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Anybody know any facts about the feud between 2 of the New York radio stations owned by CBS Radio? I have only heard part of the story but apparently the station Howard Stern is on is sabotaging another station.

It is pretty well known that Howard whines about anybody else in talk radio, claiming everyone imitates him. He has apparently been whining to management about a show called the Opie and Anthony Show (Station 102.7) for a couple of years because they are a huge threat. He reportedly has been instrumental in keeping them from becoming syndicated. Now his it sounds like his station manager or somebody is sort of blackmailing musical acts by telling them that if they go in the Opie and Anthony Show that they won't be allowed on K Rock and their music won't be played there.

The reason I am posting a question here is because I would think stock holders would be irate at the apparent management issues here. If a hugely popular show with a key demographic is being supressed (and to the point of not being syndicated) isn't that likely hurting the stock holders?
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It is pretty well known that Howard whines about anybody else in talk radio, claiming everyone imitates him. He has apparently been whining to management about a show called the Opie and Anthony Show (Station 102.7) for a couple of years because they are a huge threat.

I've been listening to Stern since he was first sydicated into Philly back in the late 80's and the entire time he's been bitching about Imus who was also worked for Mel at Infinity. Howard is Howard, the funniest guy on radio, why would I be upset?
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I've been listening to Stern since he was first sydicated into Philly back in the late 80's and the entire time he's been bitching about Imus who was also worked for Mel at Infinity. Howard is Howard, the funniest guy on radio, why would I be upset?

I personally don't find either Imus or Stern funny at all. Especially Stern. I used to listen to him but stopped several years ago when it was apperent he had run out of ideas. He basically rotates the same old tired bits he has been rotating through his show for years.

- Pick a staff member and spend an hour or two talking about how dumb they are.
- Bring in a slut wanna be and try to show how dumb they are for an hour or two.
- Bring on somebody from the street and make fun of them for a couple of hours.
- Bring on one of the characters he has developed (the unfortunate people with stutters or physical abnormalities) and make fun of them for an hour or 2.
- Insert the news a few times a show and have the giggling puppet Robin to talk about it and try to make everyone in the stories look like they are really dumb.
- etc. etc.

That aside, I was asking the question from the point of view of a stock holder. Why would a stock holder care if Stern or anyone else was funny? They should care about profits. If Stern or anyone else is decreasing profits because of a silly spat then the stockholders should be asking questions about why the management allows it.
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