Howard Stern really is the king of radio. And he’s making sure that the relationship between him and SiriusXM maintains the course. Stern has been with the satellite radio giant for the past fifteen years. Now, he’s extended his deal with the outlet for another five years.
The deal will reportedly earn Stern up to $120 million a year – the former deal had him earning $100 million per year. Stern announced the news live during his show Tuesday morning:
“Fifteen years ago, I joined SiriusXM, a fledgling group of broadcasters. I had been in a toxic relationship with terrestrial radio. 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.”
“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 also expressed:
“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?”
Stern stated that he “loved” SiriusXM and called it the “greatest content provider in media today”. Needless to say, their relationship is going really well. Stern has been a part of our pop culture for decades and franly was who made me want to get into this medium in the first place. So, I’m happy about Stern’s continued relationship with SiriusXM – are you?
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