Someday, inevitably, given the nature of entertainment, gravity and age, Howard Stern’s magical satellite radio ride will end. It could even happen this week. We’ll know soon.
On the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 16, Stern will host his final show under a five-year contract with SiriusXM. What he will do next remains a mystery. He could walk away from the medium, as he once did from broadcast, to try his hand at, say, Internet radio. Or he could retire. Or he could sign a new contract with SiriusXM. During his show last week, Stern told listeners he hasn’t made up his mind. If past is precedent, he will probably reveal his next move on the air in the coming days. There’s a lot of money riding on the decision.