Howard Stern has reportedly signed a new deal with satellite service SiriusXM for a reported $120 million per year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The legendary radio personality will extend his long-running partnership with the company for his flagship show for five more years. Currently 66 years old, Stern would be 71 at the end of this contract.
The contract will reportedly also cover the Stern archive of material for seven additional years, per THR.
As of now, it has been reported that Stern is being paid upward of $100 million a year. This new deal is reported as being worth $20 million more.
He revealed the news during his December 8 broadcast.
"Fifteen years ago, I joined SiriusXM, a fledgling group of broadcasters. I had been in a toxic relationship with terrestrial radio and no matter how well I treated the medium, no matter how successful I made them, they abused me. Going to SiriusXM liberated me. I felt like Tina Turner freeing myself from Ike," he said.He shared he had been proven right about satellite radio over and over again. Stern joked that he has a lot more to say and now that he can work from home, he simply didn't have an excuse to quit his job. He thanked his team, which includes longtime air-partner and equalizer, Robin Quivers, who has worked with him since his days at WNBC in New York City.
Stern noted that he and Quivers made a great team along the lines of Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, and Charles Manson and Squeaky Fromme. He said that he looked forward to more laughs and good times and that as a proud member of Bachelor Nation, he asked Quivers to accept his "rose" and join him in the fantasy suite.
In an Instagram post seen above, the network proudly announced that Stern would remain a pivotal part of their daily programming.
His fans were thrilled to learn that he would continue to entertain them every day.
"THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! The Christmas present we all deserve this year," wrote one admirer.
Other fans shared their excitement by remarking that listening to Stern brought them great joy.
"Long live the King, love you Robin and Howard," penned a second user.
"This is the best news ever. I am a listener from the time you were WNBC in New York City, through to K-Rock, and now to Sirius. So happy you are staying, thank you so much," remarked a longtime third listener.