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Sirius XM deal with Howard Stern allows mobile streaming

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Dec 2010 15:00 User comments (7)

Sirius XM deal with Howard Stern allows mobile streaming Sirius XM has signed a new five-year deal with infamous 'shock jock' Howard Stern, one that will pay him somewhere between $80-$100 million per year.
Stern's current 5-year $500 million deal expires at the end of the year.

As part of the new deal, the shock jock can also be streamed via mobile/Internet apps, such as those found on the Apple iPhone and Android smartphones, alongside satellite radio devices.

Stern's first deal blocked the host from being on Internet sources.

Since Stern's original contract was signed, Sirius' subscriber base has jumped from 600,000 to 19 million.

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7 user comments

19.12.2010 18:53

For being blocked from the internet that's the only way Ive heard him the past 5 years...

210.12.2010 7:40

Not available on smartphones as of today. I called Sirius Customer Service and they don't know when it will appear on the smartphone apps.

310.12.2010 11:14

Just what we need.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Dec 2010 @ 11:15

410.12.2010 14:15

It shows how dumb the Sirius management is he is not worth that kind of money, actually to me his worth is $0. Since signing him and now becoming XM their monthly pricing is over inflated. I loved Sirius but gave them up when dippy Stern came onboard as the pricing got excessive but now that they have turned into XM and got rid of Sirius's better music format they have become worthless to me.

Does anyone still listen to the supposed shock jock? If you ask me we should shock him with 1000K volts in a grounded situation.

512.12.2010 22:02

I listen to him. Not daily anymore, but weekly. And I think his "shock jock" days are mostly over, aside from the occasional Sybian (sp?) ride. These days Howard is less about having strippers and lesbians on the show (yes, that WAS shocking, 20 years ago, not so much these days) and more about him being one of the best interviewers in the world. He can take guests like "The Situation" and make them interesting.

These days I'm more likely to tune into XMU, Alt Nation, or Underground Garage for good music, than I am to immediately change to Howard 100. That's better than it sounds: Howard was the hook that got me to Sirius 5 years ago, but it's the unbeatable music programming (ad-free) that keeps me paying the yearly subscription rate.

Maybe one day I'll hop on the "listening to music through your phone" bandwagon and the second half of this story will matter to me. :)

619.12.2010 3:52
trapper4545
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Originally posted by Mr-Movies:
It shows how dumb the Sirius management is he is not worth that kind of money, actually to me his worth is $0. Since signing him and now becoming XM their monthly pricing is over inflated. I loved Sirius but gave them up when dippy Stern came onboard as the pricing got excessive but now that they have turned into XM and got rid of Sirius's better music format they have become worthless to me.

Does anyone still listen to the supposed shock jock? If you ask me we should shock him with 1000K volts in a grounded situation.


go f**kyour self

719.12.2010 7:26

Originally posted by trapper4545:
Originally posted by Mr-Movies:
It shows how dumb the Sirius management is he is not worth that kind of money, actually to me his worth is $0. Since signing him and now becoming XM their monthly pricing is over inflated. I loved Sirius but gave them up when dippy Stern came onboard as the pricing got excessive but now that they have turned into XM and got rid of Sirius's better music format they have become worthless to me.

Does anyone still listen to the supposed shock jock? If you ask me we should shock him with 1000K volts in a grounded situation.


go f**kyour self

I'm not like you. :O)

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