September 6, 2010
Stern said he's not leaving the radio business: "though hinting towards a possible mobile application and a low monthly fee"
Howard Stern shocked his loyal audience this week when he announced he is probably leaving his satellite radio show.
Stern said he is very likely to leave his gig with Sirius satellite radio, when his 5 year contract ends soon. He has suggested he will not be leaving readio altogether, and might be setting up his own mobile application for a monthly fee.
The controversial shock jock pioneer made huge news when he left terrestrial radio for satellite 5 years ago, getting away from the FCC rules that he felt limited him unfairly.
It sounds like more shock jock posturing, but Howard Stern told his satellite radio listeners on Thursday that he is "pretty sure" he will leave Sirius XM when his five-year, $500 million contract expires at the end of the year. Stern said he's not leaving the radio business, though, "hinting towards a possible mobile application and a low monthly fee," according to a report by Orbitcast, a website that covers the satellite radio industry. As the Orbitcast noted, it was "some of the strongest language" used by Stern this year when talking about his future plans. The self-proclaimed "King of All Media" said Sirius is pushing for another five-year contract, while he wants something shorter...Posted at September 6, 2010 2:17 PM