UH-OH. Bubba still not signed and Fitzsimmons on Howard Again

Discussion in 'BTLS Archives' started by Vargas, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    Are they just priming Fitzsimmmons to take over mornings on 101?

    Let the discussion and speculation begin.
  2. jamesp717

    jamesp717 Member

    Hey Now

    :yesshake:That would work for me, never got bubba :yesshake:
  3. Jgatie

    Jgatie Banned

    It wouldn't be mornings. Greg lives in LA and he's said many times he can't move (he writes for sitcoms), so doing EST mornings would be impossibile. Plus the replay does well on the west coast. But Greg at 3:00 EST might work. Then again, Greg isn't really hurting for cash, so signing him up is probably outside the non-existent budget at Sirius.

    I personally don't listen to Bubba, but I know a lot of people do. I assume Bubba fans probably wouldn't carry over too well to Fitzsimmons, they are definitely two different audiences. So, I really don't know if Fitz is the best solution to prevent cancellations (and he's not going to fuel many new subs, that's for sure).

    Who knows what they are going to do?
  4. Snoozer

    Snoozer Well-Known Member

    I hope Bubba stays. I've never heard Gregs show. He's funny when he comes on Howard but I'd prefer if they kept Bubba but at this point I've given up hope.
  5. sjb4

    sjb4 Member

    Bubba is of zero interest to me. I don't like Nascar or wrestling, and I don't find the bits funny at all. I like Greg's comedy and would give him a listen to see what he brings to a show of his own.
  6. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    Howard said he would probably dissolve H101 if Bubba wasn't at Sirius. They can't pay for talent, that's why they got Scotty at a bargain basement price, why they were able to take Bubba after he was exiled off of terrestrial radio and why now there's speculation about Kid Chris taking over for Bubba; another guy that will work for food.

    Money savings aside, I don't see Fitz doing a four hour show everyday. However, I do like having him on the same day that Artie called in sick. That was a fortuitous decision by Baba.
  7. Forevernever

    Forevernever Active Member

    I totally agree, but I don't find Fitzsimmons funny. Now that they're in the family, I'd like to see Ron & Fez in the mix. I use to listen to them when they were on terrestrial. They'd be a nice counter-point to Howard, and I think they'd get along with the cast well.

    I don't see that happening; they need a way to deliver a time-appropriate West Coast feed (unless there is a technological solution to that problem).
  8. jamesp717

    jamesp717 Member

    Hey Now

    :bigthumbup: Ditto :bigthumbup:
  9. Ehilbert1

    Ehilbert1 Ooh-Rah!!!!

    I acutally like Bubba and he is more than Nascar and wrestling. Its funny how some of you have opinions of him and don't listen to his show. Anyway I think Greg is funny,but the way he came accross yesterday on the wrap up show was bad. He was a jerk and he is trying to tell Gary how the Stern Show should be ran. Are you kidding me. I wanted to punch that idiot yesterday.
  10. VinnyM27

    VinnyM27 Active Member

    I don't listen to Bubba but at least he gives credit to Howard and is a fan of the show....Greg always seems to be irritated with Howard. He really seems like a vile user. And his rap on coming in late because he is worth it....what a piece of work!
  11. Ifandorbut

    Ifandorbut Well-Known Member

    I love what Greg brings to the show. He's been a listener for many a year, he knows the structure of the show and he doesn't dumb down his own content. I loved it when he name dropped Dino Stamatopoulos on The Wrap Up Show yesterday. He was a writer on my favorite comedy show from the late 90's, "Mr. Show".

    Talk about a guy that could make for some interesting radio on satellite. They should get Dino on to a series of shows for Howard 101, or at the very least, get him on the show as a guest.

    Dino Stamatopoulos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  12. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    If Howard dissolves 101: SIRIUS should put an adult talk channel in its place and start hiring some talent on there in preparation for when Howard retires.

    Otherwise, they should just find some talent to put on 101. Fitzsimmons sounds good, but only give him an hour and divide the rest of the time for some other talent.
  13. Jleimer

    Jleimer Active Member

    Even though I dont listen to Howie or Bubba , I think they should put a US version of Hardcore Sports Radio in with some talent in that has been fired from terresterial or have Mad Dog Unleashed and Uncensored.
  14. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    Chris Russo doesn't like to use profanity on his show. It's just not his style.
  15. almaniac27

    almaniac27 Member

    Well Bubba just said on his morning FM show that it's pretty much a done deal that his last Sirius show will be December 19th.

    As for his replacement, there's been a lot of speculation. I've heard suggestions like Jay Thomas, Phil Hendrie, Neil Rogers and Kidd Chris. I think Miserable Men might take the spot, and I also hear that O&A are thinking of moving their show to afternoons. This should get interesting in the coming weeks.
  16. hank-the-dwarf

    hank-the-dwarf Well-Known Member

    Could Ferrell be next?
  17. IronJabroni

    IronJabroni Well-Known Member

    ugh, Miserable Men?? God help us all
  18. Snoozer

    Snoozer Well-Known Member

  19. ProperModulation

    ProperModulation Green Type of Tube

    Oh god...

    I'm just getting through the Greg F. appearence on Wednesday's show and man is he fucking annoying. He was OK during the main show, but his ranting pontifications on the wrapup show are just plain idiotic. I don't want to hear a dissertation on the structure of a comedy show from a guy whose only really successful gig was writing for Ellen DeGeneres.

    Artie - I beg you to get back to the studio so that we can eliminate the possibility of this guy ever getting a permanent spot on the show!
  20. ProperModulation

    ProperModulation Green Type of Tube

    If that is true that than is very sad. Given Howard's concern that if you can't pay Bubba then how are you going to pay for another quality show to replace him, I'm not too excited about whatever they might find to fill the timeslot.

    Given the cheapness of the company, I think we'll get some sort of Mastertape Theater type show that is cheap to produce.

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