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Old 05-19-2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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Opie & Anthony Virus Looks To Spread Within Weeks

May 19, 2006

Will Citadel Broadcasting be the next company to cut a deal with XM Satellite Radio and help spread the Opie & Anthony virus on terrestrial radio's airwaves? It looks like a deal might be closed within the next couple weeks that could put O&A on another half-dozen stations on top of the seven they grabbed in the deal with CBS Radio.

That little bombshell was inadvertently dropped at the end of today's XM portion of the dual platform radio stars' show when Opie's mobile phone rang and he carried out a conversation with Citadel CEO Farid Suleman on the other end. The details of conversation made Anthony nervous enough that he started to dump the conversation from XM's airwaves before just ending the entire program for the day.

Providence was one of the markets mentioned on-air, marking the second time a conversation between O&A and Suleman has brought up the Rhode Island market. Also mentioned were Buffalo and New London, CT. Buffalo would be intriguing as to where O&A would fit as both of the natural outlets -- WGRF and WEDG -- have long established and well-performing morning shows with Norton In The Morning and Shredd & Ragan, respectively.

"We're talking to everybody," Opie & Anthony's agent Bob Eatman told FMQB: "We're syndicating the program and there is a lot of interest from a number of great companies." The Los Angeles-based agent is handling all syndication deals for O&A's program and added that he expects to have "a dozen new affiliates" within weeks.

If the deals Eatman expects come to fruition, O&A's station count would rival the height of their days of Infinity Broadcasting syndication. O&A were launched into syndication in June of 2001 after inking a long-term deal with Infinity. Their rapid-fire syndication saw them land on stations from coast to coast, including Philadelphia, Chicago, Sacramento, Columbus, Cleveland, Dallas, Albany, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Boston, Buffalo, Portland, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Reno, Cincinnati, Rochester and Seattle.

As far as XM’s comment on expanding O&A's empire, a spokesperson relayed this message to FMQB, "EVP of Programming Eric Logan, along with Opie & Anthony’s agent, Bob Eatman, strategically evaluate all new syndication offers for the Opie & Anthony Show. To date, the only confirmed terrestrial expansion for O&A is through CBS, which CBS Radio Chairman and CEO Joel Hollander referenced during his appearance on the program last week, saying he wants to air O&A on additional CBS Radio-owned stations in the near-future."

A calls to Citadel for comment had gone unreturned at press time.


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Providence? Buffalo? OMG, they're conquering the world!
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Providence? Buffalo? OMG, they're conquering the world!
So is Howard. He can't/won't even stream his show. Happy Fathers Day (Yeah Right) I will believe it when I hear it online.

Howard has to be going crazy over this. He wanted out of terr. RADIO.....
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its interesting that the companies that begged howard to sign the same deal that o&a did are now going to o&a because howard refused.


I guess sloppy seconds is good enough for these 2 is it? I'd be proud of that news report, I mean it was only reported by a ton of news agencies that Citadel was 1 of 3 companies trying to get howard and howard refusing.

I wonder why they still think of themselves as the best but no companies are going to them 1st.
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The more I see of this O&A stuff the more it's clear that they essentially told XM that they were leaving to go back to terrestrial radio and XM asked them to consider this 'syndication' idea instead. O&A want to be on terrestrial radio where they can get the bigger audience, XM is just getting what they can out of it.
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Here are the links to the O & A interview on Hannity and Colmes (5/19/06).


part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILbM8zoFB2E

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its interesting that the companies that begged howard to sign the same deal that o&a did are now going to o&a because howard refused.


I guess sloppy seconds is good enough for these 2 is it? I'd be proud of that news report, I mean it was only reported by a ton of news agencies that Citadel was 1 of 3 companies trying to get howard and howard refusing.

I wonder why they still think of themselves as the best but no companies are going to them 1st.
It's funny that all these other radio guys essentially needed Howard out of the busniess before they could try to have their own success. Now that he's gone they can have a go at it. And it's hilarious that every time they do anything they (and their fans) are thinking "I bet this will really bug Howard!". HAH! Yeah, I'm sure he gives you a sceond thought as he goes about with his $100 million a year budget and two channels of almost total freedom!
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its interesting that the companies that begged howard to sign the same deal that o&a did are now going to o&a because howard refused.


I guess sloppy seconds is good enough for these 2 is it? I'd be proud of that news report, I mean it was only reported by a ton of news agencies that Citadel was 1 of 3 companies trying to get howard and howard refusing.

I wonder why they still think of themselves as the best but no companies are going to them 1st.
It's funny that all these other radio guys essentially needed Howard out of the busniess before they could try to have their own success. Now that he's gone they can have a go at it. And it's hilarious that every time they do anything they (and their fans) are thinking "I bet this will really bug Howard!". HAH! Yeah, I'm sure he gives you a sceond thought as he goes about with his $100 million a year budget and two channels of almost total freedom!
Even worse is that O&A are trying to claim that they're 'beating Howard' now. They were his bitches for years and now that he's gone they're talking smack.
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its interesting that the companies that begged howard to sign the same deal that o&a did are now going to o&a because howard refused.


