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Opie and Anthony #1 podcast on iTunes

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Opie and Anthony podcastNot even a week has gone by since XM first started podcasting, and the Opie & Anthony show has hit the #1 podcast on Apple's iTunes service.

The "Opie and Anthony Shorts" which features animated shorts of select snippets from the show, is currently today's top podcast. Currently there are only two episodes available, but word has it that not only new episodes - but also additional animators - might be brought into the mix.

Also in the Top 10 on iTunes is "XM's Weekly Music" podcast. And not too far behind at #11 is "XM Unmasked," featuring Ron Bennington from the Ron & Fez show.

It's nice to see XM podcasts gaining so much popularity in such a short amount of time. The key, of course, is maintaining that momentum.

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People actually use podcasts? I'd like to see the number on how many people downloaded eacho of those podcasts listed on those lists. Podcasts are really useless.

Anon Coward begins his 12-year-old rant in 5...4...3...2....

Where did i put that Ipod?somewhere near the cassette deck and 8-tracks

0.0 are just horrific failures!

Podcasts are shit! It's all about the return of the eight-track! NOBODY listens to podcasts anymore! E-Lo is an incompetent bumbler and is running XM into the ground!

Podcasts are useless? No way. At least for the shows I want to listen to (Bill Moyers Journal, le Show, This American Life, etc.).

I don't have an XM portable, and the Sirius portables look like junk (though I'm considering the Stiletto 10). My iPod works just fine for when I'm on the bus going to and from work.

Actually, the podcasts are a great tool to promote the O&A XM and terrestrial shows. A very good idea that I expect Howard to steal right away, just like he has stolen everything he's done, ever.

I haven't subscribed to any of these, but podcasts are very popular and I'm glad to see XM embracing different mediums to try to reach out to new subscribers. I wish Sirius would do the same.

Podcast Willy. You heard it hear first folks. Soon to be "exclusive" to podcasts. Congrats 0.0.

Podcast Willy. You heard it here first folks. Soon to be "exclusive" to podcasts. Congrats 0.0.

Once agian, its the Howard fans that are taking the first shots...i am sure if it was Howard doing podcasts, it would be a great, revolutionary idea

It's a very smart promotion. Where else would you find a demographic of people who are:

1) thirsty for new content to fill up their iPod width
2) sick of regular radio
3) active audio listeners
4) don't require any money to be targeted

There is absolutely no reason why providing content in podcast form is a bad idea. Every other media company has been doing it, and for good reason.

As for exact numbers, Apple doesn't release this information, but XM likely gets activity reports and can definitely check its own file serving activity.

Why would Howard need to give away his content, when we, his fans, are content purchasing it on Sirius or On Demand. He is the KOAM, he doesn't need to give away the content. Unlike Who Who 0.0 that nobody even knows.

i am sure we will here from the Howard fans about how podcasts don't mean shit. although i am sure if it was Howard, it would be a great, revolutionary idea. **rolls eyes**

"Actually, the podcasts are a great tool to promote the O&A XM and terrestrial shows. A very good idea that I expect Howard to steal right away, just like he has stolen everything he's done, ever."

please tell me your not serious! i mean the pests are retards but you cant be that retarded!

hoo hoo we invented podcasts ..tell em opie(eh never mind no listens to us)

I glad to see that these promotional pieces are popular. Now the issue becomes turning their popularity into subscribtions. Ryan says, "The key, of course, is maintaining that momentum." I disagree. The key, of course, is to find a way to turn that popularity into money. Something neither satcaster has really done. (Yes, you can re-argue that Stern produced subscriptions, but the dollars still don't add up.)

I'll be impressed when XM podcasts lead to countable XM subscriptions.

Does XM receive money from the podcasts or this deal in general?

