Here's a little proof about all of these "changes" that the Stern staff is worried about with Malone taking over.
When Rosie left Sirius, they gave her sidekick, Jeanette, her own show. I'd listen to her when I (often) changed the channel to get away from whatever Howard was talking about. She's a quirky, older lady, kind of like Lynn Samuels was - a little annoying, but endearing, and she talked about some off-the-wall things that interested me.
Today, she said they "shitcanned" her yesterday and told her that her last show will be February 15. She mentioned that there are "a lot of changes going on at Sirius".
It caught me off-guard, but I guess they really are going to clean house. Hence, Howard's sudden frenzy of fake meetings and concern about the quality of the show.