I guess sloppy seconds is good enough for these 2 is it? I'd be proud of that news report, I mean it was only reported by a ton of news agencies that Citadel was 1 of 3 companies trying to get howard and howard refusing.

I wonder why they still think of themselves as the best but no companies are going to them 1st.
It's funny that all these other radio guys essentially needed Howard out of the busniess before they could try to have their own success. Now that he's gone they can have a go at it. And it's hilarious that every time they do anything they (and their fans) are thinking "I bet this will really bug Howard!". HAH! Yeah, I'm sure he gives you a sceond thought as he goes about with his $100 million a year budget and two channels of almost total freedom!
Even worse is that O&A are trying to claim that they're 'beating Howard' now. They were his bitches for years and now that he's gone they're talking smack.
Wow, I've never seen two guys who enjoy sloopy seconds this much! They admit that the "offers weren't flying in". The Howard leaves FM and they get job offers, simply pathetic. They smugly say that the have the "bigger audience", shouldn't they say they "potentially have the bigger audience"? I caould only listen to half of the interview though, I was bored to tears...
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They smugly say that the have the "bigger audience", shouldn't they say they "potentially have the bigger audience"?
That's like the old joke about the kid asking his dad the difference between potential and reality. He says to go ask his mom and sister if they'd sleep with Brad Pitt for a million. After getting two yes answers, he comes back and says to Dad "I think I understand now, potentially we sitting on 2 Million dollars, but in reality we're just living with a couple of whores."
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its interesting that the companies that begged howard to sign the same deal that o&a did are now going to o&a because howard refused.


I guess sloppy seconds is good enough for these 2 is it? I'd be proud of that news report, I mean it was only reported by a ton of news agencies that Citadel was 1 of 3 companies trying to get howard and howard refusing.

I wonder why they still think of themselves as the best but no companies are going to them 1st.
It's funny that all these other radio guys essentially needed Howard out of the busniess before they could try to have their own success. Now that he's gone they can have a go at it. And it's hilarious that every time they do anything they (and their fans) are thinking "I bet this will really bug Howard!". HAH! Yeah, I'm sure he gives you a sceond thought as he goes about with his $100 million a year budget and two channels of almost total freedom!
Even worse is that O&A are trying to claim that they're 'beating Howard' now. They were his bitches for years and now that he's gone they're talking smack.
Wow, I've never seen two guys who enjoy sloopy seconds this much! They admit that the "offers weren't flying in". The Howard leaves FM and they get job offers, simply pathetic. They smugly say that the have the "bigger audience", shouldn't they say they "potentially have the bigger audience"? I caould only listen to half of the interview though, I was bored to tears...
Until Mr. Sterns streams, you can MAYBE say he has a bigger audience than O & A. Until then, NO WAY. O & A gets calls from Japan, Iraq etc. saying they are listening via the web. Since Mr. Stern is so concerned about his show being streamed from his web site (greed, no concern for his fans) it will continue to be "delayed". I love to razz my wife about the streaming issue. I think O & A before CBS had the bigger LIVE audience because they can be streamed. I used to be a Stern fan but have lost respect for him because of the Streaming factor and the issues he used to give O & A in the past. (blocking their guests plus the GAG order)
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What is this when Howard is online he will have more listeners thought?

He will have the same amount of people listening as he has now, maybe a few thousand more.

People that wanted Howard got Sirius. If they want him at work or where they cant get a signal they will get it.

Least we forget all the way you can hear O&A:
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CBS - 7 very key markets, and were promised more
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What is this when Howard is online he will have more listeners thought?

He will have the same amount of people listening as he has now, maybe a few thousand more.

People that wanted Howard got Sirius. If they want him at work or where they cant get a signal they will get it.

Least we forget all the way you can hear O&A:
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Yeah, no more gag order holding them back
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You have made good points (I am on your side/O & A PARTY ROCK ). I do take my quote back concerning Howard MAYBE having more listeners if he ever streams. He still will not even be close. Good day sir.
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So not being able to talk about Howard Stern is what was holding them back? Give me a break. O&A are whiney little pussies. Waaaa... we can't talk about Howard, waaaa!!!! He held us back by not letting us talk about him, waaa!!!!

Give it up.
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So not being able to talk about Howard Stern is what was holding them back? Give me a break. O&A are whiney little pussies. Waaaa... we can't talk about Howard, waaaa!!!! He held us back by not letting us talk about him, waaa!!!!

Give it up.
It's great how the same people who constantly say that they don't talk about Stern much on their show also claim that he "held them back" for years with his gag order on talking about him. Not to say that their syndication to FM is a bad thing for them. There is this huge mostly untapped audience out there and SOMEONE has to go after it. If they can live with doing a show in compliance with the undefined and fickle rules of the FCC, then god bless 'em.

And for all this nonsense about streaming and how many places you can get their wonderful show, all I have to say is that I can get a McDonalds hamburger on any corner, but there are only a few places where I can get a great steak. "Billions and Billions Served" doesn't equate to quality.
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