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Old 12-11-2006, 08:35 PM   #46
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I like O&A, but I don't listen very much anymore. R&F have caught my ears and I can't get enough (: (:

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What's R&F? I must say that I listened to O&A since then just to give them another shot and I did "enjoy" some of it. Specifically they were discussing how rude people can be with cell phones and on planes. As much as I may agree with a topic I still can't get that "skit" out of my mind. I don't think I will ever forget it and the way it made me feel as I was listening, as short as that was. O&A do have some talent but they don't seem to know how to use that talent. Instead they go overboard and push potential listeners away; not very smart on their part!
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Did Fez go to the birthday party on Friday?
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how the hell am I supposed to know I dont have xm. I just knew the R&F was a referral to those guys
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Ron & Fez are expected to begin their new XM/Free FM deal next week. They will do a seperate XM show as normal then a few hours later, do another show for Free FM. I have heard both shows will be broadcast on XM though it's not definate yet. Go R&F!
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Ron & Fez are expected to begin their new XM/Free FM deal next week. They will do a seperate XM show as normal then a few hours later, do another show for Free FM. I have heard both shows will be broadcast on XM though it's not definate yet. Go R&F!
Outstanding!! XM just loves to whore out their radio "talent" don't they? So much fo satrad vs. FM, huh?
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Outstanding!! XM just loves to whore out their radio "talent" don't they? So much fo satrad vs. FM, huh?
Well there certainly is an ideological difference between XM and Sirius that has been quite clear since the O&A to Free FM decision. Karmazin obviously feels exclusive talent is the way to go and conversely, XM is intrigued by the exposure and extra $$ that "leasing" talent to FM may bring. It remains to be seen what ideology is the best, but given there was no appreciable "O&A effect" driving new subs to the 2 (1??) extra hours on XM, Mel looks pretty good so far. Then again, the topic of this thread and the awful ratings of the "new and fresh" on Free FM could have something to do with very few (if any) new listeners signing up for the extra content on XM. Can't lure too many new subs from a listener base that barely exists.
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Well there certainly is an ideological difference between XM and Sirius that has been quite clear since the O&A to Free FM decision. Karmazin obviously feels exclusive talent is the way to go and conversely, XM is intrigued by the exposure and extra $$ that "leasing" talent to FM may bring. It remains to be seen what ideology is the best, but given there was no appreciable "O&A effect" driving new subs to the 2 (1??) extra hours on XM, Mel looks pretty good so far. Then again, the topic of this thread and the awful ratings of the "new and fresh" on Free FM could have something to do with very few (if any) new listeners signing up for the extra content on XM. Can't lure too many new subs from a listener base that barely exists.
Take a look at the recent NPD numbers- Sirius is still killing XM 60:40 in retail. The O&A effect, if anything, has hurt XM.
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Take a look at the recent NPD numbers- Sirius is still killing XM 60:40 in retail. The O&A effect, if anything, has hurt XM.
Yeah, their churn numbers (# of renewals) are also in the dumper, which may suggest an attitude of "why should I pay for what I can get for free on FM", but there is no way of knowing. Then again, depending on who you talk to (and what their O&A "talking point" is at the time) O&A are either never promoted on XM or have a nationwide campaign; are either second only to Dylan in listeners or were never that important to subs, etc., etc., etc,.

Reminds me of xzi's old arguments.

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Yeah, their churn numbers (# of renewals) are also in the dumper, which may suggest an attitude of "why should I pay for what I can get for free on FM", but there is no way of knowing. Then again, depending on who you talk to (and what their O&A "talking point" is at the time) O&A are either never promoted on XM or have a nationwide campaign; are either second only to Dylan in listeners or were never that important to subs, etc., etc., etc,.

Reminds me of xzi's old arguments.
Exactly... if you look at gross adds vs. net adds, XM is getting killed. Most people that sign up for XM cancel.
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Exactly... if you look at gross adds vs. net adds, XM is getting killed. Most people that sign up for XM cancel.
If it was most, XM wouldn't have the numbers they have now.
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Radio stunt draws Menino wrath
Two shock jocks target homeless

By Beth Daley, Globe Staff | December 17, 2006

Mayor Thomas M. Menino is chastising shock jocks Opie & Anthony and WBCN for broadcasting a live "Homeless Shopping Spree" yesterday where homeless people were given money and were taken to a New Jersey mall.

Boston's WBCN preempted its regular programming to air what the radio duo said was their fourth annual shopping stunt, which loaded New York City homeless people into a luxury bus and drove them to an upscale Short Hills, N.J., mall and broadcast their shopping trip. It was also broadcast on FM radio in Philadelphia and New York, and will be replayed tomorrow morning.

"This so-called "shopping spree" is a sick and twisted exercise that degrades the most vulnerable members of our society," Menino. "This is wrong, and we need the public . . . who care about the homeless and about basic human decency to stand up and tell them so."

According to a live broadcast of the program yesterday, more than 2,000 people showed up at the Mall at Short Hills to greet the homeless crowd and give them extra money as they shopped with gift cards from the Opie & Anthony show.

The broadcast was punctuated with jokes about how the homeless people smelled, how much they drank, and how irresponsible their shopping was, such as buying a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses and a boom box.

"The show gave the homeless people nicknames such as Gray Wolf, Papa Rock, and Half-A-Hulk Face."

Opie & Anthony also made jokes about upscale shoppers' disgust at the stunt.

Attempts to reach the Opie & Anthony show and WBCN officials were unsuccessful yesterday, although WBCN marketing official Larry "Cha-Chi" LoPrete told the Globe's Names and Faces Friday: "It's been known for some time that the 'Opie & Anthony Show' isn't for everyone."

Opie (Greg Hughes) and Anthony (Anthony Cumia) were once fixtures on the Boston shock-jock scene. But in 1998, they were fired from Boston's WAAF-FM after broadcasting a false April Fool's report that Menino had been killed in a car accident in Florida. They then moved their show to New York, became syndicated, and Boston's WBCN picked them up in 2001. But in 2002, the two were kicked off FM radio after they staged a contest that resulted in the arrest of a couple for public lewdness for attempting to have sex in a vestibule at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

The jocks then moved to satellite radio in 2004 and began the homeless shopping spree. They also began broadcasting regularly again on FM radio in 2006 .

Menino and homeless advocates said the show's timing was particularly bad because almost 300 volunteers will conduct an annual homeless census in Boston tomorrow morning. Matt Noyes of the United Disability Housing Partnership/AIDS Housing Corporation called the show a "disgusting spectacle" in a press release and asked the public to complain about it to WBCN.

Yesterday, the shock jocks responded to Noyes's complaints on the air, saying they were helping homeless people by making them "rock stars" for the day.

"These individuals and this station should be punished," Menino said.
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These morons just never learn do they? I guess that is what you must do when you have no talent above and beyond this type of ignorance.
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These morons just never learn do they? I guess that is what you must do when you have no talent above and beyond this type of ignorance.

you're totally right. Mayor Menino and his cabinet are a bunch of morons and are completely running boston into the ground. The crime rate is up in the city and the big dig has been a disaster. I love the way they are doing a census on the homeless. Notice he failed to mention what they plan on doing to help the homeless after they count them. My guess would be nothing.

As for his comments about OnA he just needs to try and stuff that tounge of his back in his mouth, shut the hell up and worry about his deteriorating city instead of commenting about a radio show bit.
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