XM podcasts wont lead to subs because they dont have to. Some day soon Satrad itself will be a FREE medium. Its backward thinking to say that Howard would never give his show away. people have been downloading Howards full show + the wrap up show since it started on sirius for FREE. he just chooses to ignore it.

the argument that you cant give your content away for free is flawed. the people today WILL get what they want and they WILL get it for free because the technology exists to make this so. revenue streams can and will come from other sources. again satrad is going to be free in the near future and it will take the place of FM radio.

the people here who hate on podcasting are ignorant to technology and all its benefits. but thats ok every industry needs suckers and Howard has brainwashed a bunch of them to pay for a show that was once FREE and will again be FREE very soon.

yea, its really a damn shame these two losers get an outlet to the biggest consumer music store.....wish the old jewish woman would take a hint. oh yea... i dont want a website... howard tv rules. so much that they give it away in HD for free..... im a zombie who worships an old jewish woman.

alison, its all about alison...errr. beth....errr..... money......

i am sure we will here from the Howard fans about how podcasts don't mean shit. although i am sure if it was Howard, it would be a great, revolutionary idea. **rolls eyes**


Truthfully, I'd be pissed if Howard gave away any content for free. I'm a subscriber to Sirius because Howard is "exclusive" to Sirius. I want it kept that way.

If O&A fans who pay for XM are content with half the show being broadcast on terrestrial and snippets being made avaiable through podcast, then so be it. Enjoy.

And THIS AMERICAN LIFE can be heard on XM too. I love that show.

XM 133 on Saturdays at 1:30pm EST

This is an interesting tactic for XM. For those questioning whether or not they can measure the results, if XM is smart, they're hosting the XML feed for the podcasts through Feedburner which can measure the exact number of downloads. It would be interesting to see those numbers although I doubt they'd ever get out of XM headquarters.

I understand it from a "promotion of XM" standpoint, but if the show is available many more places, what's the lure of paying for a XM sub to get exclusive content?

For you people "complaining" about all the places to hear O&A dont forget about audable.com. You have been able to download the full show there for years now.

And you can always bitemytorrent.

Howard is NOT exclusive to Sirius. I can see his show for FREE on MOJO Channel most any day I want. Ever try googling? You can get every show he's ever done online for free, including today's. The self proclaimed king of old media, meet the kings of new media. A show that in less than a week is the #1 podcast. 0.0, I hope they keep failing like this, it would be awful.

Ok, trying to help you guys oout.

Blah blah
Hoo Hoo
0.0
I invented ____
Tell 'em Fred
Mel Karmazian
E to the Lo
IPod Jimmy
The Joker-faced dude from the NAB
Dick Wiley
false teeth
hello exactly
that's terrible, I'm sorry.
No disrespect.
Let's agree to Disagree.
What your favorite part of the show. click.
Show me some poo-hah.

Now, move on.

thj

Not trying to add fuel to the fire but:

"According to Adam Curry's 7/23 Daily Source Code, the iTunes Podcast top 10 is not based on the number of subscriptions a podcast has, but rather on the number of new subscribers in the past 24 hours."

http://digg.com/apple/iTunes_Podcast_Top_10_Rankings_Explained

Just about any "new" podcast that launches with even "remote" interest should end up #1. Remember, it's free :) Basically, you could take an MP3 of Ron and Fez, upload it as a "Podcast" and prolly get it to #1 before they even notice to take it down.

Again, it would be cool to see Feedburner stats over a period of time. But kudos to XM for at least trying "something". Sirius should be ashamed for their lack of non-traditional media advertising.

It's just a different way of promoting a radio show than Howard does it. Competition is good, you know. Like others have said already, I'm positive that if Howard decided to do a promotional item on Apple's iTunes, or put some of his clips up on Youtube as O&A have done, the Sternos would think it was the most revolutionary thing in the world, simply because Howard did it. Besides, the stern fans don't even like Opie and Anthony anyways, yet when Ryan posts about them, look who is usually first to post about them 9 times out of 10?

"attack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I think what this proves is that satrad has great i content. you can debate the merits and diffs between the two companies and Howard vs. O&A. But if the merger goes through and satrad can make up the difference in technology and ease of implementation that Apple has, they can really present a challenge to all other Content Delivery systems, because they have the best content.

