Penny Crone, George Flowers Leave Howard 100 News

Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 11:38 AM
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Howard 100 NewsPenny Crone has left Howard Stern's "Howard 100 News" on Sirius Satellite Radio due of budget cuts, according to a report by the New York Daily News. George Flowers has also left Howard 100 News.

Crone, a former WNYW Fox 5 New York TV news reporter, joined Howard 100 News a little over a year ago. 

Howard mentioned on today's show that Penny may be able to fill in when needed and that she may be able to contribute on Howard TV.

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Howard gets another $83 million but they have to make budget cuts for his news channel. Yeah...that's good.

The H100 news is becoming marginal at best to the stations as a whole. Still, I'll miss Penny and her insanity. Flowers never got the show in the first place and I assumed he was gone already.

Oh well.

Hahaha

OH MY !

So much for Hoo Hoo and his so-called loyalty to his employees...

Budget cuts....

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh......yeaahhhhhhhh......riiiighhhhttttt......

*crickets*

>> Howard gets another $83 million but they have to make budget cuts for his news channel. Yeah...that's good. >>

Hey, the Howiecopter needs fuel, after all...

is George Flowers the guy Sal stuck his asshole in his face during the wedding? Lol no wonder he left. Penny Crone constantly harassed by the staff with dildos in her face again by Sal. But those were funny shit tho. too bad to see them get fired they were comedy gold when getting harassed by the staff.

The $83 million bonus Howard received was in stock, so it's not like he can spend that money anyway (unless he sells it, which right now wouldn't be the best time).

I believe the reason for Penny's departure was because H100 News doesn't fall under the $100 million/year umbrella of the Howard show costs--it falls under Sirius, which obviously doesn't have the same budget as Howard's show. Although Howard has a lot of control over his own show, Sirius has more control (in terms of obtaining talent and paying them) over the additional shows on Howard 100 & 101.

It's a shame she left. Penny's meltdowns were some of the best moments on the show, and to lose that opportunity stinks. I hope Howard can bring her back via Howard TV.

Why is it that when any mention of the near $800 million Howard has made so far comes up his fans are so quick to say "it doesn't all go to Howard, it's to pay for the show and related costs" but when there are cutbacks it's "Howard has no control over it"? Please. If Howard wanted to part with his money just 1 million could keep both those employees in place with plenty left over for other people. He's a greedy, Hamptons poser.

Yet another reason Opie and Anthony kick Howards @$%! Only the most arrogant ego-maniac with a show that jumped the shark ten years ago would even have a news team.

howards salary doesn't pay a dime towards the show, it all goes to him. sirius pays the cost of the staff etc.. i hate howard news anyway, everytime it comes on, its time to switch to music for a few. penny's winey ass moments were getting old, much like crazy alice and artie fighting.

Who cares, All we need is Steve THE BULLDOG Langford to handle the whole thing.

Im glad they're gonna pick up Penny for future use. She's great for the show, i would of ditched Lisa G. We still go the Bulldog.

penny was a cunt, glad she's gone

PFreak said:

"Why is it that when any mention of the near $800 million Howard has made so far comes up his fans are so quick to say "it doesn't all go to Howard, it's to pay for the show and related costs" but when there are cutbacks it's "Howard has no control over it"?"

What part of this comment did you not understand?:

"I believe the reason for Penny's departure was because H100 News doesn't fall under the $100 million/year umbrella of the Howard show costs--it falls under Sirius, which obviously doesn't have the same budget as Howard's show. Although Howard has a lot of control over his own show, Sirius has more control (in terms of obtaining talent and paying them) over the additional shows on Howard 100 & 101."

That makes sense to me and is consistent with things Stern has said on his show.

Sorry fuckwad, if you really believe Howard has no control over what is happening on his stations you really are a Stern Zombie. Consistent with things Stern said on his show? He lies on his show. Don't believe everything out of his mouth. And if you think the billionaire ponying up a couple of bucks for talent on his channel isn't something he could do you're out of your mind. Has he no faith in the talent on his own stations? It must be like when Howard said there was nothing he could do to get Jackie $1 million/year. Cheap, dis-loyal ass.

PFreak said:

"Sorry fuckwad, if you really believe Howard has no control over what is happening on his stations you really are a Stern Zombie."

Ah, I didn't realize I was dealing with someone who thinks that engaging in ad hominem attack is the same as producing actual FACTS in support of their point of view.

Consider yourself ignored from now on. Yeah, yeah, I know you'll respond that you don't care what a "fuckwad" "Stern Zombie" like says. Save your typing energy; if you can't discuss something without the insults, you're dead to me.

This is just a natural shakeout. Perhaps the H100 news team was a tad bloated. As long as we have Langford and Shuli, we're good.

And @Toucan Sam: "Yet another reason Opie and Anthony kick Howards @$%!"

Oh Rly? So why are O&A's terrestrial ratings tanking, and Sirius is outselling XM at almost 2 to 1? Please sirs, keep kicking @$%! like that.

Oh no, I'm dead to you. You sound like someone that's dead inside already, pussy.

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ok guys take it easy. No one wants one biased (O&A influenced) opinion over another.

Why would anyone even compare O&A to Howard Stern? Howard is in a leauge of his own, he is the biggest radio personality ever. Opie and Anthony are pretty much just your average morning zoo type show that got a few headlines doing illegal stunts and brought hardly any new subscribers to XM, where as Mr. Stern has brought over 5 million loyal fans to Sirius, and has already made back the 500 million they paid him.

And PFreak, whats with the statement "it doesn't all go to Howard, it's to pay for the show and related costs" but when there are cutbacks it's "Howard has no control over it"? dont those 2 quotes mean the just about the same thing? lol, Thats right, it doesnt all go to howard and when there are cutbacks he doesn't have control over it, he doesn't even determine how much his producers or any of his crew makes, so even though it's a free country doesnt mean you should speak freely.

Hey Idiots get a life and stop counting Howards money he built his own empire and deserves every penny of what these companies pay him How come no one talks about all the money howard makes the companies he works for and blames them for not paying the salaries of there employees. Shame on all of you dirtbags for saying howard should pay anyone its the companies responsability to pay. Should a head custodian start paying his assistant custodian should he get laid off ??? Think about it you greedy penny pintching jackasses...

The funniest One has to Be the opie and anthony fan! hahahaha 0.0 idiot! hahahaha Opie and anthony are jokes.. Howard is the king of all Media! Always will be.. Penny crone sucked I hated her. Flowers was a huge tool.. thank god he's gone.. the best was when Gary told him off because he couldn;t stand when girls were riding the sybian.. hahaha...

I get a giddy thrill out of watching O&A fans work so hard to convince others (and themselves) that Howard Stern could possibly be inferior to a pair of imitators. It's like watching a bunch of ShopRite 'Pests' argue till they're blue in the face that Coca-Cola's got nothing on ShopRite Cola.
Time will prove most conclusively that Howard Stern will forever be studied in broadcasting classes for decades if not centuries, while O&A will be lucky to garner a footnote anywhere - and even then, it'll probably be in the context of a Howard Stern reference.

Guys, this is only my opinion, but I think the issue was definitely not money. Sirius AND Howard were thinking about the liability it was to have an unstable person as Penny working in that environment. Howard was getting sick of always having to calm her down since he was always the person she ran to for "protection" from the hijinks of other employees. I think he felt she could not cope and that her bringing a lawsuit was not to far into the future. Besides, itas a pain to be around someone who needs constant nurturing. She has my sympathy.
As for George Flowers, well, anyone who is not for the Sybian had to go. Thanks.

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