Developing... Chat reveals that Opie & Anthony sign new contract with Sirius XM (*UPDATED*) - Orbitcast

Developing... Chat reveals that Opie & Anthony sign new contract with Sirius XM (*UPDATED*)

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Opie & Anthony re-signed? PalTalk chat
It's not officially official yet, but according to Anthony in the show's PalTalk room, Opie & Anthony have re-signed with Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Late yesterday there was a rumor on Twitter that Opie & Anthony have signed a new deal for 5-years - to be clear, this is still yet to be confirmed.

But if we're to take the quick mention in the chatroom as evidence, it looks like we have a deal between Sirius XM and Opie & Anthony. View a screen capture of the full chat here.

We're still awaiting an official statement, but Orbitcast has reached out to Sirius XM to see if we can confirm or deny this. They have yet to respond.

Thanks to @billlehecka for the tip!


UPDATE: Following this article, Opie tweeted that they are "closer to signing a new deal with Sirius XM" but have "NOT signed anything as I tweet this."

Obviously a frustrating situation. More on this as it develops...


UPDATE 2: Looks like Opie is trying to do some damage control due to this post (sorry man). Following an article from FMQB referencing Orbitcast, Opie reached out directly to FMQB to say, "Closer to signing a deal but we haven't signed anything yet!"

We're still not clear whether or not the post from "opant" (which is Anthony Cumia's PalTalk nickname) was fake or not. It appears to have been real. More likely Anthony could have been jumping the gun slightly. Many times there is a verbal agreement on the terms of contracts before the ink is on the paper - so there might have been a verbal at the time of Anthony's posting, with the finer points getting worked out with lawyers.

Either way, it's pointing in a positive direction for now.

Still developing, stay tuned...

76 Comments

Hope it's true!

Good news. Their dozens of fans will all be very happy. Now what about Howard?

-JohnB-

Its not official until Opie Tweets it, right?

haters!

lol.... resign oprah too.... very easy minus howard and bubba minus my 3 subscriptions! Love TSS radio! keep advertising on here!

"(10:39 AM) opant: WE ARE SIGNING...THE DEAL IS DONE"

I just saw the press release for the new "snap" receiver and in the press release it does mention Opie & Anthony in the list of content, so maybe it is true?

Can you please stop pretending you're a reputable news site when you're nothing more than a wackbag thread with ads? You get (or capture) a screenshot from paltalk and this is news? Who gives a shit if they sign or not? Fuck this garbage and fuck your garbage site.

You know I wonder since Opie hasn't announced it yet has one of them signed and the other hasn't yet? What about Jimmy has he resigned as well? Also what if anthony was just fucking around to get a girl to calm down and show her tits to him. I wonder what will happen. I will be up tomorrow at 5am(I live in Dallas) to hear what happens while I'm playin Madden 11(I'm off of work on Fridays so YEA ME)

I don't think I take Chat rooms seriously. Seems like something one of the interns would do with Anthony's chat left open.

John, I will give you the good news about Howard. He won't be in tomorrow because it's Friday. He is off more than 180 days a year. He doesn't care about his fans one bit, and he mailed it in years ago.

Yay Pudding!!!!

I'm very likely to believe Ant in this situation. He's not one to play games usually. I believe him.

I agree with gambit32. Anthony seems to be the straight-shooter of the two. I hope it's true.

They had to resign and take what they offered.
Where else will they go and actually get a paycheck?

I'm sure subscriptions will go through the roof now that the future of radio is here for the future and satrad 2.0

the .0 is o n a

If you want an update on Howard, just make a screen shot of a chatroom and Orbicast will run it as fact. Fucking amateurs.

>Anonymous: Good news. Their dozens of fans will all be very happy. Now what about Howard?

ENOUGH! You have no way to spin this! They would not be resigned if there wasn't the listener base or the money making potential. You might want to make sure you have all the tools necessary to smash, flush, and plunge your radio when your beloved Howard is gone in December.

i hope you get a stroke and have the left side of your body paralyzed.

I was really enjoying the tease. Radio teases rule!!!!!

I heard Howard has some great ideas for the 2 channels, if he re-signs for 100 mill per year. I also heard that 5 years ago, but I think he was waiting until his second 500 mill contract to start entertaining people.

@notsam is taking requests for jocktober this looks good!!!

Hahaha, it looks like Laura was showing her titts during that screencap ;)

Howard who?

Why don't we wait until it's officially announced. Obviously O&A fans want this to be true, myself included. Sounds like the "rumor" yesterday was just that. Ronnie B. just said that someone posing as Anthony said that they re-signed on PalTalk. Who knows what the truth really is. Ronnie could be full of shit, but again who knows. Rather than posting everything out there for the sake of an update, how about holding out for information from a valid source.

Why don't we wait until it's officially announced. Obviously O&A fans want this to be true, myself included. Sounds like the "rumor" yesterday was just that. Ronnie B. just said that someone posing as Anthony said that they re-signed on PalTalk. Who knows what the truth really is. Ronnie could be full of shit, but again who knows. Rather than posting everything out there for the sake of an update, how about holding out for information from a valid source.

