beth better get her career in overdrive in this next 18 months, cuz if howie hangs it up, its over for her. no more mike and julia show (even tho cancelled), no more casino cinema (cancelled as well), and definitely no further appearances on the view either.
IMO there's one place for Howard to take his talents and that's in-house via podcast. It won't matter he's not on morning radio, because by far Howard is the most interesting, fascinating interviewer out there.
He might have to lose some of the degenerates. Keep Robin (the staightwoman) and a technical team (Fred, BabaBooey) and a third personality (Artie or someone more outrageous but equally domicile). The rest of the f-ups can die in the gutter like they were meant to from birth (IMO of course). Hell if they're still alive they can call in.
The REAL expertise comes in getting Nicole Kidman to tell the world she uses three fingers. No where else that I know, besides maybe Playboy or Penthouse, does a celebrity divulge more intimate information than with Howard.
So guests are the majority of your show. Stop the methodical Steve Langford, Shit's at Work, call an f-up routine. Invite guests in the afternoon when they're good and rested and have a jam fest that's available a few hours later. People will download and listen whenever thay want. Being able to listen almost any time of day is a selling point of Howard 100.
Make it HOWARD. No Sirius, no satellite radio, no radio at all. Cutting edge, ahead of the game, pioneering. If I had any money I'd bet on it. :drool:
And if he complains he's got himself to blame
I don't ever see Howard doign a podcast.... He's already said he wouldn't want to do anything from home, he likes doing something "in studio." And he admits to going to bed at 11pm, even on vacation I don't think he'd know what to do with the extra time, and don't see him changing his schedule (ie. sleeping in later) even after he retires.
As for me I'm a recently new listener (2+ years) and Howard is the greatest thing in the morning, there is nothing better, not even close. Everyone that bitches/moans/complains gets to me more then Howard does. He's put 20+ years into the industry, and every person that complains thinks that he owes them something. If he wasn't putting out a product then people would stop listening, (and it seems like many of you should stop listening, and stop romanticizing about the past, its almost as bad as my father telling me stories of 'how it was').
I'm more then fine with Howie going to a 2 days schedule if thats how he slowly exists, far better then him going from a 4 day schedule to telling us to pound sand and does no shows again.
I don't want to get into the entire "vacation thing either" because if your whole argument is that (you don't get 10 weeks so why should he) then go cry on your mommy's shoulders.
On a totally unrelated (slightly) topic, who thought it was a good idea to even put Mad Dog on against Howard in the morning? He's 123 rated no doubt..... Should put him on after the West Coast reply and he'd do a lot better, or even right before the WUS. Funny that the producer (can't remember his name) said that Mad Dog's station was doing better the last few weeks (suprisingly the few weeks that Howard was on vacation).....
He clearly doesn't need the work and just wants to be a retired rich guy. He wants to enjoy the house and the wife and not have to deal with the work anymore.From the little I listened to this morning it sounded like more whining about work hours. I get up at 4:30 AM as well and get paid a very small fraction of what they all get paid to get up at 4:30 AM. And I don't get off work at 10:30 AM.
He clearly doesn't need the work and just wants to be a retired rich guy. He wants to enjoy the house and the wife and not have to deal with the work anymore.
Howard Stern invented Podcasts.
It gets worse......Howard also claims to have invented pods and casts. He and Don Buchwald are currently entangled in a bitter lawsuit with every vegetable farmer they can find, not to mention they are taking action against the AMA for stealing the cast idea. Howard feels he should be getting a few marbles when uncoordinated oafs like Robin need casts after falling gunt-first onto the ground.
Hopefully, the Stern legal team will fare better then they did suing Clear Channel. Hahahahahaha.......