Fans of Howard Stern should be happy to know that the king of all media isn’t going anywhere for at least the next five years. This morning, Stern took to the air where he announced the contract extension news.
“Fifteen years ago, I joined SiriusXM, a fledgling group of broadcasters. I had been in a toxic relationship with terrestrial radio,” Stern said on the show. “And no matter how well I treated the medium, no matter how successful I made them, they abused me. Going to SiriusXM liberated me. I felt like Tina Turner freeing myself from Ike.”
He added, “And despite the naysayers and the ridicule, we have persevered, and are thriving. I’ve been proven right about satellite radio over and over again. With this contract renewal, I can’t wait to see what else I’ll be right about. Certainly, I have a lot more to say about Metamucil crackers and stepmom porn. Plus, now that I can work from home, I simply don’t have an excuse to quit.”
Stern continued, “I would like to thank my incredible crew that I work with every morning and of course the talented Robin Quivers. Robin, we make a great team. Like Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Charles Manson and Squeaky Fromme, we continue our great friendship. I look forward to more laughs and good times. As a proud member of Bachelor Nation I say…Robin, will you accept my rose and dare I say, should you forgo your individual room, will you join me in the fantasy suite?” Needless to say, Robin isn’t going anywhere, neither.
“Howard’s home has been SiriusXM and it will remain that way, but we’ve expanded SiriusXM in recent years too, and we are excited about finding the right ways that select content from Howard can find audiences on additional platforms,” said Sirius CEO Jim Meyer, who’s slated to retire at the end of the year.
Earlier this year, there were reports that Stern may be moving over to Spotify. As we can now see, those reports didn’t amount to much, as he will be staying with SiriusXM, whom he has been with since 2005. No matter where he is, safe to say that his massive legion of fans that have been with him since the early 80’s are staying put as well.