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Liberty Media Files To Take Control Of SiriusXM

Discussion in 'Classic Opie & Anthony General Discussion' started by UCJOE, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/69647/liberty-media-files-to-take-control-of-siriusxm/

    Liberty Media Files To Take Control Of SiriusXM
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    Wonder what this means for Mel, O&A & Howie
     
  2. Don the Radio Guy

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    Mel has been playing nice with Liberty lately. This means nothing for the talent.
     
  3. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    There's been zero talk about a contract extension, I wonder if the current bosses put negotiations on hold knowing that this Liberty crap was coming down.
     
  4. Psychopath

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    I think they were ordered to keep their mouths shut about negotiations by their agent.
     
  5. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    Who knows
    I know Howard isn't a fan of Liberty and said so on the air. I would guess this might be bad for him but then again his contract is already in motion & no way he comes back
     
  6. Don the Radio Guy

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    At first Mel was trying to fight this, but once he figured out they'd take over, he warmed up to them. Not much will happen when Liberty takes over. A few higher up heads will roll, but the programming won't change.
     
  7. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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  8. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    I hope Liberty Media flushes all the worthless 'suits' out.
     
  9. Awful Me

    Awful Me I do it.

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    But what does it mean for Opie?

    ;)
     
  10. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    No way Howie gets his usual Mel backed sweetheart deals under the new ownership.
     
  11. SaltyDelights

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    Mel has a $110 million golden parachute. He could care less either way:
    http://www.wackbag.com/showthread.php?p=4093950#post4093950
     
  12. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    That is where all the raise money went.
     
  13. Sunsetspawn

    Sunsetspawn Registered User

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    You could feel sorry for yourself but I hope you don't do that.
     
  14. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    • He already has the deal & has over 3 years left
    • He won't re-up no matter who is there
    • Mel wasn't part of the first deal
     
  15. Graveyard

    Graveyard Registered User

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    Maybe they'll replace the inept management and put people in place that actually know how to run a business. I like my Satellite radio, and I'd like it to hang around. Maybe Fez will finally get fired for not actually doing his job.
     
  16. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    Ha ha. Mr. new poster scores a home run on his first time up.

    Here is Fez with the new overlords:

     
  17. PatriceRules

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    I bet Liberty tries to restructure it if that's possible....Howie and his Jew Buddies Karmazin & Greenstein are all in bed together, if they're not in control anymore I bet Liberty will try to break apart that deal. They are a southern based company that owns the Atlanta Braves & I'm sure knows a shit deal when the see one unlike the backroom besties deals that Mel & Howie have been putting together since Sirius's inception.

    I can't remember the last time I tuned to Howard 100 in the morning and actually heard a live show
     
  18. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    I cannot imagine they can do that
    Howard & Don are pretty shrewd
    I don't think this contract is an issue, Howard pays for himself.
    I think contract renewals will be different though & cannot see Oprah & all the other money losing channels staying
    Howard & Liberty's issue was the lawsuit for subscriber bonuses that Howard felt he deserved
    I don't think Stern would sign another extension anyway. Robin is sick & he will be mid-60's by then
     
  19. PatriceRules

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    Didn't Hoo-Hoo mention on the air a month ago that Liberty taking over the company would be disastrous? Clearly he doesn't give a flying FUCK about SiriusXM as a whole.....I would imagine he's worreid about more than his lawsuit
     
  20. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    I have no idea, I only watch some HTV stuff I can download
    Also Liberty was part of SiriusXM when the new Stern deal was made
    Nothing regarding his contract will change (dates, salary, etc)
     
  21. SOS

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    Liberty mulls options as it nears control of Sirius XM Radio
    Reuters‎



    Sirius XM's Karmazin Expects Liberty Media to Replace Board
    Wall Street Journal‎

    Liberty Media Almost to the 50% Mark at Sirius XM
    Forbes‎
     
  22. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    So the "insiders" that said Mel would be fine bec he was "playing nice"

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/mel_on_sirius_outs_as_malone_moves_jfZiqBY554MukZV1GIRPNI

     
  23. Pearce

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    That poor guy Mel. So underpaid. I don't even understand how he pays his bills every month, he must be living paycheck to paycheck.
     
  24. Creasy Bear

    Creasy Bear gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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    If they do, then they'll just repack the place with a whole new herd of their own worthless suits. That's how these corporations operates. They "clean house", and then they turn around and trash the place all over again.

    I saw GE do it time and time again when I worked for them. Every other year they'd have a big "shake up"... a bunch of incompetent managers would get demoted, or shuffled around, or just tossed out the door... new suits would take their place, but it'd be the same corporate shit... only the names would change. Lather, rinse, repeat...
     
  25. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Noooo!

    We don't need more cloned suits. They are the black plague of humanity.
     

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