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    Stern Replacements Confirmed
    by Sarah Hall
    Oct 25, 2005, 12:15 PM PT
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    Brace yourselves, Stern fans--there's a new shock jock in town.

    On Tuesday, former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth appeared as the much-touted mystery guest on Howard Stern's radio show to reveal that he will be taking over the morning slot on Jan. 3 after Stern's shift to Sirius Satellite radio.

    The announcement followed months of speculation over who would be filling the airtime left vacant by the self-proclaimed King of All Media following his last terrestrial broadcast on Dec. 16.

    "You've built quite an empire here, and I'd like to think that they've saved it for the best guy," Roth told Stern. "It will be a very interesting adventure."

    Roth will take over in markets including New York, Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Dallas and West Palm Beach, Florida.

    The ex-rocker said that he was approached about the job in February and that working in radio had been a lifelong dream of his.

    "I'll be performing for more people in one morning than the Rolling Stones will in an entire summer," he said.

    "I'm happy for you and I do wish you the best," Stern told his replacement.

    The legendary radio host said he needed to move on to the unfettered format of satellite radio because he wanted "freedom to speak about what I want, and I have to be free to do my type of comedy."

    His "type of comedy" has earned Stern strict fines and suspensions from the airwaves in recent years, spurring the shock jock's desire to operate without censorship restrictions.

    "Putting together this morning radio network was the greatest pride of my life," Stern said. "When they said I couldn't do it, I said 'You're all insane.' How do you not challenge the future? How do you not challenge this industry? I can't imagine why you would want to do it."

    After all those years of challenging the industry, Infinity Broadcasting apparently felt that Stern's shoes were simply too big for just one host to fill.

    As a result, Adam Carolla will be picking up Stern's radio hosting duties in several West Coast markets, including Los Angeles, Seattle and Phoenix, with former Man Show cohort Jimmy Kimmel serving as a creative consultant.

    "When we set out to find a replacement for Howard Stern we took the opportunity to cultivate a wide array of talent, from both in and out of the radio industry," Infinity CEO Joel Hollander said in a statement. "With Roth, we’ve found someone who continues to evolve his career and deliver for his legion of fans. Adam’s depth of entertainment experience is unmatched in radio. And Jimmy has a proven track record of creating winning shows for both radio and television. Couple that with an impressive roster of emerging talent and formats and we have all the necessary elements for Infinity to continue as the major player in morning drive."

    Stern had previously endorsed Roth and Carolla as his choices for his replacements back in June.

    Elsewhere, DJ Rover, who helms the morning show for Cleveland's 92.3 Xtreme Radio, will take over for Stern in Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Memphis.

    Several other Stern stations will replace the host with the DJ-free Jack-FM format, while at least one will begin broadcasting CNN's morning news.

    Following both Roth and Carolla's morning drive shows, Penn Jillette (i.e., the taller, louder half of Penn & Teller) will broadcast a one-hour comedy program in markets including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Detroit, San Diego, Baltimore and Las Vegas.

    Stern was paid a reported $500 million to make the jump to satellite and has had a timer on his Website counting down the days until the end of his terrestrial contract for months now.

    "I've done what I needed to do here," Stern said Tuesday. [/b][/quote]

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

  • #2
    I hope we get Carrolla.
    Are you on the list?

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    • #3
      Train meet Wreck.

      Moon

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      • #4
        QUOTE(SLUBLUE @ Oct 25 2005, 03:23 PM) Quoted post

        I hope we get Carrolla.
        [/b][/quote]

        "Whaddya mean I hurt your feelings?"
        "I didn't know you
        had any feelings"

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        • #5
          $500 million for fart jokes and boobs?

          Holy hell. Rob McCormick should go work for him.
          Official sponsor of Mike Shannon's Retirement Party

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          • #6
            I thought they were thinking about doing another local morning show to replace Stern on the point? Hence the format change on 104.1 and the recent, "unplanned" drop ins on Thom West's show by that Jeff guy.

            Maybe they will move the Dave Glover Show to the AM afterall?
            'Ah, to be a bird. To fly the skies, sing your song, and best of all, occassionally pluck someone's eyes out.' - George Carlin.

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            • #7
              What exactly is a "DJ Rover"?
              Doesn't matter. I have Sirius and if Stern is getting on my nerves, the Loop announced today that Brandmeier is back, starting within the next two weeks.

              The Loop

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              • #8
                I never understood the fascination with Stern's show.
                Don't get me wrong. I appreciate a smoking hot porn star
                with a nice rack as much as the next man. But he made a
                living bringing them in studio. You can always rent a Vivid
                Video production if you need to hear them "talk" that much. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(JMolina @ Oct 25 2005, 04:51 PM) Quoted post

                  I never understood the fascination with Stern's show.
                  Don't get me wrong. I appreciate a smoking hot porn star
                  with a nice rack as much as the next man. But he made a
                  living bringing them in studio. You can always rent a Vivid
                  Video production if you need to hear them "talk" that much. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
                  [/b][/quote]
                  That is usually when I flip stations. However, this morning I was cracking up when Howard was talking with his parents. That is the kind of stuff I enjoy on his show.

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                  • #10
                    Like I said in another thread re: sirius v. xm: I don't see the appeal of Stern on sat radio if his whole schtick was based on trying to dance along the line of taste, fighting censorship and not bitching aboot management....

                    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                    • #11
                      word out of rams park is that john hadley will take stern's place at 105.7 The Point----less.

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(*007* @ Oct 25 2005, 04:57 PM) Quoted post

                        Like I said in another thread re: sirius v. xm: I don't see the appeal of Stern on sat radio if his whole schtick was based on trying to dance along the line of taste, fighting censorship and not bitching aboot management....
                        [/b][/quote]

                        I agree with you there. The things I like on the Stern show are not necessarily the things that push the envelope. I got Sirius for two reasons, to see where Howard would take his show and to listen to NHL games in the car (I am told there is an NHL team in Chicago but an still waiting to see proof of that). My guess is that Stern is going to be very good or very bad (most likely scenario). Given that, and the fact that XM picked up the NHL, I am probably going to cancel Sirius within 18 months.

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(Blue Chicago @ Oct 25 2005, 05:49 PM) Quoted post

                          What exactly is a "DJ Rover"?
                          Doesn't matter. I have Sirius and if Stern is getting on my nerves, the Loop announced today that Brandmeier is back, starting within the next two weeks.

                          The Loop
                          [/b][/quote]

                          Brandmeier kicks ASS....

                          I miss that show.


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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(kconn @ Oct 26 2005, 10:30 AM) Quoted post

                            Brandmeier kicks ASS....

                            I miss that show.
                            [/b][/quote]

                            Moo, Moo

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                            • #15
                              Once he gets on there, I would love to hear Howard's side of Sirius censoring several stations thanks to an agreement with Sprint.

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