>Because it spite of the three people who heard Howard "announce" 3.5M subs this morning, all that really validated was Arbitron estimates of Howard's fan base -- any speculation that Howard Stern has ANY listeners--is smoke and mirrors, not science.
Will see how many of these vapor fans of Howard's alleged 12M break thru the $12.95/month barrier.
they will come...die hard fans first...then those who realize he just isn't on the radio anymore will slowly come over...once those who chose not to get Siri when Howard moved start talking to their friends who did get it they will then make the move as well...
you'll see a nice jump in subs in the 4th quarter '05 then a more subtle jump in january and february.....i imagine 1st quarter '06 subs will be a beautiful thing!!