It just all depends on the players. I think Billy West, Jackie and Fred in their prime (before Fred basically retired) could make a new show successful. I'm not so sure a solo Howard Stern Show would have ever taken off, then or now. I would even go so far as to say that the late 90's to mid 2000's incarnation of the show with more staff interaction and the classic wack pack would have been able to do it. The lesson we've learned is that Howard is very good at hiring talented people to surround himself with, but was never the real talent of the show.
Last edited by TelegramSam; 03-16-2013 at 03:15 PM.
Funny is funny and the glory days of the HSS were FUNNY! With Jackie, Billy and Fred. Booey wasn't Mr. Dell'abate. They wrote bits. Howard wasn't a PC pussy. He was an everyman, who the audience related to.