Thursday, March 02, 2006

CBS sues Howard Stern!

Howard Stern, who left CBS to move his controversial radio show over the Sirius Radio, is now being sued for millions of dollars by CBS.

Apparently, Stern's promotion of Sirius as well as the promotion of his move to Sirius, encouraged CBS to file a lawsuit against Stern for promoting another radio company on their air. CBS claims that Sirius should have paid CBS money for the promotion of their company on the air.

CBS is also filing a breach of contract suit against Stern, claiming that he was still under contract with CBS when he made the move to Sirius in early January.

According to an article on Paramount Comedy:

"...the lawyers representing CBS have been quoted on the Guardian website that 'by engaging in continuous promotion of Sirius on CBS Radio airtime without any payment by Sirius to CBS for these advertisements and by pocketing over $200m for his personal benefit, Stern misappropriated millions of dollars worth of CBS radio airtime.' "

Whether or not CBS has a case against Stern remains to be seen. Either the contract was still valid, or CBS has overdosed on a life-time subscription of bitter pills in the heat of Howard's vacancy. Furthermore, it appears to me that CBS is hard up for money now that the King of All Media is no longer conducting his radio show with them. David Lee Roth is in no way, shape, or form, a replacement for Howard Stern! Let's face it folks!

According to demographic statistics, Roth's ratings in a single state (Boston) have not only fallen, but plunged, in comparison to Stern's ratings for the entire year. CBS is clearly hurting in the absence of Howard Stern and his radio show.

CBS will do what they have to do in order to conduct their legal matters, but they need to stop hating the best thing that ever happened to them.

Lately, I have been hard up for extra funds that I can spend on luxuries, but I need to get Sirius Radio as soon as possible. I miss listening to Howard in the morning. I miss his antics. I miss his content. I miss his show. I miss Howard Stern - the King of All Media!!!!!

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