The King of All Media is staying on satellite radio. Howard Stern announced on his show Tuesday that he has agreed to a new contract with SiriusXM that will keep the The Howard Stern Show on satellite radio for the next five years. The renewal is part of a larger 12-year deal that will keep Stern’s vaults – packed with 30 years of the shock jock’s radio shows – at SiriusXM and find him leading the satellite radio giant’s first endeavor into video programming.
“As a broadcaster, it does not get better than working at SiriusXM and I’m truly excited for the future with this great company,” Stern said in a statement. “I happen to think that its best days are ahead. So, if you are not listening to SiriusXM and The Howard Stern Show, then you are really more like a zombie, a rotting corpse monster, living half a life, deadened and blackened inside. It’s as if you were still watching black and white television while shopping in actual stores on your way to the post office to fax a memo.”
Stern was especially excited about the visual component of his new deal, which would result in a streaming video app that will feature both his daily Howard Stern Show as well as episodes and specials from the vaults. “I am living a dream here on satellite radio and Jim Meyer is my life partner and the baby we are about to have is our new streaming video app,” Stern added. “The joy we are going to bring you in the very near future will make you feel like Christmas is every day. Ho, Ho, Howard …out.”
The streaming video app is set to launch in 2016.