I don't listen to either and never will but whether you listen to Opie & Anthony or Stern what's the difference? Enjoy the show you listen too and forget about the other one. I don't get it at all why people create these fake bullshit feuds. If a radio show creates such arguments I'd suggest getting a life. Maybe a girlfriend. How about a real hobby? Not sitting on some message board of Stern's, Opie & Anthony's, or this Orbitcast comment section and complaining about the other show. Quite pathetic. Kind of funny too but it’s really sad.

Anyway, I wish Sirius would give away some of it's programming like NFL Radio programming, Wilkow Majoriity and others because I don't want to actually pay for it. I subscribed to XM from the start and enjoy it but I have heard Sirius before and it's pretty good. There political talk is much stronger then XM's. Come on merger!

I love the garlic butter sau

At a time when the King of All Mediocrity has taken the month off, O&A are getting some publicity due to the podcasts and it's driving his devoted fans crazy. Well that's too bad. Maybe if he wasn't spending, what is it...two WEEKS?...playing a self-congratulatory, moldy, rerun-filled, masturbatory "History of Me" at an important time of the year when most new satellite radio receivers are sold, he might have something to say about this. But instead he's in the Hamptons like the rapidly-aging 55-year-old hack he is and dogs are in a kennel.

Instead of MAKING history, he's wallowing in the forgotten past.

Isn't that right, Fred?

Adam Curry is a corprate shill and anything he says you should take with a grain of salt(KATG) have been exposing his bullshit for years. Also if its sooooooo easy to get to be #1 on itunes how come his(adam curry) has never been #1???

Also.....How come This American Life(been around for years) is ALWAYS the #1 podcast on itunes???? The "new" podcast theory doesnt hold up. Curry is full of SHiT and so are the A.C. clones!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hey good luck to 0.0..radio was a failure,so i guess animation is the way to go..maybe they can start a one way fued against trey parker & matt stone now that they've lost and got destroyed in there "fake" radio war with howard

welcome to podcast willy

"learn how to work kid"

@ "were huge fans howard" your misspelling of your screen name implies the subject "was" a fan of howard .....past tense genius. Fifth grades tough i know..

PS if you gotta quote todd clem on message boards i really feel bad for ya.....go out side and get some sun

funny you know its a bubba term

so in conclusion your a Bubba Mark

kill yourself! thank you

Why are Howards fans so defensive? Calm down guys howard has a few years before he retires.

Ron and Fez, Noon to Three Channel 202 on XM Satellite Reedio...

XM gets no money from this deal because Apple charges no money to subscribe to a podcast. Also, XM does not get usage numbers from Apple. In fact, Apple provides that info to no one.

Hey Dale Cruse

"Also, XM does not get usage numbers from Apple. In fact, Apple provides that info to no one."

Try this:

http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/podcasts

XM can easily track usage numbers :)
It's not coming from Apple, it's through Feedburner.

thj you forgot 'and punt'
kudos to Ryan for finally putting to bed the Anonymous Coward issue.
And Punt!

rapidly-aging 55-year-old hack

Ahh SausageFest, you were actually being amusing until you hit that brick wall. First of all, Stern is 53, not 55. And who are YOU, a fan of two hacky middle-aged morning zoo hosts, to mock the age of Howard Stern? Is heart-stent Cumia some kind of spring chicken? He's only a few years younger than Stern, yet he appears to be AGES older; with a face that looks like he lost a dart fight, an emaciated body straight out of a cancer ward, and a baseball cap permanently glued to his head to cover his bald spot. At least the grunting red-headed board op keeps himself in shape.

>>Ahh SausageFest, you were actually being amusing until you hit that brick wall. First of all, Stern is 53, not 55. And who are YOU, a fan of two hacky middle-aged morning zoo hosts, to mock the age of Howard Stern?

That's it...attack the attacker with minor quibbles to divert attention from the real issue. Classic Cintonian tactics. I was making a guess at the age...I don't care enough about him to know everything about him. And where did I claim to be an O&A fan? While they can be amusing from time to time, they can also be just as hacky and annoying as Hoo Hoo's Circus of Recycled Fart Jokes.

