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Howard covered a lot of ground during the first hour of the show this morning. • He opened commenting on how Richard and Sal can't seem to upset the gay channel at SIRIUS no matter how hard they try. This morning he played a clip in which "Jack and Rod" call in as PETA supporters who want to show their love for animals by playing clips from gay porn. The SIRIUS guys just laughed and went on with their show. • Artie mentioned the Knicks were on the verge of signing Larry Brown to be their head coach and thought this would be a terrific move for the team. Howard was mostly impressed with Larry's wife though and thought she might be all of 25. Howard said he hoped the Knicks did well, but also hoped that it didn't make it hard for him to get court side seats. • A caller wanted to know if Howard had seen Gwen Stefani's latest video, (which he hadn't). Howard then talked about what he'd like to her. He wished he could give it to her really hard, but knew he'd never be able to last long enough. TIVO Master, JD Harmeyer eventually found the new Gwen Stefani video for Howard to watch, but Howard had a hard time with it. He said this MTV clip was busier than a Bloomberg terminal, with a scroll running across the top and a preview of another video on the bottom. It was impossible for him to focus. • Another caller said he just got 2 SIRIUS receivers and hadn't realized that the second account would only be $6 a month. Howard said that he was surprised to read recently that some people were still saying SIRIUS would have to add a million subscribers in order to afford his contract. The thing that bothered Howard was that when he announced his deal, SIRIUS had about 600,000 subscribers and now they are up around 2 million. There's your million. • Howard was very excited about the Hottest Chick/Biggest Fan contest coming up later. He said it turned him on to think that there were hot chicks who knew the show really well. Artie didn't think there was a chick higher than a 5 who knew Beetlejuice's real name. Howard said that any chick lucky enough to make it into the studio this morning had to be at least a 7. He said he had seen some of the tapes and the girls were hot. He said one of the girls this morning was a nanny and was entered by the mother who employs her. Howard reiterated that, if he was a woman, he would never hire a hot nanny, especially not one this hot.