Howard Stern Getting Pay Bump To $120Million Per Year

Howard Stern’s contract with Sirius expires at the end of December 2020. Stern, who will be 67 years old in January 2021, has been negotiating a new contract for the better part of this year. His previous five-year contracts, which covered production and staff, topped out at roughly $80 million to $100 million. It is rumoured that his new agreement with SiriusXM would raise his pay to about $120 million a year.

Sirius shares climbed as much as 7 percent to US$5.95 in late trading after Bloomberg reported that the agreement was close. They had been down 22 percent this year. The new deal with Stern will probably be a comfort to investors, who have been jarred by the change in leadership and growing competition from online rivals Apple Music and Spotify. Those companies have been increasing their audiences at a much faster pace and have also made inroads getting installed in cars — long one of Sirius’s strengths.

$120 million a year is an insane number for anyone to turn down, but then again Howard Stern is very rich already. What’s another $120 million when you’re reportedly worth over $650 million?

Howard Stern Full Video Of Controversial Blackface Performance

Howard Stern is speaking out after a television special from 1993 resurfaced in which the radio host appears in blackface and repeatedly used racist language.

Here is the video in question:

Howard spoke about the controversial video last week.

“The shit I did was fucking crazy. I’ll be the first to admit. I won’t go back and watch those old shows, it’s like, who is that guy? But that was my shtick, that’s what I did and I own it. I don’t think I got embraced by Nazi groups and hate groups. They seemed to think I was against them too. Everybody had a bone to pick with me.”

“I cringe when I look at myself 30 or 40 years ago, and that was 27 years ago, I go, I can’t stand it. Am I a bad guy? I don’t think so. I came to realize in therapy, if I’m going to be with my kids, and have a successful marriage, I can’t be insane completely 24 hours a day. I have to figure out a better way to communicate. So I evolved and changed,” Stern said.

Quivers, who was called the N-word by Stern in the 1993 sketch, also addressed the controversy on Monday’s show.

“I have long been a proponent of free speech and a long time ago I made a vow to myself that one word was never going to keep me out of a room. I don’t care about that word, don’t care about being called an Uncle Tom, because I know who I am and what I stand for,” she said. “I have listened to Stern since he first got to New York in the 1980s, and he certainly has evolved from the moment he described, when it was, anything goes. And you can feel the influence of his psychotherapy sessions in the long interviews he does with artists. Some humor on the SiriusXM show still crosses the line, clearly, but he has long been a voice for inclusion and for women’s rights and the LGBTQ cause.”

Howard Stern back on-air live from the ‘bunker’

The Howard Stern Show went off-air last week due to the covid19 pandemic.

The Stern Show is located in New York City, which is currently in lockdown. Governor Cuomo announced that all non-essential businesses would be shut down in New York state.

Stern returned to his SiriusXM show today by recording it from his home or as he calls it the “bunker.” Howard has had to find new and innovative ways to connect with his listeners now that most studios are shut down. Howard was on-air live during the 9/11 attacks, and many fans find his voice reassuring in uncertain times like these.

Howard will be on-air again, live from the bunker, at 7 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday on Howard 100, with rebroadcasts throughout the day.

CBS offered $25 million for The Artie Lange Show produced by Gary Dell’Abate

Artie Lange has a new podcast called Artie Lange’s Halfway House. Artie recently had former Stern Show program director Tim Sabean on the podcast. They discussed their time on the Stern Show and also how CBS made Artie and Bababooey an offer to replace Stern on terrestrial radio back in 2004.

Sabean, Artie, and Lange’s co-host Mike Bocchetti were talking about how The Howard Stern Show went from FM radio to Sirius/XM satellite radio. That’s when Artie revealed that CBS wanted him badly to host his own radio show.

“This is one that hasn’t been discussed a lot at all,” Artie said. “Now for a year, we know we’re leaving regular radio.”

