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Erobtheone
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Username: Erobtheone

Post Number: 10
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 68.21.12.226
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 9:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The best thing about my new Sirius radio is not going to be Howard Stern. It is listening to Detroit Basketball with George Blahaa<sp>!!! What a great and unexpected treat.

Erob
chicago by way of detroit
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Publicmsu
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Post Number: 559
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 71.65.11.17
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 11:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nevermind the fact that he has been on the radio for free for years.

What on earth does this have to do with the city of detroit?
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Lowell
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Username: Lowell

Post Number: 2124
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.167.58.137
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 11:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"What on earth does this have to do with the city of detroit?"

Ahem, George Blaha, Detroit Pistons, former Detroiter Howard Stern...

What does satellite radio portend for Detroit? Already, Crain's reports, local stations are cutting down their excessive [IMO] commercial time to face this threat along with that of internet radio.

Welcome to the forum Erobtheone.
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 10-2004
Posted From: 69.242.223.42
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 11:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A bit OT:

WABC [770 NYC] is just initiating this week a block of 2 hours of AM drive time to be commercial-free

WABC Streaming


(Message edited by LivernoisYard on January 03, 2006)
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Jerome81
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Username: Jerome81

Post Number: 873
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 64.142.86.133
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 12:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've had Sirius since 2003.

It rules.
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Frank_c
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Username: Frank_c

Post Number: 392
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 152.163.100.195
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 2:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anybody know Howard Sterns real name, if changed?
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Jerome81
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Username: Jerome81

Post Number: 876
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 64.142.86.133
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 2:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

pretty sure that's his legal birth name.
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Sarge
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Username: Sarge

Post Number: 178
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 24.28.88.45
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 11:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jerome,

In your opinion, what is the best plan or receiver to get? My wife and I plan on signing up and would like to make sure we get the best bang for our buck.....Thanks in advance
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Udmphikapbob
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Username: Udmphikapbob

Post Number: 82
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 206.81.45.34
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 11:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

just got me and mrs. phikap the "sportster replay" units. so far i love it, but haven't got into all the goodies it offers. it's kinda big, imo, there is another "replay" unit you should check out too.

i heard MC5 this morning, which is awesome right there.
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Courtney
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Username: Courtney

Post Number: 88
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 67.38.28.131
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 11:48 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Starmate Replay. Best $70 you'll ever spend.

It's very small but big enough to see the titles when it's in the drink cup holder we bought aftermarket, since it's one drawback was the buttons couldn't get dimmer at night.
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Atl_runner
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Username: Atl_runner

Post Number: 1759
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.209.118.72
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 12:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Listening to home broadcasts of Detroit sports is my primary reason for Sat radio. There are a hundred secondary reasons. Sirius is great for sports, but it just failed to renew Fox News and replaced it with Headline News.. so boring. It's amazing how transparent listening to a TV news channel over the radio is.

Anyway, if you buy, make sure you get a portable unit that you can use in your car, house, wherever, just by hooking up the device to it's cradle if necessary, or rca cables to a receiver of some sort. Starmate replay is one of the better ones.
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Czar
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Post Number: 2810
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 129.137.208.136
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 12:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Isn't it funny how we ended up with satellite radio? Technically, the airwaves belong to the American public but, over the years, due to corporate consolidation, radio became dull and formulaic, in the hands of a few corporations.

But, wait, you can finally get interesting radio...but you'll have to pay for it. Nice. Funny how Adam Smith's invisible hand ends up going right up our ass every time.
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Erobtheone
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 68.21.12.226
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 7:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the welcome Lowell. I am a fan of your site. i have the replay and it is great. now i can turn down the volume on bill walton and listen to the game called by the man - george blaha!!!!!

Erob
chicago by way of detroit
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Sarge
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Username: Sarge

Post Number: 182
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 204.57.109.226
Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 8:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the comments! I'll have to check the starmate out.
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Jerome81
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Post Number: 879
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 64.142.86.133
Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 1:04 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a Kenwood head unit built in, so no experience with the plug and plays, but that starmate looks nice.

I get the 1 year plan. You pay 11 months of the $12.95 and get the 12th month free.

Stay away from the lifetime plan. That is the lifetime of the receiver....however long that might be.
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Smogboy
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Post Number: 1518
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.84.183.189
Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 3:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I never knew Howard Stern had Detroit roots! Someone care to elaborate his connection??
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Crash_nyc
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Post Number: 492
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 24.193.162.201
Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 10:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Smog: "I never knew Howard Stern had Detroit roots! Someone care to elaborate his connection??"

No real "roots" in Detroit. Stern was born & raised in the NYC 'burbs (Long Island). He had a gig in Detroit for less than a year in 1980, on 106.7 WWWW (when they were a rock station: "W4"). Moved in for a job, and got the hell out the second they swiched their format to Country.

An old Detroit radio DJ friend worked with Stern at W4 when they flipped formats. The entire air staff was called in for a meeting on a weekend morning (never a good sign). As everyone filed into the conference room, there was a guy standing at the door, handing out 10-gallon cowboy hats to each person as they walked in, with instant promises of $25/hour if they stayed on through the format change. Stern walked in, saw the hats, turned around, and left. That's the last Detroit saw of him.

Howard Stern used to be a hero to me. I even wrote a term paper about him while I was earning my BA in Radio/TV/Film at Wayne State. I can't say the same anymore though.

Over the past 10 years, he's become the exact entity that he's always railed against throughout his career: a HIPOCRITE.
One of my friends in the NYC radio world, who's worked with him at K-Rock for the past 9 years, has unveiled a lot of behind-the-scenes dirt recently (...now that she & Stern are no longer working for the same company).
Apparently, Stern put a behind-the-scenes "gag order" on a competing radio show: Opie & Anthony. Stern saw their quick success (syndicated to 20+ major markets in less than 2 years, multi-million-dollar contracts, etc), and saw them as a threat to his empre. They always had nothing but friendly words for him, and honored him as their inspiration for working in radio. They all even worked for the same company: CBS/Infinity Broadcasting.
There was an incident where Stern had them kicked out out of an Infinity press conference at the Plaza Hotel in NYC for no good reason (loooong story). He was basically being a primadonna, afraid that someone from their show might heckle his press conference. Isn't this exactly what he's done for years? (Stuttering John?......)
Stern refused to get out of his limo outside the Plaza until he was assured that O&A and all of their people had been forcefully-escorted from the premises by his goons.

Naturally, O&A called-out Stern on their show, labeling him a hipocrite.
Howard cried about this to Mel Karmizan (the former head of CBS/Infiniti -- now at Sirius), and demanded that a GAG ORDER be put on O&A, forbidding them from mentioning, or even inferring the name "Howard Stern" on their show.

My friend at K-Rock said that over the past decade (especially in the years immediately following the release of "Private Parts"), Howard Stern has lost his way. He's become much worse than the way he portrayed Don Imus In "Private Parts".

Everyone who has worked with Stern through the years at WXRK in New York shares the same opinion: He was everyone's buddy 10 to 15 years ago...but these days he's completely unapproachable (except for when the occasion provides for his image). He maintains his usual on-air persona, because that's what he gets paid to do. Behind the scenes, off-mic, Stern is a nightmare. He's become his own worst enemy, but he's too blinded by fame and money to realize it.

Don't be fooled:
HOWARD STERN IS A HIPOCRITE!!!
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Pffft
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Post Number: 712
Registered: 12-2003
Posted From: 69.221.76.64
Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 10:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It pains my eyes to read "hipocrite" every two lines. Try "hypocrite" ...

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