O&A Tell Hannity CBS Negotiations "At A Standstill"
March 15, 2006 at 12:20 PM (PT)
The day after getting HOWARD STERN to admit that he'd asked for rivals OPIE AND ANTHONY to be banned from talking about him when they all worked for INFINITY, ABC RADIO's SEAN HANNITY, guesting on O&A's WEDNESDAY morning XM SATELLITE RADIO show, asked the hosts about the rumors of their returning to CBS (the former INFINITY) to replace DAVID LEE ROTH and GREGG "OPIE" HUGHES told him "ah, let's say they're, they're... we have, um, we've been negotiating with them for a few weeks now, yes.... we got some major hurdles that have occurred on that."
We would never compromise... the integrity of the satellite radio program that people have enjoyed now for over a year and a half
"We would never compromise the integrity- if that's an odd word to use for this program, but we see it that way- the integrity of the satellite radio program that people have enjoyed now for over a year and a half," ANTHONY CUMIA added, noting that it was presented to them two and a half weeks ago as "a done deal" but that additional issues rose that have thrown the deal into question. Asked where the deal stands, OPIE said "we're kinda at a standstill at this point," adding that if HANNITY had asked the question a week ago, he would have said it was "90%."