Where will O&A go next?

Discussion in 'SiriusXM News & Talk' started by Bandit 5160, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Bandit 5160

    Bandit 5160 Member

    I have heard that O&A says they are not treated well by SiriusXM and that they won't sign a new deal with them. Their current deal is up in a few months, so what is next for these guys? I hope they don't go back to terrestrial radio, where censorship will kill their show. And, being from Spartanburg, SC, I hope they do not sign with a station in the northeast, making it impossible for me to hear them on my radio (though I'm sure there's an iphone app/website I could still hear them on). Maybe they'll change their minds and stay with SiriusXM.
  2. MAJ Badmotherfarker

    MAJ Badmotherfarker is drinking a beer.

    Sirius XM doesn't treat anybody well.
  3. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    I didn't catch their show today. But they have done far less bitching about management in the past 2 months in comparison to usual. I think they are excited about Liberty taking over. Everytime a group of suits walk by they perk up and want to meet them.
  4. voliconjoe

    voliconjoe Well-Known Member

    I wish I could listen to those guys. Some people complain that stern's show is just not the same as it used to be and that's how I feel about O&A. I listened to them when they were basically the best thing on radio but it got to the point where in a 5hr show they would spend 3hrs stalling so they can setup the one bit they had planned for the day.
  5. TOM C.

    TOM C. Member

    Nowhere, I am sure they will resign, same money. No other place to go, Ant and Jim would rack up the FCC fines in week 1 on reg radio. Siri has them trapped, I think they might thy to look at internet base show, but no money, Opie asks every pod-caster if there is any money there. He has kid #2 on the way. He says he has FU money, but why quit if he can make same $ for another 2 years.
  6. voliconjoe

    voliconjoe Well-Known Member

    I remember when Anthony got divorced and his wife got Dominic Barbara for her attorney and I think they got half of his future earnings which at the time they estimated to be about $100M or some ridiculous amount. That's when they were on WBCN (RIP).

    I don't think Opie suffered the same fate.
  7. squigy0

    squigy0 Member

    I notice more & more friends of the show are showing up on riotcast.com (Davey Mac, Dr. Steve lately, Rich Vos, Bob Kelly and Jim Florentine previously) so they could be clearing the path for O&A to start working over there.

    They'd eventually have to go to some sort of subscription service to really truly make money, but I'd certainly be willing to pay it.
  8. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk


    or SIM cards.

    yup, sim cards.
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  9. Biaviian

    Biaviian Well-Known Member

    gotta love the SIM card option. Everybody should switch to SIM cards!
  10. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    I agree. The thing is for these kinds of radio personalities (non-sports, non-political) the money has dried up since Stern, O&A went to Satellite. Tom Leykis is broadcasting his show online, but I seriously doubt he is making much money at all on it.

    Does anyone actually know how much Adam Corolla is making? If him and Joe Rogan are at the top of their industry as far as podcasting goes, then I don't think the money is that good. Doing Satellite is probably far better.
  11. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    Radio DJs may want to reconsider their career choices.
  12. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    What's hilarious is that radio listeners feel bad for personalities that make over a million dollars a year. Or in Howards case upwards of $50 million or so. HE'S TREATED SO POORLY!!
  13. Bandit 5160

    Bandit 5160 Member

    Pardon my ignorance, but what are SIM cards?
  14. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    It's the wave of the future!!
  15. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Will miss them if they depart but will understand. They were the pioneers of satellite radio.
  16. gilpdawg

    gilpdawg Active Member

    They ain't leaving....unless they do. We dance this dance every time their contract comes up. I assume it's a bit at this point.
  17. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    Not sure if everyone heard:

    Opie & Anthony Sign Two Year Deal With SiriusXM
    October 8, 2012 (12:30 pm) Spencer

    Opie & Anthony Sign Two Year Deal With SiriusXM - SiriusBuzz

    " Over the past year or so I have seen many passionate Stern Fans embrace Opie & Anthony rather than continue a battle of the shock jocks. It almost seems as if some people are beginning to think Stern is winding down and are in search of that cutting edge type of radio show that O&A offer."
  18. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    This Week On Demand: 20 Years of Opie & Anthony
    Kyle Pollard

    April 13, 2014

    This week, SiriusXM is celebrating 20 years of Opie & Anthony on the radio with a very special edition of the Unmasked comedy series. O&A20: Unmasked will feature special guests, uncensored stories, and plenty of the surprises you’d expect from radio’s most outrageous duo.You can catch this landmark moment in radio history whenever you want, with SiriusXM On Demand.

    New Specials Available This Week:
    O&A20: Unmasked
    The Opie & Anthony Channel; Raw Dog Comedy Hits – Available 4/17
    Unmasked host and friend of the show Ron Bennington sits down for an exclusive interview with Greg ‘Opie’ Hughes, Anthony Cumia, and comedian Jim Norton at the famed Caroline’s on Broadway in New York City. Celebrating 20 years of the Opie & Anthony show, O&A20: Unmasked will feature special guests, uncensored stories, and plenty of the surprises you’d expect from radio’s most outrageous duo.
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  19. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    I really can't wait. O&A everyday, that's what I say.
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  20. goreds2

    goreds2 Well-Known Member

    I am currently listening to this via ON DEMAND. Even if you don't like O&A, it is a great listen. Agree with TSS Taylor in the above post. :cool:
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