Life just not the same without Howard Stern? Sign up for two free days of the King of all Extra-Terrestrial media on Sirius Radio's site. It's a promo for the launch of the satellite provider's Internet Radio, a $12.95-a-month CD-quality, Web-only service that includes the now-orbital raunch jock and 75 or so channels. Stern's freed this Wednesday and Thursday morning. Red Herring quotes an analyst who sees Sirius using its biggest draw to lure to the Web those uninterested in jumping to satellite radio players. Rival XM Radio has had Internet Radio since Oct. '04. Sirius has has non-CD-quality Web radio since January, 2005, observes reader Tim Leithead.
An homage to Helen Leicht on the occasion of her 30th anniversary on the radio in Philadelphia. From Kiko's House, where Shaun Mullen fondly remembers her support for local artists. She's having a party tonight.
Do Philadelphia music audiences have a reputation for being loudmouths? Grizzly Bear thinks so.
A collection of Hitchcock sightings. (Alfred, not the recently-dismissed coach Ken) via Phillyist.
How to be a Tv Pundit, from the Wall Street Journal. With a special appearance by Michael Smerconish.
"When (a leader) takes political action directly from prayer, in other words from a dialog with God, it can be problematic for a democracy." -- former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, talking to Bild Am Sonntag about President Bush.
Someone else can't help watching "The Flavor of Love." But Badminton Stamps sees a conspiracy.
Why do politicians go on The Stephen Colbert Show? An LA Times article weighs the risks.
Five years ago Apple announced this new, portable music player. "With iPod, listening to music will never be the same," said Steve Jobs, the company's CEO.
Collegeville woman wins $100,000 from AOL's Gold Rush for knowing pop cult trivia. Runs in the family. Colleen Denmark's married to an earlier finalist, Tony Denmark. Next up: Los Angeles and a change to win a mil.
Yahoo! gets in the Star Search business. It kicks off an eight-week talent contest for the best user-generated videos.
The first four minutes of the new Borat movie. On YouTube. Nice. From the first comments, the printable ones -- "Gotta love BORAT!!!" and "wow, just wow, i cannot wait to see this" -- I'm guessing this is an authorized placement for Sasha Baron Cohen's ersatz Kazakh journalist.