In a Year and a Half I'm Out of Here.

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"In a year and a half I'm out of here..."

Well, so am I. Does anyone know if Sirius still puts you on hold for 5 hours in hopes that you will hang up out of frustration when you try to call and cancel?

I have Sirius (3 subs) for Howard, and when he's gone I will be as well.
 

wwfmike

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I think Howard has had what maybe 6 contracts coming up over his career and for each and everyone he has said he is done. He said the last 3 times that he was done, no question about it and then holds a press conference and says he is staying. It's a case of the boy who cried wolf.

I definitely don't want the show to end but this could really be it.
 

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"In a year and a half I'm out of here..."

Well, so am I. Does anyone know if Sirius still puts you on hold for 5 hours in hopes that you will hang up out of frustration when you try to call and cancel?

I have Sirius (3 subs) for Howard, and when he's gone I will be as well.

man, I had to stay on the phone with them an hour and threaten to cancel just to get them to refund me the $15 activation fee that they charged for swapping out my 3rd broken radio. mind you, I dont have a lifetime sub, and they didn't charge me to swap it last time. nor did they tell me they were gonna charge. they just took the money off my credit card. I was pissed that day just off the principle of it.
 

Kryptonite

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Unfourtnately I think that ship has sailed. He can get good money on regular radio and we already know Sirius isn't interested in paying him anything decent.

But...without Howard's money, Sirius would have more money and a lot more scheduling options.

Bubba in the morning, with a censored-down replay on FM on the afternoon drive. (Like this? Want more? You know where to get it.)

Ellis in the afternoon from his current studio.

Ferrall at night.
 

Kryptonite

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I think Howard has had what maybe 6 contracts coming up over his career and for each and everyone he has said he is done. He said the last 3 times that he was done, no question about it and then holds a press conference and says he is staying. It's a case of the boy who cried wolf.

I definitely don't want the show to end but this could really be it.

Exactly this. Previous contracts ended in December 1999, and December 2005. I've been listening since early 1998 or so, and even back then, he said he was done.

I'll believe he's done when it's December of the contract year and he says so. Earlier this year (maybe last year), he said he'd only walk away if the other show members were ok with that....he doesn't want to leave them high and dry.
 

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But...without Howard's money, Sirius would have more money and a lot more scheduling options.

Bubba in the morning, with a censored-down replay on FM on the afternoon drive. (Like this? Want more? You know where to get it.)

Ellis in the afternoon from his current studio.

Ferrall at night.

I'd love to see that but I just don't see it happening. I can't see Bubba leaving FM (live mornings) to come to Sirius unless they offer him a boatload of cash so he can quit FM. Sirius already showed what they think of Bubba when they offered him less money in January than they did the year before.
 

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I'd love to see that but I just don't see it happening. I can't see Bubba leaving FM (live mornings) to come to Sirius unless they offer him a boatload of cash so he can quit FM. Sirius already showed what they think of Bubba when they offered him less money in January than they did the year before.

It would be funny if Howard employed the same tactic as Bubba. Couldn't you just see the scenario where Howard says to Sirius in his best Bubba voice, "Show me the fuckin' money". I guess at that point Sirius would ask Howard if they could peer into his wallet or write them a check.
 

Kryptonite

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Isn't Howard 100 a "Single Artist Channel?"

Maybe Howard could pay Sirius for 100, but get paid for 101?
 

Kryptonite

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I'd love to see that but I just don't see it happening. I can't see Bubba leaving FM (live mornings) to come to Sirius unless they offer him a boatload of cash so he can quit FM. Sirius already showed what they think of Bubba when they offered him less money in January than they did the year before.

Maybe i'm thinking in 2010 terms?

IF Howard doesn't re-up,
THEN Sirius has more money

They didn't have the money in 2008 because they had to give Howard his boatloads.
 

Snoozer

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Maybe i'm thinking in 2010 terms?

IF Howard doesn't re-up,
THEN Sirius has more money

They didn't have the money in 2008 because they had to give Howard his boatloads.

