Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Howard Stern

In an article from CNN, Howard Stern is interviewed about his Career in radio.

"I love our freedom. And nowhere could a guy like me, a schlub like me have success with -- where would I get this freedom of speech? They don't allow this anywhere."

Howard Stern's radio show can be heard and watched all over the world. Over he past two decades his radio dominance has allowed him to make an extremely substantial amount of money. But in the interview he talks about retiring from his radio empire because he feels as if he has accomplished everything. Howard Stern retiring would have a significant impact on the radio industry. People aren't listening to Stern for free, his show is broadcasted on Sirius Radio which costs money. Many pay a hefty price so that they have the ability to listen solely to Stern's show. Without Sirius broadcasting his show, many would cancel their subscriptions. Many listen to Stern's show because of his ability to create an image for his audience. With a scarcity of radio hosts already, losing Stern would really hurt the industry. But because of Stern's "neurotic compulsion" to do his show, he will continue to lead the radio industry and push it towards even greater economic gains.

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