Opie just tweeted this: "YES we're closer to signing a new deal with Sirius XM. However, we have NOT and I repeat NOT signed anything as I tweet this."

Not according to Opie:

http://twitter.com/OpieRadio/status/26003393647

"YES we're closer to signing a new deal with Sirius XM. However, we have NOT and I repeat NOT signed anything as I tweet this."

from Opie twitter.....YES we're closer to signing a new deal with Sirius XM. However, we have NOT and I repeat NOT signed anything as I tweet this.
less than 10 seconds ago via web

Posted on twitter 20 minutes ago... (2:20 pm EST)

OpieRadio
YES we're closer to signing a new deal with Sirius XM. However, we have NOT and I repeat NOT signed anything as I tweet this.

Opie just tweeted that they have NOT signed a new deal, but they are close.

I tried to get a hold of Ryan, but his iPhone is apparently dead and he might be on a plane. I offer this as a courtesy until he gets back.

I will also say that Sirius XM has a long history of telling us we got something wrong, only to announce it themselves two days later after we retract what would have been a scoop. My bet is Ryan got this right and the following tweet is them covering their behinds...

https://twitter.com/OpieRadio

Just a heads up, Opie just tweeted that they have not signed anything yet. Probably have, but they want to take a three day weekend. Just sayin'

via @OpieRadio: YES we're closer to signing a new deal with Sirius XM. However, we have NOT and I repeat NOT signed anything as I tweet this.

It's fairly well-known opant on PalTalk is Anthony himself. Ronnie's playing the carnies and rubes card.

Trying again...

Opie just tweeted that they have NOT signed a new deal.

I beleive Ryan's phone is dead and he may be travelling, so I offer this as a courtesy...

https://twitter.com/OpieRadio

Also, there have been many times where Sirius XM denied a scoop and told ryan and me we got something wrong, only to announce it 2 days later. My bet is that Ryan got this one, and now O & A are covering their behinds...

If they're not live tomorrow, I'll be canceling my sub.

PLEASE tell me that they did not sign Opie! The Jim & Anthony show is where it's at.

They had to resign for at least a week....gives them the time needed to feature themselves on their own 'has-been corner' segment.

you kidding me ? go eat a dick faggot

You guys are killing me. How about holding off until Opie officially says something. This roller-coaster ride, however unintentional, you are taking us on sucks.

You're really going to use that hacky line? Eccch! O&A will continue to do hilarious, inspiring, original radio for five more years. Howard will continue to coast on name recognition and his legion of zombie followers that still think "show us your cans" and "BABABOOEY" is funny.

Well I'm having fun. It seems they are closer which would suggest they are at least offering more then what they got when they came to XM so that's good right? I don't know they have a ton of subscribers as of now. Howard seems like he either wants to retire or at the most stay but only part time so the guys will be the go to guys in the future. I don't know. At least it's not "we are way apart and what they are offering us is a joke" cause if it was that then Friday would probably be a VERY VERY bad day.

Seems they had to sign for at least another week so they can feature themselves on their 'has-been corner' before they go.

Dozens of fans? You are an ass!

"What about Howard?"? I'll hop back into my DeLorean and set the date for 1990, back when he was still entertaining....and we can both keep our fingers crossed he signs a new contract.

I agree.....it is only a dozen fans.

asshole

Sirius shoulda kept the smodcast funds for o&a, hoo hoo is a snoozefest zzzzzzz

I hope it's true. They are great.

As far as Howie, I couldn't care less if he comes back or not. His show is the same as it was 10 years ago, except he has "evolved" into everything he railed against his entire career. He has become so out of touch, it is sad. All his career he was against the ultra rich snobs, the guys who married girls who never would have looked their way if not famous, the guy who works partial weeks....etc. He has become a caricature of what he hated for decades. That being said, him resigning would be good for the future of the platform. People have remained loyal to him. If he leaves, so will a lot of subs. Fat ass Bubba can move on and no one will notice. Greaseman is more entertaining. Waddle doodle. Bone dry.

I hope O&A resigned, and I hope they get more support. I hope the lawyers keep their hands off and let them roam free. Stop restricting them. Nothing they do will get the company in trouble. It'll only get more people listening.

Good luck O&A&J. The greatest show in the history of satellite radio.

I am washed up - Glad that O and A signed, but I think me and my 1970's jerry-curl wig are going to hang it up. Thanks to all the losers that followed me aimlessly....

Anonymous: Good news. Their dozens of fans will all be very happy. Now what about Howard?

Howard hasn't been relevant or entertaining in ten years and doesn't even do a full week of radio. He has to make things up to get media coverage.

Brandon is claiming this is nothing but a free "Click" site that is posting lies. Brandon (Dominick) is claiming Ryan is defrauding Sirius Investors with his lies. I take offense to this!!!!

