Howard Stern Inks Renewal With SiriusXM
Five Year Deal Includes 12-Year Agreement For Video, Audio Archives
December 15, 2015 at 4:52 AM (PT)
HOWARD STERN has inked a new five year deal to remain at SIRIUSXM RADIO. STERN made the announcement on his show this morning. The new deal keeps STERN's HOWARD 100 and 101 on the air and adds a 12-year deal for SIRIUSXM to use STERN's audio and video archives.
"As a broadcaster, it does not get better than working at SIRIUSXM and I'm truly excited for the future with this great company," said STERN. "I happen to think that its best days are ahead. So, if you are not listening to SIRIUSXM and THE HOWARD STERN SHOW, then you are really more like a zombie, a rotting corpse monster, living half a life, deadened and blackened inside. It's as if you were still watching black and white television while shopping in actual stores on your way to the post office to fax a memo."
STERN added, "I am living a dream here on satellite radio and JIM MEYER is my life partner and the baby we are about to have is our new streaming video app. The joy we are going to bring you in the very near future will make you feel like CHRISTMAS is every day. Ho, Ho, HOWARD…out."
"This is a unique and pioneering agreement, which includes SIRIUSXM licensing the Howard Stern archives in both audio and video through 2027," said SIRIUSXM CEO JIM MEYER. "We look forward to working with HOWARD to offer the HOWARD STERN experience through new platforms. In 2006, when HOWARD launched his two uncensored satellite radio channels – HOWARD 100 and HOWARD 101 – he transformed how people listen to radio. We are thrilled that HOWARD is staying and expanding his relationship with SIRIUSXM to include video."
"HOWARD is better than ever," said President/Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN. "HOWARD is a one-of-a-kind interviewer, who always delivers a provocative, engaging and headline-grabbing show. We look forward to providing fans even more and deeper ways to experience HOWARD, and his world-class talent and insights."
"JIM, SCOTT, and I have been discussing this arrangement for some time. Obviously, the terms and conditions of a deal of this nature required a lot of give and take, as well as creative thinking on everyone's part, and I am grateful to them both for the hard work they invested to make this deal a reality," said STERN's agent, DON BUCHWALD. "HOWARD and I are excited to enter into this cutting edge and truly unique broadcasting agreement with SIRIUSXM that I believe will further the legacy of HOWARD STERN."