Great article on Howard’s transition to Satellite from the Times’ Martin Miller.
Here’s my bit:
Stern’s constant toying with and occasional crossing of the lines drawn by the FCC has supplied the show with a powerful comic force, and he is too clever an entertainer to simply abandon that tension entirely. “It’s like Ross and Rachel, it’s interesting if they flirt, but if they get married again and again, then the drama is over,” said Mark Ramsey, president of Mercury, a San Diego-based radio research and marketing company, referring to the “Friends” story line. “Howard has done enough shows on jump the shark to avoid that problem.”
Read the whole article here [free registration required].