If I'm home, the XM is on...and I generally listen to XM168 (Fox News Radio) in the evening and XM165 (Talk Radio) later on. I don't have a lot of time for morning shows.

"If I'm home, the XM is on...and I generally listen to XM168 (Fox News Radio) "

more than likely Fox News Radio is more entertaining than 0.0 morning zoo

both shows have similiar qualitys:0.0 have a wacky "make up stuff" tuesday,and Fox makes up shit everyday to spin that Bush is well,just a darn good president

you gotta be a 0.0. Pest",,,same taste


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Lost a dart fight...thats the greatest thing ive ever heard

wow, you stern listeners are completely obsessed with O&A. whatever makes you feel better about your worthless lives i guess. holy crap, I would never spend so much time to learn about something i have no interest in like stern fans do about O&A. its rather quite hilarious.

obsessed huh? really!

whos obsessed with who?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xEUtSnPfeU

and the army of 10(no joke)
http://www.foundrymusic.com/video.cfm?id=11261

best line in that gary goes "is this the whole army?"

W0.0W

Woah, you got me there
yeah, you guys are obsessed. keep going to foundry music and keep listening so you can come back to orbitcast to pepper your witty posts with references from O&A, even to the articles that have nothing to do with O&A/Howard.
while you are making yourselves miserable trying to convince us how good your show is, i will be sitting here at work and listening to the show that helps my work day go just a little bit faster.

"At a time when the King of All Mediocrity has taken the month off, O&A are getting some publicity due to the podcasts and it's driving his devoted fans crazy. Well that's too bad."


lol and i bet he will still have more listeners during this long long vacation....then what will be O&A's excuse.

podcast willy here they come

whos with me?
anyone want to stand in front of XM studios and hold up signs saying 0.0 suck?or perhaps smash some radios and ipods?

the innovative pests are way ahead of the curve

"hoo hoo we invented podcasts hoo hoo ..tell em jimmy!" (can't tell anyone, no one listens)

heres a legit question:0.0 failed horrifically at FM losing out to whoopi and spanish stations

now try not to spin here,if howard went up against 0.0 morning zoo in NY morning drive,do you really think 0.0 could beat him?(no sarcasm,serious question)

@ SausageFest

And where did I claim to be an O&A fan?

Maybe when you said...

Hoo Hoo's Circus of Recycled Fart Jokes.

Clue, much?

Cintonian tactics.
I generally listen to XM168 (Fox News Radio)

Well dude, enjoy your "fair and balanced" day then, won't ya? Shmegadildos.

hahha!! #1 Podcast??? look at that lineup. Who the hell dl's any of those shows. Ok, so they had 33 people beat out the #2 podcast show of 32 people. Wow, how low have O&A sunk. They use to be the next big thing in 2001. Pfffffffftttt!!

O&A officially suck balls!

People have obviously made up their minds about which shows they like so there's really no point to it, yet it continues. Good luck Stern Troll. Keep the fake argument going and soon people will lose interest and not resspond anymore.

>>And where did I claim to be an O&A fan?
>Maybe when you said...
>>Hoo Hoo's Circus of Recycled Fart Jokes.
>Clue, much?

I lifted that from O&A, sure....because I found it amusing. Never claimed to be a fan, though. If Howard ever says anything remotely amusing again I miight lift it. But he won't and hasn't for years, so I'm not counting on it.

"I lifted that from O&A, sure....because I found it amusing. Never claimed to be a fan, though. If Howard ever says anything remotely amusing again I miight lift it. But he won't and hasn't for years, so I'm not counting on it."

of couse you did!

all you idiot pests commit to memory the same 10 lines that 0.0 tell you to use

hoo hoo
tell em fred
howard USED to be funny
howard irrelevent
zombies
etc etc

think for yourself!
sheep

Besides, and you know the origin on the whole "Hoo Hoo" thing, right?

