Thursday, August 31, 2006
Howard Stern Labor Day Weekend Special
August 31, 2006
Well, the tapes are in the hands of Howard Stern, and his staff has been working feverishly on the production of a special Labor Day weekend show featuring the fan favorites from years of Howard Broadcasts.
The festivities start Friday, September 1, 2006 at 6:00PM (eastern time) and run through Moday, September 4, 2006.
These tapes are a feature that Howard Stern fans were not anticipating when they subscribed to Sirius. The old shows were off limits to both Howard Stern as well as CBS Radio. A settlement was reached, and the tapes became property of Howard Stern. Sirius paid out $2,000,000 to have the rights to the 23,000 hours of content for the duration of Howards contract. This should prove to be a content coup for Sirius, as ad reveune ramps up.
Sirius, in a press release today outlined the debut of this much anticipated content. Fans have been making their requests, and now Sirius and Howard are ready to deliver. What we have here is another example of the effect that Howard Stern has on media.
Source: SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Howard Stern Unleashes Classic Unedited Material Spanning Over 20 Years and 23,000 Hours of Tape Exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite RadioThursday August 31, 1:42 pm ET
All-Request Special Featuring Fans' Favorite Material to Air Labor Day Weekend
NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI
) today announced that it will unleash classic unedited material from Howard Stern's last 20 years on radio starting this weekend. The special programming, which has been censored, criticized, fought over and locked away is now making its triumphant return to the airwaves. The material, culled from thousands of fan requests and drawn from their favorite moments from Howard's coveted canon of radio broadcasts, will be played unedited and censor-free, the way it was meant to be heard.
The all-request special begins Labor Day Weekend, airing Friday, September 1 at 3pm ET and will run through Monday, September 4 at 12 midnight ET on channel 100. SIRIUS channel 101 will carry a simultaneous West Coast broadcast.
Chosen from 23,000 hours of tape from the last two decades of Howard's radio career, these fan favorite moments will include unedited interviews with such memorable guests as Paul McCartney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump, Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, Sylvester Stallone and Sam Kinison. In addition, bits featuring famed impersonator and past longtime Stern show regular Billy West will air throughout the weekend, as well as classic prank calls, song parodies, live musical performances and much more.
Fans have been invited to send requests online -- at http://www.sirius.com
-- and to phone in their requests. The phone and web lines will be open through Monday, September 4.
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8/31/2006 01:43:00 PM
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