Howard Stern Re-Ups Contract


Posted December 9, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

Howard Stern Re-Ups ContractWe're big fans of "shock jock" Howard Stern here at G4, and have been very worried that our morning commutes would be sucky for the foreseeable future if Stern truly left the airwaves at the end of his current contract. Good news: Stern has resigned with Sirius/XM for another five years, so our daily dose of comedy/outrageousness/deep interviews with celebrities is safe and secure.

The terms of the new contract haven't been revealed, but analysts estimate Stern's payout is in the $400 million range, which is a ton of scratch. On his program today, Stern mentioned that his show will soon be available on the Sirius XM app, which is available on various platforms such as the Apple's iPhone and Android phones giving us new and exciting ways listen to interviews with porn stars in the near future. Stern pointed out (rightly) on his show that the future of "radio" is not in pricey satellites, but rather in distribution to mobile devices. Hopefully, consumers will soon be able to enjoy Howard Stern's show in an ala carte manner, without having to commit to subscribing to a pricey radio service they never listen to (personal experience alert!)

Stern, while not a gamer per-se, is an avid player of online chess.


Howard Stern Re-Ups Contract


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