

Snoozer

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I always enjoy what you have to say, Vargy.

Ellis has been around since 2006 or 07, if I remember correctly. It seems like he's getting a lot of attention as of late because he is good and maybe people are seeking a Stern alternative.

I think a lot of people were looking for a Bubba alternative at 3:00PM. I know I was.