Stealing Howard

Howard Stern’s show (with advertisements) quietly debuted on Sirius Canada on Monday, despite their assertion that “the Canadian government hates us.” And Valerie Smith, who helped get him off the Canadian airwaves the first time is now back at work.

Soon after his first Sirius broadcast in the US, he was rebroadcast on Brooklyn and NJ pirate stations on unclaimed radio frequencies. The FCC was called in and the stations were shut down. More than a few appreciate the irony in this.

Similarly, http://www.hearhoward.org/, offering torrents of the Sirius broadcasts, was sent a cease and desist and now exists solely to send a hearty “fuck you” to Sirius, as well as someone named “murd0c,” presumably for good measure. It also acts as a mini-primer on downloading Howard Stern broadcasts. If The Tea Makers had a Website of the Week Award, HearHoward.org would win it.

Sirius spokesman Patrick Reilly says:

“Pirated broadcasts are a lousy way to listen to Howard. The best way is through a Sirius subscription.”

I guess that for now, Sirius and the seeders and the leechers will have to agree to disagree on that one.

4 comments:

  1. Amazing
    Posted February 15, 2006 at 5:36 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Another brilliant remark by Justin:

    “The Days of Satellite radio are now numbered, starting at $5.00 a month (1/3 the cost of Satellite) Rogers Cell phone subscribers will have access to over 1,500 podcasts”

    Gosh!

    Satellite radio is just taking off, and taking over the airwaves, and though it’s days may be numbered (like a gazillion) there will never be an end to Justin’s stupidity

  2. Amazing
    Posted February 15, 2006 at 12:01 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Justin thinks he can do a radio show – though he has no experience

    Justin thinks someone would actually pay him to do a radio show – though no one ever will

    Justin thinks that such payment would be “a lot” – he must be referring to paying the listeners “a lot”

    Justin is completely self-deluded.

  3. Amazing
    Posted February 14, 2006 at 7:41 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Howard is truly a revolution in radio.

    As usual, Justin has his head up his ass.

  4. Justin Beach
    Posted February 9, 2006 at 11:44 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I personally think the best way to listen to Howard is not at all. But perhaps if Sirius were willing to pay ME , I might give it a shot. They’d have to pay alot though.


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