...don't even ignore 'em.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Finding the next Howard -- not Dean; Stern.

Viacom's looking "feverishly" for Howard Stern's free-radio replacement. How'd you like that assignment: crowning the next King of all Pottymouths?

Not that there's a shortage of Stern-imitating-no-talent sociopaths in the radio biz. But would you look inside the biz? Name one testo-shockjock with national buzz. Tom Leykis?

Wouldn't you want a cutting-edge badboy? Sort of a CollinFarrellLittellSprewellMikeTyson kindaguy, but with a sense of humor, you know--a little Letterman leavening so you don't chase too many sponsors off.

Well, it's a work in progress.

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