Howard Stern will remain with Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Howard Stern has been telling fans for months that he didn’t know if he’d be back on the airwaves of Sirius XM satellite radio again when his contract was up on December 31. And, going into Thursday morning’s (December 9) show, his ardent followers were getting anxious that they may only have five more chances to hear Stern before he disappeared from their cars and stereos for his next adventure … or, Baba Booey-forbid, retirement.
Stern put their minds at ease on Thursday — but not before stringing them along with more than 35 minutes of artful stalling and red herrings that seemed to have some of his staff on the verge of passing out from nervousness — when he announced that after weeks of negotiations he has re-signed for five more years on satellite.
“We are continuing on,” he finally announced, saying he feels he still has the “eye of the tiger” and that after surveying the current media landscape, he believes there’s more left for him to do in radio. “I’ve signed a deal. … I started to look at all the companies, Sirius included. And Sirius has been very, very anxious for me to re-sign. … And I know deep down in my heart, I kept thinking I’d like to stay here. Because more than anything, I think what we’ve built hasn’t been finished yet.”