HOWARD STERN Will Go Online Free for Two Days
Mark your calendars, Howard Stern fans; you'll be able to hear the king of all media half of satellite radio, for free, October 24th and 25th on Sirius.com, as Sirius follows my advice (not literally, of course), launching a version of its service that uses the efficient Internet rather than expensive satellites to distribute its shows, called Sirius Internet Radio.
You will no longer have to pay for a satellite receiver/service in order to access Stern's show online, as well as all of their other programming. Despite its lack of satellite usage, the online-only version will cost the same as the satellite radio subscription -- $13 per month -- so Internet-only subscribers will be subsidizing satellite listeners to a certain extent.
At least they won't have to buy proprietary hardware in order to use it (unless Sirius start selling a specially branded computer for accessing their online stream). Kidding aside, this is a step in the right direction. It can only be a good thing that for the first time since 2005, you'll be able to hear the Howard Stern Show for free. *$&%(*^ yeah!
You can pre-register to listen to the shows here.