Archive for March 1st, 2006

Howard Stern

Not the classiest way to return from a brief absence of blogging, but the King of All Media is on my mind. CBS is suing Howard Stern for breach of contract. The core of the issue is whether Stern exploited his airtime while on regular radio to promote his move to satellite radio. In the year and change before he officially left, Stern loudly plugged his upcoming switch. I have never heard of a radio personality do such a thing- typically, they are mum about where they are headed. That’s a point for CBS. However, the company admits they never told him to cut it out. Was that consent? They should have covered their rear ends by telling him to shut up already. He wouldn’t have listened anyway. When has Howard Stern ever agreed to shut up?

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