Artie Lange tells Howard hes sorry “for being a lyin drug addict” in person

Artie was tweeting about his vacation in Paris this morning and about going to a Bruce Springsteen concert while there. He ended up posting a few interesting tweets about Howard Stern and a recent meeting they had:

“Recently got to Thank Howard for helping me live and said I’m sorry in person for being a lyin drug addict Can’t say where but he was great”

“Howard when you’re done with the taping I know great places for sushi in South Newark. Lol. Kick ass brother. Artie”

Possible studio appearance in November?

Howard Stern to make big bucks when contract expires

Okay, so what’s Howard Stern going to do 15 months from now, when his five-year megadeal with Sirius (now Sirius XM) Radio expires?

Stern may know. He may not. If he does, he’s not sharing yet. What Stern doesn’t have to worry about, says Michael Harrison, editor of the trade magazine Talkers, is that he won’t be in demand. He may have millions fewer listeners than he had when he was syndicated from WXRK (92.3 FM). He may not be the presence he was in the water cooler or Twitter loop.

But besides declaring himself far happier without the stress of FCC-regulated radio, he also remains a premium brand. “Stern has left the ‘relevance’ question behind,” says Harrison. “He’s a broadcast legend and a cultural icon. Even his absence is a story. He has nothing to prove. He has total freedom. The only question is what he does with it.”

In fact, says Harrison, he could do something almost no one else could do: He could become his own medium.
“He could start his own radio station – on the Internet, with multiple platforms,” says Harrison. “He could have total control, total freedom and keep all the money.” Harrison acknowledges few Internet broadcasters make any money, never mind Stern-level money. He says Stern could change that.

“The problem with ‘monetizing’ the Internet,” says Harrison, “is that almost everything there is available somewhere free. Stern would be selling something not available anywhere else – himself. “And as more and more people get their radio through the Internet, he would become more and more valuable.” Kurt Hanson, editor of the Radio And Internet Newsletter, says a Stern Internet show could work and would have a big audience upside.

“He could do a podcast [show] that people could buy or subscribe to,” says Hanson. “Then they could listen any time they wanted. With the new phone technology, it’s ridiculously easy. “Right now about 10% of the country has some device that makes receiving podcasts simple. A year from now, that number will double. If a Stern got into it, that would speed acceptance further.” Then, too, Stern could get a pile of money from satellite or free radio without taking on any management headaches.

Or none of the above. “It’s also possible he could just leave,” says Taylor. “Whatever he decides, he won’t be worried about the rent.”

via daily news

Benjy has herpes (recap)

Howard asked Benjy what was up with his meltdown on the Wrap Up Show yesterday. Howard said he was way off and out of his mind. Benjy said Gary was making a joke and he was trying to prove that nothing was true about what he said. Howard said he was a little nutty about it though.

A caller said that Benjy is all over the internet with the herp’s and oozing wounds. Benjy said that he’s not. Howard asked if he was really going that berserk over that stuff. Benjy figured it was better to say he was just joking around. Howard said it didn’t sound like he was.

Howard played a clip from the Wrap Up Show where Benjy was talking about his night terrors and they compared that to having herpes. Benjy said that he didn’t have herpes and he wasn’t sure why Gary was saying that. He kept saying that he didn’t have them but Gary never said he did, he just compared telling a girl about night terrors is like telling a girl about having herpes.

Howard played more of the clip and Benjy continued to freak out when they talked about the herpes thing. Then Jon and Gary started joking around with him and got him even more worked up.

Howard said it was very clear that they were talking about a hypothetical situation and that led to everyone else goofing on Benjy saying he did have herpes. Benjy agreed that he handled it poorly.

Howard said they kept jerking Benjy around about it and he kept freaking out more and more. Howard played a clip where Sal called in as a fan and told Benjy he hopes he gets them checked out. Jason also called in and joked that they had posted it on Howard’s Twitter page. Benjy then started joking about Jason cheating on his wife to get back at him.

Gary said there were a bunch of callers goofing on Benjy. He said he heard that there were threads on SternFanNetwork and Benjy was threatening to sue if they didn’t take them down over there. Benjy said that it’s all over the internet now. He said he has to put a stop to it somehow. Howard said he heard it and figured the guy was having a meltdown.

Benjy wants to have a test done to prove he doesn’t have it. Howard said that’s fine but no one thinks he does have herpes. Benjy said that he wants everyone there to have a full medical test. Howard said he’s not sure if he’s putting him on but he’s acting very peculiar. He said he’s acting very odd and it’s weirding everyone out. Artie was starting to move closer to Howard because of his behavior.

Howard told Benjy to calm down. Benjy said he has a doctor who will confirm he doesn’t have herpes. Fred said that he keeps going on like he does have it and he has to stop that. Howard said that people are going to torture him over this. He said that he’s going to be tortured over it even more if he continues to act like this.

Benjy said that Howard has the power to stop this. Howard said he really doesn’t but he put the word out that everyone should stop goofing on him.

Howard said that Benjy brought this on himself. He said no one thought he had herpes but Benjy brought this on himself by saying that he didn’t have it and kept insisting that he didn’t. Artie said he thinks that it’s a cry out for attention. Howard said he might be right about that.

Howard said Benjy claims that he has a doctor who will call in but he doesn’t believe he even has a doctor. He said it’s probably someone he knows. Fred joked that it was Dr. Sheila and Sheila is an ex-girlfriend of his.