Sunday, April 02, 2006

Serious Talk -- Stern Lashes Out at Fans -- Arrogance

NEW YORK - Howard Stern is angry more fans haven't followed him to satellite radio. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 52-year-old shock jock lashes out at those of his fan base who haven't made the transition to Sirius Satellite Radio.

In January, Stern moved his popular and bawdy morning show to the subscription satellite radio provider.

"I was just at my psychiatrist and I said, `I just got great news: We hit the 4 million mark. And I'm angry. It should be 20 million,'" Stern says in the magazine, on newsstands Monday.

"It's insulting to me that everyone hasn't come with me. I take it personally," he says.

"I want to say to my audience ... `You haven't come with me yet? How dare you? We're up to wild, crazy stuff, the show has never sounded better. You cheap bastard!'"

In February, CBS Radio, formerly known as Infinity Broadcasting, filed a lawsuit against Stern for improperly using airtime to promote his new show on Sirius.

Stern has claimed the lawsuit is without merit.


Blogger jim said...

Talk about being misquoted. Yes, this was addressed on the show today. What he said was that he is never satisfied. He is thrilled there is already 4 million subscribers but he wants it to be 20 million. If it was 20 million, he would want it to be 80 million. He always wants more, even when he has it all. That is what he was trying to get acrossed and if these idiots, that are writing this crap, actually listened to the show, they would know he has never been happier and he is amazed at how fast people are signing up. He wasn't lashing out!!

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