Howard Stern Marks First Year of the Radio Revolution on SIRIUS Satellite Radio
King of All Media will rebroadcast the historic 1-9-06 debut show, broadcast the year's Top Ten moments voted by fans, and other show surprises throughout the week
NEW YORK, Jan 09, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that on the one-year anniversary of his show on satellite radio, Howard Stern has brought millions of new satellite radio subscribers, attracted blue-chip advertisers, and created ground-breaking original programming on his two satellite radio channels.
Following his live Howard Stern Show on Jan. 9, Stern will mark the anniversary with a rebroadcast of his historic debut "1-9-06" show on satellite radio. In addition, Stern will broadcast the "Best of 2006 Top 10 Countdown Special," which replays the best moments of the year voted on by fans. The broadcast of The Howard Stern Show on SIRIUS on Jan. 9, 2006 was one of the most highly anticipated moments in the media world. Since that day, Stern has redefined radio with his two exclusive SIRIUS channels - Howard 100 and Howard 101. The anniversary celebration will continue throughout the weekend with replays of the 1.9.07 show, the 1.9.06 show, and the "Best of the 2006 Top Ten Countdown Special" on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14.
"It's been a great year and the show is better than ever," said Stern. "We've delivered on the promise of satellite radio; I can do whatever I want and say whatever I want."
"Howard Stern is the preeminent radio personality of our times. SIRIUS has given Howard the freedom and platform to do what he does best - uncensored, unrestricted, unbelievable radio," said Scott Greenstein, SIRIUS President, Entertainment and Sports. "Howard's first year on SIRIUS has been an unprecedented success and we eagerly look forward to the future."
Over the last year Stern has welcomed a multitude of celebrities, athletes and VIPs into his state-of-the-art Rockefeller Center studio. The year also marked another milestone in Howard Stern history: SIRIUS acquired and unleashed "The Tapes": 23,000 hours of uncensored Howard Stern broadcasts spanning the last 20 years of his radio career before his start on SIRIUS. "The Tapes" premiered Labor Day Weekend with an all-request, fan favorite special. Currently, SIRIUS airs these Howard Stern Show gems on the weekly series Master Tape Theatre.
Having two dedicated Howard Stern channels makes it possible for SIRIUS to replay The Howard Stern Show all day and night, allowing fans to listen to the show any time. Howard 100 and Howard 101 feature original shows such as The Wrap Up Show, a daily recap of that morning's Howard Stern Show hosted by producer Gary Dell'Abate and Jon Hein; The Bubba the Love Sponge Show, a wild afternoon talk show; The Scott Ferrall Show, a nightly talk show hosted by veteran sports radio personality Scott Ferrall; Jackie's Joke Hunt, a weekly comedy program hosted by former longtime Stern show member Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling; The Riley Martin Show, a weekly show about Martin's alien experience; Superfan Roundtable, a weekly show featuring Stern "superfans" and appearances by the Wack Pack, and The Intern Show, on which the college-age interns reveal the behind the scenes details of working on The Howard Stern Show. At SIRIUS, Howard even has his own news department, the Howard 100 News Team, reporting on all things Howard all the time.
In addition to The Howard Stern Show, Stern has created original and exclusive programming for his two channels over the last year, such as The Bitter Half, a radio drama about Stern show wives and girlfriends, written and produced by Sam Simon, one of the original developers of The Simpsons. The Bitter Half starred Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky, John Stamos, Gilbert Gottfried, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris, Artie Lange, Andrew Dice Clay, George Takei, Gary Dell'Abate, Mary Dell'Abate, Allison Norris, Craig Gass and Ralph Cirella.
Howard Stern and his channels have made significant contributions to SIRIUS' growing advertising revenue, and have drawn world-famous brands as advertisers.
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