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Howard Stern taken off the air

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Dan9, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. lazaruspup

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    Imitators who came along after Howard Stern and tried to copy the format... same as Bubba the Love Sponge and Madcow... ridiculous copiers with little to no talent or innovation skills.

    Who cares if he makes it to the Radio Hall of Fame or whatever... Do you think that really matters? Maybe for personal accomplishment, but ask the average person to name one person honored by that establishment... ummmm??? Yeah, that's the answer you'll get. It matters on what he does for media and the people that watch him. We're not talking about Howard Stern, the radio pioneer, we're talking about why he is valued on radio and television. It is because he produces and people watch to see what it is he's going to produce.

    Paul Harvey is a washed up current events commentator who likes selling Metamucil and Citracal. I mean, is there really anything more demeaning than trying to sell otc drugs to a geriatric audience? I guess it depends on your age group.
     
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    What did Marilyn Manson EVER do for music? Other than blatantly rip off from others (including the two you mentioned), what was so "orignal" about Marilyn Manson? :confused:
     
  4. mainedish

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    Any idiot can go on the radio and act like a kid like these Shock Jocks do. Talent is doing something others can't.
     
  5. pez2002

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    i love the show and thats all that counts


    im getting sirius soon and cant wait
     
  6. Steve Mehs

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    Don't get me wrong, I love what Hoohoo does, I just don't like his bloated ego. He's like Al Gore inventing the internet. Hoohoo invented radio, he invented extreme talk, he invented Blind Date, ect. Before I swore off terrestrial radio I'd listen to him or watch his show once in a while. I'll do the same when he's on Sirius, but I like O&A much better. Fresher, more intune, less egotistic jocks, that crack up to every morning. Norton is good too, he isn't the typical morning show stooge that pretty much says 'I agree' after everything the host says like Hoohoo and Robin.

    If I had some free time, I’d do an assault on the media.

    O&A Party Rock
     
  7. DS0816

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    Nick,

    It takes time to understand Howard Stern's appeal. For those, not unlike myself, who do not reside in New York, weren't paying attention as Stern's star was rising, to follow his persona is a challenge during the beginning. Yeah, he appears to be a pig. But if you listen to his show for a few days, you notice he does cover an array of items -- including news, and his take on celebrity -- to which he comments on which observantly and perceptively. He is also one who draws the listener in, with a revealing intimacy, that is...well, mature. He's also a political guy -- but in a different way. Stern was instrumental in former New York City Governor Mario Cuomo's "surprise" 1992 defeat by current Governor George Pataki, an endorsement made by Stern himself who had tired of Cuomo's unprogressive and wanting leadership.

    I admit in all of this that Stern goes for the sophomoric, the tasteless, and the embarrassing. In other words, Stern's wild popularity is attributed to his ability to really take listeners on a ride -- not for a ride.

    When you wrote, "The fact that you like it says a lot about you and your mentality," it's clear you stated this with hostility. As if you're abhorred that anyone could appreciate Stern. My reasoning, in the previous two paragraphs, is an attempt to help you understand part of Stern's appeal. If you're willing to do this, you may also get a clearer outlook on why Stern has had such a captive audience for a career that is nearing 30 years.

    Regarding Howard Stern making the move from E! Entertainment Television to Spike TV: This is fantastic news! E! looks like it's dying. Award coverage that entertainment-based channel looks one step above Cable Access programming -- and that channel went further south when it was willing to lose Joan and Melissa Rivers (who, let's face it, gave E! an audience). E! losing Stern is probably attributed to Spike TV being able to pay Stern more of the money he commands (at least I hope this is the case). No matter the specifics, Spike TV -- a channel targeted to men -- will benefit Stern, and I see this channel growing every bit as E! has been declining. It's a great deal for both "S's": Spike and Stern.
     
  8. lazaruspup

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    Manson was innovative in that he brought back what Ozzy, Alice, and the New York Dolls did in the 70's and ealry 80's. The whole genre had pretty much died and now, you have Manson, you have Slipknot, and other rising bands back in the limelight. Granted, some of that limelight has faded since Manson first popped up, but yeah, he brought it back from the brink of dying.
     
  9. mainedish

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    That's music?
     
  10. deraz

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    If you are so sure of this, then why don't you short the stock ?
     
  11. Nick

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    Because Stern will become nothing more than a irritating, puss-filled pimple on the butt-cheek of Sirius Radio. If you like to suck puss-filled pimples, you will probably like Howard Stern.

    Any network that would sign Stern is a stock I wouldn't own under any conditions.
     
  12. deraz

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    If you are so sure of this, then why don't you short the stock ?
     
  13. Richard King

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    But... But... But... I bought it Before Stern (I guess that would be BS).
     
  14. Nick

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    What is it about "I wouldn't own the stock under any conditions." that you don't understand?

    Please pay attention. :rolleyes:
     
  15. kwajr

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    because i have no money
     
  16. kwajr

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    plus i feel a merger is soon
     
  17. deraz

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    Nick, Nick, Nick,

    So hostile. When you short a stock, you believe that the stock will decline in price. You make money when the stock goes down, not up.

    I never asked you to "own" the stock. Do you need more explanation, or do you now understand?!?
     

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