Howard and O&A both worked for CBS. O&A made fun of Howard on their show and Howard went to his bosses and cried like the little bitch he is and O&A were forbidden from saying his name on the air. He has a very thin skin for such a big bad man. He's a piece of crap and you all know it. Anyone that's funnier than he is threatens his masculinity. That's why his worthless, no-life minions jump to his defense.

hoo hoo
tell em fred
howard USED to be funny
howard irrelevent
zombies
etc etc

think for yourself!
sheep

Practice what you preach...and quit kissing Howard's ass long enough for the blood to circulate back to your brain.

kissing ass?because 0.0 are not even a pimple on his ass?>thats ass kissing?

umm ok sure! "hoo hoo"

>>kissing ass?because 0.0 are not even a pimple on his ass?>thats ass kissing?

>>umm ok sure! "hoo hoo"

Well, I guess you told me.

Quit proving that the things people think about all Howard fans are true. And don't try to match wits with the big kids...because you might get hurt.

i got it...who can match wits using scripted 0.0 lines like "hoo hoo" and tell em fred???

ill just throw you facts and that'll occupy your time going into spin zone..after all,your the load that listens to FOX//your used to spins

facts:0.0 were handed all of howards markets with ZERO competition and they failed miserably at it

fact:they dont bring shit to XM..want the link?

fact:0.0 are just added to the list that challenged howard and failed...manqueer,imus,debella,mark and brian and so on and so on

see ya on podcast willy "b-b-b-b-oys"

Howard and O&A both worked for CBS. O&A made fun of Howard on their show and Howard went to his bosses and cried like the little bitch he is and O&A were forbidden from saying his name on the air.

Hey Sausage,
Why not get the WHOLE story before you pass judgement. Try looking into the fact that they spread a story about Howard's underage daughter which, to this day, has NEVER been proven to be true. Never mess with a man's family. I'm sure Howard could have even gotten O&A fired! They should've considered themselves lucky.

0.0 and JJJ:

All of your "facts" are slanted opinions and bullshit. I'd rather listen to Fox and at least be informed about something than listen to Howard and hear about his dogs and his girlfriend. You're wasting your lives...but they're your lives and it's not my problem. You want to listen to Hacky McSuck and his fart show? Help yourself.

I've said time and again that although I would rather listen to O&A than Howard, I'm not really a fan of either...so your attacks on O&A don't really affect me. If they left the air tomorrow it wouldn't make much difference to me. I just hate Howard's pathetic radio hack ass, that's my issue..and I'm more than happy to at least temporarily support anyone who opposes him. He's a fraud and his show sucks.

I'm just secure in the knowledge that I can properly use and know the difference between "your" and "you're". Something I learned in school.

And if you're getting the "whole story" from Howard, you're still not getting the "whole story". Think about it...if you can.

It's sad to see a man who was so popular in the 90's.Ttake such a nose dive when he switched to sat. radio. I mean why wouldn't he want to retire now with millions in the bank and a failed career?

"failed career?"

pests are stupid, that's been proven
but lets be honest here,who has a more successful career..o&a or howard?

even greg and tony will tell you the answer to that one

its funny because "gregs dead father" is telling O&A fans to think for themselves and to not use the same ten lines that O&A tell us to, but he refers to O&A as 0.0.

isnt that one of those lines that was thrown out there on howards show.

way to think for yourself and to not use the same lines that Howard tells you.

dipshit

I wonder what kind of present Mr. Hughes is going to get Greg this year? Perhaps he made him some nice daisies. Though he's probably just got a nice supply of maggots and earthworm shit for him.

Hoo Hoo, Merry Christmas Hairplug Greg.

0.0 = Vegas Rating book

your welcome

hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo

@JJJ "Never mess with a mans family" what about all the vicious things howard has said.....wishing cancer on people .....skullf**king mancows father.....and all those funerals! Cmon smarten up dipshit and stop being a douche.

Me thinks howard protests too much.... i mean if he was truly UN-intimidated by another show(Bubba anyone) then he would say nothing about them. howard has been talkin shit about O&A for a very long time which leads me to believe he has a very real fear that they are much better than him and i suspect they are never far from his mind.

howard has been talkin shit about O&A for a very long time which leads me to believe he has a very real fear that they are much better than him and i suspect they are never far from his mind.

