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(Newsday)   Howard Stern will not be heard live tomorrow morning, after getting suspended for "over-promoting" move to satellite radio   ( newsday.com) divider line
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2005-11-08 01:01:47 AM  
I love the "Stern is irrelevant posts thus adding to the 200+ already here. Lets see another dj post on fark pull that.

Like many here, I have a fairly long commute (ok, only 45-min, but). During their commute, most people want to be entertained. Try ANY other morning drive show here (Dallas) and youll see why Howard is generally more entertaining. Now, I dont like straight news or sports, so hes the best weve got. The stripper/lesbo stuff is tired, the self-promoting makes me switch the dial, the 15-min commercial breaks are unbearable. BUT, when you catch Howard at his best, theres nothing better on radio.

For what he does, hes the best theres ever been.

/got XM before Stern announced
//Doubt Ill switch
 
2005-11-08 01:03:42 AM  
popup?

As much as I like the commercial free idea, I still don't think I could ever bring myself to pay for the radio.
 
2005-11-08 01:04:44 AM  
Your ignorance is astounding.

Right. And I can't tell where my post ended and yours began.

Learn to use italics before you comment on my "ignorance".

/what was your point again?
 
j z
2005-11-08 01:08:59 AM  
500 Million for acting like an asshole. Where do I sign up?
 
2005-11-08 01:16:38 AM  
The Drizzle wins. Howard is still funny occasionally, though. Been listening since the WNNNBC days. I've recently moved from Manhattan and the best part of listening to Howard in Austin is no commercials (practically). Barely any sponsors here so they edit the show and it's usually over by 10.

/star and buc wild coming to replace Howard
//will check them out, they were hilarious on Manhattan Neighborhood Network
 
2005-11-08 01:21:50 AM  
howard's show has always sucked. i don't see what the hullabaloo is all about. i'd sooner listen to the news than that retard. luckily, i do still have the choice to change to a different station, and to a satellite radio service that luckily will not be carrying howard. XM > sirius.
 
2005-11-08 01:44:18 AM  
Was he ever funny or entertaining? Only seen the TV show and/or heard him once or twice, he must be better than that to have so many 'ditto heads' worshipping him.

maybe I am too old....
 
2005-11-08 01:56:03 AM  
Guess I`ll go back to Mark & Brian
 
2005-11-08 01:56:27 AM  
i subscribed to sirius for all the nfl radio stations.

yeah, i know, but still...
 
2005-11-08 02:03:16 AM  
I am capable of winning the internets, thanks.

/must remember some still haven't caught that "sarcasm" thing
 
2005-11-08 02:05:00 AM  
You can't appreciate Stern if you just saw the E show a few times and saw the movie. Give the show a week. Listen to the news. Listen to the interviews. Listen to the Artie talk about his gambling/drinking problem. If you don't find it entertaining after that then its obviously not for you. But the people who call him a shock jock have no idea what they're talking about. The only thing shocking about it is that it is/was on the radio and its actually worth listening to.

Today was our last day here in Vegas/
See you on the other side Stern//
 
2005-11-08 02:09:45 AM  
I like how if you don't have a negative opinion against someone (based on not actually giving them a fair listen) you're a worshipping "ditto-head."

What ... IS ... it ... with these ... narrowminded ... FARKERs ...!
 
2005-11-08 02:15:12 AM  
Didn't you know, cynicism rules in the land o' fark
 
2005-11-08 02:24:43 AM  
Even Ugly Phil was better than that guy...
 
2005-11-08 02:41:02 AM  
There is no way, currently, to determine the popularity of a radio show. Arbitron ratings (with their somewhat eponymous name) are based on random surveys of so-called listeners.

To backtrack a bit: Television ratings are based on meters placed in various households, which measure how long any given channel the TV is tuned to at a given time.

Over-the-air radio broadcasts have no similar metering device. It's almost impossible to know who is listening to whom at any given place or time.

Satellite radio does measure who/what you are listening to.
 
2005-11-08 02:41:59 AM  
what was he saying "get sirius!" every other word?
 
2005-11-08 02:43:07 AM  
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2005-11-08 03:07:32 AM  
Satellite radio does measure who/what you are listening to. - How's that? You can obviously measure the # of subscribers but the satellite radios just receive a signal, they don't send out one.
 
2005-11-08 03:12:44 AM  
never odd or even: Satellite radio does measure who/what you are listening to. - How's that? You can obviously measure the # of subscribers but the satellite radios just receive a signal, they don't send out one.

Satellite radio is a two-way signal. Just like that Tivo thing.
 
2005-11-08 03:25:33 AM  
Satellite radio is not a two way signal.
 
2005-11-08 03:39:56 AM  
spiffy_marc: Satellite radio is not a two way signal.

Then what are you paying for? Satellite radio allows you to choose the channels you listen to. Your satellite radio "knows" what you are listening to--soundtrack, band, song, etc. Even the date and time.

How do you think your Sat radio "knows" that stuff, if it isn't a two-way signal?
 
2005-11-08 03:41:19 AM  
Obscurity... here he comes.
 
2005-11-08 05:57:06 AM  
I've reverse-engineered the posting logic for 90% of the Howard Stern articles.


if (Article.Headline.IndexOf("Howard Stern") >= 0)
{
Article.Comments.Add("hoo hoo Robin tell em fred eheheh");
}
else
{
Article.Comments.Add(FarkUtils.RandomFarkCliche());
}


Simple, but elegant. And in most cases, completely knee-jerk.
 
2005-11-08 07:02:20 AM  
oooooooh I want a pop-up!!
 
2005-11-08 07:06:56 AM  
DoesItReallyMatter
Figures you'd like Stern AND Franken.
Both are big tall oafs, have huge noses, need haircuts, sport a stupid shiat eating grin


How is any of that relevant on radio?
 
2005-11-08 07:42:02 AM  
As far as howard goes, I don't care.

On the situation between XM and Sirius, that's another matter.

XM has 5.4 Million active radios subscribed. Siruis is counting on gaining 1.5 million new subscribers to pay for howard. Perhaps. Though I doubt the will catch XM any time soon. The thing about knee-jerk impusle buying (subscriptions, in this case) is that once reality sets in and people realize that it is a continuing expense, they tend to drop their subscription. It's the exact the same for adult sites. Someone cruise through, sees a set of knockers that drives them crazy, subscribes, stay for a couple months, then quits. The only big winners will be hardware vendors who sell sirius radios. If Sirius can hold even half of the new subscribers until the summer, I'll be surprised.

XM has Opie and Anthony. eh.

Satellite radio is the chance to kill clear channel and infinity. That's what counts.

When you hear the bullshiat about FCC decisions, get on the phone, write letters, email, whatever. Tell them hands off the satellite. FCC regulation is why broadcast radio is so farked up. Don't let them fark up satellite. There's no where else to go now.
 
2005-11-08 07:44:05 AM  
Howie scored a huge last paycheck, and good for him. He has not been funny for a long time and is producing radio that equates current Ron Jeremy porn.
 
2005-11-08 08:04:08 AM  
If it was 1991 , I'd get Sirius. As it stands now no way. Amazing how the guy gets younger every year, over 60. Creepy listening to a 60 year old do the same stripper interview 1,000 times.
 
2005-11-08 08:36:33 AM  
A completely random question: Does anyone else here remember Ron and Fez? They were on when I lived in Jersey, 102.7 I think.

/Good times
 
2005-11-08 08:48:19 AM  
I'm a Sirius sub already. It's a great service. Stern is a bonus. I don't listen to him much these days due to my 5min commute but it will be nice to hear him withouit the gag he's been wearing since JJtatagate.
 
2005-11-08 08:48:36 AM  
Howard Stern is not funny. He's just an obnoxious moron.
 
2005-11-08 08:51:41 AM  
They could boot Howard now, it doesn't really matter. He is still going to generate tremendous business for Sirius. Even if he didn't do another live show throughout the rest of the year, he would find some way to remain in the public eye......its only a month and a half before he goes to Sirius anyway.
 
2005-11-08 08:53:39 AM  
I love that they suspend him for talking about Sirius, but the rerun they play is one of the most racist shows I've ever heard. No doubt HE'LL get fined for THEM choosing this one. I'm goin to Sirius too, but Howard's only 30% of the reason. The other 70 is because rock has been banned from radio(so it seems) in Dallas. We have the bone, but I'm getting a bit sick of AC/DC and Def Lepard. At least on satelite I can get some metal. Rock on the radio has been weak since Nirvana hit the charts.
 
2005-11-08 08:53:40 AM  
Scumbaggio: If it was 1991 , I'd get Sirius. As it stands now no way. Amazing how the guy gets younger every year, over 60. Creepy listening to a 60 year old do the same stripper interview 1,000 times.


I think that's why I stopped listening to Stern a few years ago. He just sounded like a creepy old man when he was having 18 year old girls come in and get naked. It was different when he was 35 or 40, but he should stop pretending he's 30 years old, stop dying his hair, get a decent hair cut and become a sports announcer like other old guys.

 
2005-11-08 08:54:48 AM  
Now he has more time to spend with his big-arse, horse-face girlfriend.
 
2005-11-08 09:05:01 AM  
Let's sum up all of these posts:

A) "Howard has sucked since 1982"

2) "My local guy is better"

III) "O & A are better"

four) "I'm very snobbish and only listen to cd's or NPR."
 
2005-11-08 09:10:10 AM  
Mandrax...

Ron and Fez are on XM Satellite Radio - Channel 202 from 11a - 2p, right after O & A
 
2005-11-08 09:12:29 AM  
Novacor writes:

As much as I like the commercial free idea, I still don't think I could ever bring myself to pay for the radio.

Oh you are paying for radio already, it's just not taken out of your account as a monthly fee.

--h
 
2005-11-08 09:14:11 AM  
I can't believe people subscribe to farking radio! Can I get a pre-pay telegraph receiver too?
 
2005-11-08 09:30:55 AM  
No man:
Then what are you paying for? Satellite radio allows you to choose the channels you listen to. Your satellite radio "knows" what you are listening to--soundtrack, band, song, etc. Even the date and time.

How do you think your Sat radio "knows" that stuff, if it isn't a two-way signal?


Not sure if I'm being trolled, but I'll bite...
Embedded in the digital audio stream are metatags, much like you get on your MP3s - they contain album/title/genre/etc. identifiers, plus there's plenty of auxilliary data capacity for date and time (not to mention traffic and weather).
Your radio is not two-way.
 
2005-11-08 09:46:30 AM  
enormous juan - do you have cable?
 
2005-11-08 09:51:17 AM  
maybe i am the only one, but i can't wait for howard to move to satellite. i think he is at his best when he gets to do whatever he wants, and when he is angry at someone or something, which he is.

i am going to predict that his new show will be absolutely fantastic. he was definetely funnier 15 years ago when he was A) a renegade and B) starting at the bottom as opposed to the top of the mountain. i think he has a lot to prove and is very motivated once again.

i can't wait. and who the fark wants to listen to david lee roth anyways. if people think howard is irrelevant or washed up, then where do you rank the guy who fronted a rock band 20 years ago?
 
2005-11-08 10:20:10 AM  
peepee mcpoop

maybe i am the only one, but i can't wait for howard to move to satellite. i think he is at his best when he gets to do whatever he wants, and when he is angry at someone or something, which he is.


Oh yes, I imagine he'll be able to use the F-word and say things like PEEPEE MCPOOP on the radio without someone complaining. How intriguing. I think I'll go buy a subscription right now.
 
2005-11-08 10:20:46 AM  
Thing is 15 years ago, he was already 20 years in. There's nothing new and innovative. Its hard on radio to start with (and for the retarts asking who subcribes just keep sitting on your fat A watching cable tv while I work and listen to radio).

To each his own.
 
2005-11-08 10:43:25 AM  
acaciaavenue - do you ever watch the sopranos? how about entourage? how about six feet under? how about the myriad of great shows that are on cable that could never happen on network tv.

i don't think saying the F-word makes anyone funnier, so that really isn't my point, but apparently you took it that way.

and regarding my name, i picked it specifically because it is so ridiculous when i hear someone like you playing it back to me. so thank you.
 
2005-11-08 10:46:21 AM  
I am getting sirius, only because of howard.

Thought I would throw that in.
 
2005-11-08 10:51:50 AM  
The High Pitch Eric show on Sirius was hysterical.... weighing his feces for 24 hours. you all say you won't listen, but its like a bad car accident. Its a ridiculous premise for any show, its dirty and vile, but they reported on it like it was the Katrina disaster...so funny. And they don't swear just becuase they can. I mean most adults I know swear in normal day-to-day conversations, and its no different on Sirius.

And if none you heard the Howard 100 News, its awesome. And I can't wait until this weeks wack pack round-table discussion about whatever. Howard is a genious when it comes to thinking of new things, its just that everything gets thrown off the air on terrestrial radio.
 
2005-11-08 10:57:36 AM  
Raaaaammmoooooooooooooonnnnne!!!
 
2005-11-08 11:04:33 AM  
EnormousJuan: I can't believe people subscribe to farking radio!


I caught Rome on HBO last night, pretty good.
 
2005-11-08 11:20:06 AM  
He's a "Genious" huh? ) So are you my friend.

RAMONEEEEE... Howard Stern wears adult diapers.
 
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