Awwww.....poor baby...go get your mommy to change your diaper again.

Does FMQB always take a tweet as being "directly for them"?

I highly doubt that Brandon is saying any of these things. Nice try though.

How about ORBITCAST just SHUT THE FUCK UP until it's fucking confirmed???

I'm just looking forward to the return of Jocktober

I'm thinking the deal is signed but Opie had to do a little damage control so Mel can make the announcement when he speaks at the Liberty Media Investor meeting tomorrow morning.

By the way, love howie or hate him....... But you have to admit, he dresses like a child. It's bad enough he tries to "hit on" 18 yr olds, but to dress like a 12 year old to impress your ugly young wife is ridiculous. You dress younger than gals Ant dates. THAT is young.

I agree. If the guys at Orbitcast support O&A, and I am fairly confident they do, then how about keeping quiet until something "real" is announced. Opie has only ever spoken favorably of Orbitcast, so why keep posting this unconfirmed nonsense especially if you believe it could be causing him grief. I am sure the increase in traffic has been nice for the site, but fuck man give these guys a break. I am sure they are pretty stressed out and don't need any addtional bullshit to deal with. People were respectful of you Ryan when you were going through your divorce and the site sat dormant for a while. How about a little consideration for these guys.

I agree. If the guys at Orbitcast support O&A, and I am fairly confident they do, then how about keeping quiet until something "real" is announced. Opie has only ever spoken favorably of Orbitcast, so why keep posting this unconfirmed nonsense especially if you believe it could be causing him grief. I am sure the increase in traffic has been nice for the site, but fuck man give these guys a break. I am sure they are pretty stressed out and don't need any addtional bullshit to deal with. People were respectful of you Ryan when you were going through your divorce and the site sat dormant for a while. How about a little consideration for these guys.

Honest radio, right, Opie?

Fucking phonies.

Ants Twitter just said that HE signed.

Make of that what you will

Ant just tweeted that "HE" Signed:

From @AnthonyCumia
RT @NY_Sports_Blog @AnthonyCumia so you guys signed, that's great news. I said I fucking signed.

Anthony's tweets...

AnthonyCumia RT @NY_Sports_Blog @AnthonyCumia so you guys signed, that's great news. I said I fucking signed.

AnthonyCumia RT @Metsfan96 @AnthonyCumia just bc ur show got took off the air doseint mean u have 2 b in a bad mood It didn't asshole! I'm signed.BLOCKED

You're right. Just wait until Mel makes this huge announcement. Stocks should rise 200%.

Ant just tweeted this:

RT @Metsfan96 @AnthonyCumia just bc ur show got took off the air doseint mean u have 2 b in a bad mood > It didn't asshole! I'm signed.

Followed by this:

RT @NY_Sports_Blog @AnthonyCumia so you guys signed, that's great news. > I said I fucking signed.

Looks like Ant has signed. No word on Opie or Jimmy.

Oh yeah! Rocktober is my favorite bit, month...whatever. I laugh, I get to find other shows horrific as they are and Sam, O&A and Jimmy just make it a perfect month for listening to XM...

DURRRRHURHURHUR I hope you get MRSA on your dick from a crackwhore

Ant says he signed. Opie's probably still doing the bit.

Here's hoping for an Ant and Jimmy show from here on out. Fuck that unfunny faggot Opie.

Why is Anthony twittering that "he's" signed... I hope indeed the show is resigned for 5 years, that would be awesome. Never really got into the FM version of the show but never ever miss a single XM show. Also calling to cancel my subs is a pain in the ass -- so hopefully everyone will be back and I'll have my fantasic entertainment to listen to. Also I have to agree with about 100 people who already commented this above, but I could care less if Stern is back, never listen to him anyways.

I'd say this looks a lot like confirmation...

http://twitter.com/AnthonyCumia

RT @NY_Sports_Blog @AnthonyCumia so you guys signed, that's great news. I said I fucking signed.

Anthony is distancing himself from the "you guys signed" comment right? Just Anthony? Then the opieandanthony twitter tweets about a guest for the "? and Anthony show" ; a mystery guest hmmmm.

No Opie isn't that funny but he does a good job of quarterbacking, I think. For what it's worth. Then Jimmy and Ant can truly regale us without worrying about details.

I hope Opie isn't playing a huge bit where he won't sign and for some they do a huge bit with new tag lines and crap. And for a week or so us the fans fight over which incarnation is better and after one week Opie shows back up and it is all a bit they just wanted to get all of us because they wanted to make us feel like they do when everyone rips into each other.

This not signing bit could also be Opie wanting to take a week vacation. I mean Opie setting us up with the company is mad about Opie tweeting the bed bug notice. I smell bit coming and when its over we will be the ones laughed at. If true I will love but I hope it isn't. Hell maybe Steve was a bit too?

Signed a 2 year deal!

Official live from 202 they are both signed for 2 years.

Another poor management decision at Sirius.