I can count on one hand the amount of times I've heard Howard mention O&A. Trust me, they're nothing to him.

Again....for you mindless idiots who can only repeat the lies that Howard tells you and then think its witty.....

OnA were NEVER 0.0 ANYWHERE. Do your homework before you drink the cool-aid.

I cant believe people are still in the 0.0 camp. hahahhaa... those two douchebags sold out and my XM radio is halfway down to Fiji. Fuck them and their stupid fans that still think they're "cool". Go have another pest get together, but just remember to take more pictures so we can all laugh at your fat overweight douchey asses.

:wave:

Yeah, they're failing alright. Whoopie killed them. Wait, Whoopie's gone and they're still on...huh.

0.0 = Vegas Rating book

your welcome

hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo
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howard dominated more than a few ratings books on KXTE and broadcasted some legendary live shows from vegas. please provide proof of your claim other than parroting what anthony has said.

o/a better crow about being a #1 podcast because they cant score a single #1 for their bread and butter; RADIO. you know, that free thing that millions of people have access to...

and ''your'' welcome also

"Yeah, they're failing alright. Whoopie killed them. Wait, Whoopie's gone and they're still on...huh."

your kidding right?

whoopi may be gone,but she beat 0.0 in the last rating book...thats pathetic!
0.0. can't beat whoopi,just imagine if they went head to head against howard

that pick was hilarious!

who was worse the "quad" father or the dumpy teenager. With an army like that we'd lose every war.

@JJJ "trust me they're nothing to him" im not so sure about that....if he was a real radioguy he would be able to dish it out AND take it. instead he goes cryin to lawyers about HIS poor family being slandered. face it O&A are howards biggest frickin nightmare i will say again if he had no fear of them he would not have reacted to O&A's attacks(which again are very similar to howards attacks on others). in fact i cant think of another morning show to get such a response from howard? it reeks of fear..............

If Whoopie beat them then why is she gone & not them? If you look at their demo, oops, they're doing well. I thought they were gone nearly 2 years ago when they started. Fact is they've outlasted every other stern replacement. Yeah, they suck.

And O&A fans are all fatso's? You have Artie & Robin, two fucking balloons. Type 2 cases if they live that long.

be proud!0.0 outlasted david lee roth

radio hall of fame here we come

halfoff lives in some sort of bizarro o/a reality. since when has howard gotten into ''radio battles'' with afternoon jocks or evening jocks? none that i can remember and i've been listening since the early 90s.

lets face it, the gag order was probably the best thing to happen to o/a. according to fans, o/a had huge ratings while the gag order was in effect. they should thank stern for forcing them to put some effort into their radio show.

while o/a are in their mid 40s, still getting into ''radio battles'' with 20something douchebags in florida, howard is putting on great radio shows daily. o/a might know whats going on in their own careers, from a outsiders pov, their show looks to be in jeopardy with their cbs contract expiring and the merger about to take place, and mediocre terrestrial radio ratings and a dwindling station list.

wow, i can see why howard is trembling with fear.

If by "daily" you mean 4 days a week 9 months a year you're right.

o/a suck god their monotone voices and droning make me feel like puking in the morning.

WBCN in boston plays that garbage in the mornings, so i leave the radio set to WBCN for the alarm.
if i dont get up out of bed and cross the room right away to turn off the radio when the alarm turns it on every morning, i will puke...

for those of you who are not morning people, this works great and you probably can even cure yourself of the snooze button as well.

WBCN you losers-now there is music on your gay station only at select times, i stopped listening a while ago. o/a and another gay duo - doucher and dick? all afternoon, its so bad.
haw haw

I love how this place attracts such a multitude of idiots fighting over two radio shows that are meaningless in the grand scheme of things. Whichever show you like, listen to it and shut the hell up you ignorant bores because you aren't going to miraculously change a persons mind to listen to your favorite show. Guess what, you guys don't even account for 1% of the population.