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Stern: ‘Please Come With Me’

Stern: 'Please Come With Me'

Howard Stern pleaded with listeners to follow him to satellite radio during his appearance Thursday night on The Late Show With David Letterman, his first since announcing he would leave Infinity Broadcasting to go to Sirius Satellite Radio in January 2006.
At the same time, he was excited about the future, predicting that, “Five years from now, satellite radio will be the dominant medium in radio.”
Stern said leaving terrestrial radio was “a big decision” but he feels forced to because “what’s been going on with the FCC and Clear Channel makes my job harder.”
Clear Channel dropped Stern from six markets when it instituted its zero-tolerance for indecency policy.
Stern said he’s still doing the same type of humor he has been doing for a long time, but now he’s increasingly fined by the FCC for indecency, he said.
“It’s become increasingly difficult to do my show,” said Stern. “I’m not looking to get on radio and say the F-word,” he said.
He said it would cost listeners 40 cents a day to get Sirius and implored them to follow him to Sirius, where he said he gets to program two channels in addition to his show.
“People are getting fined. It’s time for a change. Please come with me.”
Stern presented Letterman with a Sirius boombox and earlier in the day, handed out radios in New York City.