So I’m looking into getting Sirius and I call the people to ask about it and they tell me that I can’t listen to Stern on the internet. Does anyone who has Sirius know about this? Because if the only way I can listen to Stern is in the car or on a home radio that would add up to an hour or two a day (assuming I have a job to go to). What the hell is the story here?

3 Comments so far

  1. Colleen (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 11:13 am

    I shot some commercials for Sirius last summer (the Martha Stewart ones, not the Howard Stern ones) and had to do some research the night before the shoot at the director’s request. (He wanted all of us to be able to talk about “anything” Sirius once the cameras started rolling. Yeesh.)

    Anyway, after signing up for my free trial, the main thing I found out is that Sirius streams only a fraction of its content online. I couldn’t listen to 99% of the talk content, just certain music channels.

    Initially, I thought it was b/c I just had a free trial subscription, but I poked around and found that yup, only the music channels via the web. This was last July, but it sounds like it still holds true.

    I should have asked the Sirius people on the shoot, but there was some tension b/w them and the director which made for kind of a long and exhausting day. I kind of assumed it was a way to minimize content theft, although who the hell would digitize and redistribute hours upon hours of radio per day, I have no idea.

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 11:31 am

    I have no idea about how they stream content online, but I can say the Howsard Stern billboard on 290 West is hilarious: “Let freedom ring. And let it be rung by a stripper.”

  3. steven (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

    You think the billboard is funny, you should hear the commercials on Howard’s station itself:

    “Howard is coming…allllllll over America on January 9th…”

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