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resinrats 01-04-06 12:32 PM

How is Howard Stern doing on Sirius?
 
Didn't see a thread about Howard's new home.

So how was the first show? What happened? I'd imagine he'd drop the F-Bomb for the 1st word spoken.

Lemdog 01-04-06 12:33 PM

His first show is on the 9th, I believe.

Tommy Ceez 01-04-06 12:33 PM

Hasnt happened yet

Phil L. 01-04-06 12:35 PM

I think he starts next week.

I heard that David Lee Roth's first day was (not surprisiningly) inauspicious though.

Bandoman 01-04-06 12:35 PM

I went to Best Buy today to look into getting a Sirius receiver installed in my car. Hope to do it before the 9th. :up:

Tommy Ceez 01-04-06 12:37 PM


Originally Posted by Phil L.

I heard that David Lee Roth's first day was (not surprisiningly) inauspicious though.

It might have been the worst thing to ever hit my ears...and I once accidently walked into a strip bar during open mike hip-hop night...so thats saying something

nevermind 01-04-06 12:42 PM

Cleverly done, resinrats! :up:

Now all the bickering can move to this thread from the XM/Sirius thread!

:banana:

Bandoman 01-04-06 12:45 PM

I don't get the bickering between O&A and Howard fans. I like both, but I can certainly understand how some could like one show exclusively and others like the other show. It's all about personal taste. To denegrate someone for that is just plain silly, IMO.

Phil L. 01-04-06 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by nevermind
Cleverly done, resinrats! :up:

Now all the bickering can move to this thread from the XM/Sirius thread!

:banana:

I'll help start it off...


Originally Posted by Bandoman
I went to Best Buy today to look into getting a Sirius receiver installed in my car. Hope to do it before the 9th. :up:

Bah. Get XM instead.


-wink- :D

Red Dog 01-04-06 12:54 PM


Originally Posted by nevermind
Cleverly done, resinrats! :up:

Now all the bickering can move to this thread from the XM/Sirius thread!

:banana:


:thumbsup:

Bandoman 01-04-06 01:04 PM


Originally Posted by Phil L.
Bah. Get XM instead.


-wink- :D

I already have XM at home through my DirecTV subscription. :p

tcoursen 01-04-06 01:05 PM

Can somebody explain the math involved with the Howard Stern-Sirius deal.

Howard Stern's deal was a 5 year 500 million dollar deal. 100 million a year.

Sirius just recently passed 2 million subscribers. At 12.99 a month that is only 26 million a year.

Where does the rest of the money come from? They don't have commercials on their stations. So where do they get income from outside of subscriber fees?

nevermind 01-04-06 01:06 PM


Originally Posted by tcoursen
Can somebody explain the math involved with the Howard Stern-Sirius deal.

Howard Stern's deal was a 5 year 500 million dollar deal. 100 million a year.

Sirius just recently passed 2 million subscribers. At 12.99 a month that is only 26 million a year.

Where does the rest of the money come from? They don't have commercials on their stations. So where do they get income from outside of subscriber fees?

I'd say check your math. :p

$13*12*2,000,000 = $312,000,000

raven56706 01-04-06 01:09 PM

rotfl.... you beat me nevermind... rotfl

Red Dog 01-04-06 01:11 PM


Originally Posted by tcoursen
Can somebody explain the math involved with the Howard Stern-Sirius deal.

Howard Stern's deal was a 5 year 500 million dollar deal. 100 million a year.

Sirius just recently passed 2 million subscribers. At 12.99 a month that is only 26 million a year.

Where does the rest of the money come from? They don't have commercials on their stations. So where do they get income from outside of subscriber fees?


They do have commericials - on their non-music channels.

tcoursen 01-04-06 01:12 PM

da, my bad. Sorry.

Phil L. 01-04-06 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by Bandoman
I already have XM at home through my DirecTV subscription. :p

sneak

Kiljin 01-04-06 01:36 PM

Just want to say that Stern was on Sirius last night. The whole gang was doing an equipment check when Stern decided to broadcast it out. So for about an hour, Stern and the gang were on.

Man did I miss them! Stern kept on trying to do a real show and Ba Ba Booey kept on trying to tell him to save it for the 9th. But he just couldn't help but be himself. You could tell that they sounded much more free. A few callers even got through and he put them on.

Can't wait until the 9th!

bboisvert 01-04-06 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by nevermind
I'd say check your math. :p

$13*12*2,000,000 = $312,000,000

Plus, they have 3,000,000 subscribers, not 2:

http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/27/technology/sirius.reut/

$13*12*3,000,000 = $468,000,000


And the math does have to really work out yet... Most companies like this expect to lose money in the short term. The idea is to build up your subscriber base so that you can have long term profit.

RaraFemina 01-04-06 02:25 PM

I am sure they are also expecting a boom in sales once Howard does start his show.

tommy28 01-04-06 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by Bandoman
I went to Best Buy today to look into getting a Sirius receiver installed in my car. Hope to do it before the 9th. :up:


any questions go here-

www.siriusbackstage.com

Y2K Falcon 01-04-06 02:32 PM

Does anyone know if I can listen to the show after work? No repeaters out here near suburbia... :hscratch:

With my luck, the same 30 minutes I hear on the drive TO work I will also hear on a later-in-the-day rebroadcast while driving home.

rotfl :lol: :sad:

nevermind 01-04-06 02:34 PM


Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
Does anyone know if I can listen to the show after work? No repeaters out here near suburbia... :hscratch:

With my luck, the same 30 minutes I hear on the drive TO work I will also hear on a later-in-the-day rebroadcast while driving home.

rotfl :lol: :sad:

If they don't replay them, there will be very very easy ways to find it. Don't worry.

Tommy Ceez 01-04-06 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by bboisvert
Plus, they have 3,000,000 subscribers, not 2:

http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/27/technology/sirius.reut/

$13*12*3,000,000 = $468,000,000


And the math does have to really work out yet... Most companies like this expect to lose money in the short term. The idea is to build up your subscriber base so that you can have long term profit.

You have to factor in aquisition cost, which for Sirius is about $150 per sub

the stock forums on both services sites seem to believe that Mel is positioning Sirius to be taken over by a ClearChannel-like corp., so long term goals are hard to project

The other factor, is how many of the 3 mil would have been there without Howard in the first place...since that number is next to impossible to determine, all these formulas are useless

Alien Redrum 01-04-06 02:43 PM

Are they still counting new car installs as a "subscriber," or was that XM?


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