Sampling Sirius

Howard SternOne unexpected perk in driving this new car for ten days is getting a chance to sample Sirius satellite radio. The first morning I popped over to Sirius to give it a listen, I shot straight for channel 100. That's the Howard Stern station.

At some point after Humble & Fred left 102.1 for Mojo, I found myself spending more and more time listening to Howard Stern on Buffalo's WBUF 92.9. The show was simulcast here in Toronto on Q107, but I always found Q107 censored more of the show and aired longer commercials than they did on WBUF.

Before I had ever heard a minute of Stern's radio show, I saw him on the big screen, catching "Private Parts" at the Uptown theatre. I loved the film, loved the radio show and seriously considered (no pun intended) coughing up the coin for satellite at the end of 2005.

For the first time in over two and a half years, I heard the show. It still sounds great and it still makes me laugh my ass off. The addition of George Takei and the uncensored production just makes things better. I don't know which I'll miss more, the awesome Sync technology or Sirius radio.

Oh yeah, there were other great stations too, but I found myself always returning to channel 100. Hey now!

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Buffalo Boy Mike

Mike, Im kinda surprised because Humble and Fred to me were a better brand of morning radio than Howard Stern. I have never found stern funny even when he was the only thing on when I lived in New Jersey.
That said, I did like private parts and after watching private parts even though I still don't like Stern's brand of humor, I respect the man behind it.
I appreciate the likes of humble and fred and after them I graduated to Derringer....hes a little more cerbral than Stern is i guess. I like the cerebral humor of derringer more than I like the raunchiness of stern.

August 22, 2008 @ 11:29 PM

Toronto Mike

I think you either really like Stern or really dislike his style. The show gets a little raunchy, but not in a Dean Blundell-style offensive way. And, in my humble opinion, Stern is the best interviewer and way more than a mere "shock jock".

I can't even listen to Derringer.

In my perfect morning show scenario, I could listen to Humble and Fred and zip over to Stern during commercials.

August 23, 2008 @ 9:00 AM

Toronto Mike

And lest I forget, CBC Radio 3!

August 24, 2008 @ 8:03 PM

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