December 16, 2005

Stern Exits

Today marked the final broadcast of the Howard Stern show on free radio, as his run on K-ROCK concluded with a "walk" to Sirius Satellite Radio's offices, and a giant rally in New York. Thankfully for Stern and his fans, expected rain never materialized- and neither did a planned transit strike, as New York's transit union chickened out at the last minute for the second time in three years.

I've never been more than a casual Stern fan, but I admire his ability to keep that many people entertained for that long a time, as well as in standing up to the "indecency" police, whether in government or in the Viacom executive suite. I wish him best of luck on satellite.

UPDATE: Here's Stern fan Jeff Jarvis' take on the scene.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 16, 2005 01:35 PM

Hey if Tom Bernard can keep listeners with his crap and bigotry --- at least Stern is entertaining, good for him. I don't think it MAKE me get satellite. But if I do, it would make my decision to get XM over Sirius much harder (I still would prefer MLB over Stern)

Posted by: Jeff S at December 16, 2005 06:30 PM
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