Stern dollars

A. Joseph Ross
Thu Oct 7 23:59:49 EDT 2004

On 7 Oct 2004 at 17:23, Shawn Mamros wrote:

> There's been some speculation that Infinity/Viacom and Stern might
> negotiate to let him out of his contract early.  Stern would certainly
> welcome it; the only question is if it makes sense for Viacom, which
> otherwise has to deal with Stern plugging Sirius on their airwaves for the
> next 14 months.
Infinity isn't without remedies if Stern keeps plugging Sirius or doing other things that Infinity 
considers detrimental.  Their contract with Stern may well allow them to take him off the air 
but keep him under contract to them for the duration of the contract -- effectively keeping him 
off the air for the next 15 months.

That's what ABC did when Johnny Carson, who hosted a weekday afternoon quiz show on 
their netork, agreed to host the Tonight Show.  They immediately took Johnny off the air, but 
kept him under contract.  He couldn't go to NBC for about six months until his ABC contract 

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