Stern Wants Infinity To Apologize For Ads
November 1, 2005 at 2:46 PM (PT)
In a long diatribe against INFINITY for its purchase of all the ads in ADVERTISING AGE magazine to support its replacements for him, HOWARD STERN, pleading "don't try to stick it to me in an ad," demanded an apology from INFINITY.
"As I'm leaving, have some goddamn class..." STERN pleaded. "Don't take out an ad and say 'we gotta get rid of this guy, he sucks.'" STERN said that the ads ctiticized STERN's "fart jokes" and that the replacements will "freshen up" the stations' sound; he was also upset that WNCX/CLEVELAND had taken STERN's interview with DAVID LEE ROTH and cut it into promos for ROTH's new show without asking him first.
I want to see a full page ad with an apology
"It kinda feels crappy to have JOEL (HOLLANDER) running around badmouthing me when I'm not doing it to them, " STERN complained. "I want to see a full page ad with an apology, that's what I want to see," STERN told WXRK/NEW YORK GM TOM CHIUSANO, who had come into the studio to ask STERN to move on and bore the brunt of STERN's attack on the company. "I want it in there next week. Go do that," he told CHIUSANO. "Take it back to your boy (HOLLANDER). That's what I want, a full page ad apologizing that says 'hey, I'm a jackass'... and sign it."
Later, STERN, noting that the company won't be taking out any ads thanking him for his service to the company when he leaves to join SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO, said "radio has always been a bastard medium... radio is filled with rats and scumbags." "And a rat is a rat is a rat," added sidekick ROBIN QUIVERS. "You can't change a rat."