What the heck is going through Bubba's mind?

kryptonite

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More radio wars stuff on Friday?

He was late one day this week...Ned was late and threatened with a fine.


It also seems like this current setup of Monday - Thursday 6-10 with Friday being from 6-2 won't stay past the end of next year. (We're already 25% of the way through the contract, FWIW.)


Obviously a lot of Bubba's future depends on Howard (at least he says it does.) Right now, i'd have to say this happens:

1) Howard retires. He said it's probably going to happen, but he was talking about retiring back in 1999, 2003, and again now. BUT... I don't think he'll entirely disappear. I think the tapes are going to stay at Sirius, and Howard will retain some control over 100 and 101. Really, what the heck else would happen to the tapes? If Howard takes them into retirement, what good would that do anyone?

2) Bubba goes to middays with an afternoon replay.

3) Ferrall stays.
 

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Seems to me he's got something on his mind. He's blowing up at people more than usual. Sounds like he needs a vacation, and he shouldn't get any shit for it since he's only taken one vacation week this year. But pissed off Bubba is entertaining as hell. That talk about wishing he could do one show on middays was interesting as well, as well as threatening Sirius to fire him for talking about O&A.
 

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He needs Sirius. Yes, he could go podcast for the national platform, but the truckers would be semi-screwed on that.

I think he may have been pointing out a bit of hypocrisy on the part of Sirius XM. Apparently O&A will blast Howard and Bubba, but they don't feel the need to blast O&A.
 

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He needs Sirius. Yes, he could go podcast for the national platform, but the truckers would be semi-screwed on that.

I think he may have been pointing out a bit of hypocrisy on the part of Sirius XM. Apparently O&A will blast Howard and Bubba, but they don't feel the need to blast O&A.
I heard the audio Bubba was talking about. And it seems to me like a complete overreaction by Opie. Artie was just saying a friendly hello and Opie ran back to his mic to talk shit about him.

Yeah, Artie took shots at him and Anthony. So what? He takes shots at everyone, it's a comedy show.
 

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Bubba: "we dont need sirius"


Me: "there has to be something more interesting on"

Sorry but im a fan of Satrad, take a dump on it and i'll just change the channel.
This is me.

Bubba: "We're getting Hootie on the phone / Hootie's on the warm line.
Me: "There HAS to be something more interesting on."


The show has gone downhill in recent weeks. And by show I mean Friday's.
 

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This is me.

Bubba: "We're getting Hootie on the phone / Hootie's on the warm line.
Me: "There HAS to be something more interesting on."


The show has gone downhill in recent weeks. And by show I mean Friday's.
I tend to enjoy the FM shows throughout the week more than the Sirius Friday show. Blasphemy I know.
 

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I tend to enjoy the FM shows throughout the week more than the Sirius Friday show. Blasphemy I know.

When I check out the FM shows they're ok. It's just missing something for me and no it's not the swearing.
Also, its to Tampa-centric with the sports talk and DJ wars than the old show used to be.
 

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man, I tried to defend the terrestrial show, but lately , its been pissing me off. not cuz of the lack of curse words. but for the abundance of local radio stories. I hate hearing about southern florida sports, politics, and local dj rivalries most of all. I mean the way he really panders to the terrestrial audience, you would think this show isn't even heard nationally on sirius.
 

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Radio schtick is going on in Bubba's mind. Don't think for a second that you're getting someone that is actually mad or will do something drastic. It's all a show.
 

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man, I tried to defend the terrestrial show, but lately , its been pissing me off. not cuz of the lack of curse words. but for the abundance of local radio stories. I hate hearing about southern florida sports, politics, and local dj rivalries most of all. I mean the way he really panders to the terrestrial audience, you would think this show isn't even heard nationally on sirius.
He has to stay competitive on FM to get ratings, and he has to get ratings to expand the show, so of course he panders to the FM audience. The Sirius XM audience is an afterthought and nothing's going to change that. It sucks but what can we do? The show isn't geared to a satellite audience any more than anything on XM 152 or the AM/FM shows on the political channels.

Maybe if the show was live on Sirius things would change a bit since there would be an awareness that people are listening nationally live. Although even when there was no FM show there were always people bitching the show was too "southern."
 

kryptonite

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I tend to enjoy the FM shows throughout the week more than the Sirius Friday show. Blasphemy I know.

That's what the general consensus tended to be last year. The FM show was "much, much better" than the Sirius show.

The Sirius show was "Bubba phoning it in, getting out of the studio at 6:40 PM ET, not saying his first words until 3:09 PM ET" and so forth.

Now, apparently people are jonesing for what they don't have.

All i'm saying is it's interesting how things have changed.
 

kryptonite

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He has to stay competitive on FM to get ratings, and he has to get ratings to expand the show, so of course he panders to the FM audience. The Sirius XM audience is an afterthought and nothing's going to change that.

I do think that things are going to change in 2011. I'm not sure how, but I am expecting things to change.

Sirius XM needs to realize that the BTLS show is probably their #2 draw to the service.
 

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Sirius XM needs to realize that the BTLS show is probably their #2 draw to the service.

If Sirius wants that to continue, they'd better sign him exclusively - which I don't see happening. A lot of us subscribe because we hate censored radio. Bubba lost a LOT of listeners when his Sirius show became a terrestrial rebroadcast.
 

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^ Me being one of them. I just can't get into the FM show (I tried, really I did.) I gave it three months, and I usually ended up shutting it off daily around 4:00ish. Now I just don't tune in at all.
 

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There was an interesting nugget today about Bubba thinking of going to therapy. He says he has a hard time not taking his work home with him and is constantly thinking about his business.
 

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There was an interesting nugget today about Bubba thinking of going to therapy. He says he has a hard time not taking his work home with him and is constantly thinking about his business.

Now that he's not spending 15 hours a day at the BRN like last year, I can't say I would blame Heather for wanting a few minutes of that time.
 

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If Sirius wants that to continue, they'd better sign him exclusively - which I don't see happening. A lot of us subscribe because we hate censored radio. Bubba lost a LOT of listeners when his Sirius show became a terrestrial rebroadcast.

knowing the morons in sirius management, they'll probably put all their eggs in the stern basket even tho there's no guaruntee he'll even continue.
 

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knowing the morons in sirius management, they'll probably put all their eggs in the stern basket even tho there's no guaruntee he'll even continue.

Or some other New York-based basket of god knows what.
 

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Now that he's not spending 15 hours a day at the BRN like last year, I can't say I would blame Heather for wanting a few minutes of that time.
He should get hire a few more people to handle the business side of things for him so he can spend more time with his family. Be he's admittedly a bit of a control freak so that probably won't happen anytime soon.
knowing the morons in sirius management, they'll probably put all their eggs in the stern basket even tho there's no guaruntee he'll even continue.
Well, they should be focusing on shows like Bubba, Ellis, etc. Because there's plenty of other sources for music, sports, and political talk. Satellite radio got thrust into the spotlight because of uncensored talk content when Howard was brought aboard. And it's the fanbase for that kind of show that's more likely to stick around and support the product.
If Sirius wants that to continue, they'd better sign him exclusively - which I don't see happening. A lot of us subscribe because we hate censored radio. Bubba lost a LOT of listeners when his Sirius show became a terrestrial rebroadcast.
I'd like to see the numbers in another satellite Arbitron book. I'm sure he lost plenty of people, but there probably was a decent amount of people that stuck around.
 
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