“I get a call from my manager one day, about a year before we leave for satellite,” Lange said. “They wanted me and Gary Dell’Abate — Baba Booey to leave Howard, basically to fuck him over.” CBS Radio executives including Westwood One CEO Joel Hollander wanted “The Artie Lange Show produced by The Howard Stern Show producer Gary Dell’Abate.”

“Being a man, it’s America, I have to find out about this offer,” Lange said. “So the offer was they wanted to give me $5 million a year, for four years, which was way more than I was making on Stern. And guaranteed money, by the way, it would have been $25 million if the show lasted a week.”

“Tim [Sabean] has the awful job of bringing that offer to me,” Artie said. “So I get this offer to fuck over Howard.”

“I immediately said no,” Lange said. “Gary immediately said no.”

“I don’t give a fuck about the money, I made a lot of money, Howard let me do whatever I wanted. I loved Howard,” Lange said on his podcast. “If Howard was giving me a buck a year, I wouldn’t do that to him.”

Hillary Clinton on The Howard Stern Show (Full Video Interview)

Hillary Clinton visits the Howard Stern Show. Hillary Clinton made her Stern Show debut recently in a two and a half-hour interview. The full video interview is posted below along with the transcript.

Howard and Hillary covered many subjects, from meeting Bill Clinton to killing Bin Laden and her current thoughts on President Donald Trump.

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Howard Stern on Real Time with Bill Maher (2019)

Howard Stern did a remote broadcast from Los Angeles this month to commemorate SiriusXM’s new LA studio. While in LA Howard took the time to make an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher. The video of the interview is posted above.

Stern and Maher talked about many topics including the differences between broadcasting on SiriusXM and HBO.

“You get away with shit that I can’t get away with, and that always pisses me off,” Maher said. “You don’t have a politically correct audience. This is a good audience, but sometimes I have to fight my way through that shit.”

Stern added, “From one broadcaster to another, I have to tell you it is very liberating. I’m not sitting there being monitored. It’s my own fantasy.”

What Stern fans thought of the appearance:

Howard took a call from a guy who said they have to move to Los Angeles. Howard said people did like the shows out there. Jimmy Kimmel said he has never had more requests for tickets than with Howard’s appearance. The caller said the Bill Maher thing was great too. Howard asked Jimmy about the ticket requests because he knows he doesn’t want it loaded with his family and industry people. Jimmy said he wants it filled with fans so they have a limit of 10 people they know.

Howard took a call from a guy who said he’s not saying it to be nice but he has such a great look going. He said he looks fantastic. He said he looked so relaxed and handsome on Bill Maher’s show. He said he had a genuine laugh and smile on the show and it was awesome. The caller thought Howard was so odd when he tried to show Bill physical affection.

Howard took a call from a guy who said he’s from North Carolina. The caller said he thinks the Bill Maher interview was the best he’s ever done. He said Howard was very calm, charming and funny. Stern said that’s because of Bill Maher. The caller said he was really impressed. Howard thanked him for that and let him go.

Howard Stern’s Leaked Tape: “They’re forgetting about us, and I’m pissed.”

A one hour leaked tape from 2013 appeared on YouTube featuring Howard Stern giving a powerpoint presentation to show staffers on the show’s future and how to recruit celebrity guests. The event was called “The Summit: Revolution 2013: Where We’re Going And How We’re Getting There.”

“I want weekly an A-list celebrity on our show, and two times per week I want B-list celebrities,” said Stern.

SiriusXM reported 23-million subscribers in 2012, of which Stern claims 60%, about 14 million, listen to his show exclusively.

“I don’t know if that’s exactly right, but it’s what publicists should hear,” he said.

Stern then showed photos of six celebrities he says owe their success to him, including Adam Levine, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Kathy Griffin and Jerry Seinfeld.

“Jerry Seinfeld had a show called The Seinfeld Chronicles that was about to go off the air. He used our show. Adam Levine owes us, man. Nobody was looking for him before The Voice.”

What Happened to Artie Lange’s Nose?

A bit of an Artie Lange updated for all who have been following the Artie Lange drug saga. Artie will be allowed to continue his drug court probation despite having been arrested for violating its terms.

