Artie and Nick sign 3-year radio deal

Artie Lange’s return to radio is paying off for him and partner Nick DiPaolo … BIG time — because TMZ has learned the comedy duo will rake in a total of about 3 MILLION bucks!

We’re told Artie and Nick just inked 3-year deals for a nationally syndicated radio show premiering Monday, October 3. Sources involved in the deal say each of them will make more than 500K per year of the deal — and it’s going to be called “The Nick and Artie Show.”

The show will focus on sports and entertainment — and we’re told Artie’s already describing it like this: “Imagine two hosts from SportsCenter … if they were under indictment.”


Artie Update again

Howard said that Artie actually called him a couple of days ago and Artie is sounding good. He said that Artie has been sober for 54 days and he’s been going to meetings and stuff just doing his thing.