Thursday, November 05, 2009
The Expressway To Cultural Irrelevance!
Story here - though there's no need read it.
Didn't Howard Stern just perform a similar maneuver - when he leapt from terrestrial radio to satellite?
And his audience is now down from 12 million to what, 1 million daily listeners?
One might interject, "Yeah, but Howard got paid..." alluding to his centi-million dollar contract from Sirius/XM.
But these celebrities don't care so much about money; more than anything, they and their plus-sized egos want to stay high atop the public consciousness.
But did Howard even really *get paid*? Much of his take was in stock if memory serves me.
I can only hope that Oprah makes a rapid switch to cable, and that she's fares just as well as Howard Stern!