According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Lange has been held at the Superior Court in Newark, New Jersey and will be held there for a couple weeks before being transferred to another facility. Where to, exactly, is not clear.

Lange was arrested on May 21, 2019, at Freedom House, the halfway house where he was staying. The Essex County Sheriff’s Office said that Lange was sober and “coherent” at the time of his arrest. The manner in which Lange violated his probation terms is not clear. Some reports stated that Lange was caught with heroin, but the sheriff’s office denied this.

Recently Lange was filmed by a fan (video above) while pumping gas. The video of Lange began circulating online last week, showing his now-flattened nose, which is common among people who have abused drugs. Lange has admitted to a history of snorting cocaine and heroin.

Recent Artie Lange Mug Shot

Plastic surgeon Paul Nassif, from the reality TV show “Botched,” said this week that he could fix comedian Artie Lange’s flattened nose.

Nassif told TMZ that Lange’s condition, called a “saddle nose deformity” is a result of a collapsed septum. If Lange can get permanently clean, Nassif said, he would be willing to fix it.

Howard Stern Comes Again Gets Mixed Fan Reviews

“Howard Stern Comes Again” is a combination of celebrity interview transcripts organized into subsections including Drugs & Sobriety, Money & Fame, “Religion & Spirituality, and Sex & Relationships. Howard Stern included 11 Donald Trump interviews, spacing them out chronologically from 1995 to 2015. There are 37 interviews in this book.

Howard’s book has received mixed reviews by fans. Here are some thoughts on “Howard Stern Comes Again.”

The book is 90% transcripts and 10% original content. I do like the “now a word from our president” sections. It shows that even though he disagrees with Donald, Howard can still find the humor in his previous visits.

I think the best chapter in the book is the Hillary chapter—again because of the honesty. He tried to get her and he couldn’t. It’s a little behind the scenes, a little “what if”, and a lot of entertaining. If the book had more of this then it’d be 5 stars. But it doesn’t. So three stars it is.

Eric from Good Reads gave it 3/5 stars.

 As a long time Stern fan, I was expecting revelations and insight, but really the book is transcripts of great interviews with very light-hearted, not very insightful intros. I expected something more hard-hitting. If you’re looking to read interviews and gain a little insight into Howard without knowing much about him, it MAY be worth it, but as a long time fan, it’s nothing you don’t already know.

Colby from Good Reads gave it 2/5 stars.

If you understand that “Howard Stern Comes Again” focuses on transcripts of past interviews that you have probably heard before and Howard’s evolution as an interviewer then you may enjoy reading this book. That said, there is still enough new material in Stern’s introduction to each interview to make this worth picking up.

Did Howard Stern announce his retirement from SiriusXM Radio?

RadarOnline reported on Monday, April 15th, 2019, that Howard Stern announced his retirement from SiriusXM.

The media mogul shocked fans Monday morning, April 15, when he announced that he would be signing off The Stern Show after his contract is up in 2020.

“I’m getting out man. I’m pretty sure I’m almost out the door,” Stern, 65, told his longtime cohost, Robin Quivers. “I’m getting out anyway because I realize that radio is affecting my health. When I’m home on the weekends I’m fine.”

And then what happens?” Quivers asked.

“And then when I come here all kinds of shit happens. I won’t get into all the details, but I get all anxious, and medical issues. I’m getting out,” Stern doubled down.

“No really, I’m done,” Stern insisted. “Two years and I’m out of here.”

The next morning, April 16th, Stern came on the air and spoke about the matter first thing. He said some website (RadarOnline) quoted that he announced his retirement.

“That’s not how I am going to announce my retirement,” said Stern. It was strange to him that the news media does not look into stories like this anymore. “They used to have newspapers that had to call and check a source.” Two news stations picked up the story that he is preparing to retire in 2020. SiriusXM stock dropped by 3 cents on Monday and rebounded Tuesday after Stern cleared up the fake news.