Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Girl Gone Wild, Bang!, -and- Avast!

Girl Gone Wild - 15-year-old girl makes 1,000 fake 9-1-1 calls
Bang! - DEA agent who shot himself in the foot sues U.S.
Avast! - sailors took sham brides to boost pay

As I predicted, only a fraction of his audience followed Howard Stern to satellite. Can millions of listeners just disappear? That is the question plaguing Howard Stern, following the shock jock's heralded and hyped switch from free to satellite broadcasting.

The self-proclaimed King of All Media once commanded a national audience of 12 million daily listeners before moving to satellite in January. Since then, his kingdom has shrunk to a small fraction of that size. According to industry analysts, he took only between 1 million and 2 million listeners with him.

The rain continues, and today the rain is heavy! The creeks and streams are swelling, the Sacramento River is rising, and the birds are not singing!

Run for the hills! Click image to enlarge.