I understand what you meant, I just wasn't clear sorry about that.
I just can't see with what happened in 08/09 that Sirius and Bubba could come to a deal even if they had some money freed up. I could be wrong and I hope I am
 

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For his sake, he should hang it up when his contract is up, if not sooner. He's already quit mentally. All that's left for him to do is slink his bony body out of his super secret Sirius building exit for good. Each additional day he stays tarnishes his legend further.

Perhaps Howard tuned in to a few "best ofs" while on his latest vacation. Those shows were filled with energy, ideas, and great guests. Today's Howard Stern Show is similar in name only. No wonder he wants to leave.

I wonder if Fred or Gary ever listen to "best ofs" and relive the days when the show was funny and relevant. It would be sort of like an athlete 10 years past his prime, who continues to play, viewing a glory game of yesteryear. Kinda puts things into perspective.
 

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Bubba in the morning, with a censored-down replay on FM on the afternoon drive. (Like this? Want more? You know where to get it)
You can't be competitive on FM with a taped show. Let's face it. Either Bubba's gone in two years as well (there's also the matter of the Cox contract that runs out then) or Sirius XM continues to carry the FM show. They're not going to pay Bubba what he's asking for an exclusive show.
 

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Its all part of the sthick , Howard have been threatening to leave radio for as long as I have been listening. The big goofy lug will die with his headphones on while all you fret and worry about what you will do when he is gone. He isn't going anywhere, his ego will not allow it. As much as he complains about work ( if you can call this work) he would lose his mind if he thought for a minute that everyone wasn't waiting with baited breathe for his next words that come out of his mouth. :rofl2:
 

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Its all part of the sthick , Howard have been threatening to leave radio for as long as I have been listening. The big goofy lug will die with his headphones on while all you fret and worry about what you will do when he is gone. He isn't going anywhere, his ego will not allow it. As much as he complains about work ( if you can call this work) he would lose his mind if he thought for a minute that everyone wasn't waiting with baited breathe for his next words that come out of his mouth. :rofl2:
He has to leave sometime. This could very well be it. I'd prefer that over a lighter schedule or him being less into the show than he is now.
 

jamesp717

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He has to leave sometime. This could very well be it. I'd prefer that over a lighter schedule or him being less into the show than he is now.

Lighter schedule, how much lighter could it get ?


He has the world by the short hairs, even with a 50% pay cut.

Two things Howard loves 1) to talk 2) to be talked about.

He isn't going anywhere.
 

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Its all part of the sthick , Howard have been threatening to leave radio for as long as I have been listening. The big goofy lug will die with his headphones on while all you fret and worry about what you will do when he is gone. He isn't going anywhere, his ego will not allow it. As much as he complains about work ( if you can call this work) he would lose his mind if he thought for a minute that everyone wasn't waiting with baited breathe for his next words that come out of his mouth. :rofl2:

I know that he's threatened to leave MANY times before, as least as long as I can remember. Part of me wants to believe that you're correct about this, I think a lot about Larry King's ego and his reason for continuing on. But I really feel that Stern will NOT get a suitable deal this time around and he will "move on". I don't think he'll retire, per se, but he'll leave Sirius XM, lay low for a little while, then move on to other ventures.
 

Snoozer

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For his sake, he should hang it up when his contract is up, if not sooner. He's already quit mentally. All that's left for him to do is slink his bony body out of his super secret Sirius building exit for good. Each additional day he stays tarnishes his legend further.

Perhaps Howard tuned in to a few "best ofs" while on his latest vacation. Those shows were filled with energy, ideas, and great guests. Today's Howard Stern Show is similar in name only. No wonder he wants to leave.

I wonder if Fred or Gary ever listen to "best ofs" and relive the days when the show was funny and relevant. It would be sort of like an athlete 10 years past his prime, who continues to play, viewing a glory game of yesteryear. Kinda puts things into perspective.

For the most part, I like the show.:clap: