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(NY Daily News)   Arbitrend reports show most of Howard Stern's listeners did not follow him to Sirius. Unfortunately for CBS, they didn't stay at his old stations either   (nydailynews.com) divider line 250
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2006-03-28 10:31:41 AM  
Bill Bliss

If you prefer to listen to classical or think the Stern Show is for cretins, why are you wasting your time on this thread? Farkers can be so funny.




You are so right! This should be a Stern Butt Kissing Zone only. how dare those farkers commment that Stern is sleazy washed up overpaid douche?

/Are you new here?
 
2006-03-28 10:31:50 AM  
Stern Sucks !

He stopped being funny 5-10 years ago. Kudo's for him on cashing in. But his new show which was supposed to be revolutionary are just rehashed old bits and new bits stolen from

Opie & Anthony. Oh the Irony of it all.
 
2006-03-28 10:34:57 AM  
CannedTangent: (did I spell that right?)

No

5uperman: That just goes to show you that quality, values, and decency will always win on a level playing field.

People want to be entertained, but if they have to pay more for smut, they're just as happy with traditional fair.


What?
So you're saying requiring people to pay for "smut", and free "quality, values and decency" (which we'll assume you can find on FM for the sake of discussion) is a "level playing field"

What ARE you talking about?
 
2006-03-28 10:35:36 AM  
There was a recent study that found conclusive evidence that people who enjoy day-time talk shows or people's court clones actually get dumber over time and are much more likely to get alhiezmers and become unemployed. Check it out here (pops).

It has been quite obvious for some time that that study translates to people who obsess over "morning zoo" radio as well. Your brain actually shrinks the deeper you get into this schlop.

Yeah, you might find farts funny, but the more you listen, the funnier they get! Because you're getting dumber! Makes sense. Enjoy drooling in a wheelchair, Stern fans!

His show is literally, scientifically, killing you! It's like some kind of religious right conspiracy miracle.

/NPR, Mozart, or death----you decide, fools.
 
2006-03-28 10:35:44 AM  
Just because Howard had 20 million listening over terrestrial radio didn't mean that all those people listened every day. I think they counted you if you tuned in for a bit weekly. However, based on what I've seen on the torrent sites and Usenet, there are lots of folks downloading from the internet. There's one torrent site that was set up just for Howard, but has other radio shows as well.


Oh yeah, NED RULES!!
 
2006-03-28 10:38:32 AM  
CannedTangent: (did I spell that right?)

No. There are two Ls in satellite.
 
2006-03-28 10:39:03 AM  
In DC, the Sports Junkies replaced Stern on the morning drive, and that is a good thing.

Junkies >> Stern.
 
2006-03-28 10:44:58 AM  
I bought Sirius for Howard Stern and have not been disappointed. It's been great. Howard is great, the three other comedy channels are great, the music is great (alternative rock), the news is great.

I tune the Sirius FM transmitter over the local NPR station's frequency, and put in a long wire to boost my signal output. If you're listening to NPR about Peruvian basket weaving, and your car gets within 200 feet of mine, you'll be hearing Stern graphically talk about sex. It's always fun to see the looks of horror in the other cars as I drive by them on the Golden Gate Bridge.

 
2006-03-28 10:45:17 AM  
When Stern left I switched to NPR for the morning commute. Anything to get away from the cookie-cutter music stations. Now I like NPR so much I don't need a satellite radio. Fortunately I usually don't have to drive when they put on that crappy classical music junk.

Bach doesn't sound so great to me. He can eat my nuts.
 
2006-03-28 10:45:22 AM  
5uperman
People want to be entertained, but if they have to pay more for smut, they're just as happy with traditional fair.

I love a traditional fair! The rides, the cotton candy, the hog-judging, the sideshow...

Oh, you probably meant traditional fare.

/literate Stern fan
 
2006-03-28 10:46:22 AM  
BTW, I think Adam Corolla is doing a decent job. He's funny, but I wouldn't pay $12/month to listen to him, as I do for Stern.

F___ Jackie.
 
2006-03-28 10:46:38 AM  
Bought Sirius as a Christmas present for my husband (we're both Stern fans) but I have to say that now that I've got satellite, I'll never go back. It's worth the $ each month for the variety of music and talk I get now, as well as a marked drop in commercials. Stern's show is much funnier now that he doesn't have to water it down - I'd pay for that alone.
 
2006-03-28 10:47:19 AM  
For me there was no doubt I was going to get a satelite radio, especially for when I drive from central Ohio to Southeast Virginia to visit my parents and theres pretty much NO radio stations once you get outside of Columbus until you hit Richmond.

Howard Stern announcing he was going to Sirius was the news I was waiting to hear before I decided which service to get and since Nov/05 I haven't listend to testicle radio in my house or car. Aside from good talk channels, especially Howard 100/101 the music channels are just far and away above ANYTHING on testicle radio. No commercials on the music channels and minimal commercials (maybe 5-7min an hour) on talk channels just blow testicle radio out of the water. Not to mention without the FCC sticking their noses in to "protect decency and children" you have songs played the way they were meant to and real conversations without people having to watch what they say and using everyday language.

Still, Sirius announced recently they passed the 4,000,000 subscriber mark. With their rapid gains and XM having 6,000,000 that's over 10,000,000 people giving corporate radio with their same 5 songs ever hour and 20-25min commercial breaks the but F U. That should be the bigger news.
 
2006-03-28 10:50:23 AM  
In Chicago, no one listened to Stern anyway. He pretty much appeals only to east coast people who love dog fights and snuff films.

Spike O'dell rules Chicago because he has a midwest sense of humor and respects his listeners. That's why Chicago has traditionally been the most sophisticated city in this country.

Truck drivers are perfect for Stern, people who actually matter to this country will always chose the higher form of entertainment.

Stern knows it too! That's why he moved- more access to the mopes who matter. Do you think Stern goes home and listens to other shock jocks? Do you think he's watching Jerry Springer? Of course not, he's a smart successful businessman! He's getting rich off you chumps, but he's not one of you- that's his biggest joke of all!
 
2006-03-28 10:50:31 AM  
What's funny is that 6 months ago they said only 18% were moving to Sirius. Now it's 30%. 30% of 15-20 million listeners??? How can this possibly be spun as a bad thing???
 
Ash
2006-03-28 10:53:15 AM  
Truck drivers are perfect for Stern, people who actually matter to this country will always chose the higher form of entertainment.

Yes, we'd be just fine without truck drivers. Or not...
 
2006-03-28 10:54:36 AM  
I had never heard Howard Stern until he showed up on Sirius (subscriber before his move).

First off, I don't understand how his show could have worked under FCC regulations; it's filthy.

And it's pretty hilarious.

I think I would probably have hated his censored show.
 
2006-03-28 10:54:46 AM  
The Cow is now.
 
2006-03-28 10:54:52 AM  
GlitchCog: When Stern left I switched to NPR for the morning commute. Anything to get away from the cookie-cutter music stations. Now I like NPR so much I don't need a satellite radio. Fortunately I usually don't have to drive when they put on that crappy classical music junk.

Bach doesn't sound so great to me. He can eat my nuts.



Sirius has 2 NPR channels and Public Radio International. That was my second biggest reason to get it. I hate Houston Public Radio because it's all crappy classical music. NPR on Sirius doesn't play any music, it's great. You might want to check into it. NPR on satellite is what I listen to when Stern isn't on.
 
2006-03-28 10:56:53 AM  
Confabulat: First off, I don't understand how his show could have worked under FCC regulations; it's filthy.

And it's pretty hilarious.

I think I would probably have hated his censored show.



It's soooo much better now!!! Was almost unlistenable on testical radio because every other word was edited out. That conversation with Wilmer yesterday would have been completely edited out.
 
2006-03-28 10:59:16 AM  
The new show is great, better by leaps and bounds than the old show. Sirius is the shiat. If I could get Morning Edition on Sirius I would never turn on testicle radio ever again. As for paying for radio, I have been an NPR member for 10 years, I am used to paying to get quality programming.
 
2006-03-28 11:01:03 AM  
alcoholic_entropy:

Sirius has 2 NPR channels and Public Radio International. That was my second biggest reason to get it. I hate Houston Public Radio because it's all crappy classical music. NPR on Sirius doesn't play any music, it's great. You might want to check into it. NPR on satellite is what I listen to when Stern isn't on.

If only they had Morning Edition and Weekend Edition and WeSun. They do have the BBC channels as well. It was a major factor when I chose Sirius over XM, Howard was a bonus, the NFL was the primary reason.
 
2006-03-28 11:02:02 AM  
Stern was run out of Mpls radio a number of years ago... the yokels preferred the locals.
 
2006-03-28 11:03:13 AM  
The survey doesn't measure the listeners who made the jump over a year ago when Stern's move to Sirius was first announced (that's when I bought my Sirius radio, haven't listened to terrestrial since).
 
2006-03-28 11:03:45 AM  
AgeOfReason: If only they had Morning Edition and Weekend Edition and WeSun. They do have the BBC channels as well. It was a major factor when I chose Sirius over XM, Howard was a bonus, the NFL was the primary reason.


I will often listen to NPR on regular radio in the mornings for that reason. Tell you what though, best thing about Sirius is during the pledge drives. I love that I don't have to listen to that crap anymore.
 
2006-03-28 11:04:49 AM  
drink-soaked former Troskyist popinjay: The survey doesn't measure the listeners who made the jump over a year ago when Stern's move to Sirius was first announced (that's when I bought my Sirius radio, haven't listened to terrestrial since).


Considering Sirius went from 600,000 to 4 million over the last year and a half, I'd say there's a few that have come over.
 
2006-03-28 11:04:51 AM  
I'm trying to figure out if 5uperman is sirius *rimshot* or just trolling. If it's just trolling you're trying a little too hard.

Btw, yeah, Chicago is so sophisticated that it's the city that brings us Mancow whos claim to fame say attempting to bash Howard Stern any time someone puts a mic in front of his face because he knows he sucks ass and will get coverage just by saying Howard's name.

p.s. Stern may be getting rich off of me but I'm being entertained by him. He's providing a service that I'm willing to pay for and that's no joke.
 
2006-03-28 11:05:03 AM  
This thread could use more repetition of the word 'testical'.

Cuz that joke's hilarious.

/Corporate radio ought to grow some testes.
 
2006-03-28 11:06:58 AM  
I think it's great that the local former Stern station calls itself "Free FM" when almost all of it's competition is also free and also FM.
Idiots.
 
2006-03-28 11:07:14 AM  
peederpants: The Cow is now.


the Cow is a coont
 
2006-03-28 11:08:04 AM  
I bought Sirius about 2 months ago. I was glad I did. The morning show that I have has had the following topics over the past 2 weeks:
What do you remember best about going to Grandmas
Play poker like me, the big ego prick
Listen to my dad learn to play the Ukeleli (every farking morning for a week now)
Talk about the new Walmart and how we are destroying our kids.

I first tuned into Howard (which we never got to listen to here in Saskatchewan) when they waxed Richard. I farking fell off my chair laughing. Then I saw the pictures while the replay was going and I lost it.

This morning, some porn actress was riding a Fark Machine that had lubricated tongues. When she finished, they had wipe people down.

Sometimes, in the morning, I want mindless fun. I get enough serious stuff at work and listening to that this morning made the 1.5 hour meeting so much more enjoyable.

I also love the music, the other stations (had my GF listen to the gay channel when they taught how to give good oral), and the fact that I can get it at my place, my parents, and anywhere else.
 
2006-03-28 11:09:25 AM  
I used to be a huge Howard fan...then he got divorced. Apparently Alison got his sense of humor in the settlement. Plus Howard not being married anymore called his bluff about all the things he would do to the various female guests, and then he didn't. "If I wasn't married, oh God what I'd do to you." Really Howard, would you?

Plus the hypocrisy of Stern is overwhelming. When you hear Howard doing a bit that another show did a month before, how can he claims that everyone rips him off? One of the guys who used to be on the show ages ago was recently on the post Howard rap up show and he was talking about how Howard didn't invent stuff, but he was the best at it. He took ideas and tactics already in use (Dahl, Imus) and made them better. But the range of things he claims to have created is astounding, like acoustic sets in studio. The worst hypocrisy is something that Howard just admitted about having O&A censored when they both worked for Infinity. His quote was something about he believes in free speech for him, but not for others.

As should be obvious by now, I am an O&A fan, but admit that they have some faults (the biggest being complaining about Howard too much), but the show that has surprised me the most is Ron and Fez. It is very entertaining and has a very different kind of comedy.

Lastly for those claiming that you can't find Sirius units in the store, I don't know where you shop but they always appear to be there to me. Unless you're talking about a portable unit that you can listen to live sat. radio on, they you're correct you can't find a Sirius unit that can do that anywhere. If Sirius has added a million listeners since Howard started 2.5 months ago I am amazed. I strongly doubt those numbers though. That would project something like 4 million new users this year, which would more than double their subscriber base, and they might actually cut into XM's lead.
 
2006-03-28 11:09:38 AM  
His show is literally, scientifically, killing you! It's like some kind of religious right conspiracy miracle.

/NPR, Mozart, or death----you decide, fools.


Just for the record, liking NPR or Mozart does not make you a pompous ass-hat.

listen to Stern but also the classical station (set as #7 on my preset), Jazz72 & Disorder.
//probably most of my listening is Newark's NPR jazz station (WBGO 88.3) I get on my regular radio at work
///noticed this when I clicked into this forum: Farkers have clicked on the above link 3333 times.

 
2006-03-28 11:09:54 AM  
mutt and KyngNothing,

Thanks--I thought it looked wrong, but didn't really give a crap enought to spell check.
 
2006-03-28 11:14:38 AM  
drink-soaked former Troskyist popinjay: .



it's names like this that i'm glad FarkIt exists...
 
2006-03-28 11:15:16 AM  
mjbok:

That would project something like 4 million new users this year, which would more than double their subscriber base, and they might actually cut into XM's lead.

They are cutting into the lead, big time. They are talking about 3 million new users this year. They can't sustain the initial bump from Howard going live, but they are going to have a killer year.
 
2006-03-28 11:19:53 AM  
I'll say it again, Stern will get his 20 million audience back. It will take 2-3 years, but it will happen. Within 2-3 years XM and Sirius will either merge or allow content, like Stern, to be shared. These things are being installed in most new cars. It's going to happen.
 
2006-03-28 11:20:49 AM  
he's sold out and sucks.

I don't even bother listening to the web streams people put up.
 
2006-03-28 11:21:40 AM  
Fu Manchu
This thread could use more repetition of the word 'testical'.

Testes...testes...one...two...three?
 
2006-03-28 11:25:13 AM  
GADZOOKS!
 
2006-03-28 11:28:19 AM  
I'm surprised nobody else called this:

Arbitron = Radio Industry Puppet

Clear Channel, one of the XM partners, also has a substantial stake in Arbitron. Remember their IPO fiasco? On the day of Arbitron's IPO, Clear Channel announced that every single broadcast facility of theirs would no longer use Arbitron. Not surprisingly, that resulted in an across-the-board ratings boots for Clear Channel stations.

Arbitron is commercial radio's biatch. Pay them no mind. As much as I think Stern is lame ("OMG he said 'lesbian'!!!!1"), this is a clear-cut case of ratings tampering by a company with a demonstrated history of doing so.
 
2006-03-28 11:31:30 AM  
Gary Busey on a Rampage

So Sirius signed up just shy of two million listeners since they announced Stern. Maybe half of those are Stern fans. And even THAT'S debatable, because there are still people who sign up for Sirius who -- gasp -- don't listen to Stern. But I'll give him the benefit of the doubt:

2 million out of 20 million Stern fans signing up = 90% of his audience found something else to listen to.
 
2006-03-28 11:34:17 AM  
ossarac

I'll say it again, Stern will get his 20 million audience back. It will take 2-3 years, but it will happen.

SATELLITE RADIO may bring on another 20 million listeners in the next 2-3 years, but they sure as hell won't all be Stern fans. In fact, the longer those former listeners go without Stern, the more likely it is they'll finally realize what a washup they've been listening to.

"OMG NO WAI, HE SAID 'PENIS'!!!111!! ROFLZ OMG OMG WTF LOL!!"
 
2006-03-28 11:35:49 AM  
floor9: So Sirius signed up just shy of two million listeners since they announced Stern. Maybe half of those are Stern fans. And even THAT'S debatable, because there are still people who sign up for Sirius who -- gasp -- don't listen to Stern. But I'll give him the benefit of the doubt:


They've signed up 3.5 million since they announced Stern and they're still signing up.
 
2006-03-28 11:37:37 AM  
floor9: SATELLITE RADIO may bring on another 20 million listeners in the next 2-3 years, but they sure as hell won't all be Stern fans. In fact, the longer those former listeners go without Stern, the more likely it is they'll finally realize what a washup they've been listening to.

"OMG NO WAI, HE SAID 'PENIS'!!!111!! ROFLZ OMG OMG WTF LOL!!"



If you listen to Stern callers, you'd hear that a lot of people calling have never heard him before because they're in areas the never had him on- now he's truly nationwide. He was an audience draw on regular radio and he will be on satellite. There's no way around that argument.
 
2006-03-28 11:40:42 AM  
I had a Stern fan at my last job. He got fired after a few weeks because he stopped showing up for work. But when he WAS there, every single morning I looked forward to a conversation like this:

Him: Dude, did you listen to Stern this morning?
Me: No, I'm only in the car 8 minutes.
Him: OH MY GOD! DUDE!!! YOU TOTALLY missed it!
Me: Yeah? Sucks to...
Him: HAHAH OMG! DUDE he totally had these two hot chicks on there and they were all like takin their shirts off and shiat!
Me: Wow.
Him: YEAH I KNOW! And then they had this dildo and the one girl used it and the other girl? Guess what she did! Guess! You'll never believe it!
Me: She licked it.
Him: NO WAY! BURN! She TOTALLY used it herself, and THEN she licked it!
Me: Cool.
Him: I KNOW, MAN! Farkin awesome! And then he had these two lesbians come into the studio! LOL!
Me: ...(working)...
Him: So then Howard dares the one girl ... who ISN'T a lesbian ... to make out with the lesbian!
Me: ...
Him: And guess what?
Me: ...
Him: She TOTALLY did! It was so farkin hot I had to pull over and masturbate.
Me: ...
Him: MASTURBATE DUDE! Right there on the beltway!
Me: ...
Him: OMG! She LICKED THE DILDO, man! Whoo!!!

And this would go on for at least an hour. Way to go, Stern. Way to push the envelope there.
 
2006-03-28 11:43:44 AM  
alcoholic_entropy: If you listen to Stern callers, you'd hear that a lot of people calling have never heard him before because they're in areas the never had him on- now he's truly nationwide. He was an audience draw on regular radio and he will be on satellite. There's no way around that argument.



And in Canada. Can you imagine how many listeners he would have if he somehow had his satellite radio gig, and still had a show on free radio.

If only someone were brazen enough to try such a ratings bonanza...oh wait.
 
2006-03-28 11:44:11 AM  
Howard Stern's appeal has little to do with sex or dirty words. Those aren't the funniest parts of the show. It's the conversations, the revalations, the little observations of life that make it funny. His audience is probably as educated as NPR's is.

Terrestrial radio is so afraid of stern and sirius that for the first time they are allowing ads for satellite radio! Yes, that's right, CBS/Infinity/FreeFM is now running lots of ads for XM Satellite radio! They hate/fear Stern so much that they're will to advertise XM in an attempt to hurt tern. It's not working.
 
2006-03-28 11:44:41 AM  
alcoholic_entropy: They've signed up 3.5 million

I stand corrected. 3.5 / 20 = 82.5% of his audience has moved on. Of course, that's a conservative estimate -- not all of those subs are Stern fans. If 1 in 3 new subs likes Stern, that's 1.17 million new Stern-centric subs; 94% of his audience has left him.

At least he's still pushing the envelope on *something*.
 
2006-03-28 11:46:42 AM  
The CEO of XM left the job because XM programming is below average. There are people that are leaving XM because they didn't get Stern on their radio. Now their going over to Sirius because they wanna listen to him. As for Stern stealing bits from O&A? um....Stern's been doing radio long when those losers were in diapers. To say Stern stole anything from two yuppies riding on his coattails for "shock jock" status is asinine. If it weren't for Stern they wouldn't exsist. The first day of Stern's debut on Sirius he boosted the subscriber ratings to about 2 million or so (or leading up to his first day as well)as well as high-demand radio units that were sold out around the country. I don't recall XM ever selling out radio units for any particular DJ or radio station they have on their program.
/has Sirius
//happily enjoys paying his 6 month payment plan to listen to Howard Stern
 
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