Some think it should have happened long ago while others feel that Robin Quivers getting her own show is an outrage. That is the beauty of the Howard Stern channels. They are full of opinionated debate and loyal listeners which, whether they support the new show or not, will certainly tune in. Some will listen because they love it. Others will listen to amass fodder for the Stern Show.
Quivers has been with Stern for many years. Throughout that time she has been a staple to the show delivering news, commentary, and sometimes even a bit of sanity to what has become one of the most prolific radio shows in history. While this is not the first time that Quivers has had ventures outside the regular Stern Show, it is the first time she has been a headliner on Sirius XM’s Howard 100 and Howard 101.
Quivers new show, called “The Chatter” has been compared to the format used on the ‘The Joy Behar Show,’ where, as coincidence would have it, Quivers has guest hosted several times. Quivers will offer up her opinions on the news stories of the week and discuss current events with three guest panelists.
The premiere episode, which aired October 13th, featured comedian Paul Mercurio, blogger John Devore and Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead The show does not take itself too seriously and is a good and entertaining listen. While some topics can lean toward serious, Quivers finds a way to bring a bit of fun into each aspect of the show. With rotating guests the show could become a draw for celebrities. The Chatter should also benefit from the guest list of the Howard Stern Show.
The Stern Show is about 10 months into a new 5 year deal. Many talented people in the Stern Fold are beginning to branch out and build their own personas, perhaps in recognition that Howard Stern may well retire when the current contract is up. A Robin Quivers hosted show on the Stern channels is a natural fit. The big question is why it took so long to come to fruition. The Chatter with Robin Quivers can be heard every Thursday at 1:00 PM on Howard 101.