I am 41 and used to enjoy listening to Howard Stern from the early 1990's through around 2004, read his books, watched videos, and saw his movie Private Parts. However, since 2004 or so I haven't listened to him at all, haven't read anymore of his books (has he done any lately?) and don't recall him in any movies. It makes me wonder, is he even relevant anymore? Sure he got a big payday from SIRI but since then he really isn't as well known as he used to be. Do people under 30 even know who he is? It seems like SIRI fans place too much emphasis on the Stern factor.
I'm 45 and used to listen to Stern on DC 101 when I was in high school in the EARLY 80's. I too have read a few of his books and seen/purchased videos but haven't heard him since he left terresterial radio and don't miss him a bit!
I guess he has a loyal following, but for any company to depend so heavily on just one talent doesn't make make sense from a business standpoint. Stern has MORE $ than he needs to live out his life, what if he simply chooses to walk away and call it quits?