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Sirius Launches Charlie Sheen Channel — Ripping off Howard Stern’s Ideas?

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Sirius announced a station exclusively dedicated to Charlie Sheen’s antics, and they clearly stole the idea from Howard Stern’s radio show.  The new station will have interviews with some of Sheen’s porn stars, and just last week Howard Stern did the exact same thing while holding a porn star beauty pageant.  Also, if you’re a Stern fan then you know that Stern has a news team exclusively dedicated to the antics surrounding Howard Stern’s radio show, which is precisely what the Charlie Sheen station will do.  This is obviously how they thought of the idea.  You might be wondering what the problem is, especially considering that Howard Stern works for Sirius, so any Sirius popularity indirectly benefits Stern.  Because I’m a massive Howard Stern fan, I’m fully confident that Stern is furious about this.  First, Stern recently said that he’d like to give Sheen a radio show on one of Stern’s two channels, so it’s obviously troubling that Sirius will put similar content elsewhere.  Second, when Sirius offered Rosie O’Donnell a show, Stern was pissed because he wanted her on one of his channels.  He publicly exposed his anger, saying that Sirius basically stole his idea without consulting him.  It’s completely irrelevant that Stern and Sirius play on the same team.  They are still ripping off Stern’s original content, which is unacceptable.

  • Ilikemeatandpotatoesonmy dish

    Dish Master, “Second, when Sirius offered Rosie O’Donnell a show, Stern was pissed because he wanted her on one of his channels. He publicly exposed his anger, saying that Sirius basically stole his idea without consulting him. It’s completely irrelevant that Stern and Sirius play on the same team.” Sounds like he’s having a tantrum. He doesn’t own everything that comes out of his mouth. Nor do I think you can vouch saying everything he says and every idea he has had as an original idea. He like many other personalities are trying to capitalize on his sudden over popularity. He’s been offered tv shows and radio shows. Stern wasn’t the first and he didn’t even make an offer he threw out the idea. The only thing being ripped off is how much siriusxm subscribers have to pay to have Stern on siriusxm. Just saying. And that’s my dish/appetizer/think twice before trying to sell a “dish” on your hero-worship that is Howard Stern

    • The only thing I agree with in your comment is that I worship Howard Stern.
      Yes — that part is true. That being said, it’s blatantly obvious that
      Sirius is ripping Stern off, and I’m sure Stern will rant about it on
      tomorrow’s show. Certainly Sheen has been offered other radio shows and
      such, but having a station exclusively dedicated to Sheen’s crazy behavior
      is straight from Howard Stern’s playbook — and they are just unoriginal
      copy-cats.